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Happy as a pig in muck?

2 days ago from Science Daily

Photos play an important role when it comes to how agricultural products are seen by consumers. A team of scientists investigated how people perceive and evaluate photos of a pig...

Peopleʼs evaluation of pigs in farm photos with different backgrounds

2 days ago from Physorg

Photos play an important role when it comes to how agricultural products are seen by consumers. A team of scientists from the Universities of Bozen-Bolzano and Göttingen investigated how people...

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it

2 days ago from Physorg

Price is the most delicate element of the marketing mix, and much thought goes into setting prices to nudge us towards spending more.

Porsche warns of Brexit price hike on UK cars

2 days ago from Physorg

Porsche customers in the UK should brace for a price hike of up to 10 percent in case of a hard Brexit, the luxury German carmaker warned Monday.

U.S., Australia, Britain conduct training aviation exercise in Nevada

2 days ago from UPI

Air Force units from Australia and Britain wrapped joint training exercises with the U.S. Air Force and Navy at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, which included new F-35A pilots.

Paralyzed Alabama man wins $152M over 'design defect' in Ford Explorer

2 days ago from UPI

An Alabama jury has awarded nearly $152 million to a man who was paralyzed four years ago in a crash jurors said was the result of a defective vehicle design.

Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies talks 'intensifying'

2 days ago from UPI

Negotiations between free agent Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies are heating up.

Watch: Essay contest offers Illinois comic book store as prize

2 days ago from UPI

The owner of an Illinois comic book store is searching for a new owner for the business in an unusual way -- an essay contest.

Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns in 'Veep' trailer

2 days ago from UPI

Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) competes with Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simon) for president in a preview of the final season of "Veep."

Red Sox, Yankees have best odds to win World Series

2 days ago from UPI

Oddsmakers have listed the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees as the co-favorites to win the 2019 World Series.

Venezuela government plans own concert to oppose Juan Guaido's aid event

2 days ago from UPI

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said Monday there will be concerts and aid distribution this weekend in a response to similar plans by rival leader Juan Guaido.

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

China's government is accusing the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new...

'Digital gangsters': U.K. wants tougher rules for Facebook

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.

Trucking in meth: How smugglers sneak the destructive drug into Winnipeg

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Before their arrest last October, police allege Allan Rodney and Shontal Vaupotic were smugglers. The truck they drove and the road they travelled for a major Western Canadian drug trafficking...

Federal interpreters suffer 'acoustic shock,' other concussion-like symptoms

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Nearly one-quarter of the interpreters employed by the Canadian government's Translation Bureau have suffered health issues directly related to their jobs, including acoustic shock caused by sudden, loud sounds.

Twitter, Snap CEOs to be invited to international "fake news" hearing

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

They're on a list that includes a dozen of the world's most powerful tech leaders, including Apple's Tim Cook, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Misinformation online helps fuel measles outbreak

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Tech companies like Facebook and Google are being criticized for the role false medical information may have played in the ongoing measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest​

For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’

2 days ago from NY Times Science

Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place.

Development of green-fuel technologies for rail spearheaded by British company

2 days ago from Science Blog

The below Jan. 31, 2019 press release is from Vivarail. UK train designers and manufacturers Vivarail today revealed new visuals for their hydrogen train showing how their unique modular design...

Watch: Stephen Curry ends All-Star Game with bounce alley-oop dunk

2 days ago from UPI

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has displayed his shooting touch since entering the league in 2009.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio: 'Amazon took their ball and went home'

2 days ago from UPI

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed Amazon for canceling plans to build a second headquarters in the city, saying the retail giant "took their ball and went home."

2019 NBA All-Star Game results: Team LeBron defeats Team Giannis

2 days ago from UPI

Team LeBron used a 3-point barrage to rally for a 178-164 win over Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

Watch: Yankees' CC Sabathia holds press conference, will retire after 2019

2 days ago from UPI

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia is calling it quits after the 2019 season.

Australia's major political parties hacked by 'sophisticated state actor'

2 days ago from UPI

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Sunday that the country's major political parties were hacked by a "sophisticated state actor."

Denny Hamlin honors late J.D. Gibbs with win in Daytona 500

2 days ago from UPI

Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Busch to win the 2019 Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

Watch: Paul Menard causes major wreck, wipes out Daytona 500 field

2 days ago from UPI

With just 10 laps to go in the 2019 Daytona 500, driver Paul Menard made an error and sparked a major multi-car wreck that impacted 22 drivers.

Watch: Paul Menard causes major wreck, wipes out Daytona 500 field

2 days ago from UPI

With just 10 laps to go in the 2019 Daytona 500, driver Paul Menard made an error and sparked a major multi-car wreck that impacted 21 drivers.

Facebook "misled" Parliament on data misuse, U.K. committee says

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

CEO Mark Zuckerberg previously said the company learned of the breach from journalists, but a knew report questions that