Can color be a hidden persuader?

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Bullet train could bring LA and San Francisco closer California has broken ground for its $68 billion high-speed rail system. The train promises to whisk travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project is the first in the nation to get underway. The project faces challenges fr... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Why aren’t there more female engineers? In U.S. universities, just 12 percent of engineering professors are women. Only 11 percent of engineers are female. Yet according to the Washington Post, women receive 20 percent of the engineering degrees awarded yearly. Researchers have long wondered about this divide. Th... - Posted on January 23, 2015
Christmas comes late to International Space Station A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has reached the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's supply ship, Dragon, pulled up Monday at the orbiting lab two days after its liftoff. Station commander Butch Wilmore used a robot arm to grab... - Posted on January 20, 2015
Scientists will use football fans to simulate quake The jumps, stomps and roars of fans cheering on the Seattle Seahawks have been known to shake the ground around CenturyLink Field. That's where the NFL team plays its home games. Now scientists will use expected fan quakes during a game. It will be an experiment with an earthquake ... - Posted on January 20, 2015
Commuter bus runs on human waste On November 20, 2014, tourists boarded a bus at Bristol Airport. It ran to Bath in England. The markings on the bus, however, showed that this bus was different. One side of the bus pictured people dumping food scraps into food-recycling bins. This is how people dispose of waste in... - Posted on January 16, 2015
Oregon's wandering wolf now leader of a pack Oregon's famous wandering wolf is officially the leader of his own pack. State and federal wildlife agencies said they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack. The name comes from the wolves' location in the Rogue River drainage in the Cascades. That's e... - Posted on January 13, 2015
Are we alone in the universe? Maybe not! Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system. They make for tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life. Astronomers have announced that depending on definitions, they have confirmed three or four more planets that are about the same ... - Posted on January 13, 2015
Newborn orca good sign for endangered killer whales A newborn orca in the endangered pod that frequents Puget Sound near Seattle,Washington, is an encouraging sign following the death of a pregnant killer whale from the same group. "That was a pretty hard hit," Howard Garrett of the Whidbey Island-based Orca Network said. "It... - Posted on January 7, 2015
Scientists attempt to re-create how life began How did life on Earth begin? Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life. The researchers zapped clay and a chemical soup with the laser to simulate the energy of a speeding asteroid smashing into the planet. ... - Posted on December 18, 2014
Can color be a hidden persuader? Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world. Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research. But it has already found "a clea... - Posted on December 17, 2014