Tourists considering overseas travel 'trust' a destination like London would provide a positive experience, says new research from QUT researchers. Consumer behaviour experts from QUT Business School investigated the effectiveness of the official tourism website, Visit London, for tourists choosing the city as a destination to explore. Their findings, published in the Journal of Strategic Marketing, have implications for the travel industry in Australia and overseas amid an emerging trend to 'personify' places to build long-term bonds with tourists.
A research team including Matthew Sanger, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, State University at New York, has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what has been previously thought.
Researchers compiled six factors that health care workers believe can contribute to an inclusive culture within health care organizations and promote a diverse workforce.
People across cultures are largely able to tell the difference between a fake laugh and a real one, according to a new study led by UCLA's Greg Bryant. Across all societies, listeners were able to tell better than chance whether a laugh was 'real' or 'fake' with some variation. For example, Samoan listeners only got the right answer 56 percent of the time whereas Japanese listeners were correct 69 percent of the time.
Splicing technique identified on 3,800-year-old Cambridgeshire textiles made from plant fibers.
The inspiration for 'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss may have been based on an actual tree and monkey species in Kenya, according to a new Dartmouth-led study in 'Nature Ecology & Evolution.' The co-authors propose a new theory that the Lorax viewed himself as a part of the Truffula forest and was speaking as the personification of nature rather than as some sort of ecopoliceman.
A new study helps illuminate the ways in which a composer might intentionally impart sadness into the lines of an orchestral piece. Here's a clue: It doesn't take much. The solo player proves to be an important element of the kind of songs that tighten our throats and leave us searching for a tissue mid-performance, found a study led by Niels Chr. Hansen of The Ohio State University.
A scientific consortium led by Dr. Eleanor Scerri, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford and researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, has found that human ancestors were scattered across Africa, and largely kept apart by a combination of diverse habitats and shifting environmental boundaries, such as forests and deserts. Millennia of separation gave rise to a staggering diversity of human forms, whose mixing ultimately shaped our species.
Instead of court aristocrats and mythological heroes, the contemporary Finnish opera brings characters such as addicts, smugglers, miners and plumbers to the center stage. The diverse list of themes may include anything from genetic manipulation to school bullying and human trafficking.
A University of Adelaide PhD student has discovered a new species of wasp, named Xenomorph because of its gruesome parasitic lifecycle that echoes the predatory behaviour of the Alien movie franchise monster.