The Extinction Event That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Almost Didn’t Happen

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A new study suggests the chances of our existing in the first place were extremely low. The dinosaur-killing asteroid that eventually led to the rise of mammals hit exactly where it needed to.

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Study: Music Improves Customer Experience, Even in Serious Settings


Music can enhance the customer experience even in nontraditional retail environments, suggests a study released Thursday by Mood Media and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers. The study was conducted in France. Customers had a more favorable experience in five business locations — including gas station, optical, banking, sports apparel and pharmacy locations, the study found. “It’s undeniable that music has an amazing ability to connect on an intimate and personal level,” said Mood Media SVP Danny Turner.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84878.html?rss=1

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Not sexting? You're weird, study says

It’s the joy of sext!Sexting is now a normal part of human relationships, according to a massive new study of sex and tech — 74 percent of Americans say they exchange saucy electronic messages with their lovers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/14/not-sexting-youre-weird-study-says.html

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Your insurance adjuster may soon be a drone or an app

As per the 2017 Future of Claims Study survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, insurance companies are looking to “virtual” methods of handling claims. 38 percent of insurers no longer send employees for physical inspections.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/your-insurance-adjuster-may-soon-be-drone-or-app.html

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Ancient land-dwelling crocodile had T. rex sized teeth, study shows

A new study has finally shed light on a mysterious, jaw fragment discovered on Madagascar years ago. It is from an ancient crocodile, nearly 24-feet in length, with teeth like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/06/ancient-land-dwelling-crocodile-had-t-rex-sized-teeth-study-shows.html

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Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/28/study-shows-taking-photos-improves-visual-memory-reduces-auditory-recall.html

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The rise of the dinosaurs may have been caused by volcanoes, new study finds

According to a new study, dinosaurs may may become the dominant species on the planet thanks to volcanoes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/rise-dinosaurs-may-have-been-caused-by-volcanoes-new-study-finds.html

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Facebook use associated with decreased health and happiness, study finds

As per a new study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University, Facebook could be making us unhappier and unhealthier than we may realize. Given that Facebook boasts a user base of around 2 billion people, that’s scary

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/facebook-use-associated-with-decreased-health-and-happiness-study-finds.html

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T. rex had a bite so powerful it could pulverize bones

Scientists already knew Tyrannosaurus rex had a ferocious bite, but a new study in Scientific Reports spells out in detail just how fearsome it was.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/t-rex-had-bite-so-powerful-it-could-pulverize-bones.html

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How many of us use phones while behind the wheel? A worrisome number

An eyebrow-raising new study assesses the extent of distracted driving, with stats revealing just how many people use their cellphones while behind the wheel.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/how-many-us-use-phones-while-behind-wheel-worrisome-number.html

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Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT


Although nearly every research study and industry survey suggests the Internet of Things market is growing rapidly, plenty of companies are holding back from pursuing IoT opportunities. Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives. The vast majority of current IoT deployments are limited in scope and are mostly in trial or development phases, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84443.html?rss=1

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AI Deconstructs Phone Sales Pitches


SaaS solutions firm Gong has released the findings of a study on sales phone conversations, including an analysis of gender speaking patterns. Women delivered slightly longer sales monologues, averaging about 9-12 seconds longer than those their male counterparts gave, but men generally spoke faster, the study found. Men tended to speak at a faster pace, averaging about 2.88 words per second compared to the average 2.79 seconds for women, the study found. Men also paused longer — averaging about 1.5 seconds compared to women’s 1.3 seconds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84299.html?rss=1

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Controversial video game gun study gets retracted

A controversial study about videogames and guns titled in part “Boom, Headshot!” has been pulled because of issues with the original data, the website Retraction Watch reported recently.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/25/controversial-video-game-gun-study-gets-retracted.html

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