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Do consumers think products are better when companies donate to charity?

March 31, 2015 - 2:11pm
Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better quality.

How are ordinary consumers transforming the fashion business?

March 31, 2015 - 2:06pm
One of the most important shifts of the 21st century is the ability of consumers to participate in markets they love such as music and fashion. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals how ordinary consumers have changed the inner workings of the fashion business by sharing their passion for fashion on a wide variety of websites.

Goodbye to MP3s: Music listeners are happy with streaming services

March 31, 2015 - 10:15am
In a survey of over 600 young Finns, 76% of respondents listened to music from YouTube every day.

No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks

March 30, 2015 - 3:07pm
You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.

Cats relax to the sound of music

March 30, 2015 - 10:25am
It is widely accepted that, in humans, music confers numerous benefits. An extensive body of research indicates that these benefits extend even to patients under general anesthesia, and include reduced perceived pain, anxiety and stress.

Cats relax to the sound of music

March 30, 2015 - 9:37am
According to research published today in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery by veterinary clinicians at the University of Lisbon and a clinic in the nearby town of Barreiro in Portugal, music is likewise beneficial for cats in the surgical environment. But not all music is equal in this respect - cats, it seems, benefit most from classical music.

Fecal transplants successful for treating C. difficile infection

March 30, 2015 - 6:42am
Distasteful though it sounds, the transplantation of fecal matter is more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections than previously thought. The research reveals that healthy changes to a patient's microbiome are sustained for up to 21 weeks after transplant, and has implications for the regulation of the treatment.

'Exploding head syndrome' common in young people: Nearly one in five startled by loud, non-existent noises

March 30, 2015 - 6:42am
Researchers have found that an unexpectedly high percentage of young people experience 'exploding head syndrome,' a psychological phenomenon in which they are awakened by abrupt loud noises, even the sensation of an explosion in their head.

PlayStation gets Spotify, replacing Sony's own music service

March 30, 2015 - 4:07am
Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games.

Electrical engineer to build more efficient integrated circuits for better hearing aids

March 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people.

Cats relax to the sound of music

March 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
(SAGE Publications) It is widely accepted that, in humans, music confers numerous benefits. An extensive body of research indicates that these benefits extend even to patients under general anesthesia, and include reduced perceived pain, anxiety and stress.

Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes Chile

March 29, 2015 - 4:43pm

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] CALAMA, Chile - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck in northern Chile. There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

Fecal transplants successful for treating C. difficile infection

March 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
(BioMed Central) Distasteful though it sounds, the transplantation of fecal matter is more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections than previously thought. The research, published in the open access journal Microbiome, reveals that healthy changes to a patient's microbiome are sustained for up to 21 weeks after transplant, and has implications for the regulation of the treatment.

This Device Records Your Snores to Track Your Sleep

March 27, 2015 - 2:05pm
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.

Small Magnitude 2.2 Quake Hits Silicon Valley, Shallow Tremor Felt More Widely

March 27, 2015 - 1:46pm

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] CUPERTINO - The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck after 11 a.m. in Silicon Valley, shaking the South Bay for the second time, after a 4.2 magnitude quake hit Coalinga this morning. The lunchtime tremor hit at a depth of "zero," which is not common.

Playing music by professional musicians activates genes responsible for brain function and singing of songbirds

March 27, 2015 - 7:09am
Although music perception and practice are well preserved in human evolution, the biological determinants of music practice are largely unknown. According to a latest study, music performance by professional musicians enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopaminergic neurotransmission, motor behavior, learning and memory. Interestingly, several of those up-regulated genes were also known to be responsible for song production in songbirds, which suggests a potential evolutionary conservation in sound perception and production across species.

Playing music by professional musicians activates genes for learning and memory

March 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of Helsinki) Although music perception and practice are well preserved in human evolution, the biological determinants of music practice are largely unknown. According to a latest study, music performance by professional musicians enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopaminergic neurotransmission, motor behavior, learning and memory. Interestingly, several of those up-regulated genes were also known to be responsible for song production in songbirds, which suggests a potential evolutionary conservation in sound perception and production across species.

Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

March 26, 2015 - 3:43pm
If bringing extinct animals back to life sounds like science fiction, that's because it is. But scientists have taken a small step closer to that goal, by splicing a woolly mammoth's DNA into elephant cells grown in the lab.

Bloodhound car has engine fitting

March 25, 2015 - 7:46am
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.

Boeing patents laser force field. How does it work?

March 25, 2015 - 6:16am

It sounds like something out of Star Wars, but the 'method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc' Boeing just patented could be the future of military defense.