Research Digest | December 2018

A summary of research published online across our journals this month.
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Two papers this month examine consumer (mis)perceptions 

Lee White and Nicole Sintov from The Ohio State University show that perception of savings, more so than actual savings, predicts intent to remain enrolled in time-of-use programmes. Read the story behind the paper here. (Nature Energy)

Adrian Camilleri from Univeristy of Technology Sydney and collaborators find that consumers underestimate the emissions associated with food, but are aided by carbon labels. Read the story behind the paper here. (Nature Climate Change)

Other research published this month:

Y.S. Meng, G. Elliot and their colleagues from University of California San Diego integrate an economic evaluation of energy storage with key battery parameters for a realistic measure of revenues. (Nature Energy)

Andreas Schafer from University College London and coauthors analyse the potential technological, economic and environmental viability of battery-electric commercial aircraft. (Nature Energy)

Satyam Mukherjee from Northwestern University and coauthors find that prior shared success as a team significantly improves the odds of winning beyond what is explained by the skill of individual players. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Bradley Turnwald and colleagues from Stanford University show that learning of one's genetic risk changes physiology independent of actual genetic risk. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Cristian Candia from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and coauthors describe the temporal decay of the attention received by cultural products. Watch the video story behind the paper here. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Hawoong Jeong from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and collaborators analyse Wikimedia projects to understand structural inequality in collaborative environments. Read Jinhyuk Yun's story behind the paper here. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Rui Fan from Beijing University and coauthors tracked changes in the emotions of Twitter users before and after they expressed a feeling online. Read Johan Bollen's story behind the paper here. (Nature Human Behaviour).

Piers Howe and colleagues from University of Melbourne show that people conform to social norms, even when they are arbitrary. Read Campbell Pryor's story behind the paper here. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Eli Lazarus from University of Southhampton and coauthors find a systematic pattern of "building back bigger" in US residential buildings after major hurricane exposure. (Nature Sustainability)

Gavin Steward and colleagues from Newcastle University use formal systems analysis to analyse the relationships among the UN Sustainable Development Goals. (Nature Sustainability)

Nai Ding and colleagues from Zhejiang University find that eyelid movements track the temporal structure of speech and other sound sequences. (Nature Communications)

Albert Salvo from National University of Singapore shows that water and electricity demand respond differentially to heat across different socioeconomic groups. (Nature Communications)

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