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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

'Complexity' of Exports Is a Good Predictor of Income Inequality

Feb. 17, 2017 — A new paper argues that everything else being equal, the complexity of a country's exports also correlates with its degree of economic equality: The more complex a country's products, the ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — You might think that polar bears — and the potential for attack — are the biggest danger the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard. But avalanches kill far more people on Svalbard than ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Screen time before bed can mess with your sleep. But people without TV and laptops skimp on sleep too, researchers say. A study of people living without electricity or artificial light in a remote ... read more

International Students' Concept of 'Home' Shapes Post-Graduation Plans

Feb. 16, 2017 — How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new ... read more

Preferential Trade Agreements Enhance Global Trade at the Expense of Its Resilience

Feb. 16, 2017 — The global commodity trade is a complex system where its network structure, which may arise from bilateral and multilateral agreements, affects its growth and resilience. At time of economic shocks, ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — In some areas of the US, medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers do elsewhere -- a fact that has generated considerable public debate. Now a new ... read more

Students in Ohio's Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Feb. 16, 2017 — Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a ... read more

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

One Fifth of Indonesian Households Exhibit Double Burden of Malnutrition

Feb. 15, 2017 — The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the ... read more

Electronic Sensor System to Prevent Mining Explosions

Feb. 15, 2017 — A wireless network of sensors aimed at preventing explosions in mines is an innovation of worldwide significance that is being developed by a Norwegian-African cooperative ... read more

Communicating Health Risks in a Post-Truth World

Feb. 14, 2017 — Public officials faced with the tough task of communicating risk on contentious issues like vaccination or fluoridation -- where the actual risk is low but public concern remains high -- need to show ... read more

Cardiovascular Disease Costs Will Exceed $1 Trillion by 2035

Feb. 14, 2017 — By 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and prevalent killer, if left unchecked, will place a crushing economic and health burden on the nation's financial and health care systems, a ... read more

Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Feb. 14, 2017 — Australia could save AUD $3.4 billion (USD $2.3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and ... read more

Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — The fault under Ventura, California, would likely cause stronger shaking during an earthquake and more damage than previously suspected, researchers warn. The Ventura-Pitas Point fault in Southern ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new ... read more

Population Density Pushes the 'Slow Life'

Feb. 14, 2017 — One psychological effect of population density is for those people living in urban areas to adopt a 'slow life strategy.' This strategy focuses more on planning for the long-term future and ... read more

New Findings Reveal Health, Aging Experiences of LGBT Older Adults Across Nation

Feb. 13, 2017 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the ... read more

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