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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

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

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

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

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

Believe in the American Dream? You're Less Likely to Impulse Buy, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — When materialistic consumers believe in the American dream -- that it's possible to improve their economic status through hard work -- they are less likely to spend impulsively, according to new ... read more

Malaria Control Efforts Can Benefit from Forecasting Using Satellites

Feb. 7, 2017 — Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the ... read more

Medicare Could Overpay Medicare Advantage Plans by $200 Billion Over Ten Years

Feb. 7, 2017 — Current trends in diagnostic coding for patient risk scores will lead to Medicare overpaying Medicare Advantage (MA) plans substantially through 2026-likely to the tune of hundreds of billions of ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Scientists have determined ecologically valuable areas within China. The country plans to protect these areas as part of an ecological ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Remote cameras can transform monitoring wildlife and habitat biodiversity worldwide, outlines a new ... read more

Where Are the EU Twitter Communities?

Feb. 1, 2017 — Governments and politicians have attempted to exploit social media for their own ends. However, a study now reveals that governmental Twitter accounts across the European Union have almost totally ... read more

Using Photography to Help the People of Ghana Make Healthier Diet Choices

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices. Ghana, like many other African ... read more

Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report Released

Jan. 31, 2017 — The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, ... read more

The Recent Slowdown in Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Masks the Challenges Ahead

Jan. 30, 2017 — Many performance indicators of global and national energy systems suggest that global temperatures could still be kept below 2°C. However, future trajectories will soon diverge from 2°C pathways if ... read more

World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

Jan. 30, 2017 — A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching human ... read more

Action Is Needed to Make Stagnant CO2 Emissions Fall

Jan. 30, 2017 — 2016 marked the third year in a row when global carbon dioxide emissions remained relatively flat, but actual declines won't materialize without advances in carbon capture and storage technology ... read more

New Survey Finds Many Americans Want Changes to ACA but Few Support Immediate Repeal

Jan. 27, 2017 — According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want ... read more

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