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Health - Economics / Business - 28.12.2018
What to know about sticking to New Year’s resolutions
Exercise more, lose weight, spend less money, learn a new skill - these common New Year's resolutions can be hard to keep. That's why Stanford researchers have looked at how to positively change one's lifestyle. Here are some of their findings. In January, many will set a goal for the New Year that for most will be hard to keep.

Health - Economics / Business - 21.12.2018
Advancement of artificial intelligence opens health data privacy to attack
Advancement of artificial intelligence opens health data privacy to attack
Advances in artificial intelligence have created new threats to the privacy of health data, a new UC Berkeley study shows. The study, led by professor Anil Aswani of the Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department (IEOR) in the College of Engineering and his team, suggests current laws and regulations are nowhere near sufficient to keep an individual's health status private in the face of AI development.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 14.12.2018
Cryptocurrency manipulation schemes could be found and foiled by new algorithm
Imperial scientists have created an algorithm to predict when specific cryptocoins are at risk of 'pump-and-dump' schemes. The algorithm could help market regulators predict and prevent cryptocurrency schemes that sees traders spend seven million US Dollars per month, only to find the price of their purchased currency falls as the scheme unfolds.

Economics / Business - 13.12.2018
Study calls for stricter regulation of elusive rabbit breeding industry
Rabbits are one of the most popular pets in the UK and yet little is known about where these very cute and appealing animals come from. Now a new study by researchers at the Universities of Nottingham and Winchester has shed light on this elusive industry, calling for more to be done to regulate and improve the breeding of rabbits as pets.

Health - Economics / Business - 11.12.2018
Grandfather’s high access to food increases grandson’s mortality risk
New research has revealed how a paternal grandfather's access to abundant food as a young boy causes their grandsons to have a higher risk of dying. The findings, published today , show that good access to food at the pre-pubescent age of nine to 12 means their grandsons - but not their granddaughters - die on average earlier, especially from cancer.

Economics / Business - 04.12.2018
Increasing Crop Insurances Adoption in Developing Countries
Increasing Crop Insurances Adoption in Developing Countries
Farmers in developing countries often rely heavily on their yearly harvest to feed their families. A bad crop can have severe consequences for their livelihood. Despite the significant advantages crop insurances would offer in alleviating this risk, only a small percentage of farmers insure their crops.

Economics / Business - 15.11.2018
Border wall came with high cost and low benefit for U.S. workers
Researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth find the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which built a partial wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, had a negative economic impact on U.S. citizens. Facebook Twitter Email From 2007 to 2010, the United States built an additional 548 miles of fencing across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Economics / Business - 08.11.2018
Online labour platforms offer growing alternative to traditional offshoring
Online labour platforms that connect freelance workers and clients around the world are emerging as an alternative to traditional offshoring, according to new Oxford University research. Workers from emerging economies in particular are benefitting from these networks according to the study conducted by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Physics - Economics / Business - 07.11.2018
Depth of Vision
HORIBA Scientific has developed for QuantIC, the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging, Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting (TCSPC), electronics to support its research into real-time computational 3D imaging and Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR). This research has the potential to result in faster, better quality and lower-cost 3D imaging for applications that include autonomous vehicles, machine learning, security and surveying.

Health - Economics / Business - 31.10.2018
HIV Ontrafelen Fund supports groundbreaking HIV research
( 31-10-2018 ) To the search for an effective remedy to combat HIV, the HIV Cure Research Center at UZ Ghent has made groundbreaking contributions. The HIV Ontrafelen Fund represents an indispensable link to enable this research work to continue. As a progressive and pluralistic institution, Ghent University is committed to contributing via research to the exploration of solutions to social and economic problems.

Economics / Business - 29.10.2018
Codifying impacts of cyber attack
Cyber-security researchers have   identified a total of at least 57 different ways in which cyber-attacks can have a negative impact on individuals, businesses and even nations, ranging from threats to life, causing depression, regulatory fines or disrupting daily activities. Researchers, from the  Department of Computer Science  at the University of Oxford and Kent's  School of Computing  set out to define and codify the different ways in which the various cyber-incidents being witnessed today can have   negative outcomes.

Economics / Business - 25.10.2018
Children and young people could be under the influence of TV alcohol advertising
TV advertising could be responsible for encouraging young people to drink alcohol, a study led by The University of Nottingham has revealed. The research, published in the Journal of Public Health and involving researchers from the University of Bath, showed that alcohol imagery on UK television is extremely common, appearing in more than half of all programmes and almost half of all advertising breaks between programmes.

Administration - Economics / Business - 08.10.2018
Austerity cuts 'twice as deep' in England as rest of Britain
Austerity cuts ’twice as deep’ in England as rest of Britain
Research finds significant inequalities in cuts to council services across the country, with deprived areas in the north of England and London seeing the biggest drops in local authority spending since 2010. Public finance is politics hidden in accounting columns Mia Gray A "fine-grained" analysis of local authority budgets across Britain since 2010 has found that the average reduction in service spending by councils was almost 24% in England compared to just 12% in Wales and 11.5% in Scotland.

Administration - Economics / Business - 08.10.2018
Austerity cuts 'twice as deep' in England than rest of Britain
Austerity cuts ’twice as deep’ in England than rest of Britain
Latest research finds significant inequalities in cuts to council services across the country, with deprived areas in the north of England and London seeing the biggest drops in local authority spending since 2010. The government needs to decide whether it is content for more local authorities to essentially go bust Mia Gray The first "fine-grained" analysis of local authority budgets across Britain since 2010 has found that the average reduction in service spending by councils was almost 24% in England compared to just 12% in Wales and 11.5% in Scotland.

Economics / Business - 01.10.2018
Pressure to publish in top journals stifles creativity in economic research
Too often in economics, where you publish can be more important than what you publish. That's the theory explored in a new study co-authored by Nobel-winning economist James J. Heckman and Sidharth Moktan, a predoctoral fellow at the Center for the Economics of Human Development. The University of Chicago scholars found that tenure and prize committees often base decisions on how often candidates publish in "top five" journals in the field.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 01.10.2018
Scientists Uncover Why You Can't Decide What to Order for Lunch
Scientists Uncover Why You Can’t Decide What to Order for Lunch
If you've ever found yourself staring at a lengthy restaurant menu and been completely unable to decide what to order for lunch, you have experienced what psychologists call choice overload. The brain, faced with an overwhelming number of similar options, struggles to make a decision. A study conducted in California nearly 20 years ago is illustrative of the effect.

Economics / Business - 25.09.2018
Retirees out of pocket under proposed tax imputation policy
Retirees out of pocket under proposed tax imputation policy
Economic modelling from ANU has found the Australian Labor Party's proposal to end cash refunds for excess imputation credits will result in a significant hit to the hip pocket of retirees, and that the effect would be similar to reducing the average superannuation fund balance at the point of retirement by up to nine per cent.

Economics / Business - 24.09.2018
Expanding CEO-to-worker pay gap bad for business
Expanding CEO-to-worker pay gap bad for business
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Companies whose CEOs earn hundreds of times their average employee's pay are viewed as less desirable to work for, and to do business with, according to a new UC Berkeley study.

Economics / Business - 24.09.2018
Performance to commemorate unsung hero’s role in triumphant voyage of discovery
Hillary Clinton may have lost out to Donald Trump in the battle for the US Presidency because the Democrats were too willing to welcome others with differing views to theirs into their political party, a new study reveals. Research suggests that, with their tightly-knit sense of belonging and core values based around security, Republicans viewed Trump as strongly representing what they stand for - creating party unity and success in the 2016 election.

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.09.2018
New Research Forecasts U.S. Among Top Nations to Suffer Economic Damage from Climate Change
For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon—the measure of the economic harm from carbon dioxide emissions—will be for the globe's nearly 200 countries, and the results are surprising. Although much previous research has focused on how rich countries benefit from the fossil fuel economy, while damages accrue primarily to the developing world, the top three counties with the most to lose from climate change are the United States, India and Saudi Arabia—three major world powers.
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