How not to Excel: Austerity economics paper is coding-flawed
Over long haul, money doesn't buy happiness: 'Easterlin Paradox' revisited
A new collaborative paper by economist Richard Easterlin namesake of the "Easterlin Paradox" and founder of the field of happiness studies offers the broadest range of evidence to date demonstrating that a higher ...
Study on human fertility models find those based on economics the most reliable
Researchers argue energy policy rebound effect is overestimated
Disease burden links ecology to economic growth
A new study, published December 27 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, finds that vector-borne and parasitic diseases have substantial effects on economic development across the globe, and are major drivers of differ ...
New web-based model for sharing research datasets could have huge benefits
A group of researchers have proposed creating a new web-based data network to help researchers and policymakers worldwide turn existing knowledge into real-world applications and technologies and improve science and innovation ...
US launches effort to ease 'spectrum crunch'
US regulators voted Friday to begin a process to reallocate some of the broadcast spectrum to meet surging demand from smartphones, tablets and other devices that use the wireless Internet.
New study shows pre-human effect on biodiversity in northern Madagascar
A recent study, by an international research group led by Lounes Chickhi, group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, and CNRS researcher in Toulouse, France, questions the prevailing account that ...
China produces as much CO2 per person as Europe: report
China's carbon dioxide (CO2) levels soared in 2011, putting its per capita emissions on a par for the first time with those of Europe, while global levels of the greenhouse gas hit another all-time high, a ...
Economic growth in China has not meant greater life satisfaction for Chinese people: long-term study
Despite an unprecedented rate of economic growth, Chinese people are less happy overall than they were two decades ago, reveals timely new research from economist Richard Easterlin, one of the founders of the field of "happiness ...
Tropical cyclones to cause greater damage
Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by 2100, according to Yale and MIT researchers in a paper published in Nature Climate Change.
Wars steadily increase for over a century, fed by more borders and cheaper conflict
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by the University of Warwick and Humboldt University shows that the frequency of wars between states increased steadily from 1870 to 2001 by 2% a year on average. The research ...
Wealthier, but not necessarily healthier
One of the most famous and influential mantras of Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser - that wealthier nations are also healthier - has been called into question by a new study.
In social dealings, being older is being wiser
(AP) -- It turns out grandma was right: Listen to your elders. New research indicates they are indeed wise - in knowing how to deal with conflicts and accepting life's uncertainties and change.