Researchers suggest conformity pressure and desire to keep-up is pushing unsustainable population growth
Jekyll and Hyde corals tell different warming story
(Phys.org) —Like the rings of a tree trunk, Strontium-to-calcium ratios (Sr/Ca) in coral skeletons have been widely used to determine past ocean temperatures from yearly banded corals. However, scientists ...
World population not likely to stabilize at 10 billion people
Projections suggesting the world human population will stop growing around 10 billion people at the end of this century are improbable, according to new research by SFI Postdoctoral Fellow Marcus Hamilton and collaborators.
Economy: Database reveals bright spots, problem areas
Recent forecasts for the California economy may be more optimistic than warranted, according to a new report by UC Irvine economists.
Researchers find faster population growth in Virginia cities
Population growth in Virginia outpaced the nation, with highly varied growth across localities, according to the most recent official annual population estimates for the state developed by demographers from the University ...
Consumer confidence plunges in December
(Phys.org)—Confidence plunged in December as consumers confronted the rising likelihood that political gridlock would push the country over the fiscal cliff.
The slower you grow, the longer you live: Growth rate influences lifespan, research finds
(Phys.org)—New research from the University of Glasgow suggests that lifespan is affected by the rate at which bodies grow early in life.
Recent job figures: Unusual, but not unprecedented, economist says
(Phys.org)—The hullabaloo surrounding last week's release of the nation's employment numbers was a bit overblown, says a University of Michigan economist.
A close eye on population growth: Specialist branches into economic, environmental issues
Projections that global population growth will level out in coming decades are not assured, an expert said Wednesday, adding that just a one-child difference in global fertility would mean an extra 10 billion ...
Does lighting pollution poses risk?
A panel of world experts discussed "Light Pollution and its Ecophysiological Consequences" and shed light on the extent of the dangers and harm that night-time artificial lighting causes, emphasizing that it is the short ...
Hibernation altered by climate change takes a toll on Rocky Mountain animal species
Climate change is causing a late wake-up call from hibernation for a species of Rocky Mountain ground squirrel and the effect is deadly.
How cells know when to progress through the cell cycle? New study finds link between cell division, growth rate
It's a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle? In simple organisms such as yeast, cells divide once they reach a specific size. However, determining if ...
Economic recession leads to increased entrepreneurship, study finds
(Phys.org) -- The recent economic recession has caused many changes in the business landscape across the country, including high unemployment rates. Due to these high rates and the struggling economy, University of Missouri ...
Where North meets South in the sea
(Phys.org) -- The Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia ... and off Florida. Along some 2,000 miles, its waters go from icy to steamy. Can a marine species live in both temperatures--and everywhere in between?