A matter of matter: Demonstrating destructive quantum interference using Bose-Einstein condensates
US CEO cuts salary to boost employee pay to $70,000
One startup founder is making his own effort to respond to the issue of income inequality—cutting his own pay while seriously boosting that of his employees.
Fake violations of Bell tests reinforce importance of closing loopholes
Human sense of fairness evolved to favor long-term cooperation
The human response to unfairness evolved in order to support long-term cooperation, according to a research team from Georgia State University and Emory University.
Time to dethrone GDP as a measure of national success, researcher says
(Phys.org) —Gross Domestic Product is a misleading measure of national success, say ANU experts.
A life well spent: Consume now (in case you die early)
You only live once. Carpe diem. You can't take it with you. As often as we hear these clichés, they might include some real economic wisdom for some, according to research led by Princeton University's Woodrow ...
Income inequality now greater in China than in US
(Phys.org) —Income inequality has been rising rapidly in China and now surpasses that of the U.S. by a large margin, say University of Michigan researchers.
Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures: study
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous ...
Experimentally testing nonlocality in many-body systems
In a recent study published in Science, researchers at ICFO construct multipartite Bell inequalities built from the easiest-to-measure quantities, the two-body correlators, which are capable of revealing ...
The entropy of nations: Global energy inequality lessens, but for how long?
The 18th century writer Adam Smith provided a workable metaphor for the way society utilizes resources. In his book "The Wealth of Nations," he argued that even as individuals strive, through personal industry, ...
New study finds earliest evidence yet of differential access to land
Hereditary inequality began over 7,000 years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence showing that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without.
Women speak less when they're outnumbered
New experiments in group decision making show that having a seat at the table is very different than having a voice.
Super rich benefit from 'status quo bias'
(Phys.org) —Income inequality – between the super-rich and the rest of us – and a sorry record of progressive policy initiatives from Congress all can be traced to a built-in "status quo bias" in our political system, ...
Marriage means faster wage growth for men, but not for women
(Phys.org) —Saying "I do" at a young age isn't always the best career option for women.