In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering
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, ...
The rich have more money but the poor are rich in heart: study
Random, but not by chance: A quantum random-number generator for encryption, security
Researchers have devised a new kind of random number generator, for encrypted communications and other uses, that is cryptographically secure, inherently private and - most importantly - certified random by ...
Debunking and closing quantum entanglement 'loopholes'
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of physicists, including a scientist based at The University of Queensland, has recently closed an additional 'loophole' in a test explaining one of science's strangest phenomena -- ...
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.
Low incomes make poor more conservative, study finds
You might think that in a time when more money is concentrated in fewer hands and incomes vary wildly from billions to subsistence, poor people might increase their support for government policies that offer some help.
Canadians lead longer, healthier lives than Americans
Compared to their neighbours south of the border, Canadians live longer, healthier lives. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Population Health Metrics has found this disparity between the two countr ...
Men are dying for sex: Mating competition explains excess male mortality
(PhysOrg.com) -- Men die at higher rates than women across the lifespan. A new study suggests that this excess mortality is the price of reproductive competition.
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 ...
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.
Economic growth does not produce well-being
Over the last three decades global society has grown richer, but not better off.
Quantum guessing game reveals insight into stronger-than-quantum correlations
The deep roots of economic inequality
A special issue of Science explores the origins of human inequality, drawing on research by SFI Professor Sam Bowles and collaborators.