News tagged with rankings

Wolves howl because they care

When a member of the wolf pack leaves the group, the howling by those left behind isn't a reflection of stress but of the quality of their relationships. So say researchers based on a study of nine wolves ...

Aug 22, 2013 4.3 / 5 (21) 13 | with audio podcast

A new way of ranking universities

(PhysOrg.com) -- An academic at the University of Hertfordshire has challenged the way university league tables are calculated and presents a radically different way of formulating university rankings in the UK, in a paper ...

Jan 17, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Caltech beats out Harvard for top ranking

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, has beaten out Harvard to take the top spot for the first time since they s ...

Oct 07, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast weblog

Mathematically ranking ranking methods

In a world where everything from placement in a Google search result to World Cup eligibility depends on ranking and numerical ratings of some kind, it is becoming increasingly important to analyze the algorithms and techniques ...

May 24, 2011 4 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast