Where mathematics and astrophysics meet

The mathematicians were trying to extend an illustrious result in their field, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. The astrophysicists were working on a fundamental problem in their field, the problem of gravitational lensing. ...

Probing Question: Are water wars in our future?

Schoolkids know that over 70 percent of Earth's surface is washed in water. Yet very little of that abundance — less than two percent — is available for drinking and agriculture. Over the last 50 years, moreover, freshwater ...

Terrorism risk determines homeland security spending

A new study in Policy Studies Journal reveals that measures of terrorism risk are found to be positive determinants of Homeland Security funding, while measures of political influence and party affiliation of elected officials ...

Motivation of small business managers affects firm growth

Economic theory often assumes that firm growth is automatic, given the existence of growth opportunities in the marketplace. However, a new study published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice reveals that the motivation ...

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