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Finding a link between emissions taxes and R&D investments

Addressing climate change is a massive and daunting challenge. But many economists say gradually increasing taxes on emissions would significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas spewed into the air at the lowest economic ...

Gender bias in lab groups not rooted in personal preference

Gender bias in physics labs—where women typically work more on the computer and on communication tasks, while men more often handle equipment—is not rooted in personal preference, according to new Cornell research.

Civic engagement does not improve well-being

Whether somebody engages civically or not, does not substantially influence their well-being. This is the central finding from two recent studies from Germany and the UK, conducted by researchers from the Universities of ...

In science, small groups create big ideas

In research and development, new topics are always emerging, maturing, and converging. Some of them quietly fade away, but others become the fundamental driving forces of innovation. Research organizations want to encourage ...

Investors lose out when investing in 'blank-check' SPACs

The more revenue growth a company projects when it announces it will be acquired by a special purchase acquisition company (SPAC), the more investors buy the SPAC's stock—and the less likely those projections are to come ...

US unveils changes to attract foreign science, tech students

The Biden administration on Friday announced policy changes to attract international students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math—part of the broader effort to make the U.S. economy more competitive.

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Study: Business strategies of companies with longevity of 300 years or longer in Japan
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Robot gestures lead to better learning performance in children learning a second language
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From divorcees to fuller classrooms, the 1921 census of England and Wales depicts an era of great change
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Misogynistic attitudes towards women's sport among male football fans
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Schools can expect a year of disruption: Seven ways to support the well-being of students and staff
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What interventions might help improve girls' education in low- and middle-income countries?
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Parties lead towards polarization and voters follow
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Oldest known drinking straws identified
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When people 'click' they respond faster to each other
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The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed thanks to satellite images
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New study on freemium marketing strategies demonstrates their limits for creating revenue
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Giving project teams more autonomy boosts productivity and customer satisfaction
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Phonics teaching in England needs to change: New research points to a better approach
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Study IDs visual characteristics that make people 'like' images on Instagram
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Study finds children are exposed to a brand a minute
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Who's at greatest risk to encounter the criminal legal system in the U.S.?
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California marijuana growers can't take much to the bank
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Bossless companies: The pros and cons of decentralization

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First detection of exotic 'X' particles in quark-gluon plasma
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Worldwide coordinated search for dark matter
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Fastest-ever study of how electrons respond to X-rays performed
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Sex-typical behavior of male, female mice guided by differences in brain's gene activity
Condensed Matter
Using ice to boil water: Researcher makes heat transfer discovery that expands on 18th century principle
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Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on 'imbalanced' Earth
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Simulations show iron catalyzes corrosion in 'inert' carbon dioxide
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Mange outbreak decimated a wild vicuña population in Argentina
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Exploring fish flow from fisheries to supper
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Consistent asteroid showers rock previous thinking on Mars craters
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Lighted nets dramatically reduce bycatch of sharks and other wildlife while making fishing more efficient
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Faster technique for resetting quantum circuits proposed
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Protecting coral reef connectivity found to be crucial for conservation efforts
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Paradoxical material a mashup of three different phases at once, quantum physicists find
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The nerve bundle in an elephant's trunk found to be one of the largest known structures of its type
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Alpha-rich 'young' stars are actually not young
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Shift work helps marine microbes share scarce ocean resources
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Researchers discover crystalline zeolites in a nanotubular shape
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Size selective fishing can ruin chance of catching big fish in the future
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When people 'click' they respond faster to each other

When two people are on the same page in a conversation, sometimes their minds just "click." A Dartmouth study demonstrates that clicking isn't just a figure of speech but is predicted by "response times" in a conversation ...

California marijuana growers can't take much to the bank

Legalization of marijuana in California has helped some financial institutions in the state increase their assets at the same time many banks, feeling stifled by federal regulations, deny services to licensed growers, manufacturers ...

Bossless companies: The pros and cons of decentralization

Working for a bossless company, i.e. a company where instead of managers telling employees which projects they should work on, employees themselves initiate new or join the existing projects, can sound like a dream to most ...