Researchers find ancient Maya farms in Mexican wetlands

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati used the latest technology to find evidence suggesting ancient Maya people grew surplus crops to support an active trade with neighbors up and down the Yucatan Peninsula.

The night life: Why we need bats all the time

The sight of bats hanging upside down in creepy caves or fleeing in fluttery flocks from their subterranean haunts at dusk like "bats out of hell" may spook even the most rational, otherwise unflappable observer.

China's infrastructure investments 'threaten its economic growth'

A new study by the Saïd Business School finds that low-quality infrastructure investments pose significant risk to the Chinese and the global economy. It argues that over half of the infrastructure investments in China have ...

Researchers measure the value of a smile

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Bangor University have placed an economic value on a smile, demonstrating scientifically the effect that a genuine smile can have on our decision-making. The psychologists call this ‘social ...

Study reveals true cost of farming to UK economy

The British landscape is not being used to its best advantage according to a new report from environmental economists from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research published today in the journal Science shows that allowing ...

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