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Bet on Brazil, says sport academic

Brazil will win the FIFA 2014 World Cup according to the bookmakers - and a statistical study by a University of Stirling sport economist.

iPhone 5 not just a phone; it's a stimulus too

Apple's iPhone 5 is one of the biggest product launches ever in the sector, and may also deliver a well-timed stimulus to the US economy ahead of the presidential election, analysts say.

As US cuts back, China aims to be top at science

China has its eye on becoming the top science nation in the world, overtaking the United States and European nations, researchers at a US science conference said Friday.

China closes factories as green deadline looms

China, facing the risk of embarrassment if it misses a looming environmental deadline, has ordered thousands of companies to close high-polluting plants as its leadership vies to retool economic growth.

Should we sample time series more frequently?

A team of statisticians from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton and the Office for National Statistics have been chosen to present a prestigious Read (Discussion) Paper at a plenary session of the Royal Statistical ...

Going Dutch to help conquer the rising seas

Had nature been left to take its course much of the Netherlands would be a muddy swamp and the tiny coastal nation would never have risen to be the eurozone's fifth largest economy.

Galileo, Europe's own satnav, to go online

After 17 years and numerous setbacks and budget boosts, Europe's Galileo satnav system is due to go live on Thursday with promises of better-than-ever location services.

Study: Climate change damages US economy, increases inequality

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 ...

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