Defining geographic regions with commuter data

A new mathematical approach uses data on people's commutes between and within U.S. counties to identify important geographic regions. Mark He of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues present this ...

Courage a double-edged sword for economic success

Modern economies need courageous, bold and entrepreneurial individuals to thrive yet the same qualities can bring greater risks according to a world-first study from an international research team.

Study details the quirky geography of knowledge-sharing

Scholars have long been interested in tracking "knowledge spillovers," the way technical and intellectual advances spread among communities of researchers and innovators. And a significant body of work has shown that distance ...

Asians are far more likely than Anglos to be college-educated

Asians (about 60 percent) are much more likely to be college-educated than Anglos (under 40 percent), according to Rice University's Kinder Institute Houston Area Asian Survey, the first systematic look at the local Asian ...

Scientists predict Santiago de Chile will get drier and warmer

Today, 10% or more of the population in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile is affected by extreme heat or floods. And, these threats will likely increase due to the continuous expansion of the Chilean capital, the ...

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