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Forward Look Report on Quantum Biology Presented in Brussels

Yesterday − European Science Foundation
The scientific community represented by about forty researchers and officials from research funding organisations gathered in Brussels on 23 January 2015 to present the outcomes of the European Science Foundation's (ESF) Foresight Activity on Research in Quantum Biology (FarQBio). This exercise was initiated as a part of a larger initiative on quantum information (FARQUEST) and has resulted in a Forward Look report that provides insights into the latest evidence…
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• Crude Conspiracy Theories Could Be Right − 3 days ago
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No Direct Link Found Between Rising Inequality And Reduced Trust
Does rising economic inequality causes trust to fall in society and thus endanger social cohesion? Recent academic research appears to support this notion. However, a study from the University…
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01-29-15

Forward Look Report on Quantum Biology Presented in Brussels
The scientific community represented by about forty researchers and officials from research funding organisations gathered in Brussels on 23 January 2015 to present the outcomes of the European Science…
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01-28-15

To Reassure Electric Car Buyers, Combine Battery Leasing with Better Charging: INFORMS Study
A proper choice of business model plays a critical role in electric vehicle industry where many consumers are subject to range and resale anxieties. In particular, a combination of…
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Crude Conspiracy Theories Could Be Right
Researchers have for the first time provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought - oil is often the reason for interfering in another country's war. …
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Public Startups Boom Under JOBS Act, Study Shows
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of…
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When the Price Just Feels Right: Do Rounded Numbers Appeal to Our Emotions?
Consumers usually look for the lowest price when shopping for a product. But can prices sometimes just feel right? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer…
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Patents Provide Insight on Wall Street 'Technology Arms Race'
A new study by New Zealand's University of Otago has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street's ongoing 'technology arms race'. …
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01-21-15

How Do Emerging Market Firms Compete in Developed Markets? the Case of India
How do some companies from less-developed nations go from "zero to hero" in such a short amount of time relative to large Western firms? A new study in the…
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01-22-15

Microcredit Doesn't Live Up to Promise of Transforming Lives of the Poor, 6 Studies Show
January 22, 2015, NEW HAVEN, CT - Microcredit--providing small loans to underserved entrepreneurs--has been both celebrated and vilified as a development tool. Six new studies from four continents bring…
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New Report Provides Solution to NEET Challenge in UK And Abroad

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01-21-15

Buying Cars: Do Product Features Matter More Than Brands?
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01-21-15

NSF Director to Join International Thought Leaders at World Economic Forum

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Economics
Public Startups Boom Under JOBS Act, Study Shows

2 days ago − University at Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. …
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Sociology

NSF Director to Join International Thought Leaders at World Economic Forum


10 days ago − National Science Foundation
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Political Science
Study Finds Partisanship Most Fierce among Highly Educated Americans

23 days ago − University of Kansas
LAWRENCE -- While an educated public is undoubtedly a crucial element to a democratic society, a new study by two University of Kansas professors has found that partisanship appears to be highest among the most educated Americans. …
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Education, Learning
Microcredit Doesn't Live Up to Promise of Transforming Lives of the Poor, 6 Studies Show

9 days ago − Innovations for Poverty Action
January 22, 2015, NEW HAVEN, CT - Microcredit--providing small loans to underserved entrepreneurs--has been both celebrated and vilified as a development tool. Six new studies from four continents bring rigorous evidence to this debate, finding that while microcredit has some benefits, it is not a viable poverty alleviation tool. …
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Labour Markets, Productivity
Lack of a Level Maths Leading to Fewer Female Economists

3 months ago − University of Southampton
A study by the University of Southampton has found there are far fewer women studying economics than men, with women accounting for just 27 per cent of economics students, despite them making up 57 per cent of the undergraduate population in UK universities. …
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Business
Public Startups Boom Under JOBS Act, Study Shows

2 days ago − University at Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. …
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Economic Growth

NSF Director to Join International Thought Leaders at World Economic Forum


10 days ago − National Science Foundation
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Developing Countries
Buying Cars: Do Product Features Matter More Than Brands?

9 days ago − American Marketing Association
It is a popular belief among marketers that online searches for brand names are good indicators of which products consumers plan to buy. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that searches for specific features may be far more telling. …
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Stock Markets
Little Evidence Conservation Organizations Respond to Economic Signals

2 months ago − University of Tennessee at Knoxville
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds that nonprofit organizations aiming to protect biodiversity show little evidence of responding to economic signals, which could limit the effectiveness of future conservation efforts. The study is published this week in the academic journal Ecology and Evolution and can be read at http://bit.ly/1t8fT24. …
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