Luke Frishkoff, University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of biology, explores how human land use expedites biodiversity loss in a paper recently published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Algorithm designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods.
New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that rather than giving people general information about the importance of saving water, emphasising the water conserving actions of others in the same social group -- for example university students or local residents -- encourages similar behaviour changes and reduces water demand.
Scientists find that incorporating the current decadal climate prediction would significantly improve decadal prediction skill of terrestrial water storage over global major river basins.
Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data -- including sensitive health data -- with third parties, posing an unprecedented privacy risk.
Scientists should stop using the term 'statistically significant' in their research, urges this editorial in a special issue of The American Statistician published today.
From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 US children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017 alone, 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms compared to 144 police officers and 1,000 active military worldwide who died in the line of duty. The study finds significant increases that began with an epidemic in 2009, followed by another one in 2014. Each of these epidemics has continued through 2017.
In this Policy Forum, Gretchen Goldman and Francesca Dominici raise concerns over recent developments at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that 'stand to quietly upend the time-tested and scientifically backed process the agency relies on to protect the public from ambient air pollution.'
Asian-Americans graduate from university at far higher rates than white Americans, but despite this are no more likely to hold professional or managerial jobs, according to a new study. The findings suggest that Asian-Americans face additional barriers and discrimination when trying to climb the career ladder at work, a phenomenon known as the 'bamboo ceiling,' an invisible barrier akin to the 'glass ceiling' faced by women.
Pitt scientists find a viral anti-vaccination Facebook campaign wasn't 'all about autism,' but instead centered on four distinct themes.