An ecosystem services approach combined with adaptive decision-making can aid land and resource managers in administering their regions for the benefit of communities and stakeholders, according to a recent report by the US Geological Survey and Resources for the Future.
During disasters, active Twitter users are likely to spread falsehoods. That's according to new research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. Researchers found that 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter users spread misinformation, and that nearly as many did nothing to correct it.
Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build 'mental models' -- the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems. The researchers found that mental models are developed in three distinct stages -- findings that have the potential to inform everything from workplace training to video-game development.
A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better test products in non-Western cultures.
80 international companies from Iran were selected, and 320 respondents in key managerial positions were questioned. As the researchers found out, acquisition and use of technological innovations is a positive influence on organizational efficiency.
Imagine you are choosing between two resorts for your island vacation. The factors driving your decision will be 'quality' and 'price,' with 'quality' representing all factors beyond price, such as service, amenities, proximity to the ocean and other things that are important to you. So, how will you decide? A new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science has found that as consumers we tend to make these choices in a 'boundedly rational' way.
New research, thought to be the the first of its kind, measures the impact of appearance and personality on voting and political performance.
A small number of scientists stand at the top of their fields, commanding the lion's share of research funding, awards, citations, and prestigious academic appointments. New research shows it's not necessarily because they are better and smarter than their peers, but rather, the result of the 'Matthew effect.'
Army scientists recently found that the best, high-performing cybersecurity teams have relatively few interactions with their team-members and team captain.
Telling job applicants how many people applied for a job on LinkedIn - regardless of whether the number of applicants was high or low - increased the number of applications, a finding that could help companies that are seeking more diverse applicant pools, according to new research from Tufts University economist Laura Gee.