Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question. Their recently published study explains how hard it can be when it comes to wildlife classification -- even experts have difficulty agreeing on whether a cat in a picture is a bobcat or a lynx.
Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein particles often go undetected as they destroy brain tissue, causing memory loss, mobility issues, and ultimately death. Preclinical detection of prions has proven difficult, but new research suggests skin samples hold early signs of prion disease that precede neurologic symptoms.
Army researchers are exploring the benefits of immersive technology for warfighters. They have developed a platform to assess this technology called AURORA-MR.
The paper looks at the different benefits stars and non-stars bring, both to the task at hand and to the collaborators' ability to come up with breakthrough ideas in the future.
Less data-sharing among firms can actually lead to more collusion, economists find.
Using a series of auctions in which people were paid to close their accounts for as little as one day or as long as one year, a new study finds that Facebook users would require an average of more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year.
When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Immigrant academics play a critical role in the UK's international and national collaborations that bring social and economic benefits beyond academia, shows a new study of the public engagement activities of the UK's native-born and international academics.
Before TAILORx, there was uncertainty about treatment for women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, node-negative breast cancer and a score of 11-25 on a tumor gene test. The trial was designed to address this question and provides a definitive answer: no benefit from chemotherapy for women over 50 with a score of 11-25; 50 years old or younger with a score of 11-15; and any age with a score of 0-10.
Northwestern Engineering's Noshir Contractor and researchers analyzed game statistics across major sports and online games, revealing that past shared success among teammates improves their team's odds of winning future games.