An international group of 17 leading scientists have produced a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the state of civilization, warning that the outlook is more dire and dangerous than is generally understood.
A new study in the Oxford Economic Papers finds that migration flows the last 500 years from high sunlight regions to low sunlight regions influence contemporary health outcomes in destination countries.
Torture victims often reap less benefit from ordinary treatment. New insight might give new hope.
A new issue of the Russian Journal of Economics gets a set of profound messages across, summarized as: "transition matters, transition goes, yet transition is not a simple, unified march towards a Green future". The special journal issue comprises seven articles, authored by researchers from six countries and two continents. They address the issues underlying the energy transition: imminent and necessitated on a global level, against diverse factors, including resources, population, technology and politics.
Black African families in the UK are parenting in fear of being penalised by authorities due to cultural differences and institutional racial misconceptions, according to new research published today in The British Journal of Social Work.
The multilateral nature of cybersecurity today makes it markedly different than conventional security, according to a study co-authored by Alexander Wolitzky of MIT. The researchers' new model shows why countries that retaliate too much against online attacks can make things worse for themselves.
Indian women past childbearing age are dying at a higher rate than those in other countries because of poverty and limited access to resources such as food and health care, according to a study from Rice University,
Industrial parks in China perform less well when developed on the apparent basis of preexisting ties among political leaders, according to a study co-authored by MIT professor Siqi Zheng.
Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.
An aging US population is rapidly increasing the demand for nursing care. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the need for health care professionals. One strategy to meet rising health care needs is to hire foreign nurses to fill the gaps. Opponents of immigration have asserted that the influx of foreign nurses has resulted in unemployment and lower wages for domestic nurses. However, a new study from the University of Illinois found no displacement effects.