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September 28, 2020

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Many of the Deadliest Cancers Receive the Least Amount of Research Funding

Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, reports a new study. 'Embarrassing' or stigmatized cancers, like lung and liver, are underfunded. ...

Lack of Awareness of Inequality Means We Penalize Those Who Have Least Money

People can automatically assume that someone who gives less money to charity is less generous, according to new research. The assumption was made in ...

When More Women Make Decisions, the Environment Wins

When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new ...

Democracy Linked to Global Health Gains in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

A new study suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality, such as noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and ...
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ARPA-Type Funding Gives Green Technology an 'Innovation Advantage', Study Finds

Startups funded by the U.S. agency ARPA-E file patents at twice the rate of similar cleantech firms. The United Kingdom should trial its own climate-focused ARPA as part of COVID-19 recovery package, ...

Hoarding and Herding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Understanding the psychology behind economic decision-making, and how and why a pandemic might trigger responses such as hoarding, is the focus of a new ...

Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030

Plant science research has tremendous potential to address pressing global issues including climate change, food insecurity and sustainability. However, without sustained investment in plant science, ...

New Model for Pricing Carbon Will Help Meet Net-Zero Climate Change Goals

In a new article, researchers introduce a new approach for pricing carbon: Near-term to Net ...

What the Rest of the World Can Learn from South Korea's COVID-19 Response

As the world continues to closely monitor the newest coronavirus outbreak, the government of South Korea has been able to keep the disease under control without paralyzing the national health and ...

Most Americans Don't Have Enough Assets to Withstand 3 Months Without Income

A new study found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to ...

'Price of Life' Lowest in UK During COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Finds

The price the UK government was prepared to pay to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic was far lower than in many other developed nations, a study has ...

Combating a Pandemic Is 500 Times More Expensive Than Preventing One, Research Suggests

The failure to protect tropical rain forests has cost trillions of dollars stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked economic havoc and caused historic levels of unemployment in the ...

Tendency to Select Targeted Retirement Fund Ending in Zero May Impact Wealth

New research shows that selecting a targeted retirement fund that ends in a zero could negatively impact your retirement savings. The study identified a ''zero bias'' or tendency ...

Interplay of Impact, Moral Goals Influences Charitable Giving to Different Causes

With the rise of globalization, geographic borders are becoming less relevant for making charitable donations, which means nonprofits and charities can make more effective pitches to donors by ...

Helping Consumers in a Crisis

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's ...

How Stimulus Dollars Are Spent Will Affect Emissions for Decades

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have led to a record crash in emissions. But it will be emission levels during the ...

Paid Sick Leave Mandates Hold Promise in Containing COVID-19

Mandates like those found in the federal government's Families First Coronavirus Response Act may be helping to slow the ...

Land Rights Essential to Protect Biodiversity and Indigenous Cultures

New research argues that legally protected large territories in Brazil are crucial to protect biodiversity and provide essential conditions for indigenous populations to maintain their traditional ...

How Is COVID-19 Affecting the Global Economic Order?

COVID-19 has triggered a global financial crisis and is forcing states to develop rescue packages on a scale not seen before. The crisis has called into question the US dollar's hegemony and ...

Segregation and Local Funding Gaps Drive Disparities in Drinking Water

The fragmentation of water service in the US among thousands of community systems, most of which are small and rely on local funding, leaves many households vulnerable to water contamination or loss ...

Poor People Experience Greater Financial Hardship in Areas Where Income Inequality Is Greatest

In areas with the highest levels of income inequality, the poor are less likely to rely on their community for support due to shame or embarrassment, according to a new ...

Monty Python's Silly Walk: A Gait Analysis and Wake-Up Call to Peer Review Inefficiencies

Fifty years ago, Monty Python's famous sketch, 'The Ministry of Silly Walks,' first aired. The sketch pokes fun at the inefficiency of government bureaucracy. It opens with the ...

Federally Protected Lands Reduce Habitat Loss and Protect Endangered Species

Using more than 30 years of earth satellite images, scientists at have discovered that habitat loss for imperiled species in the US over this period was more than twice as great on non-protected ...

Scientists Call on Government to Increase Ambition to Save Our Ocean

A team of marine scientists from across the UK has called on the Government to increase its ambition to save the oceans by overhauling its approach to marine conservation ...

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