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What makes humans attractive to other humans? Experts believe that it is the consistency of the whole appearance rather than the attractiveness of the parts.
The world's population will increase from today's 7.3 billion people to 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion at century's end, experts in demographic forecasting have predicted.
An analysis of pediatric primary health care accessibility and availability in multiple states that uncovered systematic disparities between and within states.
A new statistical model that businesses can use to approximate an upper limit on the appropriate amount of marketing dollars they should invest in retaining their most important customers.
Statistical models are playing an increasingly important role in risk analysis and helping the United States and other countries around the globe mitigate the effects of natural and human-made disasters.
Statisticians have combined state-of-the-art analytical techniques from the academic and business worlds to tackle the Big Data challenges confronting astrophysicists and astronomers as they explore the mysteries of our universe.
An emerging technique called fluctuation X-ray scattering (FXS) could provide much more detail about a protein’s molecular structure than traditional solution scattering. But a major limitation for FXS has been a lack of math methods to efficiently interpret the data. That’s where new math comes in.
The shipwreck discovered in 1976 off the coast at Dor (Tantura) lagoon may be identified as the missing Baron's Ship. "The ship we found is structurally consistent with the specifications of the Baron's ships, carried a similar cargo, and sailed and sank during the right period," the scholars conclude.
By providing workers with a portable pedaling device, researchers have discovered that inspiring office employees to be active at work could be as easy as pedaling a bike -- and they don't have to leave their desks.
Researchers continue to study ways to nip the West Nile virus in the bud and monitor its spread by tracking rainfall, groundwater levels, mosquito abundance, wild bird populations and virus transmission to animals including horses and sentinel chickens. Researchers use these data to track the virus transmission between mosquitoes and wild birds, noting when mosquito infection rates reach the levels that can infect humans.
Children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious themselves—but only when these parents provided frequent help on the child’s math homework, a study has demonstrated.
To gain even deeper insights into the smallest of worlds, the thresholds of microscopy must be expanded further. Scientists have succeeded in combining two established measurement techniques for the first time: near-field optical microscopy and ultra-fast spectroscopy. Computer-assisted technology developed especially for this purpose combines the advantages of both methods and suppresses unwanted noise. This makes highly precise filming of dynamic processes at the nanometer scale possible.
A lizard lineage which has evolved over the last 19 million years has helped scientists to re-think one of the most important concepts of modern biology: adaptive radiation.
With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public's list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: sexting and Internet safety.
Embryonic stem cells could serve as a model to evaluate the physiological effects of environmental pollutants efficiently and cost-effectively. The use of stem cells has found another facade. In the world we live in today, people are constantly exposed to artificial substances created by various industrial processes. Many of these materials, when exposed to humans, can cause acute or chronic diseases. As a consequence, validated toxicity tests to address the potential hazardousness of these pollutants have become an urgent need.
Materials that locally amplify or absorb light allow surprising new kinds of light waves – this has now been shown by calculations.
It is beneficial to stimulate older people to leave home to increase their level of physical activity, suggests a new study that showed that older people were more physically active on the days when they left home and went further away.
Loved and hated. Admired and feared. Almost wiped out and now restored. Wolves have a long and varied history in Norway and trigger strong feelings on both sides of the issue.
Producing graphene in bulk is critical when it comes to the industrial exploitation of this exceptional two-dimensional material. To that end, researchers have developed a novel variant on the chemical vapor deposition process which yields high quality material in a scalable manner. This advance should significantly narrow the performance gap between synthetic and natural graphene.
Polymer physicists and chemists have developed a way to create an ultra-soft dry silicone rubber. This new rubber features tunable softness to match a variety of biological tissues, opening new opportunities in biomedical research and engineering.