The results of a major Commission report on women and health took center stage at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center, as Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., Director of the Miami Institute for the Americas at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences, presented a discussion of a Lancet study that found women are contributing around $3 trillion to global health care, but nearly half of this labor is unpaid, unrecognized and unaccounted for.
Repeating aloud boosts verbal memory, especially when you do it while addressing another person, says Professor Victor Boucher of the University of Montreal.
This work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping functional nanoparticles within the walls of a foam-like structure made of nanocellulose. The foam is made in one step and can be used to produce more sustainable capacitor devices with higher power density and faster charging abilities compared to rechargeable batteries. This development paves the way towards the production of lightweight, flexible, and high-power electronics for application in wearable devices, portable power sources and hybrid vehicles.
A Kinder Institute Copenhagen Area Survey draws comparisons between Houston and Copenhagen, two cities that are drastically different in many ways, yet roughly equally ranked on global city scales.
People who think they know it all -- or a lot -- may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study. The finding surprised researchers, who had theorized that those who had a moderate view of their 'smarts' -- and who were open to criticism -- would score better.
The second set of papers related to the remarkable discovery of Homo naledi, a new species of human relative, have been published in scientific journal, Nature Communications, and describe the structure and function of the H. naledi hand and foot.
From 2003 to 2013, the number of scientists and engineers residing in the US rose from 21.6 million to 29 million. An important factor in that increase: over the same time period, the number of immigrant scientists and engineers went from 3.4 million to 5.2 million.
In the most comprehensive study of the effectiveness of antibullying policies to date, researchers found that compliance with the US Department of Education guidelines in anti-bullying laws reduced rates of bullying and cyberbullying -- the most common forms of peer aggression. The study, which uncovered varying rates of bullying reported across the states, has important implications for educators, policy makers, and researchers.
The number of college graduates willing to start new businesses -- the largest producer of private sector jobs over the past 25 years -- could depend heavily on the entrepreneurial focus and structure of the universities from which they graduate.
Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other areas of the economy, an analysis conducted by the American Statistical Association finds. Data recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics shows bachelor's degrees in statistics grew 17 percent from 2013 to 2014.