An international team of researchers, led by UMass Amherst biostatistician Leontine Alkema and her former Ph.D. student Fengqing Chao, developed a new estimation method for assessing natural variations in the sex ratio at birth (SRB) for all countries in the world.
Researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion.
Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal, the answer is yes. Researchers from UBC Okanagan, University of Melbourne and the University of Guelph found that changing the deadline for donations closer to tax time increased donations by nine per cent.
When it comes to publishing the most impactful scientific research and identifying the best up-and-coming research paths, it takes one to know one. That's what Northwestern University researchers found when they analyzed nearly 6 million citations among more than 156,000 published scientific papers.
Rice University biological physicists took inspiration from the mighty blacksmith to refine their computational models of how proteins fold. These models will help structural biologists who design drugs and other therapies.
Supercomputers at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) enabled researchers to confirm the accuracy, and interpret features of, the first-of-its-kind image of a black hole obtained by the Event Horizon Telescope. Relativistic simulations of black hole physics, along with ray tracing, helped predict how M87 would appear on Earth, and gave the Event Horizon team confidence that the composite image was correct.
Understanding economies in times of crises? Modern macroeconomics failed so far. Researchers from the Complexity Science Hub Vienna are now proposing a novel method that makes the effects of shocks on out-of-equilibrium economies computable for the first time.
New study in Nature Communications finds increasingly narrow peaks of collective attention over time, supporting a 'social acceleration' occurring across different domains.
Physicists at the Santa Fe Institute and MIT have shown that Markov processes, widely used to model complex systems, must unfold over a larger space than previously assumed.
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help. West Virginia University assistant professor Zachariah Etienne is leading what will soon become a global volunteer computing effort. The public will be invited to lend their own computers to help the scientific community unlock the secrets contained in gravitational waves observed when black holes smash together.