Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax. A recent study finds that auto-fix tools are effective ways to get programmers to make the relevant upgrades - if programmers opt to use them.
Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research from a team from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, shows there is an exception to this rule: professional STEM events, which could be indicative of the wider problem of gender inequality in the field.
In the U.S. today, the majority of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior. According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, this could be a significant contributor to fluctuations in the market, as high testosterone levels can cause these traders to overestimate future stock values and change their trading behavior, leading to dangerous prices bubbles and subsequent crashes.
A study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science investigated whether the calorie posting on menus impacts consumer evaluations of the restaurant. The study finds that health mentions about the foods increased significantly in online reviews after calorie posting. The result suggests that calorie posting can not only shift consumers towards healthier alternatives when inside a restaurant, but can also impact other customers reading the reviews by redirecting them towards healthier restaurants and food items.
University of New South Wales' Professor Chris Turney has uncovered documents and diary entries that suggest a team member stole food Scott needed, failed to pass on orders that would have sent out a dog team to meet the men and then changed his story over time to cover up his role in their deaths.
New evidence suggests that the Trump Administration's proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would limit the scope of the Clean Water Act inappropriately overlooks wetlands-related values.
A new survey covering six European countries has revealed that over a quarter of workers are too busy for a coffee break in the office. Workers associated coffee and short breaks with increased productivity, however 29 percent said that they didn't have time or were too busy to drink coffee at work. The findings suggest that workers may be less productive as a result.
To give or not to give: sometimes the answer is in the question, researchers into human behaviour and charitable giving have found. The study, led by a researcher from Western University in Canada, suggests that sometimes the 'ask' needs to suit the potential donors' sense of independence or interdependence.
Family and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found.
More frequent rotation of plant inspectors at medical device manufacturing facilities could benefit consumers and lead to fewer product recalls. That's the finding of a seven-year review of Food and Drug Administration inspections of and subsequent recalls at such facilities.