New research finds Airbnb is taking an increasing share of business away from the hotel industry.
Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there's an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention -- until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how firearms are anonymously bought and sold around the world.
Bureaucratic quality in developing countries is endangered by the structural adjustment programs imposed by the international financial institutions, a paper by Bocconi's Alexander Kentikelenis and colleagues, in the American Journal of Sociology, states. In particular, the IMF's structural reforms mandating privatization, price deregulation, and reductions in public sector employment jeopardize state capacity by compromising the healthy relationship between state and business, as in uncertain times bureaucrats are more likely to fall prey to private interests.
New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight.
New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision -- recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action -- is triggered as soon as the brain's processing networks accumulate the exact right quantity of sensory information. The studies uncover fundamental brain mechanisms underlying decision making in an uncertain world.
In situations of intimate partner violence, not knowing what will come next is sometimes a stronger predictor of a woman's health outcomes than violence frequency and severity, research at UT Health San Antonio suggests.
Dartmouth-led study of more than 25 million pregnant women reports on rates of smoking cessation at the start of and during pregnancy and also examines the association of quitting cigarette smoking and the risk of preterm birth.
This study looked at the privacy practices of popular apps for depression and smoking cessation. Researchers assessed the content of privacy policies and compared disclosures regarding data sharing with commercial third parties to actual behavior for 36 apps.
This study of more than 25 million pregnant women reports on rates of smoking cessation at the start of and during pregnancy and also examines the association of quitting cigarette smoking and the risk of preterm birth.
Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging.