Business & Economics
New research shows that the variety of online players is shrinking rapidly, although the overall size of the worldwide web continues to expand and functional and geographic opportunities are rising.
- PLoS ONE
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Stroke survivors who live in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status -- areas with lower household income, education levels and occupational status -- may have worse recovery three months after a stroke than people who live in neighborhoods with higher socioeconomic status, according to a study published in the April 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The findings applied to people with moderate to severe strokes, not people with mild strokes.
A new series of Penn State studies has found that shopper pickiness can go beyond shopping for the "best" option. The researchers define what it means to be "picky" and also developed a scale for measuring shopper pickiness.
- Journal of Consumer Psychology
From abandoned coal mines to shuttered factories, the Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University has helped communities resurrect once lifeless properties since 2006. With a boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $1 million, the Center will continue its mission to empower communities to transform brownfields -- property hindered from redevelopment or reuse due to the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance or contaminant.
Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and more, according to a new review paper led by UCL and University of East Anglia researchers.
- Biological Reviews
Cooling our streets, reducing air pollution and improving our wellbeing, nature can provide a host of solutions to the issues facing our cities, according to a new report by the British Ecological Society.