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Finding patterns in corrupted data

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new 'robust' statistical method from MIT enables efficient model fitting with corrupted, high-dimensional data.

“FSFP Releases Two New Research Reports on Super PACs and Foreign Money in U.S. Corporations”

FSSP: I. Quantifying Foreign Institutional Block Ownership at Publicly Traded ?U.S. Corporations By: John C. Coates IV,  Ronald A. Fein, Kevin Crenny, and L. Vivian Dong Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision invalidated restrictions on corporate political spending, considerable … Continue reading ?

“Total cost of 2016 election could reach $6.6 billion, CRP predicts”

Open Secrets: Is 2016 the Year of the Billionaire when it comes to financing the election?… Candidates and news outlets have decried the outsized influence of a small number of donors throughout the election season. Here’s a startling statistic: The … Continue reading ?

$2.74 million NIH grant to improve asthma management in youth

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been...Show More Summary

Bitter political climate chills some scientific pursuits

(American Chemical Society) The House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee has been operating in lockstep with the combative political climate this election season. Since last year, the committee chair has issued more than 25 subpoenas to investigate science agencies and others. Show More Summary

New heights reached for solids that capture carbon dioxide at low concentrations in gas mixtures

Carbon dioxide capture is a high-profile area of chemical research offering a direct approach to tackling the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. This greenhouse gas is largely blamed for global warming and climate change.

Venezuela’s Inflation: The Wall Street Journal’s Reportage is Off, Way Off

Recent reportage in the Wall Street Journal by Matt Wirz, Carolyn Cui, and Anatoly Kurmanaev states that Venezuela’s annual inflation rate is 500 percent. The authors fail to indicate the source for that 500 percent figure. Knowing that...Show More Summary

Asylum Was Once a Place of Safe Haven, Part 2

This is part 2 of the series “Asylum Was Once a Place of Safe Haven.” Don’t miss Part 1. Hear the Rattle and Click as the Door Slams Home. Welcome to Prison. Without true understanding of how many people were touched by mental illness and […]

A step toward a UTI treatment that could thwart bacterial drug resistance

(American Chemical Society) This spring, a Pennsylvania woman who developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) became the first patient in the US reported to have a bacterial infection resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort. Show More Summary

Solved! --"Mysterious Phenomena of Earth's 100,000-Year Ice Age Cycle"

Our planet's ice ages used to occur at intervals of every 40,000 years, which made sense to scientists as the Earth's seasons vary in a predictable way, with colder summers occurring at these intervals.However there was a point, about a...

Seven Proven Parenting Strategies for Nurturing Better Behavior

Every parent only wants what’s best for their child.  Which is precisely why the vast majority of parents spend time exploring ways and means by which they can interact with their children, in a manner that both fosters positive behavior and creates stronger relationships.  Unsurprisingly, it is a subject that has been explored and investigated […]

Wayne State awarded $1.3 million NIH type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award to increase longevity

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A team of Wayne State University researchers are developing a novel material formulation to be applied to the surfaces of most implantable devices that will aid in resisting foreign body reaction and improve the long-term use of devices for insulin pump therapy and other implants.

Shared vision and goals for the future of Europe in space

A ‘Joint Statement on Shared Vision and Goals for the Future of European Space’ was signed by ESA Director General Jan Woerner and European Commissioner El?bieta Bie?kowksa in Brussels today.

The buzz about edible bugs: Can they replace beef?

(American Chemical Society) The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report appearing in ACS' Journal of...Show More Summary

Finding the clues for better autism treatments

(Medical University of South Carolina) New research sheds light on what might be going wrong in the regulation of genes that govern the brain's connectivity, leading to autism and schizophrenia. Identifying the major players that cause brain development disorders creates therapeutic targets that pharmaceutical companies can use.

Skin patch to treat peanut allergy shows benefit in children

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from an ongoing NIH-sponsored clinical trial.

Justice Breyer Not Too Worried About 8-Justice Supreme Court Handling Presidential Election Dispute

Glad he can be so sanguine. I’m not (except for the fact that the election does not appear to be close right now). … Continue reading ?

Enabling direct carbon capture

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Researchers have developed a solid material that can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, even at very low concentrations. This new materials could be added to exhaust pipes to collect the green house gas before as it is emitted.

Ancient Quasars Cast Light on Mysteries of the Cosmic Web

An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study...

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