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Teaming up to prepare for emergencies: JRC data helps international community

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, joins forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector.

Political corruption scandals may be predicted by network science

According to the World Bank, corruption scandals siphon more than $2 trillion per year from the global economy, making corruption one of the major causes of slow economic growth and socioeconomic inequality. Now in a new study, researchers...Show More Summary

Economics: Wealth Without Money

Economics is also known as "the science of value". However, it fails miserably. Before I explain that statement, I should let you know that my current project is taking the six Darwinian Dilemma posts (Street 01-06) and turning intoShow More Summary

Bill Nye: Lib States Should Impose Economic Sanctions on States That Don’t Buy Into Global Warming

Bill Nye is most certainly not at all interested in actual science. He’s only interesting in demanding that people agree agree with HIS version of science with no debate. Now

Bill Gates says people with these 3 skills will be successful in the future job market

Bill Gates concludes that people with three backgrounds will be the most in-demand from here on out: science, engineering and economics.        

‘Watch out conservatives’: Bill Nye warns of ‘economic sanctions’ against climate change deniers

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Renowned science communicator Bill Nye joined MSNBC anchor Sheinelle Jones to discuss the scientific reality of climate change in the wake of President Donald Trump’s tweet confusing weather with climate. “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted Thursday....

The Christian Leader’s Guide to Economics

The so-called “dismal science” is a powerful tool for wealth creation, but also for healing broken communities. I open my car door, sit down, and turn the key. Carefully balancing my coffee, I put my foot on the brake, shift into reverse, and gently press the gas pedal as I pull out of my driveway on my way to work. Show More Summary

Linky Friday: Blood Money

This Week: Crime, Economics, Sports, Christmas, and Science!

The piranha problem in social psychology / behavioral economics: The “take a pill” model of science eats itself

[cat picture] A fundamental tenet of social psychology, behavioral economics, at least how it is presented in the news media, and taught and practiced in many business schools, is that small “nudges,” often the sorts of things that we might not think would affect us at all, can have big effects on behavior. Show More Summary

Our Culture Wars Come Down To Modernists Versus Post-Modernists

"The practice of science cannot be long sustained without the co-operation of our wider culture (legally, economically, pedagogically). This is the theoretical half of our present crisis. As the culture becomes more doubtful of scientific...Show More Summary

GSK, other drugmakers bet on post-Brexit UK science

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain won a vote of confidence from its economically important life sciences sector on Wednesday as five drug companies committed to invest in the country under the government's industrial strategy plans after Brexit.

Some high scores for MX in OECD report

Mexico ranks highly in some areas related to science, technology and industry but lags behind in others, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development FULL STORY The post Some high scores for MX in OECD report appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Economics Gets Out More Often: Using Extramural Citations to Assess Economic Scholarship

From VoxEU: Economics gets out more often: Using extramural citations to assess economic scholarship, by Josh Angrist, Pierre Azoulay, Glenn Ellison, Ryan Hill, and Susan Lu: The 2017 Nobel in Memorial Prize Economic Sciences, awarded to University of Chicago’s Richard...

Economics: How science got a golden ticket

2 months agoAcademics : Nature

Ehsan Masood hails an account of the mixed implications of governments valuing research as an investment.

Economics isn't a bogus science — we just don't use it correctly

The financial crises of the past two decades, and our failure to predict them, have wreaked havoc on more than just the global economy. The bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2000, the Enron scandal and the global financial crisis of 2008 have led to a loss of faith in economics itself. But these...

“A mixed economy is not an economic abomination or even a regrettably unavoidable political necessity but a natural absorbing state,” and other notes on “Whither Science?” by Danko Antolovic

So. I got this email one day, promoting a book that came with the following blurb: Whither Science?, by Danko Antolovic, is a series of essays that explore some of the questions facing modern science. A short read at only 41 pages, Whither...Show More Summary

Researchers teach computer to recognize emotions in speech

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Experts of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics have created an automatic system capable of identifying emotions in the sound of a voice. Their report was presented at a major international conference -- Neuroinformatics-2017.

ISPOR Establishes New "Women in Health Economics and Outcomes Research" Initiative

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held an open meeting this afternoon designed to gain member feedback on a new initiative, "ISPOR Women in HEOR/Science."

Social repercussions on places declared World Heritage Sites

A researcher from the Economic and Business Sciences Faculty of the University of Seville, together with a group of teachers from Malaysia, has published a study of the factors that influence the perception of tourism of rural and urban residents living in declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. Show More Summary

Advancing the science and management of European intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams

Intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams (IRES) are waterways that cease to flow and sometimes dry. However, there is much left to learn about them, including their occurrence in the landscape, ecology, economic and societal values and incredible biodiversity. Show More Summary

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