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Fraud-proof credit cards possible with quantum physics (12/17/2014)

Fraud-proof credit cards possible with quantum physicsThough corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial data and personal information from criminal activity. Fortunately, new insights into quantum physics may soon offer a solution. ...> Full Article


Give flawed payments database time to improve (12/13/2014)

A federal database meant to report the financial ties between doctors and drug and device makers debuted Sept. 30, 2014, with major gaps in the data. Despite those flaws, the public should give the site the chance to improve because its value, even if mostly unrealized, is great, argue the authors of a new 'Viewpoint' article in JAMA. ...> Full Article


Growing cooperation: First the carrot, then the stick (12/7/2014)

To encourage cooperation in groups, a combination of rewards and penalties is best, according to a new study by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. ...> Full Article


Re-focusing investors' attention away from losses can reduce negative emotional response (12/7/2014)

MU researchers found that distracting investors helped lessen emotional responses to investment losses. ...> Full Article


Economist's book goes under the hood of social-science research (12/6/2014)

An economist's new book teaches how to conduct cause-and-effect studies on complex social questions. ...> Full Article


Study: Cheaper private health care prices mean more medicare spending (12/5/2014)

New evidence shows that doctors may be shifting health care services to Medicare when they stand to make money by doing so, though further study is required. ...> Full Article


Women outperform men in some financial negotiations, research finds (12/4/2014)

In certain circumstances, women may be more effective than men when negotiating money matters, contrary to conventional wisdom that men drive a harder bargain in financial affairs, according to a new meta-analysis published by the American Psychological Association. ...> Full Article


Entrepreneurs to venture capitalists: Don't be a Scrooge (12/3/2014)

Entrepreneurs to venture capitalists: Don't be a ScroogeA recently published study of more than 550 decisions and responses from 144 experienced entrepreneurs reveals that 'knowledge of explicit ethical or unethical behavior [by venture capitalists] profoundly shapes the entrepreneurs' willingness to partner.' ...> Full Article


Incomes fall as stressed economy struggles (12/2/2014)

Incomes fall as stressed economy strugglesAustralian average incomes are falling with the country's population growth 'masking underlying economic weakness', according to a QUT economist. ...> Full Article


Study: US attracting fewer educated, highly skilled migrants (12/1/2014)

A new study using data from the social networking site LinkedIn showed a sharp drop-off in the proportional number of skilled workers migrating to the United States. The study is believed to be the first ever to measure global migration of professionals to the US. ...> Full Article


Virtual money: User's identity can be revealed much easier than thought (11/30/2014)

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions really anonymous? Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have now demonstrated how the IP address behind each transaction can be revealed with only a few computers and about 1500. ...> Full Article


Employees of small, locally owned businesses have more company loyalty, study finds (11/29/2014)

Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers -- and for rural workers, size and company ownership figure into their commitment even more than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor researchers. ...> Full Article


Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future (11/28/2014)

Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by 'involuntary simplicity.' ...> Full Article


'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era' (11/27/2014)

'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era'Economic growth is harming the planet, it is incapable of eradicating poverty and it is not making us happier. However, there is no need to worry: there are alternatives and social movements working to end the obsession of continuous growth. This is the provocative message Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis, three ICTA-UAB researchers, wish to convey through a new book titled 'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era,' recently published by Routledge. ...> Full Article


Using science to open way to 'blue economy' (11/26/2014)

New science and software make Belize coastal zone management plan better for people and the environment. ...> Full Article

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Fraud-proof credit cards possible with quantum physicsFraud-proof credit cards possible with quantum physics

Give flawed payments database time to improve

Growing cooperation: First the carrot, then the stick

Re-focusing investors' attention away from losses can reduce negative emotional response

Economist's book goes under the hood of social-science research

Study: Cheaper private health care prices mean more medicare spending

Women outperform men in some financial negotiations, research finds

Entrepreneurs to venture capitalists: Don't be a ScroogeEntrepreneurs to venture capitalists: Don't be a Scrooge

Incomes fall as stressed economy strugglesIncomes fall as stressed economy struggles

Study: US attracting fewer educated, highly skilled migrants

Virtual money: User's identity can be revealed much easier than thought

Employees of small, locally owned businesses have more company loyalty, study finds

Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future

'Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era''Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era'

Using science to open way to 'blue economy'



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