Tag: economics

Farmers Skeptical About Validity of Climate Change

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

The recently released National Climate Assessment, reported by a team of 300 experts, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences, asserts that climate change is already impacting the United States, and that the warming of the past 50 years is “primarily due to human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases.” Ask American farmers about climate

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Bee Economy: Honey, Mites and Diesel Drive Pollination Fees

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Many crops rely on pollination by honey bees and, as a result, there’s a market for the services of professional beekeepers and their bees. And the cost of those services has been on the rise. What’s driven the increase in pollination fees over the past 20 years? A new study from North Carolina State University

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Why Rooting For Losers May Save Your Life

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 | Tags: , ,

If you’re a sports fan, you want your team to win. You especially want your team to win the big games: championships, rivalry games, etc. Be careful what you wish for. A new study shows that big games with close scores are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities – but only for fans

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GDP: What’s Debt Got To Do With It?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 | Tags:

Have you had the sneaking suspicion that a nation’s debt can be a dead weight on the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP)? You’re right! New economic research can tell you exactly how much debt a country can handle before that debt begins to hurt its economy. Good news for the U.S. and other developed nations

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You Say It’s Your Birthday…Squirrel!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious matter. So it is worth paying attention when researchers find that many kids are apparently being misdiagnosed with ADHD because of their birthdays. A study from NC State, Notre Dame and Minnesota finds that children who are born just before the cut-off date for kindergarten enrollment are

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