Tag: economics

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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It’s Not You: Work IS Getting Worse

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | Tags: ,

If you watch sitcoms from the 1950s, you’ll note that Ward Cleaver and the rest of the gang always seemed so pleased with themselves when they came home from work. Does that mean that being at work is less fun than it used to be? Answer: yes. A new study shows that modern business practices

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