Water contaminated by the oil currently leaking into the ocean from the Sanchi tanker collision is likely to take at least three months to reach land, and if it does the Korean coast is the most likely location. However, the oil's fate is highly uncertain, as it may burn, evaporate, or mix into the surface ocean and contaminate the environment for an extended duration.
Americans are more passionate toward their romantic partners than Japanese people are because Americans live in social environments in which people have greater freedom to choose and replace their partners, a team of Japanese researchers suggest.
Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new research found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past 55 years.
The air quality alert programme in Toronto (Canada) had limited effects in protecting the public's health from air pollution between 2003 and 2012, according to an observational study of 2.6 million people.
Half of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs report having experienced gender discrimination at work, according to a new survey examining people's experiences in the workplace and perceptions of fair treatment for women -- as well as racial and ethnic minorities -- in STEM occupations.
A recent paper illustrates the success of an improved system that tracks foodborne illness via online Yelp restaurant reviews developed by the Columbia University Department of Computer Science. Since 2012 this system has been used by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to identify instances of foodborne illness in NYC restaurants.
A new study that examined gender, health and housework among married, heterosexual couples who are no longer employed found a woman’s health has to be considerably impaired before she stops doing chores and her husband takes on more of those duties.
In 2004, a tsunami devastated much of the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh. An international team of researchers has studied the long-term impact that rebuilding efforts in coastal areas have had on the community.
The NYC Health Department announced that since 2012, 10 outbreaks of foodborne illness were identified through a new computer system. Launched in 2012, the computer system tracks foodborne illnesses based on certain keywords that appear in Yelp restaurant reviews. This strategy has helped Health Department staff identify approximately 1,500 complaints of foodborne illness in New York City each year, for a total of 8,523 since July 2012.
Efforts to reverse the nation's opioid epidemic remain beset by the stigma associated with drug use, a group of researchers write in a year-end review. The researchers emphasize the need for the American health care system to embrace medications such as methadone to treat opioid use disorder, provide addiction treatment in primary care clinics and develop non-addictive alternatives for chronic pain.
A new study has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants.
A recent study finds that taking steps to foster diversity makes a company novative, in terms of product innovations, patents created and citations on patents -- meaning the relevant innovations are also used to develop new technologies.
New research shows that the best way to gain excess-returns on stock markets could be to invest in the shares least favored by analysts. They compute that, during the last thirty-five years, investing in the 10 percent of US stocks analysts were most optimistic about would have yielded on average 3 percent a year. Investing in the 10 percent of stocks analysts were most pessimistic about would have yielded a staggering 15 percent a year.
Bad weather affects US voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study finds that the Republican Party's advantage when it rains may be due in part to voters changing their partisan preference that day.