Study links rise in bureaucracy — now 34.2% of health spending — to surging overhead of private insurers; cutting US administrative costs to Canadian levels would have saved more than $600 billion in 2017. A study published on January 6, 2020, in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that health care bureaucracy cost Americans […]

An automated machine-learning model developed by MIT researchers significantly outperforms human Wall Street analysts in predicting quarterly business sales. Using limited data, this automated machine-learning system predicts a company’s quarterly sales. Knowing a company’s true sales can help determine its value. Investors, for instance, often employ financial analysts to predict […]

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Financial conflicts of interest that could bias researchers funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) are rare, a report released last week found: About 3% of the 55,600 grants the agency awarded in 2018 involved at least one researcher reporting such a conflict. But […]

People are less motivated to take actions if its outcome is uncertain, and this could be true for climate-related issues. The uncertainty in climate response to the increase in greenhouse gas concentration, which is often believed to be substantially large, makes it difficult to believe the benefit of reducing emissions […]

Pacific islands have criticised Australia for not doing enough to rein in its reliance on coal Australia on Tuesday announced a Aus$500 million ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding their powerful neighbour curb its carbon emissions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison […]

Libra could become more successful than other cryptocurrencies because it has the backing of multiple large international corporations. Shutterstock Cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon in the past few years. Now Facebook is launching it’s own cryptocurrency, in association with Visa, MasterCard, Uber and others. The stated aim of Libra is to […]