How economic thinking on climate change has evolved since the 2006 Stern Review.
Oct. 29, 2021 • ~6 min
People use mental shortcuts to make difficult decisions – even highly trained doctors delivering babies
It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.
Oct. 14, 2021 • ~10 min
China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities
Through its Belt and Road Initiative, China has become the world’s largest country-to-country lender. A new study shows that more than half of its loans threaten sensitive lands or Indigenous people.
Sept. 20, 2021 • ~11 min
Some thought Dan Ariely’s faked data study might be a blow to behavioural science, but actually its exposure shows how behavioural scientists are rooting out false research.
Sept. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
The Affordable Care Act has allowed many preventive health services, including cancer screenings and vaccines, to be free of charge. But legal challenges may lead to costly repercussions for patients.
Sept. 7, 2021 • ~9 min