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Lake Lanier Drought game theory

Game theory shows how tragedies of the commons might be averted

Lake Lanier in Georgia is the primary water reservoir serving suburban and metropolitan Atlanta. When the lake's water level drops below a certain point, calls...
Votes Early Maryland

To what extent are Clinton and Trump campaign strategies driven by analytics?

A new feature article focuses on a major difference between the Clinton and Trump presidential campaigns that is often neglected in media coverage: their...
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields

Women cannot get better STEM career opportunities even they work like men

Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, "Why can't a woman...
cruise control

Decision making during alcohol drinking is the same as cruise control on a car

Heavy alcohol drinking is an important public health issue. In the United States, over 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. In a recent...
stock market

Daily happiness can bring high stock returns: evidence from international markets

In traditional financial theory, stock price is determined by supply and demand in the stock market. However, recent studies have shown that investor sentiment can...
autism

Analyzing autistic brain with graph theory

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs social interaction and verbal as well as non-verbal communication. It can also lead to restricted and repetitive...
Dancing

Dancing statistics

Learning scientific knowledge is different from learning sports, acting, or playing music instruments, in which you need to view, listen, touch, and perform. Most scientific...
Alcatraz Prison

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Sometimes individual self-interest may conflict social benefit. One of such situations is the Prisoner’s Dilemma, a hypothetical game set up that shows a situation...