Quantum computers that are exponentially faster than any of our current classical computers and are capable of code-breaking applications could be available in 12 to 15 years, posing major risks to the security of current communications systems, according to a new RAND Corporation report. The security risks posed by this new category of computers can be managed if the US government acts quickly, and a centrally coordinated, whole-of-nation approach is the best way to manage those challenges.
New research has found that social change advocates face an 'activist's dilemma.' While extreme actions can bring more attention to a cause than moderate ones, they are more likely to diminish support, even among natural sympathizers, the study found.
Students learned just as much in online STEM college courses as they did in traditional classroom settings, and at a fraction of the cost, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new University at Buffalo-led research.
New research finds that 'fake news' inspires consumers to demand corrective action from companies -- even if the company is a victim of the fake news story. The study also supports the idea that most people feel they are better at detecting fake news than other people are.
Less nutrition, less productivity, less development: the changing climate hinders poor rural areas of developing countries. A new study with contribution from the CMCC Foundation shows the impacts of climate change on the labor supply in 21st century, and how decision makers should act today to prevent the potential negative outcomes.
Children's health declines the longer they live in refugee camps. Many adults are also struggling, with seven out of ten feeling like they have no future.
A new preliminary study provides some of the earliest pieces of evidence that the COVID-19 outbreak affected people mentally as well as physically.
A new study published in the April issue of the journal Health Affairs says that, since its inception, Project Nurture has helped to reduce the necessary placement of children in foster care by more than 8 percentage points. The rate of reported maltreatment within the child's first year of life also declined by approximately 7 percentage points.
High-quality online courses are no less effective than traditional classes when it comes to student learning outcomes. Online courses provide an opportunity to expand access to high-quality education without increasing costs: the number of students that universities will be able to enroll increases by 15-18%. The results of a study carried out jointly by HSE University researchers and US researchers have been published in Science Advances.