Dr. Jianqing Chen and Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan of The University of Texas at Dallas examined the role and economic impacts of recommender systems, and how they affect consumers' decisions.
Equitable implementation of COVID?19 vaccine delivery is a national and global priority, with a strong focus on reducing existing disparities and not creating new disparities. But while a framework has been recognized for equitable allocation of COVID?19 vaccine that acknowledges the rights and interests of sexual and gender minorities (SGM), it fails to identify strategies or data to achieve that goal.
The illegal wildlife trade is often seen as one of the major gateways to zoonotic diseases, that spread from animals to humans. While the illegal trade in tigers, ivory, rhino horn, pangolins and primates is of paramount concern for public health, Professor Nijman says the legal wildlife trade should be of equal concern.
Researchers evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of using a mobile robotic system to perform health care tasks such as acquiring vital signs, obtaining nasal or oral swabs and facilitating contactless triage interviews of patients with potential COVID-19 in the emergency department.
People with higher incomes tend to feel prouder, more confident and less afraid than people with lower incomes, but not necessarily more compassionate or loving, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17% of total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to UNEP's Food Waste Index Report 2021. Conducted to support global efforts to halve food waste by 2030, the report presents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date, and offers countries a methodology to measure their food waste problem.
These outdated assumptions around gender continue to hinder effective and fair policymaking and action for climate mitigation and adaptation: women are innately caring and connected to the environment; women are a homogenous and vulnerable group; gender equality is a women's issue and; gender equality is a numbers game.
As COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines are lifted, businesses are now faced with the challenge of how to keep their employees who are returning to work motivated and engaged. A study led by a University of Illinois Chicago researcher shows that both employees and managers have an important part to play in promoting employee engagement during the pandemic.
Small-scale fisheries, which employ about 90 percent of the world's fishers and supply half the fish for human consumption, are on the frontlines of climate change. They may offer insights into resilience.
A new report shows that artists on independent record labels are being squashed out of streaming playlists and revenue. It finds that major labels have an unfair advantage when it comes to playlist access - and that they take the lion's share of subscription revenue as a result. The team recommend changing the payment system, improving transparency about how playlists and recommendation algorithms work, and forcing major labels to divest from streaming platforms.