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Mobile phone data 'predicts' wealth and poverty in Rwanda
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A person's history of phone communication can be used to infer aspects of his or her socioeconomic status, a new study suggests.

Revealing glacier flow with animated satellite images
(European Geosciences Union) Frank Paul, a glaciologist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, has created animations from satellite images of the Karakoram mountain range in Asia to show how its glaciers flow and change. The images of four different regions compress 25 years of glacier changes into just one second, revealing the complex glacier behavior in the Karakoram. The animations are published today in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.

Argonne researcher awarded for leadership in energy and global security
(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Crain's Chicago Business named Leah Guzowski, director for strategy and research programs at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, to its annual 40 under 40 list.

Five MU faculty members named as Fellows of the AAAS
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Five faculty members from the University of Missouri have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They join 347 other distinguished scientists who have been awarded this honor by AAAS this year because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The MU faculty members elected as fellows are: David Pintel, Randall Prather, Michael Roberts, Dong Xu and Yuwen Zhang.

Southampton to play major role in £138m project to transform UK infrastructure
(University of Southampton) The University of Southampton is to play a major role in a new national center that will grow and transform the UK's major infrastructure sectors including transport, energy systems, clean water supplies, waste management and flood defenses.

Peak-end pizza
(Cornell Food & Brand Lab) How does price impact your evaluation of a restaurant meal? Psychologists have long thought that we judge experiences based on their most intense moment (the peak) and the last part of the experience (end). However, a new Cornell study found that this rule can change dramatically depending on how much customers are paying for the experience.

Dartmouth expert available to discuss dire state of ocean fisheries
(Dartmouth College) Dartmouth scholar D.G. Webster, an expert in marine policy and environmental governance and economics, is available to discuss the perilous state of the world's ocean fisheries.

CO2 Modeller brings climate change and emissions targets within touching distance
(University of Southampton) Scientists and computer engineers at the University of Southampton have developed an interactive climate app -- CO2 Modeller -- which can fit in your pocket and help you to gauge the future effects of carbon emissions around key sensitivities of the Earth's climate. The new app, CO2 Modeller, provides an interactive tool to allow anyone -- from members of the public to policy makers -- to explore for themselves the implications of delaying emission reductions on their tablet or smartphone.

Breast cancer -- improved diagnostic accuracy and treatment targeting
(Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) Following a kick-off meeting, the TransLUMINAL-B project, which is being led by Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is now officially underway. Over the next three years, researchers involved in the project will study the process of metastasis formation and the role of malignant cells, which accumulate in the blood and bone marrow of patients with certain types of breast cancer.

Nature Publishing Group releases landmark white paper -- Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition
(Springer) Nature Publishing Group, part of Springer Nature, today releases Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition, a white paper which takes the pulse of China's scientific research at a critical time in its development. It is the first report of its kind to be undertaken in China by a global publisher, drawing on quantitative and qualitative data NPG has recently gathered through interviewing and surveying more than 1,700 leading Chinese researchers.

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