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  • Pan-Arctic distribution of bioavailable dissolved organic matter and linkages with productivity in ocean margins 

    Shen, Yuan; Benner, Ronald; Kaiser, Karl; Fichot, Cedric; Whitledge, Terry
    Rapid environmental changes in the Arctic Ocean affect plankton productivity and the bioavailability of dissolved organic matter (DOM) that supports microbial food webs. We report concentrations of dissolved organic carbon ...
  • The integration of economic history into economics 

    Margo, Robert A. (Springer Nature America, Inc, 2018-09)
    In the USA today the academic field of economic history is much closer to economics than it is to history in terms of professional behavior, a stylized fact that I call the “integration of economic history into economics.” ...
  • Obama, Katrina, and the persistence of racial inequality 

    Margo, Robert A. (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2016-06-01)
    New benchmark estimates of Black-White income ratios for 1870, 1900, and 1940 are combined with standard post-World War census data. The resulting time series reveals that the pace of racial income convergence has generally ...
  • Behind the scenes: doing science across the spectrum 

    Marscher, Alan
    Summary of observations of blazars from radio through gamma-ray wavelengths, and their interpretation in terms of relativistic jets of ultra-high-energy particles and magnetic fields, powered by super-massive black holes ...
  • Multi-wavelength characterization of the blazar S5 0716+714 during an unprecedented outburst phase 

    Ahnen, M. L.; Ansoldi, S.; Antonelli, L. A.; Arcaro, C.; Baack, D.; Babic, A.; Banerjee, B.; Bangale, P.; Barres de Almeida, U.; Barrio, JA; Becerra Gonzalez, J.; Bednarek, W.; Bernardini, E.; Berse, R. Ch.; Berti, A.; Bhattacharyya, W.; Biland, A.; Blanch, O.; Bonnoli, G.; Carosi, R.; Carosi, A.; Ceribella, G.; Chatterjee, A.; Colak, S. M.; Colin, P.; Colombo, E.; Contreras, J. L.; Cortina, J.; Covino, S.; Cumani, P.; Da Vela, P.; Dazzi, F.; De Angelis, A.; De Lotto, B.; Delfino, M.; Delgado, J.; Di Pierro, F.; Dominguez, A.; Prester, D. Dominis; Dorner, D.; Doro, M.; Einecke, S.; Elsaesser, D.; Ramazani, V. Fallah; Fernandez-Barral, A.; Fidalgo, D.; Fonseca, M.; Font, L; Fruck, C.; Galindo, D.; Gallozzi, S.; Garcia Lopez, RJ; Garczarczyk, M.; Gaug, M.; Giammaria, P.; Godinovic, N.; Gora, D.; Guberman, D.; Hadasch, D.; Hahn, A.; Hassan, T.; Hayashida, M.; Herrera, J.; Hose, J.; Hrupec, D.; Ishio, K.; Konno, Y.; Kubo, H.; Kushida, J.; Kuvezdic, D.; Lelas, D.; Lindfors, E.; Lombardi, S.; Longo, F.; Lopez, M.; Maggio, C.; Majumdar, P.; Makariev, M.; Maneva, G.; Manganaro, M.; Mannheim, K.; Maraschi, L.; Mariotti, M.; Martinez, M.; Masuda, S.; Mazin, D.; Mielke, K.; Minev, M.; Miranda, J. M.; Mirzoyan, R.; Moralejo, A.; Moreno, V.; Moretti, E.; Nagayoshi, T.; Neustroev, V.; Niedzwiecki, A.; Nievas Rosillo, M.; Nigro, C.; Nilsson, K.; Ninci, D.; Nishijima, K.; Noda, K.; Nogues, L.; Paiano, S.; Palacio, J.; Paneque, D.; Paoletti, R.; Paredes, J. M.; Pedaletti, G.; Peresano, M.; Persic, M.; Moroni, P. G. Prada; Prandini, E.; Puljak, I.; Garcia, J. R.; Reichardt, I.; Rhode, W.; Ribo, M.; Rico, J.; Righi, C.; Rugliancich, A.; Saito, T.; Satalecka, K.; Schweizer, T.; Sitarek, J.; Snidaric, I.; Sobczynska, D.; Stamerra, A.; Strzys, M.; Suric, T.; Takahashi, M.; Takalo, L.; Tavecchio, F.; Temnikov, P.; Terzic, T.; Teshima, M.; Torres-Alba, N.; Treves, A.; Tsujimoto, S.; Vanzo, G.; Vazquez Acosta, M.; Vovk, I.; Ward, J. E.; Will, M.; Zaric, D.; Bastieri, D.; Gasparrini, D.; Lott, B.; Rani, B.; Thompson, D. J.; Agudo, I.; Angelakis, E.; Borman, G. A.; Casadio, C.; Grishina, T. S.; Gurwel, M.; Hovatta, T.; Itoh, R.; Jarvela, E.; Jermak, H.; Jorstad, S.; Kopatskaya, E. N.; Kraus, A.; Krichbaum, T. P.; Kuin, N. P. M.; Lahteenmaki, A.; Larionov, V. M.; Larionova, L.; Lien, A. Y.; Madejski, G.; Marscher, Alan P.; Myserlis, I.; Max-Moerbeck, W.; Molina, S. N.; Morozova, D. A.; Nalewajko, K.; Pearson, T. J.; Ramakrishnan, V.; Readhead, A. C. S.; Reeves, R. A.; Savchenko, S. S.; Steele, I. A.; Tornikoski, M.; Troitskaya, Yu.; Troitsky, I.; Vasilyev, A. A.; Zensus, J. Anton (EDP SCIENCES S A, 2018-11-09)
    CONTEXT: The BL Lac object S5 0716+714, a highly variable blazar, underwent an impressive outburst in January 2015 (Phase A), followed by minor activity in February (Phase B). The MAGIC observations were triggered by the ...
  • Mispricing in the Medicare advantage risk adjustment model 

    Chen, Jing; Ellis, Randall P.; Toro, Katherine H.; Ash, Arlene S. (SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2015-05-01)
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented hierarchical condition category (HCC) models in 2004 to adjust payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to reflect enrollees’ expected health care costs. ...
  • Reframing the measurement of women’s work in the sub-Saharan African context 

    Finlay, Jocelyn E.; Efevbera, Yvette; Ndikubagenzi, Jacques; Karra, Mahesh; Canning, David
    This research note considers how we measure women’s work in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) context. Drawing on qualitative work conducted in Burundi, the note examines how existing measures of women’s work do not accurately ...
  • One for all and all for one: improving replication of genetic studies through network diffusion 

    Lancour, Daniel; Naj, Adam; Mayeux, Richard; Haines, Jonathan L.; Pericak-Vance, Margaret A.; Schellenberg, Gerard C.; Crovella, Mark; Farrer, Lindsay A.; Kasif, Simon (PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2018-04-01)
    Improving accuracy in genetic studies would greatly accelerate understanding the genetic basis of complex diseases. One approach to achieve such an improvement for risk variants identified by the genome wide association ...

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