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  • Reply to: Would you lose weight if we paid you?   4 days 4 hours ago
    Thanks Ian! Indeed, many people try to lose weight but fail. Regarding research on causes of obesity, I would like to refer to this nice survey article which also talks a lot about lifestyle, genetics, and further factors such as technological change. 
  • Reply to: Would you lose weight if we paid you?   4 days 20 hours ago

    The other way of interpreting the result is that, with few exceptions, obese people do not want to be obese.

    The real challenge is identifying the science of what makes people obese in the first place in terms of diet, lifestyle and genetics. There are still no definitive conclusions on those.

  • Reply to: Can a picture from space help to measure poverty in a Guatemalan village?   5 days 5 hours ago

    Hello Mr. Andrea Coppola,

    This is interesting work. Similar work is done by another scholar Dr. Brian Min whose specific article on India looks at electrification in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India (https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/patel/psac/Min_PSAC_4_6.pdf). His other work can also be found here - https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=WqfwkL8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

  • Reply to: Poverty and Disasters—Why resilience matters   6 days 1 hour ago

    It is very important now a days for poor and developing country specially people are living in coastal areas and zone-V areas. Govt should play a very important role to ensure equal and equitable distribution of resources and special risk mitigation funding for the most vulnerable communities. Also important to monitor the proper implementation of approved activities. Days also come Govt. should involve vulnerable communities in planning process. Respect their knowledge and coping mechanism. Building Resilience only possible when all support system functional and work properly.

  • Reply to: Can a picture from space help to measure poverty in a Guatemalan village?   1 week 2 days ago
    Thanks Aaka! It’s great you managed to strengthen response to natural disasters by integrating the information from satellite data and social media data. There is an important potential in data mashups (using data from different sources to generate new insights), especially if one manages to address the issue of data aggregation (for example, by taking advantage of latitude/longitude information, when available).