Marcos Cabello

Marcos Cabello

Reporter, Social Sciences and Business & Economics

Marcos Augusto Cabello, based in Boston, covers the Social Sciences and Business & Economics for The Academic Times. Prior to that, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Philosophy, with a minor in Psychology, from Florida State University.

Latinx voters' political leanings are influenced strongly by their American identity.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Latinx voters' political leanings are influenced strongly by their American identity.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)The degree to which Latinx voters prioritize their U.S. American identity over their Latinx identity may have a significant influence on whether those voters support conservative immigration policies and Republican candidates, according to new research.

Counties that leaned Republican were less likely to show strict adherence to social distancing recommendations. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Counties that leaned Republican were less likely to show strict adherence to social distancing recommendations. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)U.S. counties with lower per capita income and greater Republican orientation were associated with significantly reduced physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study that shows how government policies failed to close disparities between communities throughout almost the entirety of the pandemic.

Even the Netherlands can't escape social exclusion. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
Even the Netherlands can't escape social exclusion. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)People in same-sex relationships may have larger social networks than people in different-sex relationships, and those social networks seem to be made up of more friends and fewer family-of-origin ties, according to new research from the Netherlands that suggests marginalized groups employ resilience strategies to counteract social exclusion.

Robotization hasn't affected the labor market in a huge way in Germany. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Robotization hasn't affected the labor market in a huge way in Germany. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Increased industrial robotization has little to no effect on the number of jobs available in the labor market, according to a German study, though researchers say employers may need to invest in retraining their employees as the economy changes.

New discoveries point to a very different evolution pattern for the human brain. (S.Benito-Kwiecinski/MRC LMB/Cell)
New discoveries point to a very different evolution pattern for the human brain. (S.Benito-Kwiecinski/MRC LMB/Cell)Paleoanthropologists have discovered that while younger fossils of the genus Homo indicate a derived, humanlike brain organization, the earliest Homo genus brains found outside of Africa retained a primitive, great ape-like organization, contradicting the long-standing assumption that fully derived, modern human brains existed at the emergence of the genus.

Excessive jargon may be turning off readers. (Pixabay/Dean Moriarty)
Excessive jargon may be turning off readers. (Pixabay/Dean Moriarty)The use of scientific jargon in an academic paper’s title and abstract correlates with a drop in the overall number of citations the paper receives, according to a new study that suggests that a higher proportion of specialized vocabulary reduces readership.

A well discovered on an Egyptian dig site shows volcanic evidence. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
A well discovered on an Egyptian dig site shows volcanic evidence. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)Archaeologists have discovered the first well along the west coast shores of the Red Sea, where the ancient Egyptian city of Berenike is located, suggesting that the city’s temporary abandonment at the end of the third century B.C. may have been the result of a multiyear drought that caused the city’s freshwater source to run dry, according to a new study.

Economics graduates get a high ROI on their degrees. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)
Economics graduates get a high ROI on their degrees. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)Students who majored in economics earn significantly higher annual early-career wages, according to a new study that is among the first to employ a quasi-experimental research design to identify labor market returns to college major choice in the U.S.

Law school makes you less likely to get involved in insider trading. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Law school makes you less likely to get involved in insider trading. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Insiders with legal expertise may be less likely to exploit private information when they buy their own company's stocks, according to a new study that examines the nexus between insider trading behavior and the legal education and expertise of corporate executives and directors.

With more legalization, more adults with kids at home are smoking marijuana in the home. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
With more legalization, more adults with kids at home are smoking marijuana in the home. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Cannabis use among U.S. adults with children in the home is on the rise as states continue to legalize the substance for medicinal and recreational use, raising concerns about how secondhand cannabis smoke is impacting children's health.

It turns out that there is a home-field advantage after all. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
It turns out that there is a home-field advantage after all. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)European researchers using the COVID-19 pandemic as a natural sports experiment have found that while referee bias vanishes in the absence of spectators, home-field advantage — the benefit the home team is thought to gain over the visiting team — persists in European soccer leagues.

A new study has generated a better risk profile for children and young adults hurt with firearms.(Pixabay/Brett Hondow)
A new study has generated a better risk profile for children and young adults hurt with firearms.(Pixabay/Brett Hondow)One in five Colorado high school students say they have easy access to a handgun, according to a new study published Monday that draws on more than 46,000 student responses across the state, noting that male and older-aged youths, along with youths in rural areas, are most likely to report ease of access.