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.

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.

Academic review journals might not be doing articles any favors. (Unsplash/Annie Pratt)
Academic review journals might not be doing articles any favors. (Unsplash/Annie Pratt)Being curated into an academic review journal is, on average, detrimental for scientific publications and leads to a dramatic overall decrease in future citations, according to a new study suggesting that academic review articles engage in a sort of "creative destruction."

Widowhood and divorce could increase a woman's risk of dementia. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
Widowhood and divorce could increase a woman's risk of dementia. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)Researchers have uncovered a potential association between marital loss and dementia, adding to the well of knowledge about the relationship between stressful life events and mental illness.

COVID-19 stats appear linked to gubernatorial party affiliations. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
COVID-19 stats appear linked to gubernatorial party affiliations. (AP Photo/LM Otero)U.S. states led by Republican governors had much higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths throughout 2020, according to a new analysis that quantifies how much politics impacted the effects of the pandemic.

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)Industrial robotization in the workforce is projected to worsen the gender pay gap, according to new research using data from across Europe, signaling that any progress toward closing the gap may be quickly eroded without intervention.

The EU brand doesn't mean what it used to. (AP Image/Yves Logghe)
The EU brand doesn't mean what it used to. (AP Image/Yves Logghe)Researchers have failed to replicate a study demonstrating that the European Union brand significantly impacted people's evaluations of and trust in government policies, suggesting that government branding may not impact how people perceive public policy and helping to fill the dearth of knowledge about public brands.

A new study might have a fix for our ocean issues. (Pixabay/Public Domain Pictures)
A new study might have a fix for our ocean issues. (Pixabay/Public Domain Pictures)A first-of-a-kind study maps and identifies marine areas that, if strictly protected from fishing and other habitat-damaging activities, could provide a comprehensive solution to three of humanity's most pressing issues: climate change, loss of biodiversity and the global decrease of Earth's fishing supply.

Indiscriminate slaughter is not a modern invention. (Novak et al, 2021, PLOS ONE)
Indiscriminate slaughter is not a modern invention. (Novak et al, 2021, PLOS ONE)A DNA analysis of a 6,200-year-old massacre reveals that this ancient act of organized violence was an instance of indiscriminate killing, according to research published Wednesday that conducted the largest genetic analysis of an ancient massacre to date.

Neanderthals disappeared from Northern Europe much earlier than previously thought. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Neanderthals disappeared from Northern Europe much earlier than previously thought. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)Neanderthals’ disappearance from Northwestern Europe occurred much earlier than previously thought, according to new research using modern technology that completely strips skeletal samples of contaminants that are likely the culprits of radiocarbon misdating.