Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

The Institute for Operations Research And The Management Sciences, INFORMS was established in 1995 and remains the largest professional society for the study of operations research. It was formed by merging the Operations Research Society of America and the Institute of Management Sciences. INFORMS publishes 12 scholarly journals, provides networking among educators and addresses the need of professionals in the field relating to operations management.

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Plants & Animals

Research team finds effect of odor on helpfulness in rats

Despite their reputation, rats are surprisingly sociable and actually regularly help each other out with tasks. Researchers at the Universities of Göttingen, Bern and St Andrews have now shown that a rat only has to smell ...

Astronomy

Kilonovae: Ambushing the standard candle in its own nest

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most luminous and explosive transient phenomena in the universe after the Big Bang. A powerful tool for characterizing and classifying GRBs to allow them to be used as tracers of the expansion ...

Plants & Animals

Fossils show 66 million years of insects eating kauri trees

Exquisitely preserved feeding marks on fossil conifer leaves show that the same insect feeding and fungi persisted for millions of years on the same type of plant, from ancient Patagonian rainforests to the modern rainforests ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is COVID doing to our hearts?

Cardiologist Nisha Parikh, M.D., MPH, discusses what we know so far about COVID-19's impact on the body's cardiovascular system, from affecting the heart's rhythm to impairing its ability to pump blood throughout the body.

Earth Sciences

Pulsating aurora: Killer electrons in strumming sky lights

Computer simulations explain how electrons with wide-ranging energies rain into Earth's upper and middle atmosphere during a phenomenon known as the pulsating aurora. The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research ...

Space Exploration

Conscientiousness key to team success during space missions

NASA is working toward sending humans to Mars by 2030. If all goes according to plan, the flight crew's return trip to the red planet will take about two-and-half years. That's a long time to spend uninterrupted with co-workers. ...