Solar System
Space Exploration
Space Tech
Particle Physics
Social Science
Law & Order
I got a hoax academic paper about how UK politicians wipe their bums published
PHYS.ORG I had what seemed like rather a good idea a few weeks back. Building on some prominent findings in social... 21 hours
Social media manipulation rising globally, new report warns
PHYS.ORG The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. Around the world, government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to... 22 hours
Talk Trump may tap strategic oil reserves raises questions
PHYS.ORG Reports that President Donald Trump could soon tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a bid to lower gasoline prices have raised concerns the emergency stockpile is being compromised for political... 22 hours
Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost
PHYS.ORG Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space. 23 hours
british government to promote space industry exports British government to promote space industry exports
SPACE NEWS The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid... 2 days
Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men
PHYS.ORG Who gets to speak? Who do we listen to? And whose opinions do we respect? These questions are always important, but even more so... 2 days
Democracies more prone to start wars – except when they're not
PHYS.ORG Research shows public pressure pushes democratically elected leaders to be more aggressive in international conflicts than their autocratic counterparts but finds some exceptions. What kind of... 2 days
For Mexican immigrants, politics is a family affair
PHYS.ORG Imagine adapting to life in the U.S. after emigrating from Mexico. With so many confusing new processes and systems to navigate, how would you begin to understand something as complex as local... 2 days
Outsider candidates perform better in polarized political environments, study finds
PHYS.ORG New research by Peter Buisseret, assistant professor in the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a coauthor shows that in times of intense polarization, outsiders... 3 days
What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative
SCIENCE DAILY A deep analysis of a series of surveys across 16 countries that spanned several years shows that people who are on the conservative end of the political spectrum believe their... 4 days
Rolls-Royce warns about Brexit uncertainty
PHYS.ORG The boss of British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce warned Tuesday that the government's new Brexit blueprint failed to dispel uncertainty and cautioned over supply pressures. 4 days
In the era of Brexit and fake news, scientists need to embrace social media
PHYS.ORG Social media can be an intimidating place for academics as not all of them take to it like ducks to... 4 days
Murder rates highest in countries that lack due process
PHYS.ORG Governments that do the best job protecting the rights of the accused have the lowest murder rates, while those that neglect due process have the highest, according to a five-year... 4 days
Japan's growing plutonium stockpile fuels fears
PHYS.ORG Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but concern is growing that the stockpile is vulnerable to terrorists and natural disasters. 4 days
In Florida, midterm elections hold faint hope for Medicaid expansion
NEWS MEDICAL Can the deep-red Florida Statehouse follow Virginia and expand Medicaid? Highly unlikely anytime soon, many state political analysts say. 5 days
US cyberthreat at 'critical point': US intelligence chief
PHYS.ORG The threat of cyberattacks against the US is at a "critical point," the country's intelligence chief has warned, branding Russia the most "aggressive foreign actor" ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with... 6 days
Aviation giants fly into Farnborough under Brexit cloud
PHYS.ORG Top global plane makers land at the Farnborough airshow in England next week, hoping to pick up speed on demand for passenger jets while charting a path through Brexit and trade war... 1 week
Storytelling may make political ads powerful persuaders
PHYS.ORG The persuasive potential of using stories in political ads may make them powerful tools for politicians and should become a focus for future research, according to a team of researchers. 1 week
Fake news: the media industry strikes back
PHYS.ORG The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to... 1 week
Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law
ABC NEWS An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of... 1 week
General public should have more input into scientific advice
PHYS.ORG The scientific community needs to listen more to people outside academia if it wants to continue to help politicians create good evidence-based policies that will benefit the public, a conference... 1 week
The online battle for the truth
PHYS.ORG False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on powerful social networks. 1 week
Warming oceans are changing Australia's fishing industry
PHYS.ORG A new United Nations report on fisheries and climate change shows that Australian marine systems are undergoing rapid environmental change, with some of the largest climate-driven changes in the Southern Hemisphere. 1 week
US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrated Cambodia's politics
PHYS.ORG The U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media. 1 week
Britain to fine Facebook over data breach (Update)
PHYS.ORG Britain's data regulator said Wednesday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of... 1 week
Facebook faces Australia data breach compensation claim
PHYS.ORG Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy. 1 week
Regulation reality gap for small businesses bodes ill for Brexit
PHYS.ORG Small business owners lack understanding of critical regulations and compound the problem with over-confidence, shows research from the University of Bath which suggests small businesses will struggle to... 2 weeks
Singapore's Temasek reports record $235 bn portfolio
PHYS.ORG Singapore investment giant Temasek Holdings said Tuesday the value of its global portfolio reached a record high last year but will temper investments this year owing to brewing trade and geopolitical tensions. 2 weeks
Human rights in a changing sociopolitical climate
PHYS.ORG The number of people seeking asylum in the United States is drastically lower this year than last. With a growing national debate over policies and limited understanding of the resettlement process, the United States... 2 weeks
'Hard' Brexit could see Philips quit British factory: CEO
PHYS.ORG Dutch electronics giant Philips warned Sunday it may shift production out of Britain in the event of a "hard" Brexit, saying it was "deeply concerned about competitiveness" of its operations... 2 weeks
Two NASA satellites confirm Tropical Cyclone Ampil's heaviest rainfall shift
NASA prepares to launch Parker Solar Probe, a mission to touch the Sun
Researchers report two-faced Janus membrane applications
What Hollywood gets right and wrong about hacking
'Storm chasers' on Mars searching for dusty secrets
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
‘Smart plants’ could soon detect deadly radon and mold in your home
Science Magazine
Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines
Video: The chemistry of food cooking
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall and NASA examines its trail of rainfall
In a ‘tour de force,’ researchers image an entire fly brain in minute detail
Science Magazine
This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly’s brain cells
Bengal cat receives first feline hip replacement surgery performed at Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital
New ‘Poké Ball’ robot catches deep-sea critters without harming them
Watch this origami fish grabber nab a deep-sea squid
Science Magazine
Team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere
Metal too 'gummy' to cut? Draw on it with a Sharpie or glue stick, science says