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Did Cambridge Analytica sway the election?
PHYS.ORG In the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica—the political consulting firm that worked for Donald Trump's campaign—and Facebook, concerns about foreign governments interfering in U.S. elections and privacy violations of Facebook users have been paramount. 2 days
Cambridge Analytica files for voluntary bankruptcy in US: court filing
PHYS.ORG British political consulting group Cambridge Analytica filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York, court documents showed. 2 days
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Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee
PHYS.ORG British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' data in political campaigns said Thursday that the suspended head of the now-defunct consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear... 3 days
Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia: whistleblower
PHYS.ORG Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election Wednesday. 4 days
Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts
PHYS.ORG Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces "community standards" against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. 5 days
Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content
PHYS.ORG Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said... 5 days
A history of the marsupial lion—with science, colonial politics and bunyips
PHYS.ORG "Marsupial lions" lived on the Australian continent from about 24 million years ago up until the end of the Pleistocene era, about 30,000 years ago. 5 days
What mobile phones mean for refugees
PHYS.ORG What do refugees use their mobile phones for? And what does it mean for aid workers in reception camps? The Leiden Centre for Innovation studied this issue together with researchers from Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Data... 5 days
Brexit in space: EU, Britain fight over Galileo navigation
PHYS.ORG Brexit talks have reached into space, with the European Union and Britain fighting over the rights that London will have to the multi-billion Galileo satellite navigation system and its security-sensitive... 6 days
New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a 'new phase of globalization' between developing countries that could... 6 days
Counter-terrorism police are now training with virtual terrorists
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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions
PHYS.ORG New research reveals the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a "new phase of globalisation" between developing countries that could... 6 days
Why Americans Are More Anxious Than Ever Before
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ The politics of rising premiums and menu labeling
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Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization
SCIENCE DAILY So-called purple voting districts that change hands between Republicans and Democrats -- rather than reliably conservative and liberal districts -- are an underappreciated source of rising political polarization in state... 1 week
Rising religious 'none' rates linked to conservative Christian politics
PHYS.ORG Religious "nones," people who do not officially associate themselves with a specific religion, are on the rise in the United States. While there are many contributing factors to this phenomenon,... 1 week
UK lawmakers summon ex-Cambridge Analytica chief to testify
PHYS.ORG British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns issued a summons Thursday for the former head of data firm Cambridge Analytica after he declined to answer their questions. 1 week
Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization
PHYS.ORG So-called purple voting districts that change hands between Republicans and Democrats—rather than reliably conservative and liberal districts—are an underappreciated source of rising political polarization in state legislatures, according to a... 1 week
A new approach to social resilience through landscape architecture
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Religious left mobilized in solidarity for Women's March on Chicago, study finds
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Satellite row tests UK's post-Brexit security plans
PHYS.ORG Britain outlined its proposals Wednesday for close security cooperation with the EU after Brexit, but these risk being undermined by the bloc's refusal to share sensitive data on the Galileo satellite project. 2 weeks
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Carbon satellite to serve as an important tool for politicians and climate change experts
PHYS.ORG A new satellite that measures and provides detailed carbon balance information is one of the most important new tools in... 2 weeks
Dutch eye Air France woes fearing headwinds for KLM
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Carbon satellite to serve as an important tool for politicians and climate change experts
SCIENCE DAILY A new satellite that measures and provides detailed carbon balance information is one of the most important new tools in... 2 weeks
Are conservatives more sceptical of climate change? It depends
PHYS.ORG The widely held belief that people with conservative political views are more likely to reject climate change science has been challenged by University Queensland researchers. 2 weeks
Global tourism carbon footprint quantified in world first
SCIENCE DAILY The world's tourism footprint has been quantified across the supply chain, with the carbon-intensive industry revealed as a significant and growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Small islands attract a disproportionate... 2 weeks
Expert researcher unravels mystery of 12th century Sultan's illness
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Counter-terrorism police are now training with virtual terrorists
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