Elections
Why white married women are more likely to vote for conservative parties  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The polls were wrong in the last US and Australian federal elections. Hillary Clinton was favored to win at a margin of 85% to... more
The 2016 election did not increase political polarization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would disagree that American politics are highly partisan. Partisanship has been on the rise since the 1970s, and the consensus among the media seems to... more
Senate confirms Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and... more
Creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC), convened by the Oxford Internet Institute, calls for co-ordinated action by the public and private sector to... more
Border walls don't make us safer or stronger, says political scientist  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he vowed to build a "big, beautiful wall" between the United States and Mexico. But the more than... more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The question may be as old as democracy itself: are physically attractive people elected more often than less attractive opponents? In two studies that were published recently, Dr. Sebastian Jäckle from the University of... more
Politics: Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The question may be as old as democracy itself: are physically attractive people elected more often than less attractive opponents? Scientists have found out that looking good can at least partly explain... more
France: Vote set to legalize IVF for lesbians, single women  ABC NEWS · 4 days
France's lower house of parliament is expected to approve a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and... more
French lawmakers to vote on giving IVF to lesbians, singles  ABC NEWS · 4 days
France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures more
Ethnic identity and voting are timely focus of new book  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
"Elections are the Super Bowl for political scientists," says Randy Besco, an assistant professor, tenure stream of political science at UTM and author of the recently published book,... more
‘We Vape, We Vote’: How vaping crackdowns are politicizing vapers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Vapers across the country are swarming Twitter, the White House comment line and statehouse steps with the message "We Vape, We Vote." more
Political parties with less interest in an issue more likely to take radical stance  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Political parties who care less about an issue will take more extreme stances on it when drawing up policies to... more
British electorate 'most volatile in modern times,' new study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An unprecedented trend of voting volatility amplified by a pattern of 'electoral shocks' means it will be extremely difficult to accurately predict the outcome of the next general... more
Kansas conservatives push to undo abortion rights ruling  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Kansas conservatives are trying to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that protects abortion rights and threatens years' worth of Republican-enacted restrictions, guaranteeing an election-year fight over amending the state constitution more
The Latest: Campaign to defeat Juul-backed measure goes on  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Opponents of a San Francisco ballot measure backed by Juul Labs say they will continue campaigning despite the e-cigarette maker bowing out of the race more
San Francisco campaign to stop e-cigarette measure pushes on  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Juul Labs says it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign more
Can a donor voucher program broaden representation in local campaign financing?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study investigated the effectiveness of Seattle, WA's Democracy Voucher program in expanding participation from marginalized communities in a local election, where voters were each... more
Juul stops funding San Francisco vaping measure  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Juul Labs says it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign more
Privacy concerns slow Facebook studies, and how human fertility depends on chromosome counts  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show, senior news correspondent Jeffrey Mervis talks with host Sarah Crespi about a stalled Facebook plan to release user... more
Why food affordability should be a federal election issue  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new survey shows Canadians care about food affordability and consider it an important issue this federal election. But little attention has been paid to the issue on the campaign... more
GlobalData: First peanut allergy therapy unlikely to be a good choice for all patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee gave Palforzia a resounding vote of confidence and GlobalData believes that the committee’s strong... more
Canada, if Trudeau wins, to hit net zero emissions by 2050: minister  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government pledged on Tuesday to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, if re-elected in an upcoming... more
In a close race, the less popular candidate has a 45% chance of winning  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
If the 2020 election is within a 1% margin, the less popular candidate has a 45% chance of becoming president,... more
Over 120 UC San Diego Health physicians named "Top Docs" in 2019 San Diego Magazine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than 120 UC San Diego Health physicians have been named "Top Docs" in the 2019 San Diego... more
Approval received for establishment of UC San Diego's new School of Public Health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The University of California Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee has approved the establishment of a School of Public Health... more
Ruth Lehmann elected as director of Whitehead Institute  MIT · 1 month
Lehmann, a world-renowned developmental and cell biology researcher, is the institute’s fifth director. more
Exclusive analysis: College student voting doubled in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout, according to a report today from the Institute for... more
Voters expect much more from political parties who run decisive election victories  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Voters expect much more from politicians when the media describes them as having won a decisive electoral victory, research shows. more
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