Geopolitics
Many countries lack important legal child labor protections, UCLA study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Despite international commitments made by nearly all of the 193 United Nations member states, dozens of countries lack important legal protections against children doing work that... more
Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations... more
Starting out in smaller communities may be better for refugees in short term  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Syrian refugees are more satisfied with settlement services and their community when they spend their first year of settlement in a smaller... more
Child labor protections are lacking in many countries, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Despite international commitments made by nearly all of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states, dozens of countries lack important legal protections against children doing work that could... more
Researchers analyze use of social media to influence politics during uprising  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
When the people of Puerto Rico took to the streets after a series of government corruption scandals this past July, a group of researchers took the... more
How to become a great impostor  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Unlike other icons who have appeared on the front of Life magazine, Ferdinand Waldo Demara was not famed as an astronaut, actor, hero or politician. In fact, his 23-year career was rather varied. He was, among... more
Young Eastern Europeans in UK: Experiencing more racism, xenophobia since Brexit vote  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Young Eastern Europeans living in England and Scotland have experienced more racism and xenophobia since the Brexit vote, with some saying that teachers were... more
Fake news can lead to false memories  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, according to a new study. The researchers suggest the findings indicate how voters may be... more
Transgender hate crimes are on the rise in Canada  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Canada has a good reputation for LGBTQ rights. Federal political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, attend pride parades across the country. But a... more
Five things to know about Greenland  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
US President Donald Trump has confirmed he is keen to buy Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory rich in natural resources and of increasing geopolitical relevance as the Arctic ice sheet melts. more
Book traces rise of 'free enterprise' as cornerstone of conservatism  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Warning of "an attack on the American free enterprise system," Lewis F. Powell Jr.'s 1971 memo is considered a turning point in American politics. more
When corporations respond to terror attacks with acts of kindness—and when they don't  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In November 2015, when terrorists armed with firearms and explosives killed 130 people in Paris, France, a number of companies responded to... more
Myths about disaster survivors stall the global response to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The 2018 report from the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body that assesses climate change science, says the world needs to... more
Improving dialog across the political divide  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The last presidential election was one of the most heated in recent history. With 2020 rapidly approaching and political divisions running even deeper—if that's even possible—you might find yourself wondering, "What good does a political discussion... more
Could duckweed feed the world?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Climate change is threatening the world's food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology professor Pamela McElwee. So, how... more
Marshall selected to lead NASA human lunar lander program  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will manage the agency’s efforts to develop a lander needed to achieve the... more
Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may finally be running out of gas  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may... more
Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the 2016 Presidential Election, both major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, ran on polarizing platforms focusing on a few central issues: immigration, medicare, social issues (i.e., abortion,... more
Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more... more
UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The British government wants to set up an "express freight service" to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal more
Archaeologists Who Are Banned from Syria Mourn the Cost of War  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Archaeologist says she's in academic purgatory, observing from a distance as Syria burns, unable to help protect its history or its present. more
Survey reveals a third of NZ gun owners distrust gun lobby  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The terrorist attacks on the Christchurch Muslim community on 15 March this year resulted in a political response that was decidedly different from what usually follows... more
Archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the cost of war  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
I used to be a Near Eastern archaeologist working in Syria. Nowadays, I am stuck in academic purgatory, observing from a great distance as the country burns, unable to help... more
Trump administration throws cold water on climate change threat to coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When pollsters informed President Donald Trump that he faces political exposure in the 2020 election with swing voters on environment policy, he decided to... more
Women gain more political and economic power, but gender gap persists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While women have made great strides in entering the workforce, running companies and getting elected to Congress, there remains a persistent gender gap in attitudes about... more
Boris Johnson pledges to ease U.K. research visas, but plows ahead toward Brexit  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A new immigration system could soften the blow to science from the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union more
UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific... more
Griffin: Budget, political support top concerns for Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Mike Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical." SpaceNews.com more
Forget 'Obamageddon', 'Prepping' is now part of mainstream US politics and culture  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Long considered an extreme reaction to fears of Armageddon and imminent nuclear disaster, 'preppers' in the US have traditionally been portrayed as motivated by... more
Partisan news coverage has a bigger impact on viewers without strong media preferences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people's ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political... more
Weaponizing vulnerability to climate change: Countermeasures often hurt the poor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the world struggles to battle the effects of climate change, not everyone benefits equally from the remedies. In a recent paper titled "Weaponizing vulnerability to climate change,"... more
Link between women's gun ownership and increased political participation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Politicians pay close attention to the demands of gun owners. They also pay attention to women voters. But little of their focus is aimed at women who are gun owners. more
Liberals and conservatives have different views on equity, but share 'protestant work ethic'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There are longstanding debates in the United States about how society should distribute resources and support, from education to public health. Examining... more
Green growth is trusted to fix climate change, but that's a problem  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
You may have missed it, but a recent report declared that the main strategy of world leaders for tackling climate change won't work. It's... more
'Remainers' suffered mental distress equivalent to migraine after Brexit vote  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Warwick Business School research has found evidence that "Remainers" suffered "mental distress" in the aftermath of the UK's vote to leave the European Union—equivalent to a chronic migraine. more
Why do so many working class Americans feel politics is pointless?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In sociologist Jennifer Silva's first book, "Coming Up Short," she interviewed working-class young adults in Lowell, Mass., and Richmond, Virginia. more
Koala-detecting dogs sniff out flaws in Australia's threatened species protection  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a country like Australia—a wealthy, economically and politically stable nation with multiple environmental laws and comparatively effective governance—the public could be forgiven for assuming that environmental laws... more
Public trust that scientists work for the good of society is growing  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
More Americans trust the motives of scientists than of journalists or politicians. more
'Fake news,' diminishing media trust and the role of social media  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The term "fake news" has been popularized by President Donald Trump in recent years, and while its meaning has been hotly debated, the spreading of false... more
Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. more
What are native grasslands, and why do they matter?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Coalition minister Angus Taylor is under scrutiny for possibly intervening in the clearing of grasslands in the southern highlands of New South Wales. Leaving aside the political dimensions, it's worth... more
Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. more
How picture books introduce kids to politics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have analyzed political messages in some of the most popular picture books of the last several years to see how political topics are introduced to children. more
Uncovering the roots of discrimination toward immigrants  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
All over the world, immigration has become a source of social and political conflict. But what are the roots of antipathy toward immigrants, and how might conflict between immigrant and native populations be dampened? more
Larger ethnic communities help new refugees find work, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ethnic enclaves are often viewed as a negative for the integration of immigrants with natives in their new country. But it turns out that ethnic communities can help... more
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hardline Brexit stance stokes fears for scientists  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
“No deal” crash-out from the European Union could be more likely with new U.K. government more
Study examines how picture books introduce kids to politics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children's bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part... more
Biden's full embrace of Obama health law has political risks  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is placing a big bet on expanding the Affordable Care Act, but the approach leaves him subject to attacks from the left, right... more
Biden's full embrace of Obama's health poses political risks  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is placing a big bet on expanding the Affordable Care Act, but the approach leaves him subject to attacks from the left, right and middle more
Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90%  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Despite politicians' calls to start over, the much-maligned US health care system covers 90% more
Expressing religious identity at work good for staff wellbeing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When employees are provided with a supportive environment to express their religious identity in the workplace they experience increased wellbeing and work more efficiently, according to a new research review... more
Pure altruism: The connection that explains why we help strangers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Just over two years ago, my home city of Manchester suffered a terrorist attack. Waiting in the arena foyer after an Ariana Grande concert, a young man detonated... more
Opinion: Hitting turbulence? Aviation and the climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the U.K., there is a legal commitment to reducing the net carbon account for all six greenhouse gases by 80 percent (1990-2050) under the Climate Change Act 2008, and recently this... more
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