Geopolitics
UK veterinary profession simply not ready for 'no deal' Brexit  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The UK veterinary profession is simply not prepared for a 'No Deal' Brexit, warns the editor of Vet Record. more
WHO report finds that TB continuous to be the leading infectious disease killer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Following today's release of the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for... 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
Society's tendency to denigrate kids these days is a 'memory tic,' says cognitive scientist  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
They're leaders in important social, environmental and political movements, finding ways to tackle the most pressing issues of our time,... more
How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents. more
Brexit hits UK science funding, deters international researchers  REUTERS · 3 days
Uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union has hit science funding to the tune of almost half a billion... more
We can't drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool's errand  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There is a phrase in the novel East of Eden that springs to mind every time politicians speak of "drought-proofing" Australia: 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
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action - or not - on environmental issues. A recent study... more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action—or not—on environmental issues. A recent study in Sustainability Science shows... more
Pro-science vs anti-science debates  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Recent attacks on "grievance" studies have occasioned renewed attention to the politics of knowledge in the academy. In a wide-ranging survey, Mark Horowitz, William Yaworsky and Kenneth Kickham revisit some of anthropology's most sensitive controversies. Taking the field's temperature since... more
Integration of refugees: Germans in east and west show similar willingness to help  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In discussions in Germany on immigrants, particularly eastern Germany is often associated with attacks on foreigners and hate crimes against refugees. Research... 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
Research on President Trump's greetings provides insight into politicians constructing their public personas  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Research on President Trump's greetings provides insight into politicians constructing their public personas more
Pentagon presses case for Space Force amid political uncertainty  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
There are lingering concerns about the potential cost of a new military branch. SpaceNews.com more
Prestigious journal rejects paper about chemical attack in Syria after backlash  Science Magazine · 5 days
Science and Global Security editors decide not to publish study that cast doubt on Syrian government's responsibility more
Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'  REUTERS · 5 days
Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded on Monday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother... more
Study finds strong resilience among majority of bereaved family members of 9/11 victims  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
More than 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, a majority of bereaved family members who lost a loved one in the terrorist... 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
Who Owns the Arctic?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Several countries are launching claims to vast swathes of the Arctic seabed. But what does that mean for political and environmental stability in the region? more
Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Humankind first started farming in Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago. Subsequently, the practices of cultivating crops and raising livestock emerged independently at perhaps a dozen other places around the world, in what... more
Cigarettes weave a complex path through past century, historian finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tobacco is not a simple crop. It is commodity fraught with health, economic and political implications. These last are the focus of Sarah Milov's new book. more
Study identifies religious bias against refugees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Give me your Christian, your female, your English-speaking with a good education? While not the words on the Statue of Liberty, these seem to be the kinds of refugees that the American public prefers—according to a... more
Croatia becomes an Associate Member of CERN  CERN · 1 week
Croatia becomes an Associate Member of CERN melissa Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:55 Visit by Her Excellency Ms Vesna Batistic Kos Ambassador Extraordinary... 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
Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Court records show the assessor of Arizona's most populous county has been accused of human smuggling in an adoption fraud scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give... more
New paper explores race, representation in campaign finance  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In politics as in life, money talks. And in American politics, the question of "Who donates?" is closely linked to the crucial question of "Who governs?" 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
Flagging false Facebook posts as satire helps reduce belief  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you want to convince people not to trust an inaccurate political post on Facebook, labeling it as satire can help, a new study finds. more
A simple intervention enduringly reduces anti-Muslim sentiment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the United States and Europe Muslims are often collectively blamed for extremist violence by individual Muslims, like Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik in San Bernardino, or the three coordinated attacks from members of... more
Split decisions: How Brexit has taken a toll on five researchers  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
U.K. efforts to leave the European Union have pushed out scientists and convinced some not to come more
Reaffirming the value of international collaborations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientific collaborations across the globe are an important part of modern research. However, political and economic strife between governments, such as current tensions between the U.S. and China, can threaten these vital connections, according to an... more
Unshackle schools from test results to give children the chance to form opinions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If political headlines globally are anything to go by, it seems democracy is at risk. Totalitarian views are on the rise. Far-right... more
Acute psychotic illness triggered by Brexit Referendum  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Political events can take a serious toll on mental health, a doctor has warned, after treating a man with a brief episode of acute psychosis, triggered by the 2016 Referendum on Brexit -- the... more
German fishermen's skepticism towards EU impedes compliance with its regulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Negative perception of a regulatory authority diminishes the honesty of those regulated. This is the conclusion of an experiment with EU-skeptic commercial fishermen and Brexit voters. The findings... more
German fishermen's scepticism towards EU impedes compliance with its regulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Negative perception of a regulatory authority diminishes the honesty of those regulated. This is the conclusion of an experiment with EU-sceptic commercial fishermen and Brexit voters. The findings... more
95% of people think they could develop dementia with age  MNT · 3 weeks
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward dementia. more
Medical News Today: 95% of people think they could develop dementia with age  MNT · 3 weeks
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward... more
German fishermen's scepticism towards EU impedes compliance with its regulations  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Negative perception of a regulatory authority like the EU diminishes the honesty of those regulated, for example, that of fishermen. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers from... more
What Earth's changing climate can teach us about altering the surface of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a rare instance of environmental success, the United Nations has just announced it believes the damage to the Earth's protective ozone... more
EPA moves from air to water in its criticism of California  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Trump administration warned California officials Thursday that the state is "failing" to meet federal water quality standards, the latest move in the president's escalating political... more
UK medical drug supply still uncertain in a no-deal Brexit  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Britain's government watchdog says there is still a "significant amount" of work to do to ensure Britain has an adequate medicines supply in case of a no-deal Brexit more
UK's medical drug supply still uncertain in no-deal Brexit  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Britain's government watchdog says there is still a "significant amount" of work to do to ensure Britain has an adequate medicines supply in case of a no-deal Brexit more
Partner violence against migrant women  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Disease, disasters, drought, famine, climate change, the terrorist threat, oppressive regimes… the list of problems facing people the world over continues to grow and the number of people displaced from their homes for any of a variety of... more
Mega-Structures of Ukraine’s Trypillia Culture Served as Community Centers  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Mega-structures of the Trypillia culture, which was part of the larger Cucuteni-Trypillia culture, were public buildings that served... 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
Political scientist asks: Is the United States on the brink of a revolution?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Political scientists have historically been bad at foreseeing the most important developments. Few of us guessed the end of the Cold War;... more
An ethicist weighs in on our moral failure to act on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In her address to the United Nations, Greta Thunberg charged adults with unforgivable moral failure. By failing to enact real change that... more
Stressed out: Americans making themselves sick over politics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nearly 40% of Americans surveyed for a new study said politics is stressing them out, and 4% -- the equivalent of 10 million US adults -- reported suicidal thoughts related to politics. more
When it comes to climate change, Australia's mining giants are an accessory to the crime  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There are many reasons for Australia's absence from the podium of the the United Nations Climate Action Summit... more
Nuclear waste is piling up: Governments need to stop dithering and take action  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The UK government has launched a process to find a volunteer community who would be willing to host a £12 billion geological... more
Are We Really Running Out of Time to Stop Climate Change?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Activists and politicians have been criticized from the right for saying we have only 12 years to stop climate change. Scientists say the situation is in... more
Supporting Sustainable Development  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA works to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its commitment to improve life on Earth while making scientific and engineering breakthroughs in space. The... more
Tripolye 'mega-structures' were ancient community centers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
So-called 'mega-structures' in ancient Europe were public buildings that likely served a variety of economic and political purposes, according to a new study. more
Tripolye 'mega-structures' were ancient community centers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
So-called "mega-structures" in ancient Europe were public buildings that likely served a variety of economic and political purposes, according to a study released September 25, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Robert Hofmann of... more
Stressed out: Americans making themselves sick over politics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Never-ending campaigns, social media, 24-hour news cycles. Politics are impossible to escape, even for the casual observer. more
Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth's frozen spaces... more
'We're all in big trouble': Climate panel sees a dire future  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. more
Could climate change fuel the rise of right-wing nationalism?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two trends have defined the past decade and both have been on display at this year's session of the United Nations General Assembly. more
Space Development Agency looks for political boost after early stumbles  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Despite strong backing within the Pentagon, the SDA is still trying to win over skeptics on... more
Here's how 6 countries are stepping up to meet the Paris climate goals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
World leaders are gathering in New York for Monday's Climate Action Summit. The summit's goal, according to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,... more
Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts... more
Scientists and key figures develop vision for managing UK land and seas after Brexit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers have outlined how fishing and farming policies could be created to protect employment opportunities and the environment after Brexit. more
Climate experts say they hear talk at UN but not much action  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Leader after leader told the United Nations on Monday that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous... more
Risk factors for head and neck cancer among WTC responders identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A recent Rutgers study identified factors that may put people who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center at increased risk for... more
UN chief sees cities, companies filling US void on climate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The head of the United Nations said he believes the U.S. can still pull its weight on climate change, even though President Donald Trump is skipping a U.N.... more
Bald eagles have found themselves a new home: Suburbia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For much of the spring, a constant flow of people arrived at a dirt pullout on a mountain road a few miles above Azusa, each craving a glimpse of 10-pound... more
US universities see decline in students from China  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines as political tensions between the two countries cut into a major source of tuition... more
New AI app predicts climate change stress for farmers in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool available for free in a smartphone app can predict near-term crop productivity for farmers in Africa and may help them... more
Refugees from rising seas: no place to call home  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Most refugees fleeing persecution, famine or civil strife dream of one thing: going home some day. more
Partisan divide creates different Americas, separate lives  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When people try to explain why the United States is so politically polarized now, they frequently refer to the concept of "echo chambers." more
ZnS scintillation detector with wavelength shifting fiber readout  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Detectors for reflectometry need to detect a lot of neutrons in a very short space of time. This means they need to be designed with very high count rate capabilities. Unfortunately, current... more
Q&A: Upcoming global strikes, rise in youth protests, and the concern over health  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Global one-day strikes, driven by young people demanding action against climate change, are planned for Sept. 20 and 27, sandwiched around a... more
Europeans trust the state and its institutions, but not politicians  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The BBVA Foundation has presented the first module of its European Values Survey 2019, examining a broad set of values and attitudes held by the adult population of... more
Pathological power: The danger of governments led by narcissists and psychopaths  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
After spending his early life suffering under the Nazis and then Stalin, the Polish psychologist Andrew Lobaczewski devoted his career to studying the relationship between psychological... more
Brexit threatens EU climate action, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Brexit could lead both the UK and the European Union to weaken their ambitions to tackle the climate crisis, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. 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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