Geopolitics
Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Wuhan ends lockdown; Virus strains medical workers to limits  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown; Emotional toll of virus surges  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
As the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopens, the economic, political and psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly clear more
Simulations show extreme opinions can lead to polarized groups  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Researchers use a theoretical model to examine what effect extreme views have on making the entire system more polarized. The group's network-based model extends a popular approach for studying opinion... more
Simulations show extreme opinions can lead to polarized groups  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
In recent years, chaos theory and other forms of computational modeling have sought to leverage findings in the social sciences to better describe—and maybe one day predict—how groups of people... more
Ensure migrant, refugees' rights during coronavirus outbreak, says expert  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As borders close around the world in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, and as increased nativism and fear provide fodder for anti-migrant and refugee agendas, there is a heightened... more
Latino, Asian American areas at high economic risk, according to new report  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Neighborhoods with significant Latino and Asian American populations in Los Angeles County are particularly vulnerable to economic uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to... more
What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use an old malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus more
Buckle up, climate change deniers: Coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate deniers have been hanging out for the United Nations' next big summit to fail. In a sense, the coronavirus and its induced policy... more
MPs should consider online voting during COVID-19 pandemic, says researcher  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Online voting is entirely possible in parliamentary settings, according to Brock University Assistant Professor of Political Science Nicole Goodman. more
AP-NORC poll: Pandemic impact varies by age, income level  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A new poll finds that Americans’ worries about infection with COVID-19 have increased dramatically in the past six weeks — including across age groups, race and ethnicity and by political... more
The Latest: UN Secretary-General: Domestic violence on rise  ABC NEWS · 3 days
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there has been “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence” in recent weeks as fear of the coronavirus pandemic has grown along with its social and... more
The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The president of the United Nations General Assembly says the 193-member world body will make a decision in the coming month on whether to delay the... more
Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U_S_ and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” more
Groundwater, a threatened resource requiring sustainable management  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), groundwater supplies half of the world's population with fresh water and makes up 43% of the water used in irrigation.... more
The Latest: UN: 11 countries considering global cease-fire  ABC NEWS · 5 days
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic more
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families... more
Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh more
Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts: New evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes such as droughts or floods hit people in vulnerable countries, an international team of scientists finds. Vulnerable countries are characterized by... more
The Latest: UN facing cash crisis, made worse by pandemic  ABC NEWS · 6 days
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is facing a cash crisis because of non-payment of dues by member states, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus... more
Calusa People Stored Live Fish in Watercourts  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
In the 16th century, the Calusa, a fisher-gatherer-hunter society, were the most politically complex polity in Florida, and Mound Key, an island... more
Study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many... more
The Latest: UN: world economy may shrink by almost 1 percent  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The United Nations says the global economy could shrink by almost 1 percent this year because of the coronavirus pandemic instead of growing at a projected... more
Under pressure, Florida governor finally orders residents to stay home  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
With pressure mounting from public health officials and political leaders nationwide, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday reversed course and ordered residents across the state to stay at... more
UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The United Nations’ global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic more
There is no liberal media bias in which news stories political journalists choose to cover  Science Magazine · 7 days
Is the media biased against conservatives? Although a dominant majority of journalists identify as liberals/Democrats and many Americans... more
Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Lebanon's Hezbollah group has mobilized the organizational might it once deployed to fight Israel or in Syria's civil war to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country more
The Great Depression, the New Deal, and how disasters change politics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The coronavirus pandemic has the United States facing a social and economic crisis with businesses shutting down, financial markets tumbling, and millions of Americans losing their... more
The Latest: United Nations urges cease-fire in Afghanistan  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U.N. Security Council is urging Afghanistan’s warring parties to heed the U.N. secretary-general’s call for an immediate cease-fire to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure delivery of humanitarian aid throughout... more
Studies find link between belief in conspiracy theories and political engagement  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Some political movements, particularly those extremist in nature, are associated with belief in conspiracy theories. Antisemitic demagogues, for example, have long referred to The Protocols of... more
The Latest: UN official concerned about COVID-19 in Syria  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that the 10 cases of COVID-19 and one death confirmed in Syria are just “the tip of the iceberg” and judging from other countries... more
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. The... more
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. more
The Latest: UNESCO wants nations to share virus information  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The United Nations scientific agency UNESCO held a virtual meeting with science ministers from 73 countries to discuss international cooperation around COVID-19 more
The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The United Nations says 86 staff members around the world have reported cases of COVID-19 more
The Latest: UN says nuclear weapons conference postponed  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The United Nations says the 191 parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have decided to postpone a conference to review its implementation because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the... more
In politics and pandemics, trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new CU Boulder study shows that Facebook ads developed and shared by Russian trolls around the 2016 election were clicked on nine times more than... more
Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or in limbo awaiting decisions on voting plans after elections were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak more
The value of science for critical decisions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In times of crises, people suddenly come together in solidarity and support each other. Political parties unite behind the Federal Council and the government, who decided, within the space of just a few days,... more
In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Facebook users flipping through their feeds in the fall of 2016 faced a minefield of targeted advertisements pitting blacks against police, southern whites against... more
Fleeing Nazis shaped Austrian politics for generations after World War II: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study in The Economic Journal, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that migrating extremists can shape political developments in their destination regions... more
Washington agrees on unrivaled $2 trillion virus rescue bill  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The White House and Senate leaders of both political parties have reached agreement on a $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed... more
Commentary | Space and coronavirus…any connection?    SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
ESA Director Jan Woerner writes: "We have to accept that the spread of novel coronavirus is one of the negative consequences of... more
White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties have agreed on an unprecedented $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health... more
Researchers investigate the spatial pattern of plant diversity in the Horn of Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The horn of Africa, located in the northeast of Africa, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, is one of the global biodiversity... more
Coal exit benefits outweigh its costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Coal combustion is not only the single most important source of CO2 -- accounting for more than a third of global emissions, but also a major contributor to detrimental effects on public health and biodiversity. Yet,... more
The Latest: United Nations wants cease-fire amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The United Nations has called for an immediate cease-fire in conflicts around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic more
Coal exit benefits outweigh its costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Coal combustion is not only the single most important source of CO2, accounting for more than a third of global emissions, but also a major contributor to detrimental effects on public health and biodiversity. Yet, globally... more
Travel hub UAE to halt flights as virus reaches Gaza, Syria  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The United Arab Emirates, home to the world's busiest international airport, will suspend all passenger and transit flights for two weeks to stymie the spread of... more
Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Indiana political leaders say they decided to postpone the state's May 5 primary because of concern about the coronavirus pandemic more
In the wake of bushfires and coronavirus, it's time we talked about human security  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The term "human security" was first adopted by the United Nations Development Program in 1994. We speak far less of... more
The Latest: Iran seeks lift on sanctions for medical help  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Iran’s Mission to the United Nations is urging the international community to call on the United States to lift sanctions against the country immediately so it can import... more
Public health leadership paramount to emerging coronavirus pandemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In the 1960s, public health officials led the US and worldwide efforts that resulted in smallpox becoming the first human disease ever eradicated from the face of the earth. Researchers say appropriate... more
Without a Brexit fisheries deal, herring and other North Sea species face dire future  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Taking back control of fisheries became one of the totemic issues uniting supporters of the campaign for the UK to... more
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says he has tested positive for COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says he has tested positive for COVID-19 more
Women tend to run more sophisticated political campaigns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Women run more sophisticated campaigns for office than men, says David Niven, a leading political researcher and associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati. more
Politics in time of coronavirus: Arizona quietly picks Biden  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Arizona’s moment in the presidential political spotlight disappeared as the nation mobilized to confront the coronavirus outbreak more
You can now donate to a COVID-19 WHO, UN response fund  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Now that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is officially a global pandemic, everyone has one common goal, keep everybody safe from the deadly disease. To strengthen the... more
The Latest: IRC starts $30M campaign to aid vulnerable areas  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The International Rescue Committee is launching an emergency campaign to raise $30 million to help refugees, people displaced in their own countries and those living in nations with... more
Medical marijuana bills challenge Bible Belt politics  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Views about medical marijuana appear to be changing across the South, where efforts to legalize it have long been stymied by Bible Belt politics more
Iran death toll from virus passes 600, Syria shuts schools  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Iran says the coronavirus outbreak has killed another 97 people, pushing the death toll in the country to 611 more
The Latest: UN cancels sponsored meetings at headquarters  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The United Nations has announced the cancellation of unofficial U.N.-sponsored meetings at its headquarters in New York more
Washington strains for virus response amid public closures  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
It's a test of the nation's political and health care systems. But so far Washington is straining for an ample response to the coronavirus outbreak more
Polarization of climate change news is no hoax  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Concern about the politicization of climate change news is not new, but coverage of the issue over the last three decades has shifted. more
Research shows clear public support for nutritional policy action in Germany  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The increase in diet-related illness has led to a high burden of costs for society. However, German policymakers, in comparison with their international counterparts, have so... more
Populism jeopardizes democracies around the world  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The rise of populism—a political argument that pits ordinary people against a corrupt, government elite—is putting democracy at risk, said Stanford scholars in a new white paper released today. more
Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Transformative actions implemented by cities to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change may be hindered by political struggles for municipal power. This is clear from a study developed... more
Coral reefs 'weathering' the pressure of globalization  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
More information about the effects human activities have on Southeast Asian coral reefs has been revealed, with researchers looking at how large-scale global pressures, combined with the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern,... more
EU vows united response as virus hits its political heart  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
European Union leaders are vowing to stand united against the coronavirus that's ravaging member country Italy more
Children and teens worry about political issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new psychological study suggests that children and teens are worried about political issues, though it's unclear that children's and teens' worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their... more
No health emergency but virus hits politics in EU's heart  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The coronavirus outbreak sweeping the world has not hit Brussels in any major way but it is striking at the heart of European politics more
How refugees succeed in visa reviews: New research reveals the factors that matter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Asylum seekers with legal representation are seven times more likely to succeed before the government tribunal tasked with reviewing refugee cases than... more
Kent med-tech company celebrates International Women’s Day  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Every 8th March for over 100 years, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as building and accelerating women's equality. more
Does lack of paid sick time make US susceptible to global health crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Robert Bruno is a professor of labor and employment relations at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and the director... more
Why do banking crises occur?  MIT · 4 weeks
In a new book, political scientist David Singer finds two key factors connected to financial-sector collapses around the globe. more
Trump grapples with public health and economic maelstrom  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
American political leaders are grappling with a public health and economic maelstrom — as well as concerns for their own safety more
Several lawmakers had contact with man at CPAC who got virus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The Capitol's attending physician's office says “several” members of Congress had contact with a person who attended a Maryland political conference and who subsequently developed the... more
Food prices after a hard Brexit could increase by GBP50 per week  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A hard Brexit could result in a family of four seeing their food prices increase to up to £50.98 per week researchers at the... more
'Several' lawmakers had contact with person who got COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 1 month
The Capitol's attending physician's office says “several” members of Congress had contact with a person who attended a Maryland political conference and who subsequently developed the illness caused by the... more
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