Geopolitics
Frog sex in the city: Urban tungara frogs are sexier than forest frogs  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments, according to the United Nations. But as cities... more
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great... more
GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its... more
Brexit is leading to higher energy prices: study  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Consumers paid on average £75 more in the year after the EU referendum for gas and electricity, according to research by UCL. more
Most people overestimate total number of US gun owners  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of... more
GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered... more
Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals. more
How Brexit could benefit the UK's climate change policies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With the UK leaving the European Union and eyeing new trade opportunities beyond the EU, it should also be looking for ways to take forward its policies for reducing greenhouse... more
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Is health spending the next big political issue?  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Republican-led Congress was unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, but the Trump administration continues to implement elements of... more
ESA expands climate dataset portfolio  ESA · 5 days
ESA has added nine new projects to its flagship climate initiative as part of ongoing efforts to systematically observe and collect data in support of the... more
Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the "unprecedented powers" had far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. more
Study expands knowledge about sexuality and gender gaps in political attitudes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith Worthen, has published a new study in the journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, on sexuality and gender gaps in... more
Woke washing: what happens when marketing communications don't match corporate practice  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Brand activism has become the new marketing tactic of choice, and a brand's stance on societal and political issues can offer a differentiating factor in a... more
Why the rise of populist nationalist leaders rewrites global climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil not only marks the rise of another populist nationalist leader on the world stage. It's also a turning point... more
Researchers find reason for cholera outbreak in Yemen  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Between April 27, 2017 and July 1, 2018, more than one million suspected cases of cholera in two waves were reported in Yemen, which had been declared a high-level emergency by the... more
Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Rio de Janeiro state is moving ahead with plans to deploy security cameras and drones to help fight crime, according to its next governor, a far-right... more
Joint successes in the past increase the chances of winning: study  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
What makes a team successful? This is not only a crucial question for football coaches, it plays a role in almost all areas of life, from... more
Australia set to pass sweeping cyber laws despite tech giant fears  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Australia's two main parties struck a deal Tuesday to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government agencies get around encrypted communications used by... more
Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of... more
US image abroad: It's the message not the messenger  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Today's political climate in the U.S. is often peppered with animosity from the U.S. president towards other countries but how has the U.S. image fared? A Dartmouth study finds that... more
How mainstream media helps weaponize far-right conspiracy theories  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Once an anti-Semitic rumor moved from fringe to the mainstream, it took less than two weeks for violence to erupt. The false allegation that liberal philanthropist George Soros was funding or supporting... more
HIV targets achieved by United Kingdom, says report  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) target for 2020 is 90-90-90 which means 90 percent people with HIV would be diagnosed, 90 percent of those diagnosed would receive anti-HIV or... more
Heatwaves threaten Australians' health, and our politicians aren't doing enough about it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Extreme heat affects the mental health of Australians to the same degree as unemployment, yet Australia's policy action on climate change lags behind other... more
A study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the election  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research has studied the effectiveness of micro-targeted political advertising on social media such as Facebook in the United States. The research concludes that it... more
Social relationships more important than hard evidence in partisan politics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study explains how partisan groupings evolve to become extreme, ultimately resulting in the formation of 'echo chambers' in which political beliefs go unchallenged and increase in... more
'Big picture' platforms boost fight against online terror activity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The fight against terrorism-related content and illegal financing online is speeding up thanks to new platforms that join up different internet-scouring technologies to create a comprehensive picture of terrorist activity. more
Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a "fundamentally flawed" law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected criminals and terrorists. more
Arctic cold war: climate change has ignited a new polar power struggle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change is redrawing the Arctic geopolitical map. Rising temperatures are causing permafrost and sea ice in the Arctic Circle to melt at an... more
Refugees reclaim human rights with technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Arabic bounces off the walls of a small room in a nondescript building in Lebanon's notorious Bekaa Valley. About a dozen Syrian refugees carefully take photos of their diplomas and training certificates. One young man steadies... more
The tactics behind 'taking to the streets'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Public protests are a vital, common tool for expressing grievances and creating communities. The political and social aspects of protests have been extensively studied, but little attention has been paid to the physical spaces... more
Drug use, religion explain 'reverse gender gap' on marijuana  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the... more
Drug use, religion explain 'reverse gender gap' on marijuana  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the... more
Op-ed | Real talk and real solutions to real space threats  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
While there are indeed real threats the United States faces in space, the political... more
Science knowledge shifted along religious, political affiliations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The public's trust in, perception and understanding of science seems to be eroding, according to popular media and some recent studies, but little is known about what may be driving that change. more
LSE leads consortium for new IMPACT Health Technology Assessment project  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
LSE Health at the London School of Economics and Political Science is leading a consortium of 15 institutional partners awarded $4.59 million Euros by the European Commission under... more
Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days: health ministry  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said... more
Don't ask Siri about Donald Trump today  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Politics are bound to be a topic of conversation at Thanksgiving meals across the country today. Whether someone at your meal decides to share their thoughts on the state of America in 2018 is... more
Keen to see a komodo dragon? $500 please, says Indonesian governor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tourists keen for a close-up look at komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his... more
Google tightens political ad rules ahead of Europe elections  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Google said Thursday it's expanding stricter political advertising requirements to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc's elections next year. more
Antidepressant use increased after Brexit vote  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has shown that use of antidepressants have risen in England after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. There has also been a sharp fall in prescription of other medications, the... more
Advancement in drug therapies may provide new treatment for Cutaneous leishmaniasis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic infection caused by Leishmania parasite. CL cases have increased dramatically in Syria and neighboring countries due to conflict-related displacement of... more
Spain approves contested data protection law  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Spanish senate approved Wednesday a controversial online data protection law which critics say will allow political parties to target voters with ads based on their internet browsing history. more
Amazon's move will gentrify neighborhoods – at what social cost?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When large companies move into an area, politicians often proclaim how the new business will create jobs, increase tax revenues, and thus lead to economic growth. This is... more
Politicians need to be braver about the biggest issues – like our consumption of meat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists, environmentalists and animal rights activists have said it for many years. Now conclusive analysis has confirmed their... more
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Concerns about "fake news" have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years. The extraordinary amount of attention paid... more
De-moo-cracy: Swiss farmer's quest to save cow horns goes to vote  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow's horns had not been one of Switzerland's most pressing political issues. more
First-of-its-kind study finds loss of local media worsens political polarization  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It's no secret that political polarization is creating an ever-widening and divisive gap in American politics. Partisan cable news outlets get the majority of the blame for increasingly... more
Russian, US officials say space cooperation remains strong  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Russian and U.S. space officials hailed the joint work of their programs Monday and said cooperation remains strong despite political tensions between their countries. more
How schools can foster civic discussion in an age of incivility  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
What is the role of classrooms in an era of political polarization and rising extremist ideologies, hate crimes and violence? more
Health sector coalition urges Government to safeguard patients in future UK-EU relationship  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A coalition from the UK’s health sector say Brexit negotiators have a responsibility to protect 500 million patients on both sides of the Channel.... more
You can't characterize human nature if studies overlook 85 percent of people on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Over the last century, behavioral researchers have revealed the biases and prejudices that shape how people see the world and... more
Warning: Chemical weapons risk during a period of very rapid scientific change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent sarin against... more
An evidence-based way to help fix our broken politics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January. more
Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent sarin against civilians in Syria, and in the targeted assassination operations using VX nerve... more
Police officers 'open up' about body-worn cameras in a post-Ferguson era  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, generated political and media backlash that continues to erode law enforcement legitimacy today.... more
What you need to know about the latest U.N. climate change report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The United Nations scientific panel on climate change recently released a major report that examined the benefits of trying to limit global warming to... more
Soil's history: A solution to soluble phosphorus?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that around 45 million tons of phosphorus fertilizers will be used around the world in 2018. more
Social relationships more important than hard evidence in partisan politics: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The basic human need to get along with others results in the formation of extreme political groupings, according to a study from Dartmouth College. more
Why women go to war – new study reveals motivations of female militia fighters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Women militia fighters make a positive choice to join combat units and are motivated by similar factors to male fighters,... more
Pioneering sociologist foresaw our current chaos 100 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Globally, we are currently experiencing tremendous social and political turbulence. At the institutional level, liberal democracy faces the threat of rising authoritarianism and far-right extremism. At the local level, we... more
Renewable energy cooperatives, an opportunity for energy transition  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Three researchers from the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering—Bilbao and the University of Valladolid have explored how renewable energy cooperatives have evolved. They have found that these cooperatives have developed a significant capacity... more
Smartphones: a double-edged sword for terrorists  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bombs and guns aside, a smartphone can be a powerful weapon in the hands of a terrorist—but it can also provide intelligence services with the tools to track them down. more
Fighting wars and disease, smartphones on the frontlines  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade. more
Urban planning policy contributes to political polarization  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a new study has found. more
Political blogs by teenagers promote tolerance, participation and public debate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When it comes to being politically active, young people typically have a bad reputation. In democracies such as the United States and the United Kingdom, young voters tend... more
Urban planning policy contributes to political polarization  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. more
Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Even as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. more
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