Geopolitics
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food... more
Why linking climate change with conflict is no simple matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
From Sudan to Syria to Bangladesh, climate change is often presented as a powerful and simple root cause of violent conflict and mass migration. more
Children in the ancient Middle East were valued and vulnerable—not unlike children today  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The choices that societies make concerning the treatment of children can bring about the greatest of debates and prompt significant political action.... more
UN talks struggle to stave off climate chaos  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid were set to wrap up Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future... more
Government regimes may be learning new Twitter tactics to quash dissent  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When protesters use social media to attract attention and unify, people in power may respond with tweeting tactics designed to distract and confuse, according to a... more
Brexit positions drive voter attention at least as much as party loyalties, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Voters find information from politicians more "interesting" if they have the same views on Brexit—even if they don't represent the... more
Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food... more
The dark side of plant-based food—it's more about money than you may think  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you'd probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us... more
Game theory experiment exposes trust issues in political campaigning  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Despite the public debate about trust in politics, a new economics study reveals that candidates who say one thing on the campaign trail and do another when in office may... more
The problem with transport models is political abuse, not their use in planning  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Transport models are often singled out as a barrier to providing more sustainable and equitable transport services. However, abandoning transport models would... more
In a war perceived as just, many Americans excuse war criminals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Almost half of the American public believes that soldiers who have killed innocent people should not be put in prison if they are fighting for a... more
Strategies to prevent family fight during holiday dinners  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and... more
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, according... more
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, an... more
By leap of faith? How to regain trust in science and expertise  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Fake news? Post-truth? Populism? In the current environment of growing scepticism about political institutions and a dismissal of journalism and scientific facts, public trust... more
You create your own false information, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics -- it's you. A new study found that people given accurate statistics on a controversial... more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new easy-to-read guide, '10 New Insights in Climate Science' has been presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, at the COP25 climate... more
You create your own false information, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics—it's you. more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  ESA · 1 week
A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ has been presented to the United Nations Framework... more
GRID3 project aims to put everyone on the map  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the U.S., our Constitution mandates that a census takes place every 10 years. Other countries tend to have similar standards. Yet some parts of the world have not conducted... more
The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Social media is becoming increasingly central to election campaigns around the world. In the process, it is transforming politics in a number... more
2010s hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change... more
Laws help reduce pollution and do not affect competitiveness, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United Nations Climate Change (COP25) World Climate Summit, which starts today in Madrid, is the latest initiative by world governments to seek agreement on legal... more
3 ways to encourage people with disabilities to be involved in leading disaster responses  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United Nations recommends governments ensure no one gets left behind before, during and after a disaster. This includes people... more
Rating news sources can help limit the spread of misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Online misinformation has significant real-life consequences, such as measles outbreaks and encouraging racist mass murderers. Online misinformation can have political consequences as well. more
The climate crisis is here, get used to it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, nominated for the Peace Nobel this year, scolded titans of industry in Davos and heads of state at the United Nations, she told them... more
Politically extreme counties may act as magnets, migration patterns suggest  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It may not be just location, location, location that influences where people move to in the United States, but also politics, politics, politics, according to a team of... more
Study calls for improved mental health support for people affected by terrorist attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A government scheme to support the mental health of people affected by terrorist attacks needs to provide a better system of immediate... more
Political distrust a major barrier to climate action  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Distrust in politicians and the political system is preventing people from supporting increased taxes on fossil fuels, a potentially important climate policy. By comparison, most people believe in climate change. So says... more
Computer video simulation can limit flooding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Floods are expensive and at times dangerous. But what if a computer disaster simulation game could show politicians and local people what potential floods in their town would look like? more
UN: 'Quick wins' needed to keep climate goals within reach  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Countries have procrastinated for too long and need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately, or risk missing agreed targets for limiting global warming,... more
Scientist explains how melting ice in Antarctica affects Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists, politicians and people of Iceland recently placed a plaque mourning the loss of Okjokull glacier. Ok is no longer a living glacier because there has been insufficient ice build... more
The symbolic and substantive politics of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How do we get from here to there? How can we decarbonize our energy addicted economies and address the global climate crisis? This weekend, the traditional Harvard-Yale football game was delayed at... more
Growing length of manifestos casts new light on electioneering history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From a modest 150 words to the length of a children's book—the number of words used by politicians in their election manifestos has grown substantially in the past... more
Innovative technology may prevent hearing loss in military working dogs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Military working dogs played a vital role in the recent raid and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; however, temporary and permanent hearing loss due to high-decibel... more
Innovative hearing protection may protect military working dogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Military working dogs played a vital role in the recent raid and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; however, temporary and permanent hearing loss due to high-decibel noise in training, transport... more
Prior exposure to pollutants linked to increased risk of diabetes in Indian immigrants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In 2004, the United Nations Stockholm Convention banned the production and use of many persistent organic pollutants, such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and polychlorinated... more
Canada falling short of UN's Sustainable Development Goals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Canada could lead the world in helping to achieve water sustainability but is falling short of reaching the goals set out by the United Nations (UN), according to a new report from... more
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap, but the public needs to pony up  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
With the polarization of America's media and politics reaching a fever pitch, many news consumers—"worn out... more
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