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political odds stacked against space force proponents brace for long fight
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for...
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....
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The United Nations scientific panel on climate change recently released a major report that examined the benefits of trying to limit global warming to...
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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.
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The basic human need to get along with others results in the formation of extreme political groupings, according to a study from Dartmouth College.
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Women militia fighters make a positive choice to join combat units and are motivated by similar factors to male fighters,...
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VIDEO 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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a new study has found.
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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...
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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.
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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.
With its brown-black hue and cascading creamy head, Guinness is Ireland's most iconic export.
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million...
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million years, according to a study published in PLOS...
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Social media echo chambers may reflect real-life conversations that are linked to the geographic locations of users, according to new research.
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Among municipalities recycling and reusing construction waste, including gravel, concrete, sand and asphalt, Ontario has its 'leaders' and its 'laggards,' explained Kate Graham, a Political Science professor at King's and Brescia University...
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Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election.
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The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations vowed to do more with Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east where attacks by rebels are affecting the response to an...
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Nuclear testing on the island of Amchitka caused hundreds of otters to be rehomed 50 years ago. Those hundreds have grown into thousands.
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Britain's data commissioner on Tuesday called for tougher rules governing the use of personal data by political campaigns around the world, declaring that recent investigations have shown a...
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Voters will have their voices heard during Tuesday's midterm elections. Walter Mebane, professor of political science and statistics at the University of Michigan, is an expert on election forensics, a...
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Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social...
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Drones are becoming ubiquitous—they help bridge inspectors examine otherwise inaccessible spaces, monitor crop health for farmers, and assist search and rescue teams. They are also a boon to bad guys, from drug runners to terrorists. That's where David Kovar, F17,...
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Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show...
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Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show...
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Across the country, catchphrases such as "Medicare for all," "single-payer," "public option" and "universalhealth care" are sweeping state and federal...
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For a fundamentally nerdy subject, net neutrality is pushing a lot of political buttons.
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Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is home to conservative agricultural...
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Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.
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From the 1980s to the present day, many of the field's most influential scholars have lamented that a majority of articles rely on literature review-based methodologies and do not present any new,...
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Nearly two-thirds of the social media bots with political activity on Twitter before the 2016 U.S. presidential election supported Donald Trump. But all those Trump bots...
Modern technology depends on a set of 17 elements at the foot of the periodic table. Known as rare earths (REs), many of these metals are highly magnetic, and find use in computing, green...
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The views expressed by political party leaders can change how individual voters feel about an issue, according to findings from a longitudinal study of voters in New Zealand....
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The 2015 UN Paris Climate Accords brought energy regulation's role in climate change to the international forefront. And even though...
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Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness have new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person's arrival...
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A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling
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Researchers new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person's arrival in the United States. The study of communities migrating from Southeast Asia to...
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Do ideologically extreme politicians deemed 'polarized' misrepresent a more moderate populace? According to a new article, that's not the case. In fact, researchers argue, enacting campaign finance or election reform to reduce polarization in...
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With the American midterm elections around the corner, rumours of a UK general election in the winter, and a potential second referendum on Brexit, mathematicians from the University of Surrey and AXA...
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Do ideologically extreme politicians deemed "polarized" misrepresent a more moderate populace? According to the article "The Delegate Paradox: Why Polarized Politicians Can Represent Citizens Best" published in the October 2018 issue The Journal of...
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When refugees use their mobile phones they leave clues about how well they are integrating (or not) into their host country. Clio Andris, assistant professor of...
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Findings from a new study suggest that people assume that those who are silent in a conversation would agree with their own opinion, even if the majority of...
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VIDEO Around election season, some politicians try to pass more legislation to give off an air of productivity for voters.
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Facebook said Friday it had taken down accounts linked to an Iranian effort to influence US and British politics with posts about charged topics such as immigration and race relations.
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Experts from the HSE Centre for Business Tendency Studies (CBTS) analysed for the first time the growth of the manufacturing industry in CIS countries between 2004 and 2016. It was conducted within the framework of a...
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From an angry political divide to domestic terrorism, times are stressful.
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The US aerospace giant Boeing opened its first manufacturing plant in Europe on Thursday, giving a boost to Britain's business credentials ahead of its impending exit from the European Union.
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As the U.S. midterm election heats up and the fallout of the Supreme Court nomination rings across the political divide, a new study presents a unique angle of American politics:...
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Donald Trump's campaign is said to have spent 44 million dollars on Facebook, running 175,000 variations of political adverts during...
Fatal police shootings of blacks receive considerable media attention, along with debate about the merits of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Media coverage...
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Disagreeing with the political views of the majority in your community (city, state, or friends) can feel isolating, and even...
As the midterm election nears and the fallout of the Supreme Court nomination rings across the political divide, a new study presents a unique angle of American politics: how party affiliation affects charitable donations.
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Last year, nearly 60 percent of Maine residents voted to expand the state's Medicaid program — an option provided by...
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In times past, we have assumed that politics have little to do with our personal lives.
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Facebook on Tuesday released the first of what it promised will be routine reports showing who is behind US political ads seen at the social network or its Instagram service.
Imagine the politician who gets caught in a scandal, breaching the public's trust, whether that be of a sexual nature,...
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Learning about someone's political beliefs interferes with a person's ability to assess expertise, as people judge like-minded peers as being more expert in fields completely unrelated to politics, finds a new UCL-led...
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China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance.
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A yearlong program for adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa successfully promoted healthy transitions to adulthood within the evaluation period, according to the results of randomized controlled trials...
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Thirty-five Nobel and top mathematics prize winners have warned British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker that scientific research will suffer a serious setback without a...
"Medicare for all" and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. The phrase appear in political ads and receive cheers at campaign rallies,...
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VIDEO World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total...
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,The number of politically conservative Americans who are climate skeptics is growing, and the...
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After decades in the political wilderness, "Medicare-for-all" and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. The words appear in political advertisements and are cheered at campaign rallies — even in deep-red states.
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This year was touted as the year of women in politics in the United States, but in the business world, female bosses remain few and far...
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British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory...
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Ensuring that people with preexisting health conditions can get and keep health insurance has become one of the leading issues around the country ahead of this fall's midterm elections.
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Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ideas like "Manifest Destiny" and American exceptionalism. But how well does a...
VIDEO It's easy to find videos on YouTube exposing people's seemingly unwavering support for the actions of their political party. A 2016 video on Jimmy...
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Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by...
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There is a reason it may seem as if every television ad right now is a political one. Millions of dollars are spent to reach voters through this...
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If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and...
If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping...
According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13% of today's population is over 60 years of age;...
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Cuisine can be considered as a set of practices that permeate many aspects of life. A dish may recall someone special. The symbolic value...
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Pioneering sociologist foresaw our current chaos 100 years ago
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States that heavily invest in legislature more influential in public policy
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World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
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People don't automatically follow political party cues on every issue, study finds
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