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Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the... 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
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Democrats do drugs (prices)  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Despite the turmoil from the ongoing impeachment inquiry, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are proceeding with work on a major prescription drug price bill crafted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. more
Scientific integrity bill advances in U.S. House with bipartisan support  Science Magazine · 2 days
Democrats drop some provisions to gain Republican backing and improve chances of final passage more
Why white married women are more likely to vote for conservative parties  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The polls were wrong in the last US and Australian federal elections. Hillary Clinton was favored to win at a margin of 85% to... 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
Refereeing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren on public support for ‘Medicare for All’  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., sparred with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate over how to... more
Senate confirms Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and... 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
Creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC), convened by the Oxford Internet Institute, calls for co-ordinated action by the public and private sector to... 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
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... 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
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... 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
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
France: Vote set to legalize IVF for lesbians, single women  ABC NEWS · 4 days
France's lower house of parliament is expected to approve a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and... 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
French lawmakers to vote on giving IVF to lesbians, singles  ABC NEWS · 4 days
France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures more
Think ‘Medicare for All’ is the only democratic health plan? Think again  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
If you tuned in for the first five nights of the Democratic presidential debates, you might think "Medicare for All" and providing universal care... 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
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
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
Scientists show how the immune system reacts to Ebola vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Following the dramatic Ebola epidemic in West Africa from 2013 to 2016, viral infections have spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2018. Since then, more than... 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
Trump speech offers dizzying preview of his health care campaign strategy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump offered a preview of what his 2020 health agenda might look like in a speech Thursday — blasting Democratic proposals for reform and... more
Trump cites his support for Medicare, slams Medicare for All  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and he’s portraying himself as the program’s defender more
Trump touts support for Medicare, slams ‘Medicare for All’  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Trump travels to Florida to tout support for Medicare, slam Democrats on their ‘Medicare for All’ plan more
The Latest: Sanders in Las Vegas after his heart procedure  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A top official in Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign says the Democratic candidate is in Las Vegas where he’s resting after having a heart procedure for a blocked artery more
Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Bernie Sanders' campaign says the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery 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
Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Bernie Sanders' campaign says the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery 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
Kansas conservatives push to undo abortion rights ruling  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Kansas conservatives are trying to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that protects abortion rights and threatens years' worth of Republican-enacted restrictions, guaranteeing an election-year fight over amending the state constitution more
The Latest: Campaign to defeat Juul-backed measure goes on  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Opponents of a San Francisco ballot measure backed by Juul Labs say they will continue campaigning despite the e-cigarette maker bowing out of the race more
San Francisco campaign to stop e-cigarette measure pushes on  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Juul Labs says it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign more
Can a donor voucher program broaden representation in local campaign financing?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study investigated the effectiveness of Seattle, WA's Democracy Voucher program in expanding participation from marginalized communities in a local election, where voters were each... more
Juul stops funding San Francisco vaping measure  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Juul Labs says it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign 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
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
Privacy concerns slow Facebook studies, and how human fertility depends on chromosome counts  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show, senior news correspondent Jeffrey Mervis talks with host Sarah Crespi about a stalled Facebook plan to release user... 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
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
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
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
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
GlobalData: First peanut allergy therapy unlikely to be a good choice for all patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee gave Palforzia a resounding vote of confidence and GlobalData believes that the committee’s strong... more
Second round of Ebola vaccination trials on the way to DRC  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A second experimental Ebola vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson will soon undergo clinical trials in the Ebola affected Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced... more
Canada, if Trudeau wins, to hit net zero emissions by 2050: minister  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government pledged on Tuesday to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, if re-elected in an upcoming... more
The permanent struggle for liberty  MIT · 4 weeks
Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom. more
In a close race, the less popular candidate has a 45% chance of winning  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
If the 2020 election is within a 1% margin, the less popular candidate has a 45% chance of becoming president,... more
Over 120 UC San Diego Health physicians named "Top Docs" in 2019 San Diego Magazine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than 120 UC San Diego Health physicians have been named "Top Docs" in the 2019 San Diego... 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
Approval received for establishment of UC San Diego's new School of Public Health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The University of California Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee has approved the establishment of a School of Public Health... more
African bacterium resists almost all drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It looks like it’s time to pay the piper. The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Salmonella typhimurium, called ST313 sublineage II.1, has cropped up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This fails to respond... 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
Hill hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from Democrats, GOP and Trump for drug plan  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
House Democratic leaders on Thursday unveiled an aggressive plan to lower drug prices through negotiations between federal health officials and the makers of some... more
Ruth Lehmann elected as director of Whitehead Institute  MIT · 1 month
Lehmann, a world-renowned developmental and cell biology researcher, is the institute’s fifth director. more
Exclusive analysis: College student voting doubled in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout, according to a report today from the Institute for... more
Salmonella responsible for bloodstream infections in sub-Saharan Africa exhibits extensive drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
The first extensively drug-resistant strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, a pathogen which is responsible for millions of bloodstream infections per year in sub-Saharan Africa, have... 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
Salmonella causing bloodstream infections in central Africa resistant to nearly all drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, a pathogen which is responsible for millions of bloodstream infections per year in sub-Saharan Africa,... 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
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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