Politics
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
Eyeing 2020, House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costs  ABC NEWS · 3 days
House Democrats have pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors more
Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea  ABC NEWS · 3 days
When Donald Trump was running for the White House, he said he could save Medicare billions of dollars by negotiating prescription drug prices 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
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
White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs 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
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
Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming—but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of... more
EU bans controversial pesticide  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A controversial pesticide linked to developmental problems in humans will be definitively banned in the EU in 2020 after a vote on Friday by member states, the European Commission said. more
Pelosi sets Medicare showdown on drug costs and new benefits  ABC NEWS · 1 week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices more
Pelosi sets showdown vote on Medicare drug negotiations  ABC NEWS · 1 week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugs more
Pharma’s take on the Pelosi drug-pricing bill: Fair warning or fearmongering?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's flagship proposal to curb prescription drug prices, the "Lower Drug Costs Now Act" - H.R. 3 - could come up for a... 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
'Going negative': how Trump has changed the Twitter narrative  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If not for Twitter, U.S. President Donald Trump would not be in the White House today. True/false? That's for others to judge but it's probably true, say two Australian linguists... more
Candidates are betting big on health. Is that what voters really want?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The one thing we know about health care in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is that it's a top issue for voters. more
Experimental therapies offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The investigational therapeutics mAb114 and REGN-EB3 offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease compared to the investigational treatment ZMapp, according to... more
How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early... 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
European parliament declares 'climate emergency'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Parliament voted on Thursday to declare a "climate and environment emergency" in a symbolic gesture just ahead of the latest UN global crisis summit. more
How many voters really switch parties in British elections? What the evidence tells us  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With the 2019 election campaign in full swing, there is little evidence in the polls that things are changing. The... 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
New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City lawmakers have voted to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban more
Did Joe Biden overstate democratic voters’ opposition to ‘Medicare for All’?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When the subject of "Medicare for All" came up during the Democratic debate last week, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the majority of his... 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
Kamala Harris proposes doubling mental health treatment beds  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling more
Harris to propose doubling mental health treatment beds  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling 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
Trump plan to push seafloor mapping wins warm reception  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
White House orders agencies to come up with plan to accelerate efforts more
Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is vetoing a bill that would prohibit abortions because of a prenatal Down syndrome, a day after it passed the Republican-controlled Legislature more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The health care campaign  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Health care continues to be a top issue for Democratic and Democratic-leaning primary voters, according to recent polls. But the presidential candidates are so busy picking at the details of their opponents'... 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
No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C.,... more
Trump to meet on teen vaping as plans for flavor ban fade  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
White House officials said Wednesday President Donald Trump will meet with experts, advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this... more
The case of the ACA’s disappearing taxes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It was a moment of genuine bipartisanship at the House Ways and Means Committee in October, as Democratic and Republican sponsors alike praised a bill called the "Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2019." more
Demographic shifts, voter fears, and presidential voting  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Did Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign benefit from voters' fears of immigrants in communities experiencing greater demographic change? 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
Drug cost legislation gets a push from White House  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Battling impeachment, White House presses for drug cost legislation with new urgency more
White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Battling impeachment, White House presses for drug cost legislation with new urgency more
France reverse palm oil tax break after outcry  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
France's parliament on Friday voted down a proposed tax break on palm oil—which would have hugely benefited energy giant Total—after lawmakers and environmental activists complained the legislation had been rushed through the... more
Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a... more
Warren says she won’t immediately push for Medicare for All  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a “Medicare for... more
White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
New rules from the Trump administration would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures more
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