Politics
Fonts in campaign communications have liberal or conservative leanings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Yard signs for a local politician captured a researchers curiosity. The more people view a font as aligned with their ideology, the more they favor it. more
Fonts in campaign communications have liberal or conservative leanings  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Yard signs for a local politician captured the curiosity of Katherine Haenschen. more
California defies threat of fund loss over abortion coverage  ABC NEWS · 2 days
California’s Democratic leaders were defiant Friday after the Trump administration threatened to cut federal health care funding to the nation’s most populous state over its requirement that insurance plans cover... more
NASA launches in-depth snow study—first in 30 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The last time NASA carried out an in-depth study of winter storms in the heavily populated Northeast, the Berlin Wall had just come down and George H.W. Bush occupied the White House. more
715-Million-Year-Old Fungi Microfossils Found  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found the microscopic fungal filaments and mycelium-like structures in dolomitic shale from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The microfossils are at least... more
Bloomberg on health care: Translating his mayoral record to the national stage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $200 million arguing that he should be the Democratic nominee for president, blanketing... more
Data from behind enemy lines: How Russia may have used Twitter to seize Crimea  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities. New research suggests... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: SCOTUS punts on ACA case — for now  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Supreme Court has declined to take up immediately a case out of Texas that could overturn the entire Affordable Care Act. But that... more
Blood and politics in India  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mahatma Gandhi, an icon of nonviolent resistance who helped lead India to independence by force of will and strength of mind, rather than physical power, might not seem like a person preoccupied with corporeal matters. more
Molecular identification of fungi microfossils in a Neoproterozoic shale rock  Science Magazine · 4 days
Precambrian fossils of fungi are sparse, and the knowledge of their early evolution and the role they played in the colonization of land surface are limited. Here, we... more
From bushfires to terrorism: How communities become resilient  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The world has watched in sympathy as Australia has come to terms with the ravages of the worst bush fires on record. Communities have been devastated by this crisis, but many have... more
US is polarizing faster than other democracies, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Political polarization among Americans has grown rapidly in the last 40 years—more than in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or Germany—a phenomenon possibly due to increased racial division, the rise... more
New Jersey law bans sale of flavored vaping products  ABC NEWS · 5 days
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored vaping products more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
Study uses physics to explain democratic elections  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It may seem surprising, but theories and formulas derived from physics turn out to be useful tools for understanding the ways democratic elections work, including how these systems break down and how they could... more
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Collins  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Planned Parenthood is snubbing Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine by endorsing her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon in their Senate race more
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Planned Parenthood is snubbing Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine by endorsing her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon in their Senate race more
Study uses physics to explain democratic elections  MIT · 6 days
U.S. elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences. more
High hopes as Austria's new night train sets off for Brussels  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The first night train to set off for Belgium in 16 years departed from Vienna Sunday, carrying Austrian and European politicians who hope the new route... more
LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups more
Far-right violence in Portugal draws strength from skinhead roots—study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Far-right agitators in Portugal now have different reasons to their 1970s predecessors for becoming radicalised and committing acts of political violence—a new study shows. more
Power struggles: How Tennessee became more racially and politically divided  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tennessee has long been considered politically moderate and relatively racially progressive, compared to other southern states. But researchers say the Volunteer State has become considerably more conservative—and racially... more
German parliament votes against new system for organ donors  ABC NEWS · 1 week
German lawmakers have decided against tackling a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would have made most people potential donors unless they objected more
From election upsets to climate chaos, rolling the dice helps us appreciate the odds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
"He [God] does not play dice," quipped Albert Einstein, but for mortals chance is part of life. We cannot experience,... more
Research explores the correlation between political engagement and lawfulness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Higher levels of engagement in the political process may make citizens more willing to follow laws, according to faculty researchers at Penn State Brandywine. more
Unique tool to democratize entry into the field of nanopore research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A nanopore is a tiny hole in a thin membrane with a diameter of around a billionth of a meter, or about the width of a... more
Arizona bill banning sex ed before 7th grade going nowhere  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A conservative Arizona Republican senator who was pushing a contentious proposal barring any sexual education instruction for students before the 7th grade is conceding that her proposal stands... more
A tool to democratize nanopore research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A nanopore is a tiny hole in a thin membrane with a diameter of around a billionth of a meter, or about the width of a single DNA molecule. The potential applications of these nanopores are... more
A tool to democratize nanopore research  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A team of researchers is democratizing entry into the field of nanopore research by offering up a unique tool to accelerate the development of new applications and discoveries. more
Irish prime minister seeks new mandate in February election  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has sought a fresh mandate to govern Ireland more
Sparking change through research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women's participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform. more
Ireland on track for February general election  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The office of Ireland's president says Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will formally request the dissolution of parliament before a general election next month more
Vote on NJ bill to bar certain vaccine exemptions stalled  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top New Jersey lawmakers say a bill to end most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren failed to get enough support and was not formally given a vote more
Vote on NJ bill to bar certain vaccine exemptions uncertain  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A lawmaker says the prospects of a vote on legislation to eliminate most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren in New Jersey looks uncertain more
You're probably more susceptible to misinformation than you think  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Online misinformation works, or so it would seem. One of the more interesting statistics from the 2019 UK general election was that 88% of advertisements posted on social media by... more
Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity's plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled... more
Success of Indian food programmes depends on political enablement of state capacity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research explains why food security interventions have been met with varying levels of success across Indian states. more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Democrats roll dice on SCOTUS and the ACA  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Democratic state attorneys general are asking the Supreme Court to intervene this term in a case that could invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act. more
Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Could the division of labor in an anthill be driven by the same social dynamics governing the gap between liberals and conservatives? That was the surprising question tackled... more
'She' goes missing from presidential language  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that although a significant percentage of the American public believed the winner of the November 2016 presidential election would be a woman, people rarely used the pronoun 'she' when referring to the next... more
Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Division of labor and political polarization may be driven by the same processes, say computational biologists. They found that two forces -- ''social influence,'' the tendency of individuals... more
Pretrial publicity hinders prosecutors' ability to prove guilt  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Media coverage is more likely to influence jurors to vote for acquittal than for conviction. This new finding challenges arguments that pretrial publicity is of greater concern to defendants due to their... more
'She' goes missing from presidential language  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Throughout most of 2016, a significant percentage of the American public believed that the winner of the November 2016 presidential election would be a woman—Hillary Clinton. more
“She” goes missing from presidential language  MIT · 3 weeks
Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president. more
Report builds framework for 'digital political ethics' in 2020  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With the 2020 elections looming and amid continuing concerns over social media's role in U.S. politics, four top universities have published a comprehensive new report recommending how candidates, tech platforms... more
Democrats press high court to make call on ACA. How it could play out at polls.  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
You're forgiven if in the holiday rush you missed the news last month that a federal... more
Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Democratic-led states are asking the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision that declared a key part of the Obama-era health law unconstitutional and cast a legal... more
Study: US presidents play surprising role in driving corporate social responsibility  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study by San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Management Nara Jeong suggests that CEOs look to the White House for leadership on social... more
All global sustainability is local  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Groundbreaking ways to quantify progress towards sustainable development goals find sustainability, like politics, is local. more
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