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Social media and internet not cause of political polarization, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG The argument against echo chambers is well documented: helped by social media algorithms, we are increasingly choosing to interact in safe spaces, with people... 6 hours
Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal
ABC NEWS Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal 10 hours
Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal
ABC NEWS Greek lawmakers were voting after marathon debate on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal 12 hours
How the 1984 Olympics Almost Created a Refugee Crisis
HISTORY The last time Russia skipped the Olympics was in 1984, when it was terrified of a fringe group encouraging mass defections of athletes. 16 hours
Are bots a danger for political election campaigns?
PHYS.ORG Normally, autonomous computer programmes known as bots trawl the internet, for example, to help search engines. However, there are also programmes known as social bots which interfere in social media, automatically generating... 1 day
Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI
PHYS.ORG Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over... 1 day
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
SCIENCE DAILY Fake news is everywhere, but why we believe it is still unclear. Psychologists suggest that valuing our identity more than our accuracy... 2 days
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
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Now there's a game you can play to 'vaccinate' yourself against fake news
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Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks
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Drug trafficking can support terrorist activity, but not in ways most believe
PHYS.ORG Drug trafficking does help facilitate terrorist activity, but it is more often linked to local militant groups instead of well-known international terrorist organizations, according... 2 days
Assassination of political leaders connected to increase in social conflict
PHYS.ORG An increase in social conflict increases the likelihood of assassinations of political leaders, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2 days
Researchers find high risk of suicide among unaccompanied refugee minors
NEWS MEDICAL In a report written on behalf of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have concluded that the risk of suicide among unaccompanied... 3 days
Google's firing of Damore in 'monoculture' case found legal
PHYS.ORG Google's firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and "politically correct monoculture" didn't violate U.S. labor law, a federal agency lawyer concluded. 3 days
Meet the new 'renewable superpowers'—nations that boss the materials used for wind and solar
PHYS.ORG Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from... 3 days
Study reveals links between youth victimization, beliefs about government, and political participation
PHYS.ORG Young people's views about the government and their level of political involvement are shaped by their life experiences and start developing during adolescence. While... 3 days
Fighting back against ‘alternative facts’: Experts share their secrets
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Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have calculated that the US can meet -- or even beat -- the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the... 6 days
Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions
PHYS.ORG Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet—or even beat—the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United... 6 days
10 Ways Parents and Schools Can Prevent School Shootings Now (Op-Ed)
LIVE SCIENCE While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings. 6 days
Genetics makes Asians, Europeans susceptible to dengue shock syndrome
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Political Methodology Lab to dig deep into new kinds of data
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Top telecom regulator faces internal probe: lawmaker
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Unprecedented climate events: Historical changes, aspirational targets, and national commitments
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Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met
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Fake news production and social media 'trolls'
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Ideology is not main factor that pushes children to join terrorist groups
PHYS.ORG Counter-terror efforts based on widely-held assumptions about the ideological motivations of children and youth recruited into extremist groups are unlikely to be effective, and... 1 week
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The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics
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Tea Party movement has paved the way for racialized language in US politics
PHYS.ORG Overtly racially motivated rhetoric is becoming increasingly acceptable in Republican politics in the US. Two Italian researchers now argue that this can... 2 weeks
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Unique chemistry—which one day might help fight serious disease—found in the New Zealand glowworm
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Australian eggs under review
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Augmented reality takes 3-D printing to next level
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Robo-picker grasps and packs
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