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New Zealand lawmakers pass euthanasia bill, referendum next  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
New Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate more
What leads citizens to vote for 'anti-establishment' parties?  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The first national elections that were held in Europe after the economic crisis of 2008 revealed rather a clear political map. In almost all countries (especially in southern and eastern Europe), challenger... more
Economics of a four-day working week: Research shows it can save businesses money  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
The idea of a four-day working week is gaining momentum. The Labour Party has included it in its 2019 electoral manifesto, and... more
Here are all the Readers’ Choice winners of the 2019 SpaceNews Awards  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Readers voted in October to select the individuals, organizations and accomplishments most deserving of recognition at the 2019 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation.... more
Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary  ABC NEWS · 2 days
APNewsBreak: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the 1st time more
Voters say Congress needs to curb drug prices, but are lawmakers listening?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
House Democrats are poised to pass sweeping legislation to lower drug prices using strategies President Donald Trump has endorsed. A Trump aide urged the... more
APNewsBreak: Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary  ABC NEWS · 2 days
APNewsBreak: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the 1st time more
Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds  NPR · 4 days
A national survey by psychologists shows a significant rise in U.S. stress in 2019. Mass shootings, the election campaign and concerns about health care... more
Mathematicians' work helps change how people vote  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As U.S. courts debate gerrymandering—the process of carving up electoral districts to disproportionately benefit one political party—Wes Pegden's work is helping to shape redistricting maps more fairly. more
Even the most beautiful maps can be misleading  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
From reporting election results to issuing weather forecasts, maps offer a powerful, accessible and visually appealing way to convey complex information. But as a researcher focusing on data visualisation, I'm aware that... more
Voters agree with polls that favor their candidates  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
With the presidential election a year away, pollsters will barrage the country with poll questions to get the pulse of the voters about the candidates. more
Voters agree with polls that favor their candidates  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
With the presidential election a year away, pollsters will barrage the country with poll questions to get the pulse of the voters about the candidates. more
Labour's low-carbon 'warm homes for all' could revolutionise social housing—experts  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
All homes built from 2022 onwards would be carbon neutral under a Labour government, according to a recent election pledge by the party. Labour has also promised to... more
Moderates add exceptions to South Carolina abortion ban bill  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Moderates restore exceptions for rape and incest to a measure to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina, setting bill up for a potential 2020 election year showdown more
The Latest: SC early abortion ban headed for 2020 fight  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor for a 2020 election year fight more
Americans report significant stress due to health care, mass shootings, 2020 elections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings... more
ECSL Board 2019-2021  ESA · 1 week
In 2019 the ECSL Board Member election for the period 2019 – 2021 took place. The ECSL is delighted to be sharing the results of these elections and wishes to... more
Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election. more
Algorithms seek out voter fraud  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Concerns over voter fraud have surged in recent years, especially after federal officials reported that Russian hackers attempted to access voter records in the 2016 presidential election. Administrative voting errors have been reported, too; for example, an audit... more
Britain calls halt on fracking following government U-turn  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election. more
AGS commends House for passing EMPOWER for Health Act  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The American Geriatrics Society congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives, which within hours of bringing the legislation to the floor approved by voice vote the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing... more
Adverse effects of humanitarian food aid disputed in new study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A renowned 1992 sketch on "Saturday Night Live" follows newly elected President Bill Clinton as he and Secret Service agents jog into McDonald's. When a customer asks if... more
How to rig an election: Twitter's problem with political saboteurs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study from researchers at The University of Manchester investigates the sophisticated network of agents on Twitter who work to distribute fake news during election campaigns. more
Time to vote for the winners of the 2019 SpaceNews Awards  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Cast your vote for this year's crop of SpaceNews Awards finalists. Voting ends Friday,... more
Argentine scientists rally behind favorite in Sunday’s presidential election  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Alberto Fernández is expected to embrace pro-science policies of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, now his running mate more
Stepping up the science of street protests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A surge in street protests since the election of President Donald Trump nearly three years ago has scholars struggling to find new methods to study this form of social activism, according to a new... more
Pelosi's prescription for high drug prices clears committee  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Pelosi's prescription for high drug prices clears key committee and moves closer to a floor vote more
Why white married women are more likely to vote for conservative parties  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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
Senate confirms Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and... more
Creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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
Border walls don't make us safer or stronger, says political scientist  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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
Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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 weeks
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 weeks
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
French lawmakers to vote on giving IVF to lesbians, singles  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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
Ethnic identity and voting are timely focus of new book  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
"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
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