Geopolitics
The role of digital technologies in mobilizing the alt-right  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In "Misogynistic Men Online: How the Red Pill Helped Elect Trump," published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Pierce Alexander Dignam and Deana A. Rohlinger examine the... more
War games shed light on real-world strategies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Want to try your hand at negotiating during a crisis? Think you have a plan that could get the U.S. out of Afghanistan? Confident you could keep a nation secure when multi-party international diplomacy... more
Logical reasoning: An antidote or a poison for political disagreement?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people's ability to think logically suffers when it comes to... more
A comprehensive, centralized database of bovine milk compounds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Cow's milk in particular is one of the most-used dairy products globally, with... more
Entrepreneurs emerge as a force in Europe's refugee emergency  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The recent wave of immigration into Europe is nothing new for Italy; its proximity to Africa has made it a destination for years, particularly for sub-Saharan refugees. But geographers are... more
A comprehensive look at cow's milk  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Cow's milk in particular is one of the most-used dairy products globally, with over 800 million tons... more
Political fake news: They might be a liar but they're my liar  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international collaboration has investigated how people perceive politicians when they spread misinformation. The research found supporters of the politicians reduced their belief in... more
Strategies to achieve greater vaccination coverage throughout Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In the spirit of WHO, which regards this problem as one of the ten major healthcare problems in the world - the aim of all participants is to engage with parents, political... more
Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also... more
Logical reasoning: An antidote or a poison for political disagreement?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Star Trek's Spock would not be surprised: People are "illogical." New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and... more
At last, acknowledging royal women's political power  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Across the globe in a variety of societies, royal women found ways to advance the issues they cared about and advocate for the people important to them. more
At last, acknowledging royal women's political power  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The narratives we tell about the past often feature a cast of familiar main characters: kings and rulers, warriors and diplomats—men who made laws and fought wars, who held power over others in their... more
Challenging the conventional wisdom about the Canadian electorate  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It is well-known that the major Canadian political parties now use political marketing tools to segment the electorate and target specific groups of voters. According to a new study appearing in the... more
How partisan politics could take a bite out of your wallet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When individuals lack the skill or time to build an investment portfolio, they frequently invest in mutual funds. Ideally, mutual funds maximize client wealth by investing... more
Long-term study shows gender-based abortions lead to skewed gender population numbers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from Singapore, the United Nations Population Division, and the U.S. has found that abortions based on gender lead to larger-than-thought distortions in... more
China, India economic development key to achieving MDG for safe drinking water  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
From 2000 to 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) produced mixed and debatable results. But there was at least one clear MDG... more
Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. more
Economic development in India and China key to achieving global targets on safe drinking water  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) attempted from 2000 to 2015 produced mixed and debatable results. But... more
Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study has shown that celebrity fat-shaming leads to an adverse reaction among general women towards people who are overweight. The study titled, “Shaping the... more
Democracy in the matrix  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new online platform enables users to get information about the democratic quality of a specific country with just a few clicks. The new tool has been designed by political scientists from the University of Würzburg. more
Shark bite research reveals politicians' fishy behaviour  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
More than a decade's worth of research has revealed how politicians manipulate highly emotional incidents like shark bites to influence public sentiment and protect their own interests. more
Shifting Brexit date gives map-makers a headache  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In or out? The repeated delays to Brexit are a nightmare for map makers and guidebook printers who have to decide how to depict Britain's relationship with the European Union. more
How to talk about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report last fall warning of a catastrophic effect on the world's people, environment and economy if temperatures rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, which could... more
Economic butterfly wings can create a climate action tornado  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The answer to the climate crisis could be seizing social and political tipping points where a modest intervention can lead to massive change, suggest leading University of Oxford economists. more
Should We Have Empathy For Those We Hate?  NPR · 1 week
The latest episode of NPR's Podcast Invisibilia examines the history of empathy in American culture. In this era of political polarization, empathy has fallen out of fashion. more
Airbus flies into new era with change of CEO  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Frenchman Guillaume Faury takes over as CEO of European aerospace giant Airbus on Wednesday, looking to benefit from the current troubles of rival Boeing and limit potential disruption from Brexit... more
Airbus enters new era with change of CEO  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
European aerospace giant Airbus on Wednesday welcomes new CEO Guillaume Faury, whose inbox includes Brexit, US President Donald Trump's trade threats and corruption investigations. more
ESMO drives collaborative action at EU level to address essential medicine shortages  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Shortages of essential cancer medicines have a direct impact on patient care across Europe. To ensure that this issue remains a top priority on... more
How business students, future executives link sustainability and global strife  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The global business environment has become increasingly turbulent, with international alliances and trading blocs fragmenting, extreme political candidates gaining popularity, climate change intensifying, all as the growth of... more
Empathy and perception of others shapes political ideology, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The way people perceive groups and empathize with others shapes their political ideology, according to a study recently published by researchers affiliated with the University of Arkansas. more
Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child... more
Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?  NPR · 2 weeks
As the U.K. continues to debate over the state of Brexit, NPR's Scott Simon looks at how a new discovery at Stonehenge might offer a lesson in coming together. more
Air Force Space Launch Competition Caught in Political Crossfire  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
House Armed Service Committee Chairman Adam Smith on Thursday sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson questioning "what seems to be a rush to move ahead in the... more
Trump’s budget request for 2020 census raises alarms  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
With 1 year to go, Census Bureau says it’s on track despite political and technical challenges more
Human history through tree rings: Trees in Amazonia reveal pre-colonial human disturbance  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is well known around the world today and has been an important part of human subsistence strategies in... more
Political fight intensifies as Air Force prepares to kick off launch competition  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The fact that we are hearing conflicting stories coming from the Pentagon and from SMC speaks to the political scrutiny surrounding the National Security... more
The whisper room: Moderates on Twitter are losing their voice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A researcher finds that partisan users form highly partisan social networks on Twitter, moderate users -- or those less politically engaged -- continue to avoid politics, potentially creating... more
The whisper room: Moderates on Twitter are losing their voice  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With the growing popularity of social media, Twitter has become a prominent place to voice opinions on both ends of the political spectrum. With the ability to follow... more
Minimizing fuel explosions and fires from accidents and terrorist acts with polymers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When an act of terrorism or a vehicle or industrial accident ignites fuel, the resulting fire or explosion can be devastating. Today, scientists will... more
New alternatives may ease demand for scarce rare-earth permanent magnets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From computer hard discs and smart phones to earbuds and electric motors, magnets are at the forefront of today's technology. Magnets containing rare-earth elements are among the most... more
Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Indian political parties, Pakistan's military  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook said Monday that it had removed hundreds of pages and accounts linked to government and political organizations in India and Pakistan that misled users about... more
Minimizing fuel explosions and fires from accidents and terrorist acts with polymers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When an act of terrorism or a vehicle or industrial accident ignites fuel, the resulting fire or explosion can be devastating. Today, scientists will... more
Experts discover new offshoots of old health policy roots  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As political leaders debate the future of the U.S. health care system, a pair of health financing experts discovered that all of the current proposals -- from Medicare for All... more
Post 'net neutrality' internet needs new measurement tools, Princeton experts tell policymakers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For much of the past decade, fierce political battles over the internet have involved concerns that the fastest access would go only to those... more
UK space company Scisys, fearing Brexit, praises decision to become Irish  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Scisys Group, a formerly British company involved in the European Union’s Galileo satellite program,... more
UN talks on space peace treaty fail to reach consensus  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
United Nations-backed talks to prevent an arms race in outer space ended without agreement on Friday, delivering another blow to global disarmament diplomacy. more
Commerce and coercion  MIT · 3 weeks
When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds. more
Facebook beefs up political ad rules ahead of EU election  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook said Friday it's further tightening up requirements for European Union political advertising, in its latest efforts to prevent foreign interference and increase transparency ahead of bloc-wide voting... more
'Make Another Suit,' Clinton Tells NASA After Scrapped All-Female Spacewalk  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate, whose pantsuits became a political fashion statement, is now making a statement about NASA's spacesuits. more
Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according... more
UN report: Extreme weather hit 62 million people in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The United Nations' weather agency says extreme weather last year hit 62 million people worldwide and forced 2 million people to relocate, as man-made climate change worsened. more
Ocean heat hits record high: UN  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ocean heat hit a record high in 2018, the United Nations said Thursday, raising urgent new concerns about the threat global warming is posing to marine life. more
Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself, giving the beleaguered canine a scientific and political boost as its... more
Are We Really in a New Space Race with China and Russia?  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
How do you make an ambitious goal and a speedy timeline seem worth tackling among a busy slate of jostling existential crises? Appeal to... more
India's election commission examining Modi address on anti-missile test  REUTERS · 4 weeks
India's Election Commission said it had directed a committee of officers to examine Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement... more
EU officials approve speed limit technology for autos  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
European Union officials have struck a provisional political deal to require new safety features on autos that would include technology to keep cars within legal speed limits. more
Cringeworthy politics: Trump sparks 'embarrassment' spikes on Twitter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A piece of not-fake-news: there has been a 45-percent increase in people tweeting about embarrassment since Donald Trump took office. In an analysis of Twitter traffic between June 2015 and June 2017,... more
Dynasties still run the world, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Want to get into politics? It helps if you come from the right family. more
Facebook blocks more accounts over influence campaigns  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook said Tuesday it shut down more than 2,600 fake accounts linked to Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo and aiming to influence political sentiment in various parts of the world. more
In 'Killer Robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so. more
How humans derailed the Earth's climate in just 160 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate change might be the most urgent issue of our day, both politically and in terms of life on Earth. There is mounting awareness that the global climate is a matter for... more
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