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Marshall selected to lead NASA human lunar lander program  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will manage the agency’s efforts to develop a lander needed to achieve the... more
Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may finally be running out of gas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may... more
Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
During the 2016 Presidential Election, both major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, ran on polarizing platforms focusing on a few central issues: immigration, medicare, social issues (i.e., abortion,... more
Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more... more
UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The British government wants to set up an "express freight service" to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal more
Archaeologists Who Are Banned from Syria Mourn the Cost of War  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Archaeologist says she's in academic purgatory, observing from a distance as Syria burns, unable to help protect its history or its present. more
Survey reveals a third of NZ gun owners distrust gun lobby  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The terrorist attacks on the Christchurch Muslim community on 15 March this year resulted in a political response that was decidedly different from what usually follows... more
Archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the cost of war  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
I used to be a Near Eastern archaeologist working in Syria. Nowadays, I am stuck in academic purgatory, observing from a great distance as the country burns, unable to help... more
Trump administration throws cold water on climate change threat to coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When pollsters informed President Donald Trump that he faces political exposure in the 2020 election with swing voters on environment policy, he decided to... more
Women gain more political and economic power, but gender gap persists  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
While women have made great strides in entering the workforce, running companies and getting elected to Congress, there remains a persistent gender gap in attitudes about... more
Boris Johnson pledges to ease U.K. research visas, but plows ahead toward Brexit  Science Magazine · 1 week
A new immigration system could soften the blow to science from the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union more
UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific... more
Griffin: Budget, political support top concerns for Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Mike Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical." SpaceNews.com more
Forget 'Obamageddon', 'Prepping' is now part of mainstream US politics and culture  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Long considered an extreme reaction to fears of Armageddon and imminent nuclear disaster, 'preppers' in the US have traditionally been portrayed as motivated by... more
Partisan news coverage has a bigger impact on viewers without strong media preferences  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people's ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political... more
Weaponizing vulnerability to climate change: Countermeasures often hurt the poor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the world struggles to battle the effects of climate change, not everyone benefits equally from the remedies. In a recent paper titled "Weaponizing vulnerability to climate change,"... more
Link between women's gun ownership and increased political participation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Politicians pay close attention to the demands of gun owners. They also pay attention to women voters. But little of their focus is aimed at women who are gun owners. more
Liberals and conservatives have different views on equity, but share 'protestant work ethic'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There are longstanding debates in the United States about how society should distribute resources and support, from education to public health. Examining... more
Green growth is trusted to fix climate change, but that's a problem  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
You may have missed it, but a recent report declared that the main strategy of world leaders for tackling climate change won't work. It's... more
'Remainers' suffered mental distress equivalent to migraine after Brexit vote  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Warwick Business School research has found evidence that "Remainers" suffered "mental distress" in the aftermath of the UK's vote to leave the European Union—equivalent to a chronic migraine. more
Why do so many working class Americans feel politics is pointless?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In sociologist Jennifer Silva's first book, "Coming Up Short," she interviewed working-class young adults in Lowell, Mass., and Richmond, Virginia. more
Koala-detecting dogs sniff out flaws in Australia's threatened species protection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a country like Australia—a wealthy, economically and politically stable nation with multiple environmental laws and comparatively effective governance—the public could be forgiven for assuming that environmental laws... more
Public trust that scientists work for the good of society is growing  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
More Americans trust the motives of scientists than of journalists or politicians. more
'Fake news,' diminishing media trust and the role of social media  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The term "fake news" has been popularized by President Donald Trump in recent years, and while its meaning has been hotly debated, the spreading of false... more
Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. more
What are native grasslands, and why do they matter?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Coalition minister Angus Taylor is under scrutiny for possibly intervening in the clearing of grasslands in the southern highlands of New South Wales. Leaving aside the political dimensions, it's worth... more
Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. more
How picture books introduce kids to politics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have analyzed political messages in some of the most popular picture books of the last several years to see how political topics are introduced to children. more
Uncovering the roots of discrimination toward immigrants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
All over the world, immigration has become a source of social and political conflict. But what are the roots of antipathy toward immigrants, and how might conflict between immigrant and native populations be dampened? more
Larger ethnic communities help new refugees find work, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ethnic enclaves are often viewed as a negative for the integration of immigrants with natives in their new country. But it turns out that ethnic communities can help... more
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hardline Brexit stance stokes fears for scientists  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
“No deal” crash-out from the European Union could be more likely with new U.K. government more
Study examines how picture books introduce kids to politics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children's bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part... more
Biden's full embrace of Obama health law has political risks  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is placing a big bet on expanding the Affordable Care Act, but the approach leaves him subject to attacks from the left, right... more
Biden's full embrace of Obama's health poses political risks  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is placing a big bet on expanding the Affordable Care Act, but the approach leaves him subject to attacks from the left, right and middle more
Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90%  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Despite politicians' calls to start over, the much-maligned US health care system covers 90% more
Expressing religious identity at work good for staff wellbeing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When employees are provided with a supportive environment to express their religious identity in the workplace they experience increased wellbeing and work more efficiently, according to a new research review... more
Pure altruism: The connection that explains why we help strangers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Just over two years ago, my home city of Manchester suffered a terrorist attack. Waiting in the arena foyer after an Ariana Grande concert, a young man detonated... more
Opinion: Hitting turbulence? Aviation and the climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the U.K., there is a legal commitment to reducing the net carbon account for all six greenhouse gases by 80 percent (1990-2050) under the Climate Change Act 2008, and recently this... more
IMF downgrades world growth, warns of 'precarious' 2020  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Global trade tensions, continued uncertainty and rising prospects for a no-deal Brexit are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a "precarious" 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. more
Phosphate shortage: The dwindling resource required to grow food  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
By 2030, the world's population is projected to be about 8.5 billion people. Global food security is a major concern for governments—zero hunger is the second most important of the... more
The Apollo 11 anniversary and why it is so important  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer,... more
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