Geopolitics
Small farmers sink or swim in globalization's tsunami  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
From a synthesis of 12 cases, researchers found when smallholder farmers are connected to faraway systems, the key is to empower them to higher agency and more livelihood opportunities. more
GOP and Dem senators voice concerns about US virus readiness  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
Senators of both political parties are questioning whether the White House’s request for $2.5 billion is enough to prepare the nation for a possible coronavirus outbreak, even as... more
CO2 tracking in space  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
CO2 concentrations in the air continue to rise rapidly, and a rapid reduction in man-made emissions is becoming increasingly important. In order to assess the effectiveness of political measures, timely and reliable emission levels are needed. However, current methods are... more
Why conspiracy theories can act as radicalization multipliers of far-right ideals  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Conspiracy theories have been crucial in the radicalization process of the perpetrator of the Hanau-attack in Germany. Terje Emberland suggests that they were not only important... more
Study: O&G companies reward US representatives who oppose environmental protections  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A combined team of researchers from Yale University and the University of Cambridge has found that gas and oil companies reward U.S. lawmakers who oppose environmental protections by... more
As vegan activism grows, politicians aim to protect agri-business, restaurateurs  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The vegan movement—as diverse as it is—is increasingly active and vocal, as several events have shown recently. more
China postpones key political meeting because of virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China says it is postponing its most important political meeting of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus more
Why tourism's future lies in its past  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Climate change and carbon footprints, political unrest, global epidemics—what does it all mean for the future of tourism? more
Study: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa at highest risk of importing COVID-19 cases from China  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The new findings are from a modeling study published in The Lancet that estimates the preparedness (ie, health... more
More purple than blue: Religiously unaffiliated vary in political beliefs  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
For decades, research examining the intersection of religion and politics counted the religious "nones"—or the unaffiliated—as a small, homogeneous and liberal group, and conservatives have treated them as... more
Systems analysis for a new Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A major new report highlights new and emerging policy trends in the Arctic, a region on the front lines of climate change, geopolitics, and global governance. more
Between bondage and freedom: Life in Civil War refugee camps  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Research by assistant professor of history Abigail Cooper into the refugee camps set up for African Americans during the Civil War has revealed stories of courage and bravery... more
Systems analysis for a new Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Arctic region has long been seen as one of the Earth's most remote frontiers. However, the Arctic is changing quickly, which is important in global governance, geopolitics and the global economy. Temperatures have warmed faster... more
China may postpone annual congress because of virus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
China says it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, because of the virus outbreak more
Lab investigates underpinnings of political polarization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Immigration. Abortion. Guns. Name a third-rail conversation topic and chances are Xiaowen Xu is talking about it—and she knows you are, too. more
Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over a new virus more
Resilience after trauma: The role of memory suppression  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In the aftermath of trauma, little is known about why the unwanted and unbidden recollection of traumatic memories persists in some individuals but not others. We implemented neutral and inoffensive intrusive memories... more
The use of jargon kills people's interest in science, politics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they're saying hard to... more
The use of jargon kills people's interest in science, politics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they're saying hard to... more
Young people are talking politics on TikTok. Is this a good thing?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A meme has been making the rounds on the internet recently, purporting that the U.S. Constitution allows an impeached president to run for office... more
More than 2,400 fetuses found at Illinois home to be buried  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
In what's sure to be a politically charged ceremony, more than 2,400 fetuses found last year at the suburban Chicago home of one of the Midwest's... more
Increases in minimum wages primarily have no effect on health, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the decade-long absence of federal action, many states, counties and cities have increased minimum wages to help improve the lives of workers. While... more
Increases in minimum wages primarily has no effect on health, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the decade-long absence of federal action, many states, counties and cities have increased minimum wages to help improve the lives of workers. While... more
Hidden donors play significant role in political campaigns  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new Caltech study reveals that so-called hidden donors in a political campaign—those contributors who donate less than $200—can make up a sizable fraction of a candidate's campaign funds. more
Framing the climate crisis as a terrorism issue could galvanize action  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In many vulnerable regions of the world, the climate crisis has exacerbated loss of farmable land and increased water scarcity, fueling rural-urban migration, civil unrest, and... more
Doctor's death unleashes mourning, fury at Chinese officials  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The death of a doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China’s new virus triggered an outpouring of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety more
Here's how to read election news like a scientist  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Political coverage often involves the same sort of data and methods scientists use in their own research. But it's important to know how to read them. more
Is it possible to reduce political polarization?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, an unusual experiment suggested that it might be possible to influence American voters to adopt less polarized positions. more
Studies on mass shootings assess trends, gauge effectiveness, and recommend policies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the last decade, thousands have been killed or injured as a result of mass violence in the United States. Such acts take many forms, including... more
An invasive flatworm from Argentina, Obama nungara, found across France and Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the consequences of globalization is the inadvertent human-mediated spread of invasive species. The presence of a new invader, named Obama nungara, is... more
Governors warn Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Governors of both major political parties are warning that a little-noticed regulation proposed by the Trump administration could lead to big cuts in Medicaid more
Is it possible to reduce political polarization?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an unusual experiment suggested that it might be possible to influence American voters to adopt less polarized positions. more
Negative consequences of antiterrorism policy in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
"It's right and proper that we have policies to prevent terrorism," says Francesco Ragazzi, university lecturer in International Relations at Leiden's Institute of Political Science. "But the way the policies are designed and implemented... more
When it comes to your mutual funds, managers' political beliefs matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
We know extreme political polarization isn't great for the democratic process, but one University of Virginia professor wanted to know what it does to our investments. more
UniSA experts highlight consequences of inappropriate management in sports sector  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Over a quarter of Australians are obese, and more than a third are overweight, and while much focus of the current sports grant scandal has been on political... more
GlobalData reader’s poll: Brexit will be strongly negative for medtech industry  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The UK leaving the European Union today will be a strongly negative development for the medtech industry, according to a poll of GlobalData’s Verdict Medical Devices... more
Better planning might have limited flood damage in Brazil. But would it have been enough?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Historic rainfall in southeastern Brazil has created deadly floods and widespread destruction in a region that was experimenting... more
Young people putting music to the crisis: The role of music as a political expression  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Songs that Sing the Crisis: Music, Words, Youth Narratives and Identities in Late Modernity is the title of... more
Study: Brexit referendum did not lead to more radical Euroskepticism elsewhere  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Following the result of the UK Brexit referendum in June 2016 many Euroskeptic parties across Europe celebrated, contending that the vote could pave the way for... more
Humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Something is rotten in the state of American political life. The U.S. (among other nations) is increasingly characterized by highly polarized, informationally insulated ideological communities occupying... more
Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In new research fittingly published in the year marking the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S., two political scientists trace... more
'Remainers' and 'Leavers' more united than divided, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Talk of deep-rooted division in society following the fall-out of the Brexit referendum in the UK may be overblown, according to a new study. Contrary to popular belief, 'Leavers' and... more
The highs and lows of the opium trade in southern Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The reach of European empires and of Indian Ocean trade networks drew southern Africa into the global politics of opium around the turn of the twentieth... more
Employees want genuine corporate social responsibility, not greenwashing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Described as the "moral face of globalization," corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives focused on solving societal and environmental concerns are increasingly expected by society, especially younger generations. more
Trump’s latest health care challenge: Gaining voters’ trust  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Far more Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of several high-profile health care issues than give him positive marks, underscoring the challenge the president faces in claiming health care as a... more
Partisan polarization helps Congress pass bills: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
While political polarization in the United States is the worst it has been in years, new research from Michigan State University and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research suggests that having a partisan—and... more
At halfway point, SuperUROP scholars share their research results  MIT · 4 weeks
In a lively poster session, more than 100 undergraduates discuss their yearlong research projects on everything from machine learning to political geography. more
On the functional relationship between biodiversity and economic value  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Biodiversity’s contribution to human welfare has become a key argument for maintaining and enhancing biodiversity in managed ecosystems. The functional relationship between biodiversity (b) and economic value (V) is, however,... more
Compulsory cat microchipping is great in theory, but the system is flawed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When dog microchipping became a legal requirement in England and Wales in April 2016, calls to extend the law to other pets were rejected.... more
Global dissatisfaction with democracy at record high, new report reveals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dissatisfaction with democratic politics among citizens of developed countries has increased from a third to half of all individuals over the last quarter of a century, according to... more
After Brexit, U.K. scientists face a long road to mend ties with Europe  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Researchers’ desire to join EU funding program may be held hostage to other negotiations more
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Who—or what—is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe? A new study from Rice University and... more
How active shooter incidents off campus lead to guns on campus  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study finds that active shooter incidents off campus and politics are key factors that led state legislators to pass laws allowing concealed weapons on... more
Is workplace rudeness on the rise?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You don't have to look hard to see uncivil behavior these days, whether in political discourse, in college classrooms or on airplanes. One study found that rudeness is even contagious, like the common cold. more
Why we should be wary of blaming 'overpopulation' for the climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to solve the worsening climate and ecological... more
Political Islamophobia may look differently online than in person  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Islamophobia was rampant on social media during the midterm elections, but researchers say future Muslim candidates running for office should know that the hatred they see online may be different... more
Economic growth and environmental sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There are political and business leaders who do not care if economic growth causes environmental damage, and there are environmental advocates who do not believe you can have economic growth without causing environmental damage. In a New York... more
Interactive map of mass uprisings around the world shows nonviolence works  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University has launched a new interactive map that catalogs all mass uprisings around the world between 1945-2014. The... more
UK unveils new visa scheme for scientists after Brexit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union. more
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