Geopolitics
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these... more
Dubai budget airline flydubai loses $43.5m in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Dubai budget carrier flydubai chalked up a loss of $43.5 million in 2018, it said Wednesday, as airlines across the Gulf struggle with mounting costs and political tensions. more
Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and... more
Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists... more
Companies moving out as Brexit looms  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As Britain's March 29 departure from the European Union looms, several major companies have announced they are downsizing their operations in the UK or completely shipping out. A panorama: more
For scientists, the ripple effects of the government shutdown are still spreading  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Matt Helgeson knew it was time to pull the plug. For weeks, the University of California, Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering had held... more
Porsche warns of Brexit price hike on UK cars  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Porsche customers in the UK should brace for a price hike of up to 10 percent in case of a hard Brexit, the luxury German carmaker warned Monday. more
The exorbitant cost of climate procrastination  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
From COP24's disappointing final agreement to France's abandonment of the carbon tax increase due to the "gilets jaunes" movement… it seems that concerns about climate change have fell to the very bottom of the global political... more
A call for a theoretical framework to address replication crisis facing the psychological sciences  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective... more
Political and policy feedbacks in the climate system  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Matto Mildenberger, University of California Santa Barbara explains how perceived experiences with climate change in the United States can be linked to political shifts in Congress, culture and society. He will demonstrate... more
Brexit uncorks fears for French wine industry  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
French wine makers may be "selling like crazy" to Britain as their clients stock up ahead of Brexit, but they say the country's looming departure from the European Union promises nothing but problems. more
The world has become more peaceful  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful. more
Why seeing marginalized communities in pop culture matters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It was just four years ago that the social media hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was trending, helping to spark a national outcry regarding the lack of diversity in Oscar-nominated films and Hollywood in general.... more
In America, high-speed train travel is off track  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
California's suspension this week of a high-speed rail project underscores the up-hill battle the modern mode of transport faces in the United States—including myriad cultural, political and economic obstacles. more
Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion... more
Amazon drops plan for New York headquarters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Amazon announced Thursday it was abandoning plans for a new headquarters site in New York City, citing opposition from local politicians angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world's most... more
Health officers with surgical training are a safe alternative for performing C-sections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world -- for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In... more
ACEA warns EU car sector threatened by 'hard Brexit'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A hard, no-deal Brexit, could have "very dramatic" consequences for the European car industry, a sector leader warned Wednesday while unveiling the 2019 sales forecast. more
What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been... more
Archaeologists must avoid prehistoric Brexit parallels – they encourage twisted readings of the past  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This is not the first Brexit, apparently. That "watery Brexit" happened around 6,000 BC when Britain was detached from continental... more
Brexit as much due to resistance to supranationalism as immigration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The UK referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) may have had as much to do with people's distrust of international organisations as it did fear of... more
Study finds indebtedness among low income households worsened under government austerity measures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A paper recently published in New Political Economy by a team of academics led by Hulya Dagdeviren, Professor of Economic Development, University of Hertfordshire,... more
NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It was "mission critical" for New York City to land one of Amazon's second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create, Mayor Bill de... more
Trump's simple, confident language has strong historical roots  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To many, President Donald Trump's use of nontraditional, off-the-cuff language seems unlike that of any other politician, but new research on the language of past and present world leaders reveals simple, straightforward... more
Halting biodiversity loss in Madagascar requires greater collaboration between researchers and managers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Madagascar has been repeatedly identified as a top priority for biodiversity conservation globally and merits attention for its high levels of endemic species. Yet,... more
When newspapers close, voters become more partisan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It seems impossible to ignore national politics today. The stream of stories about the president and Congress is endless. Whether online, in print or on television, it has never been easier to follow the... more
Munitions at the bottom of the Baltic Sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The bottom of the Baltic Sea is home to large quantities of sunken munitions, a legacy of the Second World War—and often very close to shore. Should we simply leave them where... more
NRO nominee thrust into Space Force debate  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
If confirmed by the Senate, Chris Scolese would be the first NRO director to be nominated as a political appointee. SpaceNews.com more
NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company's rethinking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Friday about what he called "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters amid a report that the company is reconsidering its planned New York... more
Amazon reconsidering move to New York: report  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Amazon is rethinking its decision to create an additional headquarters in New York City amid opposition from key political leaders and protests in the community, the Washington Post reported Friday. more
Hibernation spurts of hamsters hold clues to better treatments for Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Syrian hamsters are golden-haired rodents often kept as house pets. Cold and darkness can cause the animals to hibernate for 3-4 days at a... more
Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United Nations estimates that more than 8 million tons of plastics flow into the oceans each year. A new... more
Hibernating hamsters could provide new clues to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Syrian hamsters are golden-haired rodents often kept as house pets. Cold and darkness can cause the animals to hibernate for three to four days at a time, interspersed with short... more
Study explores how political rap music can influence black feminist attitudes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Exposure to political rap music can affect listeners' attitudes about women and black feminism, a new study by a Georgia State University political scientist has found. more
Prehistoric food globalization spanned three millennia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Prehistoric peasant farmers struggling to put more food on the table fueled the global spread of some of the world's first and most important domesticated grain crops beginning as early as 7,000 years ago. more
Prehistoric food globalization spanned three millennia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since the beginning of archaeology, researchers have combed the globe searching for evidence of the first domesticated crops. Painstakingly extracting charred bits of barley, wheat, millet and rice from the remains of ancient hearths and campfires,... more
Toyota cuts full-year profit forecast, warns over Brexit  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Japanese car giant Toyota slashed its full-year net profit forecast Wednesday after saying its nine-month figure had tumbled nearly 30 percent as it was hit by investment losses. more
Wild wolves in crosshairs of German politics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The sneak attack happened at a cemetery and quickly turned into a whodunnit that fired up a heated debate about the return of wolves to the wild in Germany. more
Nissan sparks Brexit shockwaves through UK auto sector  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nissan's decision to axe planned production of the X-Trail SUV in the Brexit-backing city of Sunderland is a heavy blow to the British auto sector, which repeatedly warned against quitting the EU. more
Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In his newest research, Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines conditions in 47 Muslim-majority countries and considers... more
Report shows public authorities must take climate change risk seriously  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The tragic recent events on the Darling River, and the political and policy furore around them, have again highlighted the severe financial and environmental consequences of mismanaging climate... more
Study evaluates China's progress in establishing accounting measures to reinforce its Paris pledge  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The latest round of United Nations climate talks in Poland in December sought to get the world on track to meet the... more
Nissan cancels investment plan for UK plant  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced Sunday it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its plant in northeast England despite Brexit assurances from the government. more
News Brief: Senate Rebuke, Opioid Lawsuit, Gene-Editing Embryos  NPR · 3 weeks
Senate rebukes Trump's Syria decision. Legal documents allegedly detail allegations of years of deceptive opioid practices. A new experiment in the U.S. aimes at creating gene-edited human embryos. more
Game over for gamers? UK studios count Brexit costs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Could it possibly be game over for the bright minds behind "Grand Theft Auto" and other global gaming hits? more
UN University compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A United Nations University study compares for the first time the effectiveness and costs of many different technologies designed to remove arsenic from groundwater—a health threat to at least 140... more
What smart bees can teach humans about collective intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When it comes to making decisions, most of us are influenced to some degree by other people, whether that's choosing a restaurant or a political candidate. We want to know... more
Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a... more
Research suggests Brexit will increase heart disease and stroke cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Imperial College London have claimed that Brexit will be responsible for 12,400 deaths due to heart attacks and strokes. more
Brexit could increase risk of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Brexit could contribute to thousands more deaths from heart attacks and strokes by 2030, new research has found. more
Facebook memes during 2016 presidential election differ from gender stereotypes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook political memes of Donald Trump in the 2016 election were more likely to focus on his hairstyle and facial expressions, while those of Hillary Clinton were more... more
Extreme weather and geopolitics major drivers of increasing 'food shocks'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of 'food shocks,' with most caused by extreme weather and geopolitical crises. An international study looked at the incidence... more
Study shows audience judgments can identify online misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Would you like to rid the internet of false political news stories and misinformation? Then consider using—yes—crowdsourcing. more
Facebook tightens EU political ad rules ahead of election  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook said Monday it is tightening requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for the spring, its latest effort to fight misinformation and increase... more
New York's overly political approach to mass transit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As a political scientist I know that everything government does has a political dimension to it, but New York's governor, mayor and legislature have done a very good job of letting their... more
Extreme weather and geopolitics major drivers of increasing 'food shocks'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The research, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, identified 226 food production shocks across 134 nations over the 53-year period, noting an increasing frequency of shocks across all... more
Facebook has 'new tools' against EU election meddling  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook unveiled Monday new tools to counter online political meddling in the European elections, part of a campaign to answer growing pressure to rein in disinformation. more
Misinformation woes could multiply with 'deepfake' videos  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
If you see a video of a politician speaking words he never would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably appearing in a cheap adult movie, don't adjust your television set—you may just be witnessing... more
'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty'... more
Putting understudied terrorists under a microscope  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bombs exploding, hostages taken and masked gunmen firing machine guns are all types of terrorist attacks we've seen. According to new Michigan State University research, it's the attacks we don't see—cyberattacks—that happen more often and can... more
Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Part of what makes terrorists so frightening is their penchant for unpredictable, indiscriminate violence. One day they could attack a global financial center. And the next they could hit a neighborhood bike path. more
Researchers examine political divide behind climate change beliefs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Despite a scientific consensus, citizens are divided when it comes to climate change, often along political lines, and scholars want to better understand why. more
Sick and elderly worry Brexit will hurt access to meds  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Supply of life-saving drugs could be disrupted if Britain leaves the EU without a deal on trade. more
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