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Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
PHYS.ORG Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. 5 hours
New study finds way to improve health, lower costs among Medicaid, uninsured patients
NEWS MEDICAL As politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among... 11 hours
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona attack
ABC NEWS The attack took place in the heart of Barcelona. 14 hours
Collaborative environmental governance: Achieving collective action in social-ecological systems
Science Magazine Managing ecosystems is challenging because of the high number of stakeholders, the permeability of man-made political and jurisdictional demarcations in relation to the temporal and spatial extent of biophysical processes,... 18 hours
Zooming in on climate predictions
PHYS.ORG In the quest to better understand climate change, there is plenty we still don't know. But the question isn't whether or not climate change is happening. "What we sometimes hear on the news is political manufactured uncertainty," said... 1 day
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
PHYS.ORG A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. 1 day
Voter behavior influenced by hot weather
SCIENCE DAILY Hot weather can affect human behavior and has been linked to political rebellions and riots. A new study, the first to examine the influence of changes in temperature on peaceful and democratic political behavior, finds that... 2 days
Voter behavior influenced by hot weather
PHYS.ORG Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior. A new study, published in the open-access journal... 2 days
Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers
SCIENCE DAILY Terrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for accurate and reliable threat detection. However,... 3 days
How tolerance for incivility affects political participation
PHYS.ORG The internet can be a Wild West where anything goes, especially when it comes to what people say to one another. Indeed, scrolling through an online comments section can provide a glimpse into how... 3 days
Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia
SCIENCE DAILY How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness to donate money to refugees in need, even... 3 days
Are men seen as 'more American' than women?
PHYS.ORG Women make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population and have equal voting rights, yet are politically underrepresented. The country has never had a female president or vice president. Only 3.5 percent... 3 days
Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers
PHYS.ORG Detecting potential threats is part of the job for police officers, military personnel and security guards. Terrorist attacks and bombings... 3 days
Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren't met
PHYS.ORG University of Oregon political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren't asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money they spend trying to... 3 days
New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk Road
PHYS.ORG Centuries ago, the ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated a political and economic openness between the nations of Eurasia.... 3 days
Rescued Aleppo lion gives birth after Jordan move
PHYS.ORG A charity has successfully transferred 13 animals to a new home in Jordan via Turkey from a neglected Syrian zoo, including a lioness who gave birth to a healthy cub just hours... 4 days
Why aren't we more outraged about eating chicken?
PHYS.ORG Like a B-movie for a post-Brexit era, consumers in Britain may soon be unwillingly cast in the 2019 blockbuster, Attack of the Chlorine Chickens. If news headlines are to be believed, flocks of toxic... 4 days
Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far right
PHYS.ORG Silicon Valley is finding itself entrenched in battle with the far right over ground rules for the digital world, a conflict that mirrors the polarization of American politics in recent years. 5 days
Estonia 'e-residency' offers Brexit Brits EU loophole
PHYS.ORG As Brits brace for the upheaval that Brexit could bring, some are turning to Estonia's e-residency digital ID programme to keep doing business across the European Union. 5 days
Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudes
PHYS.ORG Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, according to new research from USC Annenberg. The research... 7 days
Genome editing – public perceptions studied
NEWS MEDICAL Genome editing is fast becoming a norm with more and more research teams working on this arena and coming up with new cutting edge developments. However attitudes towards genetic modifications vary with several opinions – political,... 1 week
Political party influences lawmakers' tweets more than gender
SCIENCE DAILY Politicians are often expected to have expertise in certain areas, based on their gender. A researcher looked at whether US representatives' tweets support this stereotype. She found that political party plays more... 1 week
Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old female statue at citadel gate complex in Turkey
SCIENCE DAILY The remains of a majestic female statue uncovered at an archaeological site in southeast Turkey may challenge our understanding of the public role of women in... 1 week
Trump: 'Fire and fury' warning to North Korea 'wasn't tough enough'
ABC NEWS The president doubled down on his earlier threat to Kim Jong Un. 1 week
Airbnb's impact on Canadian housing markets
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Airbnb has removed as many as 14,000 units of housing from rental markets in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, according to a report released this week by the Urban Politics and Governance Lab in McGill's School of... 1 week
What algae can tell us about political strategy
SCIENCE DAILY Cells compete for nutrients. Political campaigns compete for voters. According to new research general principles may begin to explain how differing strategies play out where groups compete for resources. 1 week
Political party influences lawmakers' tweets more than gender
PHYS.ORG Research has shown that politicians' gender shapes public expectations of their expertise. 1 week
Want to fix America's infrastructure? Build in the places that need help the most
PHYS.ORG Political debates over U.S. infrastructure spending are painfully incomplete. The discussion focuses almost exclusively on how much money should be... 1 week
Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media
PHYS.ORG An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to... 1 week
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Airbnb's impact on Canadian housing markets