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China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland
PHYS.ORG China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance. 4 hours
Life skills program benefits adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa
NEWS MEDICAL A yearlong program for adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa successfully promoted healthy transitions to adulthood within the evaluation period, according to the results of randomized controlled trials... 5 hours
35 top prize winners warn Brexit will damage science
PHYS.ORG Thirty-five Nobel and top mathematics prize winners have warned British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker that scientific research will suffer a serious setback without a... 13 hours
'Medicare for all' suddenly popular on campaign trail even in red states: ANALYSIS
ABC NEWS "Medicare for all" and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. The phrase appear in political ads and receive cheers at campaign rallies,... 18 hours
World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
PHYS.ORG VIDEO World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total... 21 hours
Many Midwesterners will likely never believe in climate change. Here's how to encourage them to act anyway
PHYS.ORG ,The number of politically conservative Americans who are climate skeptics is growing, and the... 21 hours
Politicians hop aboard ‘Medicare-for-all’ train, destination unknown
NEWS MEDICAL After decades in the political wilderness, "Medicare-for-all" and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. The words appear in political advertisements and are cheered at campaign rallies — even in deep-red states. 1 day
Despite talk of equality, women bosses still rare in the US
PHYS.ORG This year was touted as the year of women in politics in the United States, but in the business world, female bosses remain few and far... 3 days
Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head
PHYS.ORG British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory... 4 days
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Republicans’ preexisting political problem
NEWS MEDICAL Ensuring that people with preexisting health conditions can get and keep health insurance has become one of the leading issues around the country ahead of this fall's midterm elections. 4 days
Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?
PHYS.ORG Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ideas like "Manifest Destiny" and American exceptionalism. But how well does a... 5 days
People don't automatically follow political party cues on every issue, study finds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's easy to find videos on YouTube exposing people's seemingly unwavering support for the actions of their political party. A 2016 video on Jimmy... 5 days
Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia
PHYS.ORG Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by... 6 days
Unlimited spending on television political ads fails to deliver votes
PHYS.ORG There is a reason it may seem as if every television ad right now is a political one. Millions of dollars are spent to reach voters through this... 6 days
Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network?
PHYS.ORG If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and... 7 days
Can Pinterest succeed with slow-growth strategy?
PHYS.ORG If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping... 7 days
Interactive robot helps older people exercise and detects underlying health problems
NEWS MEDICAL According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13% of today's population is over 60 years of age;... 7 days
Food transports Syrian refugees' imaginations to a place that no longer exists
PHYS.ORG Cuisine can be considered as a set of practices that permeate many aspects of life. A dish may recall someone special. The symbolic value... 7 days
Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity
PHYS.ORG Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and... 1 week
2 Towns: Guess Which 1 Is Liberal And Which Is Conservative
NPR A social scientist says some portion of people's political leanings can come from an unlikely source: their DNA. 1 week
Fuller picture of the human cost from terrorist attacks
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides a more complete picture of the suffering caused by terrorist attacks. The study estimates the number of years of healthy life -- years free of the injuries... 1 week
PPR virus poses threat to conservation
PHYS.ORG A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this week's edition of the journal Science on the... 1 week
The Roman 'Brexit': how life in Britain changed after 409 AD
PHYS.ORG Leaving a major political body is nothing new for mainland Britain. In 409AD, more than 350 years after the Roman conquest of 43AD, the island slipped... 1 week
Research provides a more complete picture of suffering caused by terrorist attacks
NEWS MEDICAL Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little... 1 week
How post-truth politics is sinking debate on environmental assessment reform
PHYS.ORG The past few weeks have been characterized by a growing chorus of political and media voices, many from the West, decrying the Canadian government's proposed environmental assessment legislation,... 2 weeks
Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages
PHYS.ORG Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm... 2 weeks
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Falling premiums and rising political tensions
NEWS MEDICAL The Trump administration announced that, for the first time, the average premium for a key plan sold on the federal health law's insurance marketplaces will fall... 2 weeks
Researchers examine potential effects of Brexit on 'Sugar Tax' and CHD
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Public Health Nutrition examines the potential effects of Brexit on the 'Sugar Tax' and coronary heart disease in England. 2 weeks
Physics model finds that SCOTUS 'Super Court' votes are non-partisan
PHYS.ORG The maelstrom surrounding the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to be expected, when one justice's vote could change the country's moral... 2 weeks
Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception
PHYS.ORG Facebook on Thursday said it shut down 251 accounts for breaking rules against spam and coordinated deceit, some of it by ad farms pretending to be forums for political debate. 2 weeks
Professor studies impact of political incivility on partisanship
PHYS.ORG From Twitter to daily interactions on the street, the constant impoliteness in today's politics is under examination in UTSA Department of Political Science and Geography. 2 weeks
Does more education stem political violence?
PHYS.ORG Recent evidence of above-average levels of education among genocide perpetrators and terrorists, such as those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, has challenged the consensus among scholars that education has a general pacifying effect. Is it... 2 weeks
White Americans see many immigrants as 'illegal' until proven otherwise, survey finds
PHYS.ORG Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President... 2 weeks
Study provides fuller picture of the human cost from terrorist attacks
PHYS.ORG Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little research has... 2 weeks
Muscular men prefer an unequal society
PHYS.ORG Men with large upper bodies have a tendency to favour inequality in society and a limited redistribution of resources. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and Associate Professor Lasse Laustsen from the... 2 weeks
Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal
ABC NEWS Humanitarian medical professionals expelled from Nauru say asylum seekers that Australia banished to the tiny Pacific atoll were suicidal and their children have lost hope 2 weeks
What Is the U.S. Space Force?
SPACE.COM President Donald Trump's announcement of the U.S. Space Force stems from a long, worrying history about technological advancements in Russia and China. The new military branch could safeguard U.S. space assets, but only if Congress gets... 2 weeks
Constitutional uncertainty and political disputes put Green Brexit at risk, research shows
PHYS.ORG A Green Brexit could be under threat without greater cooperation between devolved nations and the UK government, a study led by the University of... 2 weeks
Protecting marine areas may have insidious political effects
PHYS.ORG Zones of ocean known as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are all the rage. They have no single or agreed definition, but essentially they are areas of sea in which human activity is... 2 weeks
From cyborgs to sex robots, U of M professor studies how brain science is changing legal system
PHYS.ORG Francis Shen spends a lot of time thinking about transhuman cyborgs, brain-wave lie detectors,... 2 weeks
Carbon tax gets renewed attention but still faces resistance
PHYS.ORG Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists,... 2 weeks
Mental health issues on the rise due to global warming say scientists
NEWS MEDICAL The problems associated with global warming are coming closer home say researchers. The warnings came in the form of a United Nations report that... 2 weeks
Brexit will seriously harm UK cancer research, experts say
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer experts warn that Brexit will seriously harm UK cancer research and could trigger a manpower crisis that will negatively affect the health of our citizens. 2 weeks
World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
People don't automatically follow political party cues on every issue, study finds