Geopolitics
Three signs of real progress against sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A decade ago, the United Nations declared June 19 to be World Sickle Cell Awareness Day- and for good reason. more
Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn't political  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, says he's not concerned about losing support among his party's voters because of a strict abortion ban he signed into law more
How many humans tomorrow? The United Nations revises its projections  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In 2019, the planet has 7.7 billion inhabitants, which is likely to rise to 8.5 billion in 2030 and nearly 10 billion in 2050. These figures are taken... more
Human rights treaties benefit the world's most oppressed  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
International human rights treaties really do work, and they work most effectively against the most repressive governments, argues Emily Hencken Ritter, associate professor of political science, in a new book called Contentious... more
UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in... more
Showing ‘Animals as friends’ affected people’s attitudes about eating pork but not beef  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
People find the idea of eating pork less appealing after being exposed to the idea that pigs have some human-like characteristics, but... more
Ethiopian Airlines rejects 'pilot error' claim in US  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A US politician who blamed pilot error for contributing to the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max flown by Ethiopian Airlines was "seriously misinformed", the carrier's boss has said. more
Depicting animals as friends makes people feel guilty about eating pork but not beef  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
People find the idea of eating pork less appealing after being exposed to the idea that pigs have some human-like... more
Expert discusses observing cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School and Institute... more
The rise of the grey vote: cultural backlash?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Explanations of why people voted for Brexit, Donald Trump or so-called populist parties in the EU are often characterised as either 'cultural' or 'economic' – that is, values or identity-based, versus social... more
International Experiments Selected for China's Space Station  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the China Manned Space Agency have announced the winners of their joint opportunity to conduct experiments onboard the China Space Station. more
Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the... more
Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong... more
Want effective policy? Ask the locals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As multinational organizations such as the United Nations strive to improve life for people across the globe through initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals, there is a tendency to look for indicators that can be used... more
Uber hurt by political 'market swirl' after IPO, CEO says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday the company's slump following its share offering last month was due to a "market swirl" over tariffs that won't affect its... more
Ubisoft plays into streaming trend at E3 video game event  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
French video game titan Ubisoft on Monday unveiled a new subscription service and a Brexit-tinged title as it taps into the industry trend toward streaming games. more
Necklace Made of Defleshed Human Skull Discovered in Mayan Warrior Tomb  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Grisly war trophies made from the heads of vanquished enemies certainly grab attention. But archaeologists are more interested in what they may tell about a tumultuous... more
Dramatic change in ancient nomad diets coincides with expansion of networks across Eurasia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Strengthening of political networks coincided with the intensification of agricultural production, resulting in the widespread adoption of millet by populations across Eurasia. more
Attitudes to gender and sexual diversity: Changing global trends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Changes in geopolitical forces are sweeping rapidly across the world, affecting the lives of many, for better and for worse. In much the same way, attitudes towards gender and sexual... more
What will be the motivation for terrorism by 2040?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Manuel Ricardo Torres Soriano, professor from the Politic Sciences, Public Law and Administration Department at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, who specializes in jihadist terrorism analysis, insurgent forces and radical movements,... more
Ford to shut Welsh plant with loss of 1,700 jobs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ford will shut its engine plant in Wales next year, costing about 1,700 jobs, the US auto giant announced Thursday in a further blow to Britain's embattled car... more
Fiat Chrysler slams brakes on Renault merger offer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler on Thursday withdrew its blockbuster proposal to merge with Renault, blaming political objections in Paris and sparking a war of words with French officials. more
Court fight could affect future of bison in Montana  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Democratic governor of Montana who is running for president and the Republican secretary of state who wants his job were locked in a constitutional dispute over a uniquely Western... more
Fiat Chrysler withdraws offer of merger with Renault  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler withdrew Thursday its proposal to merge with Renault, blaming "political conditions" in France. more
Study offers comprehensive roadmap for regulating political activity by nonprofits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beginning in the 1990s and increasingly today, nonprofits are delving into politics. At the same time, political divisions are sharpening and candidates, parties and supporters scramble for any... more
Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. more
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research led by the University of Kent has found that terrorist attacks in Europe don't increase support for populist parties. more
Limiting warming to 2 degrees C will require emission cuts across entire food system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Agriculture and the food system have long been challenging subjects for climate negotiators at the United Nations' annual gathering to... more
Hungarian government submits bill to tighten grip over scientists  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Hungary's government is moving to tighten its grip on the research institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,... more
Busting the myth that Canadians are polarized on climate and immigration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2015, the Liberals came to power winning every seat in Atlantic Canada with their progressive platform and promise to do politics differently, contrasting Justin Trudeau's... more
Stopping deadly infection outbreaks in the world's largest refugee camp  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Local villagers helped Shamsark off the boat, all but carrying her and her three small children as they stumbled up the slippery bank to safety. She took one... more
Sexual violence is a driver of women's political mobilization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sexual violence in armed conflict does not necessarily silence women. On the contrary, sexual violence can be a driver of women's political mobilization for peace and women's rights, a dissertation... more
Hand-held scanner for detecting hazardous substances and explosives  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Together with partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer IAF has developed a hand-held scanner for hazardous substances within the EU project CHEQUERS. The sensor detects explosive, toxic and other dangerous substances in... more
How the urban-rural divide shapes elections  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Location, location, location—the popular real estate mantra can also be used to describe why American elections today turn out the way they do, says Stanford political scientist Jonathan Rodden. According to his new research, the geographic... more
UN: Balkans faces alarming levels of air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
People in all major cities across the western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies because the underdeveloped, politically fragile region is still heavily reliant on... more
Politicians walk the walk, when it comes to financial investments  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. A recent study of U.S senators and representatives finds that the more liberal a politician's... more
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ The state of the abortion debate — a deep dive  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Abortion is one of the hottest political issues of 2019. With a newly configured Supreme Court, which many... more
Fungus with a venom gene could be new mosquito killer  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Transgenic approach shows promise in field test but is likely to face regulatory and political hurdles more
More democracy: A second chance for climate politics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hope was high when the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted 2015. Under the agreement, countries pledged to keep global warming well below two degrees Celsius. Five years later, the situation is sobering:... more
UK car output crashes on Brexit-induced shutdowns  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
British car output almost halved in April as factories imposed shutdowns in the face of Brexit uncertainty and other sector-wide headwinds, industry data showed Thursday. more
Will Apple's roots in China hold fast amid political storm?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Apple is seen as a prime target for retaliation over US moves against the Chinese tech giant Huawei, but the roots planted by the company in China should... more
More than victims: Migration images provide a chance to tell a greater story  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the most devastating images from 2015 shows a 3-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, facedown and unmoving on a beach in Turkey.... more
What Effect will Brexit Have on UK Spaceflight?  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Britain hopes its spacefaring dreams won't be slowed down by the country's expected departure from the European Union, although the move is likely to have a negative impact on the economy. more
Canada panel slams Zuckerberg, Sandberg for hearing no-show  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A panel of politicians from Canada and several other nations criticized Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for ignoring subpoenas Tuesday to appear at a hearing on protecting privacy and democracies online. more
First-of-its-kind study quantifies the effects of political lobbying on likelihood of climate policy enactment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For all the evidence that the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases outweigh the costs of regulation, disturbingly few domestic climate... more
Researcher discusses social implications and responsibilities of computing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Since February, five working groups have been generating ideas about the form and content of the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. That includes the Working Group on Social Implications... more
In Syria's Maalula, fear for survival of language of Christ  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hunched over a thick book, George Zaarour uses a magnifying glass to decipher Aramaic script—the biblical language of Jesus that is starting to disappear from everyday use in... more
Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. more
The politics of ugly buildings  MIT · 4 weeks
In new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain. more
The politics of ugly buildings  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In 1984, when the British government was planning to build a flashy modernist addition to the National Gallery in London, Prince Charles offered a dissenting view. The proposed extension, he said, resembled "a monstrous carbuncle on the face... more
Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet... more
Politics, killings stifle wolf recovery amid hefty price tag  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but... more
Political scientist analyzes the UN's Twitter feed to improve diplomatic relations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Through research by a political scientist at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), there is potential to see diplomacy between nations improve through the... more
The extinction crisis is 'unprecedented in human history'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A recent landmark United Nations report delivered an alarming assessment of the fate of animal life and biodiversity on Earth. According to the authors—145 experts from fifty countries—up to 1 million species... more
Refugee personality is one of the factors determining how successful integration is  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they... more
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and... more
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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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Freezing bubbles viral video inspired research now published
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Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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Understanding nuclear weapons and Iran's uranium enrichment program
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Meat is masculine: how food advertising perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes
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Playing games? It's a serious way to win community backing for change
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How personalities of wild small mammals affect forest structure
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‘Sneezing’ plants may spread pathogens to their neighbors
SCIENCE-NEWS
This rock-eating ‘worm’ could change the course of rivers
Science Magazine
A new manufacturing process for aluminum alloys
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Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star
SCIENCE DAILY
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados
SCIENCE DAILY
Now your phone can become a robot that does the boring work
SCIENCE DAILY
Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%
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Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia
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How advertising can repurpose itself to serve cities in more sustainable ways
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Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere
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Maps of fallen kingdom shed light on Atlantic slave trade
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Meet the naked mole-rat: impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should
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