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New Zealand lawmakers pass euthanasia bill, referendum next  ABC NEWS · 56 minutes
New Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate more
Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several Republican leaders... more
Gender quotas in business—how do Europeans feel?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Despite years of effort to bring more women to the top boards of business, the proportion of women on the committees of listed companies remains in the single digits. In 2019, women held just... more
What leads citizens to vote for 'anti-establishment' parties?  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The first national elections that were held in Europe after the economic crisis of 2008 revealed rather a clear political map. In almost all countries (especially in southern and eastern Europe), challenger... more
Economics of a four-day working week: Research shows it can save businesses money  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The idea of a four-day working week is gaining momentum. The Labour Party has included it in its 2019 electoral manifesto, and... more
Here are all the Readers’ Choice winners of the 2019 SpaceNews Awards  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Readers voted in October to select the individuals, organizations and accomplishments most deserving of recognition at the 2019 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation.... more
United States should make a massive investment in AI, top Senate Democrat says  Science Magazine · 2 days
Senator Charles Schumer (D–NY) says $100 billion more is needed to keep United States a global leader more
Mining activities continue to dispossess black families in South Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Dispossession in South Africa is associated with the period of colonialism and apartheid. As a result, not much consideration is given to how previously marginalized black communities continue... more
Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary  ABC NEWS · 2 days
APNewsBreak: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the 1st time more
Voters say Congress needs to curb drug prices, but are lawmakers listening?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
House Democrats are poised to pass sweeping legislation to lower drug prices using strategies President Donald Trump has endorsed. A Trump aide urged the... more
APNewsBreak: Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary  ABC NEWS · 2 days
APNewsBreak: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the 1st time more
Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds  NPR · 4 days
A national survey by psychologists shows a significant rise in U.S. stress in 2019. Mass shootings, the election campaign and concerns about health care... more
Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told members of Nevada's most powerful political union that she had them in mind when she proposed a "Medicare for all" plan that... more
Beyond borders: Geographers link formation of international laws to refugee crisis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
West Virginia University geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe... more
Appeals court says GOP can't join Wisconsin abortion lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Wisconsin Republican lawmakers can't intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state's abortion restrictions more
Hurricanes affecting Puerto Rico reveal the serious crisis the country is experiencing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the autumn of 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Puerto Rico, causing thousands of deaths, illnesses and suffering, which brought about a situation... more
Mathematicians' work helps change how people vote  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As U.S. courts debate gerrymandering—the process of carving up electoral districts to disproportionately benefit one political party—Wes Pegden's work is helping to shape redistricting maps more fairly. more
Even the most beautiful maps can be misleading  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
From reporting election results to issuing weather forecasts, maps offer a powerful, accessible and visually appealing way to convey complex information. But as a researcher focusing on data visualisation, I'm aware that... more
Researchers lay out first genetic history of Rome  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Despite extensive records of the history of Rome, little is known about the city's population over time. A new genetic history of the Eternal City reveals a dynamic population shaped in part... more
Investigating the power of group think  MIT · 6 days
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change. more
Voters agree with polls that favor their candidates  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
With the presidential election a year away, pollsters will barrage the country with poll questions to get the pulse of the voters about the candidates. more
White House warns Congress about Artemis funding  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The White House warned Congress in a recent letter that without funding increases for its exploration programs, NASA won’t be able to... more
Voters agree with polls that favor their candidates  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
With the presidential election a year away, pollsters will barrage the country with poll questions to get the pulse of the voters about the candidates. more
Analysis: Elizabeth Warren throws down the gauntlet  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Laying the table for the next Democratic debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has issued a plan that explains how she would fund what she calls Medicare for All. She had studiously avoided saying whether... more
Higher earning 'elite' political lobbyists overstate their own achievements, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
"Elite," high-earning political lobbyists are more likely to overstate their achievements, a new study shows. more
Labour's low-carbon 'warm homes for all' could revolutionise social housing—experts  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
All homes built from 2022 onwards would be carbon neutral under a Labour government, according to a recent election pledge by the party. Labour has also promised to... more
White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices  ABC NEWS · 1 week
White House and Speaker Pelosi part ways on plans to address prescription drug prices more
Conservatives more likely to support climate policy if they report harm due to extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People who identify as politically conservative are more like to support climate change mitigation policies if they have... more
Moderates add exceptions to South Carolina abortion ban bill  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Moderates restore exceptions for rape and incest to a measure to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina, setting bill up for a potential 2020 election year showdown more
AP Source: White House finds Pelosi drug plan 'unworkable'  ABC NEWS · 1 week
AP Source: White House finds Pelosi plan on Medicare prescription drug negotiations 'unworkable" more
The Latest: SC early abortion ban headed for 2020 fight  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor for a 2020 election year fight more
Americans report significant stress due to health care, mass shootings, 2020 elections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings... more
ECSL Board 2019-2021  ESA · 1 week
In 2019 the ECSL Board Member election for the period 2019 – 2021 took place. The ECSL is delighted to be sharing the results of these elections and wishes to... more
Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election. more
Algorithms seek out voter fraud  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Concerns over voter fraud have surged in recent years, especially after federal officials reported that Russian hackers attempted to access voter records in the 2016 presidential election. Administrative voting errors have been reported, too; for example, an audit... more
Australian government must declare a water emergency, says expert  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Politicians using drought relief to assist farmers in need are ignoring effective and long-lasting solutions to Australia's water emergency, warns a leading expert from The Australian National University (ANU) warns. more
Britain calls halt on fracking following government U-turn  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election. more
Indian capital Delhi gasps under choking smog  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
India's capital New Delhi was enveloped in heavy, toxic smog Sunday—the worst levels in recent years—with flights diverted or delayed as politicians blamed each other for failing to tackle the crisis. more
USDA decides to move two research agencies to Missouri, but many employees won’t go  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Some Democrats in Congress still trying to block relocation of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and economic research... more
Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Donald Trump's Twitter activity during the 2016 presidential primaries was largely comprised of tweets characterized by competition. He focused on performance, style, personal attacks and his... more
AGS commends House for passing EMPOWER for Health Act  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The American Geriatrics Society congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives, which within hours of bringing the legislation to the floor approved by voice vote the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing... more
White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Trump administration unveils website meant to help millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options more
White House to host closed-door summit on U.S. research enterprise  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Community leaders invited to 5 November meeting aimed at reconciling divergent federal policies more
What can polling tell us about impeachment? An identity politics expert has the answer.  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Donald Trump became just the fourth President in American history to face the prospect of removal from office when Speaker... more
Adverse effects of humanitarian food aid disputed in new study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A renowned 1992 sketch on "Saturday Night Live" follows newly elected President Bill Clinton as he and Secret Service agents jog into McDonald's. When a customer asks if... more
AANA publishes new study on safety outcomes, cost-effectiveness of anesthesia delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists released a new study that suggests politics and professional interests are the main drivers of anesthesia policy in the United... more
States try a gentler approach to getting Medicaid enrollees to work  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Under pressure from the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania legislature to require Medicaid recipients to work as a condition for coverage, state health officials have devised a gentler approach... more
Oklahoma governor, lawmakers weigh in on opioid judgment  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are telling the judge who ordered a drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up the state's opioid crisis that the company should be responsible... more
How to rig an election: Twitter's problem with political saboteurs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study from researchers at The University of Manchester investigates the sophisticated network of agents on Twitter who work to distribute fake news during election campaigns. more
Prisons are not the answer to preventing crime  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Each day in the United States and Canada, it seems like the news media reports another shooting or act of violence that ends in tragedy. As a result, politicians and the public... more
Researchers: Abolish marriage consummation as requirement for citizenship  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two political scientists at the University of Alberta argue consummation of marriage as a requirement for Canadian citizenship should be abolished. more
Time to vote for the winners of the 2019 SpaceNews Awards  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Cast your vote for this year's crop of SpaceNews Awards finalists. Voting ends Friday,... more
Argentine scientists rally behind favorite in Sunday’s presidential election  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Alberto Fernández is expected to embrace pro-science policies of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, now his running mate more
Political affiliation may help drive and shape a person's morals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Which came first—the personal beliefs or the political party? While it may seem intuitive that a person's beliefs or moral compass may steer them toward one political party... more
FTC sues to block promoters of bogus diabetes 'cure'  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Federal regulators are suing to block pamphlet and newsletter publishers from marketing a purported cure for diabetes and advertising claims that consumers can collect $1 trillion in "Congressional Checks" or... more
Stepping up the science of street protests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A surge in street protests since the election of President Donald Trump nearly three years ago has scholars struggling to find new methods to study this form of social activism, according to a new... more
Pelosi's prescription for high drug prices clears committee  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Pelosi's prescription for high drug prices clears key committee and moves closer to a floor vote more
DoD working on Space Force rollout plan pending congressional approval  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
White House officials have asked DoD to prepare a detailed public communications plan for the new... more
What is sex really for?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Few topics arouse as much interest and controversy as sex. This is hardly surprising. The biological continuance of the species hinges on it—if human beings stopped having sex, there would soon be no more human beings. Popular culture... more
What makes for better bureaucracy?  MIT · 3 weeks
Political science PhD candidates Guillermo Toral and Tugba Bozcaga find that government-appointed officials deliver the goods — given the right circumstances. more
Your political views can predict how you pronounce certain words  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Politics can predict the TV shows we watch, the shops we frequent and the places we live. more
To fight climate change, science must be mobilized like it was in World War II  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
We've all but won the argument on climate change. The facts are now unequivocal and climate denialists are... more
Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the... more
WHO report finds that TB continuous to be the leading infectious disease killer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Following today's release of the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Democrats do drugs (prices)  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Despite the turmoil from the ongoing impeachment inquiry, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are proceeding with work on a major prescription drug price bill crafted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. more
Scientific integrity bill advances in U.S. House with bipartisan support  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Democrats drop some provisions to gain Republican backing and improve chances of final passage more
Why white married women are more likely to vote for conservative parties  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The polls were wrong in the last US and Australian federal elections. Hillary Clinton was favored to win at a margin of 85% to... more
The 2016 election did not increase political polarization  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would disagree that American politics are highly partisan. Partisanship has been on the rise since the 1970s, and the consensus among the media seems to... more
Society's tendency to denigrate kids these days is a 'memory tic,' says cognitive scientist  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
They're leaders in important social, environmental and political movements, finding ways to tackle the most pressing issues of our time,... more
Refereeing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren on public support for ‘Medicare for All’  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., sparred with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate over how to... more
Senate confirms Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and... more
How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents. more
Creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC), convened by the Oxford Internet Institute, calls for co-ordinated action by the public and private sector to... more
We can't drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool's errand  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There is a phrase in the novel East of Eden that springs to mind every time politicians speak of "drought-proofing" Australia: more
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... more
Border walls don't make us safer or stronger, says political scientist  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he vowed to build a "big, beautiful wall" between the United States and Mexico. But the more than... more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action - or not - on environmental issues. A recent study... more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action—or not—on environmental issues. A recent study in Sustainability Science shows... more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Pro-science vs anti-science debates  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Recent attacks on "grievance" studies have occasioned renewed attention to the politics of knowledge in the academy. In a wide-ranging survey, Mark Horowitz, William Yaworsky and Kenneth Kickham revisit some of anthropology's most sensitive controversies. Taking the field's temperature since... more
Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The question may be as old as democracy itself: are physically attractive people elected more often than less attractive opponents? In two studies that were published recently, Dr. Sebastian Jäckle from the University of... more
Politics: Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The question may be as old as democracy itself: are physically attractive people elected more often than less attractive opponents? Scientists have found out that looking good can at least partly explain... more
France: Vote set to legalize IVF for lesbians, single women  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
France's lower house of parliament is expected to approve a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and... more
Research on President Trump's greetings provides insight into politicians constructing their public personas  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Research on President Trump's greetings provides insight into politicians constructing their public personas more
French lawmakers to vote on giving IVF to lesbians, singles  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures more
Think ‘Medicare for All’ is the only democratic health plan? Think again  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
If you tuned in for the first five nights of the Democratic presidential debates, you might think "Medicare for All" and providing universal care... more
Pentagon presses case for Space Force amid political uncertainty  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
There are lingering concerns about the potential cost of a new military branch. SpaceNews.com more
Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded on Monday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother... more
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