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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Political Left, Right Similarly Motivated to Avoid Rival Views

Apr. 25, 2017 — People on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselves from hearing or reading opposing ideals and information, new ... read more

Women in a Tenure Committee May Even Make It More Difficult for a Woman to Get a Job

Apr. 24, 2017 — Having women in scientific committees may decrease women’s opportunities to get a nomination for a professor. According to a study from Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female ... read more

March Participants Interested in Both Promoting, Defending Science

Apr. 20, 2017 — Encouraging science-based policies and defending science from political attacks are strong motivators for March for Science participants, according to a new survey. Fully 93 percent of respondents ... read more

People Who Watch Entertainment TV Are More Likely to Vote for Populist Politicians

Mar. 27, 2017 — People exposed to entertainment television are more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study. The researchers investigated the political impact of entertainment television in ... read more

ESHG Supports the Principle of Genetic Privacy at Work

Mar. 16, 2017 — The European Society of Human Genetics calls for the genetic privacy of individuals to be upheld in the light of the bill that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing ... read more

China Faces Science Reform Challenges, Including Favoritism

Mar. 9, 2017 — In this Policy Forum, Cong Cao and Richard P. Suttmeier highlight the immense work and challenges China will encounter as it attempts to reform its scientific and technological development ... read more

To Improve Our Political Climate, Change the Questions We Ask

Mar. 2, 2017 — Our fractured political climate in the United States might be made worse by how we approach difficult problems, researchers say in the journal Science. A team of political scientists suggests rather ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Computer scientists were able to shed light on how Trump won the presidential election by using data science to track the millions of Twitter followers who liked or 'unliked' the candidates ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how ... read more

Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

Jan. 24, 2017 — Two large-scale experiments were conducted on Reddit and the results provide insight into how a single up/down vote can influence what content users see on the ... read more

Support for Democracy Linked to Income Inequality

Nov. 17, 2016 — Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new ... read more

Moral Values Influence Level of Climate Change Action

Nov. 16, 2016 — Two moral values highly rated by liberals — compassion and fairness — influence willingness to make personal choices to mitigate climate change’s impact in the future, according to a new ... read more

What Do New Yorkers Think of Their Healthcare?

Nov. 2, 2016 — A painful, pre-existing condition — obsession over the cost of medical care and health insurance – makes the latest announcements of rising insurance rates a potent political issue, according to ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed what they call “sentiment analysis” software that can automatically determine how someone feels based on what they write or say. To test out the accuracy of ... read more

Competence Matters More Than Gender for Women Running for Office

Nov. 1, 2016 — This American election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. A new study found that gender plays a significant role in ... read more

State Policies Will Determine Whether or Not Most Americans Smoke Marijuana

Oct. 31, 2016 — More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new ... read more

Threatened by Diversity?

Oct. 26, 2016 — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all ... read more

New Evidence That Politics, Not Economics, Drives Inequality

Oct. 26, 2016 — One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren't the biggest cause, a new study ... read more

Climate Change: Voters Will Be Hot Under the Collar by 2099

Oct. 26, 2016 — By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, experts predict. Leveraging a century's worth of political science research, they ... read more

People Can Tell If They Are Voting on a Secure System

Oct. 24, 2016 — “Rigged” election rhetoric in the headlines aims to cast doubt about the security of the American voting system; however, people have a sense of whether a voting system is secure, according to ... read more

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