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Worries Grow about the Impact of ‘Deepfakes’ on the upcoming Presidential Election

June 17, 2019

‘Deepfakes’ – a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’ – which refers to the use of artificial intelligence…
Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

October 31, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Assistant Professor Steven Wilson downloads six million tweets a day from across…
MEPs vote for a faster shift to electric cars

September 11, 2018

The European Parliament’s environment committee today signalled the Parliament’s support for ambitious CO2 standards for new cars and…
Our Brains Automatically Register Opinions we Agree with as Fact

April 22, 2018

Given the current state of politics in the world, researchers have been doubling down on research into what…
Diesel bans in cities still letting dirty new diesels off the hook – analysis

March 14, 2018

More than 90% of new Euro 6 diesels on sale today that don’t meet the EU emission limits…
Geopolitical Forecasting (GF) Challenge

February 12, 2018

Can you create a method to predict future geopolitical outcomes that is better than current state-of-the-art methods? Decision…
Turning back the clock? Employment rights after Brexit

December 7, 2017

The University of Warwick has published the fourth in a series of briefings exploring the implications of Brexit…
Soft power works: scientists can point out the benefits it brings to country’s economy

October 12, 2017

These days we hear more and more about hard power. It is hard politics – threatening, pressurizing other…
Reliance on ‘gut feelings’ linked to belief in fake news, study finds

September 19, 2017

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased…
Russia, fraud, confidence and elections

September 18, 2017

Probes by congressional committees and a special counsel into suspected Russian interference in the 2017 U.S. presidential election…
Political Party Influences Lawmakers’ Tweets More Than Gender

August 10, 2017

Research has shown that politicians’ gender shapes public expectations of their expertise. Female politicians, for example, often are…
Researcher says customized content on political websites hurts democracy

April 27, 2017

Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is…
Puppets provide voice during times of political unrest

March 30, 2017

Generations of children have grown up watching Sesame Street and learning from its cast of puppets about issues…
Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 22, 2017

Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential…
Making NASA Great Again

February 6, 2017

It was made public recently that Representative Jim Bridenstine has informed the Trump transition team that he is…
Legislation alone not enough to close gender gap in boardroom

December 6, 2016

Governments that rely on legislation alone to encourage women into senior management are less successful than those that…
Trust, Political Climate Drive Social Movement Involvement

August 31, 2016

It appears that there are two important reasons people actively participate in demonstrations during social movements on behalf…
Study: Is your political ideology in your head?

April 1, 2016

Conservatives and liberals know there is a chasm between their policy and social ideals. But a new study…
Meta-Analysis Confirms Climate Change Denialism is to do with Politics, not Science

February 23, 2016

Despite the copious amounts of research carried out on the role our species play in climate change, some…
Renewable Energy for State Renewable Portfolio Standards Yielded Sizable Benefits and Other Impacts in 2013

January 7, 2016

A new study estimates that $2.2 billion in benefits came from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and $5.2 billion…
Study: liberals want to mitigate climate change, conservatives to adapt to it

November 2, 2015

A new study from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce has identified a key divergence in…
Q&A: What’s the impact of ending China’s one-child policy?

November 2, 2015

The Chinese government announced Thursday, Oct. 29, that it will end its one-child policy, allowing families to have…
Upcoming UN climate summit can’t overlook China’s support of global coal power

October 28, 2015

When global leaders converge on Paris on Nov. 30 for the 2015 United Nations climate change conference, their…
Democracy provides more electricity to world citizens

October 23, 2015

Across the developing world, people living in democratic countries are more likely to have electricity than those in…
‘Pivotal Tuesdays’: New book by historian Margaret O’Mara studies four key elections of 20th century

October 20, 2015

The changes the 20th century brought to American presidential politics — party redefinition, the rise of progressives, third-party…
Survey Finds Trump and Sanders Supporters Differ on Key Scientific Fact

October 6, 2015

New Hampshire voters who support Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders for president differ sharply in their beliefs about…
Women candidates and winning mixes of femininity, masculinity

September 30, 2015

Liberal and conservative voters use gender stereotypes quite differently from one another, according to research by a University…
Experts: US and Mexico can team up to combat neglected tropical diseases

September 29, 2015

Neglected tropical diseases have become widespread in both the United States and Mexico, and the two countries have…
How to beat the climate crisis? Start with carrots

September 11, 2015

To speed up progress in tackling climate change, policymakers need to build political support by investing in clean-energy…
Combating obesity as a market failure

August 31, 2015

The obesity epidemic is growing and becoming ever more costly in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. Generally,…
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