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Will April's Facebook 'likes' predict the outcome of May's general election?
Using Facebook to express support for politicians and their parties is standard practice for voters these days – but does how many 'likes' a party has before an election have any bearing on the eventual ...
Should voting be compulsory or should we have a right not to vote?
Each year, millions of people fail to vote without reproach. Does abstention constitute a citizen's right not to vote? This article in Australian Journal of Political Science explores whether we have a legal right to a ' ...
Why man allows his best friend to poop in public
Generally, Western societies maintain high standards of everyday hygiene. When it comes to man's best friend, however, it seems we turn a blind eye! New research published in Environmental Sociology this month explores the re ...
Hollywood's messages about nature and the environment
A study published recently in Environmental Communication has revealed the dual and conflicting messages in commercial films for young audiences about pivotal environmental problems and their potential resolution.
When it comes to nuclear disaster, safety really is in numbers
The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical equation developed by Japan's Nuclear Safety Research Centre.
Storm chasers take on supercell thunderstorms in Bangladesh
This past April, Scott Olson touched down in Bangladesh to become the country's first known storm chaser. On the other side of the world, back in Oklahoma, Tim Vasquez and a team of meteorologists worked tirelessly to put ...
Why are UK teenagers skipping school?
Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.
Why don't people participate in worksite health promotion programmes?
Worksite health promotion (WHP) programmes are designed to help identify and address health and lifestyle issues, and are offered by 40–75% of employers in Europe and the US. But research suggests that a high proportion ...
The science behind fire tornados
Meteorology meets fire science in a recent Weatherwise article exploring the violent whirlwinds that are known to wreak havoc in the nation's west.
Satellite images shed light, or lack thereof, on the impact of the Syrian conflict
An interesting new paper recently published in the International Journal of Remote Sensing which hypothesises that night-time light can be a useful source for monitoring humanitarian crises, such as that u ...
Avoiding blackouts as demand for electricity grows
It is impossible to imagine the modern world without electricity. We are dependent on an uninterrupted source of power and when it fails the consequences are devastating. Over the past decade there have been 50 significant ...
Younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication
As another successful Open Access Week passes, analysis released today reveals younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication. Just under 8,000 researchers from around the world responded to the 2014 ...
Gypsies and travellers on the English Green Belt
The battle between Gypsies, Travellers and the settled community over how land can be used has moved to the Green Belt, observes Peter Kabachnik of the City University of New York.
Can we teach robots right from wrong?
From performing surgery and flying planes to babysitting kids and driving cars, today's robots can do it all. With chatbots such as Eugene Goostman recently being hailed as "passing" the Turing test, it appears robots are ...
Fossilised bird egg offers clues to Brazil's prehistoric past
Brazilian scientists have discovered a near-intact fossilised bird egg – the country's first – in Sao Paulo State.