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Survey reveals the polarized public perceptions of the Polar regions
A fascinating new academic study suggests that peoples' political orientation affects their perceptions and knowledge regarding basic facts about the North and South Poles.
How do mobile devices in the classroom impact student learning?
Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students' attention. But to what extent is messaging interfering with student ...
The winners and the losers of the California water crisis
A recent article published in Local Environment highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State's current drought.
How the global press reports on the 'hactivism' of Anonymous
A study of global media reporting on the activities of the 'hactivist' group Anonymous has revealed that the press generally portrays them as simple pranksters – even though the vast majority of their operations are motivated ...
Arizona called "one of nature's best natural laboratories for weather"
The state of Arizona, long known for its desert climate and hot summers, hosts an array of surprising weather contrasts. Many identify the state as warm and dry; however, violent flash floods and even heavy snowstorms typically ...
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 ...