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Measuring political bias of network news

(PhysOrg.com) -- That FOX Broadcasting Company has a conservative slant and MSNBC skews liberal may reflect widespread opinion, but a Washington University in St. Louis study suggests that news networks’ biases can be ...

dateApr 15, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Eye see you

Scientists have found a way of deterring litterbugs, in an experiment which could also aid the fight against other anti-social behaviour.

dateDec 09, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Three-strikes law fails to reduce crime

California's three-strikes law has not reduced violent crime, but has contributed significantly to the state's financial woes by substantially increasing the prison population, according to a University of ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Humans naturally cooperative, altruistic, social

The condition of man is a condition of war, wrote 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. A quick glance through history books and today's news headlines certainly seems to support the longstanding idea that humans by nature ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Social Sciences
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An animated penguin boosts kids' math scores

California's hottest new math teacher is an animated penguin named JiJi. Yes, it's true. A mute, waddling, tuxedo-clad cartoon figure has been quietly taking over math programs dotting Silicon Valley, dramatically improving ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Social Sciences
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