Climate change beliefs of independent voters shift with the weather, another study finds
There's a well-known saying in New England that if you don't like the weather here, wait a minute. When it comes to independent voters, those weather changes can just as quickly shift beliefs about climate change.
A pathway for protons: Efficient delivery to material's center turns oxygen cleanly into water
(Phys.org)—Pushing protons around may sound like a small task, but it is a big part of energy independence for the United States. Moving four relatively large protons to where they are needed is easier ...
'Public ecology' could help resolve mountaintop mining issues
Mountaintop mining is the practice of using huge machines to remove layers of soil and rock to reach thin seams of coal.
US intelligence sees fight ahead over water, food
(AP)—Nearly two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2030, with most people middle class, connected by technology, protected by advanced health care and the United States and China perhaps cooperating ...
More scientific research of 'fracking' urged in Pennsylvania
Mercyhurst University public health scholar David Dausey, Ph.D., says Pennsylvania has opened its doors to fracking without doing the scientific research necessary to ensure the public's safety.
Nuclear power or shale gas? Poland may have to choose
Poland has set it sights on building its first nuclear power station and developing shale gas, but experts believe it may soon have to choose one or the other as investing in both could prove too costly.
One in 10 college students changed their minds after debate, smartphone app data finds
(Phys.org)—Seven in 10 college students believe President Obama won the second presidential debate Tuesday night, even though only about half identify as Democrats, according to a nationwide poll conducted ...
New survey shows majority of independent voters favor charter schools, feel unions do 'more harm than good'
(Phys.org)—Both Republicans and Democrats can take comfort in the latest findings about political independents contained in the most recent nationally representative survey released today by the Program on Education Policy ...
China's online dating market 'booming'
Revenues from China's online dating market are forecast to top two billion yuan ($315 million) in 2014 as work-stressed Chinese struggle to find partners, a new report said Tuesday.
Lithuania to hold referendum on new nuclear plant
Lithuania's parliament on Monday called a referendum on plans for an atomic power plant to replace a Soviet-era facility closed under the terms of Lithuania's entry into the European Union.
A typo in the Declaration of Independence?
Dissemination of public documents was slow and labor-intensive in 1776. Its too late to know for sure, but its interesting to speculate why a colonial printer hurried, perhaps carried away ...
3Qs: Celebrating America's independence
Wednesday marks the countrys annual celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. But there are many interesting historical ...
Political ads by independent groups are not only common -- they are more effective
As the election season ramps up, many voters are already experiencing attack ad fatigue. With the rise of the so-called Super PACs and greatly increased spending by independent groups more generally, many election watchers ...
Google to talk tablets, TV, social and more
Google is expected to show off a new champion in the tablet computer wars this week as it courts developers whose fun, hip or functional programs are vital to Internet gadgets or services.