Why some immigrants get citizenship: Country of origin 'massive disadvantage' for some immigrants, study finds
For immigrants, the path to citizenship in many countries is filled with hurdles: finding a job, learning the language, passing exams. But for some people, the biggest obstacle of all may be one they cannot ...
Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?
Throughout our history environmental problems have contributed to collapses of civilizations. A new paper published yesterday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B addresses the likelihood that we are facing a global collap ...
Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows
(Phys.org)—A new study has thrown doubt on the ability of the average voter to make an accurate judgement of the performance of their politicians, showing that voter biases appear to be deep-seated and broad.
How charter school foes are failing
As charter schools continue to expand, new research indicates liberal opponents are failing to make effective arguments aimed at curbing the education reform movement.
Study finds partisanship most fierce among highly educated Americans
While an educated public is undoubtedly a crucial element to a democratic society, a new study by two University of Kansas professors has found that partisanship appears to be highest among the most educated Americans.
Political extremists may be less susceptible to common cognitive bias
People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, whether liberal or conservative, may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates, according ...
A poll suggesting that many Americans condone brutal interrogation techniques is misleading and wrong, professor says
Does the American public condone torture when the goal is to prevent terrorist attacks? News headlines reporting the results of a Pew Research Center poll released on Dec. 9 indicate more than half of Americans do. But that ...
Grad student helps people in Bangalore know when the next drop of water will come
Many of the 9.9 million people in Bangalore, India, never know when they'll turn on the tap and find water flowing. Water is scarce and rationed. Each household gets about 4.5 hours of running water every other day—but ...
Women don't run? Study on gender gap in political candidates published
An interest in the gender gap between the representations of female candidates in U.S. elections compared to their male counterparts led two University of Pittsburgh professors to take the issue into the laboratory for three ...
Survey shows Internet's broadening political role
Would-be 2016 presidential candidates take note: the Internet may potentially make or break your campaign.
Image: Romanian mosaic assembled from orbital imagery
This image of Romania – with the political borders in red – is a mosaic of 15 scans by Sentinel-1A's radar in October and November.
On environment, Republicans closer to Independents than Tea Party, study says
Environmentalists dispirited by the Republicans' dominance of the recent midterm elections can take heart: non-Tea Party Republicans' views on science and environmental issues are closer to those of Independents ...
Political correctness in diverse workplace fosters creativity
People may associate political correctness with conformity but new research finds it also correlates with creativity in work settings. Imposing a norm that sets clear expectations of how women and men should interact with ...
Survey concludes Internet access should be a human right
Affordable access to the Internet should be a human right, as it represents hope for political freedom and economic prosperity to many around the world, according to a survey Monday.