Cholera takes a breather in Haiti, but could surge
(AP) -- The cholera epidemic that has raged across this country is claiming fewer victims, with a sharp drop in new cases everywhere from the shimmering rice fields of the Artibonite Valley to the crowded ...
People in jobs traditionally held by the other sex are judged more harshly for mistakes
In these modern times, people can have jobs that weren't traditionally associated with their genders. Men are nurses; women are CEOs. A new study examines perceptions of people in high-powered jobs and finds that they're ...
LSU sociologist produces documentary on Kenyan election violence
While Africa is certainly no stranger to violence, the response to the Kenyan presidential elections of 2007 came as a surprise. Political unrest evolved into outright and unmitigated violence, marring the relatively peaceful ...
Taiwan NSB gets half million cyber attacks a month
Taiwan's top security unit said Monday it received nearly half a million cyber attacks a month, only a minority from China and around 60 percent from the island itself.
Liberal college students more likely than conservatives to vote, data shows
University and college students who identify themselves as politically liberal voted at higher rates in the 2008 presidential election than conservatives, according to new data released by the Higher Education Research Institute (HE ...
Television drove viewers to the Web to explore Obama-Muslim rumors
A study examining Americans' interest in the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim shows that the mainstream media - particularly television - still influences the topics that engage the public.
Which politicians do voters blame for the down economy?
A down economy usually spells trouble for incumbents, but a new Brigham Young University study shows that six Republicans up for re-election this year caught a break when John McCain lost the last presidential election.
Presidential election outcomes directly influence suicide rates
Change and hope were central themes to the November 2008 U.S. presidential election. A new longitudinal study published in the September issue of Social Science Quarterly analyzes suicide rates at a state level from 1981-2 ...
New University of Washington survey explores attitudes of tea party supporters
(PhysOrg.com) -- The tea party movement has gotten much attention in recent months, but aside from decrying big government and excessive spending, who are the supporters and what else do they appear to believe?
How a candidate moves influences how you vote (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The perceived health of an election candidate can predict how people will vote according to recently published research- and voters can form opinions about how healthy a candidate is based solely on the way ...
Presidential election outcome changed voters' testosterone
(PhysOrg.com) -- Young men who voted for Republican John McCain or Libertarian candidate Robert Barr in the 2008 presidential election suffered an immediate drop in testosterone when the election results were ...
College students vote smarter than expected
College students make strategic choices about where to vote, most prefer absentee ballots, and they are especially likely to vote absentee if their homes are in swing states, according to a new Northwestern University study ...
Democrats Seen as the 'Undeserving Rich' Face Rejection by Party Voters
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study, researchers from several universities looked at why white working-class voters voted Republican in recent national elections even when they didn't like Republican policies.
Support for racial equality may be victim of Obama's election
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