New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this w ...
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 ...
Computer scientists deploy first practical, Web-based, secure, verifiable voting system
Computer scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS), based at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in collaboration with scientists at the Université ...
Browser plugin helps people balance their political news reading habits
As the U.S. presidential election approaches, many voters become voracious consumers of online political news. A tool by a University of Washington researcher tracks whether all those articles really provide ...
Online tool can detect patterns in US election news coverage
The US presidential election dominates the global media every four years, with news articles, which are carefully analysed by commentators and campaign strategists, playing a major role in shaping voter opinion. ...
A new kind of data-driven predictive methodology
"Scottish independence: polls show it's too close to call."
People tend to exaggerate influence of political ads on others
The push for campaign finance reform may be driven by a tendency to overestimate the power of political messages to influence other people's opinions, according to researchers.
Twitter shakes up US election campaign
Will tweets make the difference in the 2012 US presidential election?
Iran foreign minister says Facebook page hacked
The Facebook page of Iran's foreign minister was taken over briefly by unidentified hackers who protested against the crackdown on protesters after the disputed 2009 presidential election, media reported ...
Design competition teams recognized for advancing voting technology
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society congratulates the two winners of the HFES 2014 Voting Design Competition: corporate winter Intuitive Company and academic winner Georgia Tech Student Chapter. The winners, along with ...
Updated election forecasting model—based on economic data—still points to Romney win
(Phys.org)—An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.
Twitter maps out popularity of Obama, Romney tweets
Twitter has launched an interactive map of the United States that charts where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's campaign tweets have had the most impact, and where they have fallen flat.
China launches 2nd satellite built for Venezuela
(AP)—China has launched a second satellite built for Venezuela's government.
Attitudes toward African-Americans have worsened since 2008, research finds
(Phys.org)—This might not be a "post-racial" era after all.