Americans move to 'dual screens' to watch debates
More than one in 10 of the Americans who watched last week's presidential debate were "dual screeners"—watching on television while following on a computer or mobile device.
Social scientists contribute to policy in central government
According to latest research, social scientists with PhDs working in central government make valuable contributions to policy, and report that holding a PhD can enhance their credibility with senior officials. It also shows ...
Among voters lacking strong party preferences, Obama faces 20 percent handicap due to race bias
An online study of eligible voters around the country revealed that the preference for whites over blacks is the strongest in the least politically-partisan voters. Among these voters, race biases against Barack Obama could ...
Journalists 'can't work without social media,' study shows
(Phys.org)—More than a quarter of UK journalists are unable to work without social media despite an increasing number of concerns about productivity, privacy and the future of journalism, according to the 2012 social journalist ...
Support for carbon capture is extensive but not strong, IU study finds
A solid majority of Indiana residents think it's a good idea to address concerns about climate change by capturing carbon dioxide from coal-burning power plants and storing it underground, according to a recently published ...
How Swedes feel about health, culture and recycling of clothes
Our values change as we age. This is the main conclusion of the 2011 SOM survey, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where Swedes were asked to rate the importance of different values. Young people want their lives ...
45 percent of layoff victims, despite anger, would return to former employer
With an 8.1 percent August unemployment rate and 12.5 million Americans out of work, a new Temple University study examines a neglected area of research: how the unemployment process impacts the willingness of those laid ...
More Aussies online, but digital divide remains
Five out of every six Australians are now online and regard the internet as a central part of their lives – but people who don't have access are at a deepening disadvantage as the digital gap widens, researchers have warned.
Traditional teaching methods still dominant in maths classrooms
Twenty-first century maths lessons in English secondary schools are generally much like those of decades ago, with the teacher standing at the front of the class asking questions and opportunities for pupils to relate the ...
QandA with scott knowles: The politics of Hurricane Isaac
The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting ...
'Nature' survey shows scientists happy with jobs but worried about money
Farming loved but misunderstood, survey shows
A survey exploring public opinion about the UK's agricultural sector has revealed that farming has a special place in most people's hearts, even though they know surprisingly little about it.
Fuqua CMO survey: Marketer optimism for US economy slumps
(Phys.org)—Chief marketing officers (CMOs) are less optimistic about the U.S. economy than they were six months ago, a new survey reveals.
Home wifi could be used for emergency responders
Wireless routers for homes and offices could be knitted together to provide a communications system for emergency responders if the mobile phone network fails, German scientists reported on Monday.