News tagged with violent conflict

Mortal combat is the rational choice for wasps

(PhysOrg.com) -- Males of an unusual group of wasps fight to the death over females, even if they've already mated or are competing with their own brothers, a new study shows. The behaviour was seen in parasitoid wasps, which ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Anger drives support for wartime presidents

It's no secret that Americans tend to throw their support behind a sitting U.S. president when the nation is thrust into a war or other potentially violent conflict with a foreign foe - a phenomenon known as the "rally 'round ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Empowering women in Afghanistan

In recent decades, Afghanistan has been a notoriously difficult place for women to participate in civic matters. But a new study co-authored by an MIT political scientist, which assessed Afghanistan's largest development ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Social Sciences
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