Mistletoe die-off bad news for woodland birds

Mistletoe plants suffered widespread die-off during the recent 2019–20 drought, and it spells bad news for Australia's woodland birds, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Why disinformation has flourished during the pandemic

A small team of researchers at Sony Computer Science Laboratories in France has explored why disinformation seemed to flourish during the global pandemic. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Pietro ...

Interactive map will crowdsource hate crime reports

Los Angeles County recorded 524 hate crimes reported in 2019, the most since 2009. And although the annual number of hate crimes is far less than its recent peak of 1,031 in 2001, the figures have trended upward over the ...

Why fake news about coronavirus is appealing (and how to avoid it)

As people increasingly social distance themselves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, social media is an appealing way to stay in contact with friends, family and colleagues. But it can also be a source of misinformation ...

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