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Leveraging schools for political influence

Doctoral student Blair Read links rise of private education in India to local political competition, signaling potential erosion of public services.

Higher minimum wages raise voter turnout

Many states across the U.S. have raised the minimum wage in recent years. Such measures do not only affect low-wage workers' pocketbooks, however. As a study by MIT political scientists shows, higher minimum wages also make ...

Trust in science rose in Germany after onset of COVID-19 pandemic

Surveys conducted in Germany suggest that public trust in science rose after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, while revealing different patterns of trust among different subpopulations. Rainer Bromme of the University ...

When does reputation lie?

Consider two stories: the first, about a boy who gets all the attention. He's the cool kid in class who comes from a well-known family. He seems to soar through life. When he errs, few seem to care. The more popular he is, ...

Science journalists under pressure amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has thrown science and science journalism into the spotlight like never before. Now a global survey turns the lens on some of the working conditions and practices of the people trying to report on it.

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