Projecting favorable perceptions of space

For anthropologists and other social scientists, the space race in the 1950s served as a period of cultural and technological transformation as well as an opportunity to advance the public good. Space exploration marked a ...

To cut food waste, we may need to pay more for what we eat

How can we reduce food waste? Although the Swiss population are aware of the problem, they misjudge where most food waste is generated, ETH political scientists conclude. The general public support cutting food waste, even ...

Facebook political ads more partisan, less negative than TV

More political candidates may be shifting primarily to social media to advertise rather than TV, according to a study of advertising trends from the 2018 campaign season. The study, published recently in American Political ...

Q&A: How COVID-19 is impacting politics in the United States

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting many aspects of our lives, and politics is no exception, especially in a presidential election year. Most in-person campaigning has stalled. Politicians are judged on their responses to ...

Are we living in a dystopia?

Dystopian fiction is hot. Sales of George Orwell's "1984" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" have skyrocketed since 2016. Young adult dystopias—for example, Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games," Veronica Roth's ...

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