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How Melting Antarctic Ice Could Help Fight Climate Change
How Melting Antarctic Ice Could Help Fight Climate Change
by Silvia Frisia, University of Newcastle
Iron is not commonly famous for its role as a micronutrient for tiny organisms dwelling in the cold waters of polar oceans.
Who Are The New Superpowers In The Global Land Grab?
Who Are The New Superpowers In The Global Land Grab?
by Nikita Sud, University of Oxford
Much of the global south – broadly comprising the continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America – was shaped by colonialism.
Why There Are Costs To Moral Outrage
Why There Are Costs To Moral Outrage
by Justin Tosi, University of Michigan and Brandon Warmke, Bowling Green State University
Many Americans are morally outraged that U.S. President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating possible links between Trump’s election campaign and the Russian…
Is Your Employer Watching You Online?
Is Your Employer Watching You Online?
by Peter O'Connor and Paula McDonald, Queensland University of Technology
A new study reveals employers are using online information about job applicants without their knowledge, to inform hiring decisions. Approximately 55% of organizations now have a policy about this…
When It Comes To Taxes, How Do We Decide What's Fair?
When It Comes To Taxes, How Do We Decide What's Fair?
by Stian Reimers, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
The tax dealings of a number of politicians have come under scrutiny this week, following news of their offshore holdings in the Panama Papers. The leaks have led to the resignation of the Icelandic…
Is Lead In The US Food Supply Decreasing Our IQ?
Is Lead In The US Food Supply Decreasing Our IQ?
by Keri Szejda, Arizona State University Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University
The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children.
How Disappearing Jobs Keep Kids Out Of College
How Disappearing Jobs Keep Kids Out Of College
by Alison Jones, Duke University
After states suffer significant job losses, college attendance drops among the poorest students of the next generation, a new study suggests.
Can We Predict Political Uprisings?
Can We Predict Political Uprisings?
by Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, University of Marburg
Forecasting political unrest is a challenging task, especially in this era of post-truth and opinion polls.
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ALEC Continues Churning Out Blueprints For Right Wing Legislation
by Dominique Paul Noth, People's World
Misleading but slick marketing names are just one hallmark of ALEC – the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.
Supreme Court To Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case
Supreme Court To Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case
by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
"Politicians should not be choosing their voters, voters should be choosing their politicians," said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause