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Communications Expert Explains How Science Should Respond To Fake News

3:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. read more »

'Alternative Facts' Not Just In Politics And Media

11:05 am Eastern | U.S. News

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.read more »

Social Exclusion Leads To Conspiratorial Thinking, Study Finds

17 Feb 15:04 | SciTech

Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald Trump. Many of these supporters latched onto misinformation spread online, especially stories that justified their own beliefs.read more »

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Election Outcome Boosts Confidence In Business Climate

9 Feb 11:15 | U.S. News

Nearly 80 percent of the respondents to the seventh annual McDonald Hopkins Business Outlook Survey believe U.S. business conditions will improve this year, compared to 44 percent in 2016.read more »

ABOTA Defends Federal Judge From Attacks By President Trump

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan organization consisting of an equal balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, opposes the direct and personal attacks made by President Donald J. Trump about U.S. District Senior Judge James L. Robart.read more »

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Political Affiliation Can Predict How People Will React To False Information

3 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

How liberal or conservative a person is predicts how likely they are to believe information about potential hazards, a new UCLA-led study has found.read more »

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Be Wary of So-Called "Trump Coins," Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

1 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

So-called "Trump coins" are being offered in the marketplace, and they may be delightful souvenirs, but in many cases should not be mistaken for "rare coins," cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild. read more »

Managing National Borders ‘Cannot Be Based On Any Form Of Discrimination’

1 Feb 2017 | World

Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, expressing concern at decisions around the world that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime. read more »

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31 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Agency 'Alarmed' By Uncertainty Facing Refugees In The Process Of Being Resettled In US

31 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

The head of the United Nations refugee agency said he is “deeply worried” by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in the process of being resettled to the United States after the country suspended its refugee programme last week.read more »

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Most Primary Care Doctors 'Strongly Endorse' Key Elements Of The Affordable Care Act

27 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

According to new research, while nearly 74 percent of physicians surveyed favor making some changes to the Affordable Care Act, only 15 percent favor repealing the legislation in its entirety. read more »

Doomsday Clock Moved Forward To Two And A Half Minutes To Midnight

27 Jan 2017 | World

It is now two and a half minutes to midnight. For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. read more »

Americans Split On Whether US Will Be Viewed As Leader In Science Under President Trump

26 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

A new survey shows Americans are split on whether the U.S. will be seen as the global leader in science and innovation under President Donald Trump; 41% of Americans agree, 40% disagree and 19% are not sure. read more »

Satirical News Has Serious Political Effects

24 Jan 2017 | Entertainment

Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests.read more »

2017 Outlook: Will Trump Policy Changes Extend The Expansion?

23 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Despite a strong year-end performance by the stock market and a post-election jump in confidence among consumers and businesses, limited information on the new Administration's potential economic policies led to a conservative 2017 growth projection of 2.0 percent, according to Fannie Mae.read more »

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22 Jan 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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President Donald J. Trump: The Inaugural Address

20 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution. Full Transcript of his Inaugural Address.read more »

New Species Of Moth Named In Honor Of Donald Trump

18 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Inaugural platform in Washington to assume the role of the 45th President of the United States of America, evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new species in his honour. read more »

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Obama Family Voted Most Desirable Neighbors For 2017; Justin Bieber Named Worst

30 Dec 2016 | Entertainment

Americans would most like to be neighbors with the Obamas in 2017, according to the 10th annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey. read more »

Americans' Optimism Rises Post-Election, Tempered By Racial, Class and Partisan Divides

8 Dec 2016 | U.S. News

Following one of the most contentious election in recent history, a new poll by Allstate and Atlantic Media revealed a surprising level of positivity among Americans. read more »

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Political Left, Right Both Inspired By Utopian Hopes

6 Dec 2016 | U.S. News

Despite the ideological differences separating liberals and conservatives, they share similar motivations for their political engagement, according to a new study from a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist.read more »

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Big Data Analytics The Nostradamus Of The 21st Century?

1 Dec 2016 | SciTech

The future of election polling will be based on social media comments and data, according to a Griffith University researcher who correctly predicted Donald Trump as US President. read more »

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Donald Trump Wins Esquire Magazine's "Dubious Man of the Year" Award

17 Nov 2016 | U.S. News

Having been swept into the highest office in the land on November 8, President-Elect Donald Trump reached another pinnacle of achievement today, when it was announced by the editors of Esquire that he had been elected to the prestigious, hard-won title of "Dubious Man of the Year." read more »

How Entertainment Affects Our Politics

14 Nov 2016 | US Politics and Govt

Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat begs the question: when will the highest and hardest glass ceiling be shattered in the U.S.? While change is not yet coming to the nation’s political stage, it is under way on our screens, and new research reveals that the fiction we watch influences our gendered perceptions of what it takes to be an effective leader.read more »

What Are The Tax Implications Of A Trump Presidency?

10 Nov 2016 | U.S. News

It remains to be seen whether President-elect Trump will preside over significant tax reform, but Crowe Horwath says there are several things to consider across the spectrums of corporate, individual, international, and estate and gift taxation. read more »

Mortgage Rates Spike After Trump Victory

10 Nov 2016 | Business

Mortgage rates were only modestly changed as the nation went to the voting booth, but rates have rocketed higher ever since Donald Trump was declared the winnerread more »

Ban Congratulates Donald Trump On His Election As Next US President

10 Nov 2016 | World

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.read more »

Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening the President of the United States

9 Nov 2016 | U.S. News

Oregon man John Martin Roos, 62, has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the President of the United States in posts on Twitter.read more »

Trump's Political Success Was A Triumph Of Style Over Substance: UBC Research

9 Nov 2016 | US Politics and Govt

Style, not substance, accounted for Donald Trump's U.S. Republican presidential nomination, according to a psychological analysis from the University of British Columbia. read more »

Donald Trump Elected 45th President Of United States

9 Nov 2016 | U.S. News

Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.read more »

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