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Analytics developed to predict poll trends


As the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.


New survey finds 75 percent of Americans think discrimination still an issue for women


In the wake of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination as the first woman presidential candidate of a major political party in the US, women continue to face obstacles in politics and the workplace, according to an American national poll. Three-quarters of Americans think there is at least some discrimination against women in this country, although just as many say it has decreased over the past generation.


Men less sensitive to stigma attached to radical right


In almost all elections in every European country, more men than women vote for radical right-wing parties. Still, on average, as many women as men can identify with a radical right-wing ideology. This gender gap is mainly due to the fact that voting behaviour among men is generally less strongly influenced by the stigma attached to many radical right-wing parties.


Who are you calling a good liberal?


Republicans embrace the conservative label more enthusiastically than Democrats are willing to self-identify as liberals, according to a new study.


America's wars take uneven toll, study finds


In today's wars, Americans who die or are wounded in battle are disproportionately coming from poorer parts of the country, according to a new study released this week. By analyzing over 500,000 American combat casualties from World War II through Iraq and Afghanistan, researchers found growing socioeconomic inequality in military sacrifice.


Researchers mine Twitter to reveal Congress' ideological divide on climate change


Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study. The research shows the growing divide between parties on the issue of climate change, but also provides hope, pointing to individuals who cross the aisle and bridge the gap.


Brazil's environmental licensing under threat, suggests new article


A new article explains how the country's environmental licensing is under threat from proposed laws and constitutional amendments. These have jumped into the forefront as anti-environment politicians rush to exploit the opportunity offered by Brazil's current political turmoil. Legislators are eager to stimulate the country's economy, as by removing environmental and social restrictions on proposed development projects.


Aging can drive progress, say scientists


Twenty years from now, the number of retired persons worldwide will have grown by 600 million, almost double the current number. Life expectancy will have increased, bringing new economic challenges. Yet the growing number of seniors can also stimulate important breakthroughs in medicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology, cognitive sciences and robotics, say scientists.


Reading Harry Potter lowers Americans' opinions of Donald Trump, study finds


Can Harry Potter defeat Donald Trump? A new study has found that Americans who read Harry Potter books hold a lower opinion of Donald Trump, even after controlling for many factors like party, gender, education, and age.


New evidence that politics, not economics, drives inequality


One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren't the biggest cause, a new study suggests.




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