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Game theory could improve cyberwarfare strategy


Whether a nation should retaliate against a cyber attack is a complicated decision, and a new framework guided by game theory could help policymakers determine the best strategy.


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.


Does owning a well foster environmental citizenship? A new study provides evidence


Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies.


1 in 4 U.S. employees negatively affected by political talk at work this election season, finds new survey


This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the job, according to a new survey.


Adaptation to climate risks: Political affiliation matters


A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting protection measures, and expectations of disaster relief from the government.


Rationing healthcare: More than half of US doctors say no to clinical services


More than half of US physicians included in a national survey have withheld certain medical interventions with small benefits from their patients because of the cost-implications these hold. Such rationing behavior is more prevalent among physicians in solo practice, and less so among doctors with liberal leanings.


People can tell if they are voting on a secure system


“Rigged” election rhetoric in the headlines aims to cast doubt about the security of the American voting system; however, people have a sense of whether a voting system is secure, according to new research.


Best-looking politicians lean right, best-looking scholars lean left


In politics, Right-leaning politicians are in general physically more attractive, but in academia it is the other way around. A new study argues that Right-leaning politicians are more highly rewarded for attractive looks than Left-leaning politicians.


Link between immigration coverage, partisan identity


Studies are often conducted on how media messages impact individuals’ opinions, but very few have demonstrated how these messages shift political opinions and political identities of a larger group of people, until now.


Data shows increasing political polarization on climate change


A new article discusses increasing partisan polarization of American attitudes towards climate change. The article details the escalation of partisan polarization, particularly towards environmental protection and climate change, over the past few decades in America.




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