Topic: Political Science

November 13, 2017 Impact of Small Media - Small media has an out-sized influence on public discourse.
July 31, 2015 Voting Machines - New electronic voting machines are accessible to all voters, regardless of disability.
May 18, 2015 Science in Cuba - Cuba is a global leader in cancer vaccine development, and normalizing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba could lead to new partnerships between scientists in the two countries.
October 3, 2014 Syrian Cultural Site Destruction - War in Syria is reducing much of the country’s cultural heritage to rubble.
January 30, 2013 China’s Only Children - China's “one-child” social policy may have unintended effects on the children.
November 28, 2012 Owning Genes - In an upcoming case, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether diagnostic genes for breast cancer can be patented.
April 20, 2012 Podcast for 20 April 2012 - SOUND SCIENCE - Can sounds influence dreams? Emotional similarities between music and speech. Does a deeper voice lead people to vote for a political candidate? Baboons that recognize words. And baby goats with accents.
March 4, 2011 Marketing & Politics Roundup - Certain brands and logos may influence risk-taking behavior.
December 20, 2010 Satellites & Human Rights - Satellite images document human rights abuses in Burma.
April 2, 2010 Rare Earth Roundup - Rare earth elements make many modern technologies possible, but extracting them results in large amounts of toxic waste.
December 24, 2009 Antarctic Treaty - Scientists from all over the world recently gathered in Washington, DC to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.
November 13, 2009 Podcast - Satellites for human rights, a sprinter's anatomical advantage, the face of aggression, and newborns with accents.
November 9, 2009 Election Testosterone - The 2008 presidential election affected male voters' testosterone levels.
September 25, 2009 Podcast - Torture gets a failing grade from neuroscience, a new benthic rover explores the ocean floor, how surrealism makes you smarter, and putting full moon folklore to the test.
July 3, 2009 Podcast - Dinosaurs get re-sized, why we favor a biased media, people who never forget a face and more.
June 30, 2009 Like-Minded Media - People really do seek out news coverage that confirms their own beliefs.
January 1, 2009 Baboon Politics - Baboon society is far from democratic.
November 4, 2008 Political Beliefs - A person's physical reaction to threats can predict their political beliefs.
October 31, 2008 Podcast - HALLOWEEN & POLITICS: What a good scare says about your politics, what's behind our irrational fears, and more.
August 1, 2008 Voting & Happiness Roundup - Voting could be in your genes and happiness depends on where you live.
March 21, 2008 Genetic Politics Roundup - Researchers study the views of identical twins to investigate whether genetics plays a role in political preferences.
November 21, 2006 Campaign Ads - Contrary to common wisdom, people informed about politics are more susceptible to emotional campaign ads.
August 9, 2006 Pennyless Pricing - Would consumers suffer if politicians eliminate the penny?
February 27, 2006 Spin Algorithm - How can you tell when a politician is telling the truth or laying on the spin? A new computer program may help.
February 13, 2004 Voting Roundup - Internet voting is not secure, and politician spin is eroding public trust.