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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Over-reliance by countries on artificial intelligence to tackle international migration and manage future migration crisis could lead to serious breaches of human rights, a new study warns. AI can help states and international organisations prepare for large movements of people, and improve reception conditions. But it could also be used to
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Stanford’s Jeff Hancock shares why deceptive messages are appealing and what people can do to avoid bad advice – including checking information from established news sources rather than social media news feeds. Credit: Stanford HCI Group As people increasingly social distance themselves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, social media is an appealing
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain In 2017, when interviewers asked Latino community members in San Antonio, Texas, about their top environmental concerns, the answers took researchers by surprise. Poverty. Inequality. Education. Racism. “They started bringing up things that don’t typically come up in environmental studies,” said Neil Lewis Jr., assistant professor of communication in the College
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain In advancing research to tackle the problem of burgeoning global economic inequality, researchers at Simon Fraser University used a poverty simulation game called SPENT to foster greater understanding of what causes poverty and economic inequality. In research published in the scientific journal Nature Human Behaviour today, a group of researchers, including
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain The term intimate partner violence (IPV) is used to describe situations where a current or former partner or spouse causes harm to their significant other via physical, sexual and psychological violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in four women and nearly one in 10 men have experienced
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Credit: Chris Liverani/Unsplash, FAL “Please refrain from hand shaking,” read a sign at an event in London I recently attended. Despite increasing anxiety about coronavirus, for many of us, it was the first time we had encountered such a request. Underneath the words was a small image of two disembodied hands shaking, surrounded by a
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Caitlyn Jenner lectures during Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: David Fitzgerald/Web Summit via Sportsfile There are no shortages of opinions about Caitlyn Jenner. But how the transgender celebrity has influenced the attitudes of others remains the basis for a new article by Patrick Miller, an associate professor of political science at the University
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research at Cranfield Forensic Institute has found that using 3-D printed models to present evidence in court cases can help to improve a jury’s understanding of technical language. The study—conducted with mock jurors—found that understanding of technical language used within a courtroom improved to 94 percent when 3-D printed models were
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Role models are important for aspiring scientists, but new research suggests that scientists who are known for their hard work—like Thomas Edison—are more motivating than scientists who are viewed as naturally brilliant, like Albert Einstein. In a series of studies, researchers found that young people were more motivated by scientists whose
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Credit: Brooke Scelza / UCLA Compared with our closest relatives, the common chimpanzee and the bonobo, humans are pretty good at focusing exclusively on one mate at a time. Just how exclusively, however, is the subject of endless tabloid gossip, culture-war sabre-rattling, and scientific debate. The answer seemed to be that most people are exclusive
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain The belief that “real men” must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse hegemonic ideals of masculinity—or “toxic masculinity”—can become socially isolated as they age, impacting their health,
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Credit: Pexels.com Research has long shown that people who spend time in jail or have high levels of contact with law enforcement are less likely to be politically engaged. University of Kansas researcher Brandon Davis has published a study detailing what types of contact influence participation. He found that network contacts, such as having a
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