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New assessment finds EU electricity decarbonization discourse in need of overhaul
It's well known that the EU is focusing its efforts on decarbonizing its economy. (2019-11-18)
Voters agree with polls that favor their candidates
With the presidential election a year away, pollsters will barrage the country with poll questions to get the pulse of the voters about the candidates. (2019-11-07)
'Fake news' isn't easy to spot on Facebook, according to new study
With the presidential election season moving into high gear, campaign messaging will soon begin increasing dramatically. (2019-11-05)
Were those experiment results really so predictable? These researchers aim to find out
Stefano DellaVigna of UC Berkeley, Devin Pope of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and Eva Vivalt of the Research School of Economics at Australian National University have launched a website that will allow researchers, Ph.D. students, and even members of the general public to review proposed research projects and make predictions on the outcome. (2019-10-30)
Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques
Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. (2019-10-28)
Digital evidence falls short, can hurt victims of intimate partner violence
New research from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication published in the International Journal of Communication shows digital evidence -- from tablets, smartphones, computers and other electronic communication methods -- can fall short of providing reliable legal evidence in cases of domestic and sexual assault, known as intimate partner violence. (2019-10-28)
'Instant liver, just add water'? Not quite, but a better way to grow multiple organs
Pluripotent stem cells can be used to make experimental models of organ systems, but current techniques often produce models that bear limited resemblance to true organs. (2019-10-20)
New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds
Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers. (2019-08-29)
Is that news really 'fake,' or is it just biased?
In an era of concern over 'fake news,' a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. (2019-07-08)
U of Guelph study finds health professionals need to be cautious on social media
Posting a single negative comment to Facebook may hinder health professionals' credibility with current or potential patients, a new University of Guelph study reveals. (2019-06-17)
Reinvent Motherisk to protect mothers and babies
Canada should reinvent the Motherisk program to support pregnant women to have healthy babies, argues an editorial in CMAJ. (2019-05-27)
Researchers propose new federal rule of evidence for more accurate verdicts in court
While many juries use commonsense when determining an innocent or guilty verdict, research has shown that commonsense can be misleading and inaccurate. (2019-05-24)
Source credibility is key to derailing fake news
Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions and false information can have far-reaching effects. (2019-05-08)
Study scrutinizes credibility of weight management blogs by most
Weight management discussions on social media are very influential. But a new study assessing the underlying nutrition and weight management information provided by key UK social media influencers suggests that their blogs are not credible/trustworthy sources of advice. (2019-04-29)
'Insectageddon' is 'alarmist by bad design': Scientists point out the study's major flaws
Amidst worldwide talks about 'Insectageddon': the extinction of 40 percent of the world's insects, according to a recent scientific review, a response was published in the open-access journal Rethinking Ecology. (2019-03-19)
A Georgia State cybersecurity study of the dark web exposes vulnerability to machine identities
A thriving marketplace for SSL and TLS certificates -- small data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organizations' servers and their clients' computers -- exists on a hidden part of the Internet, according to new research by Georgia State University's Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) and the University of Surrey. (2019-03-08)
Blockchain can strengthen the credibility of meta-analyses
Blockchain -- the technology behind the secure transactions of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin -- can make it easier for researchers to conduct transparent meta-analyses in social science research where reproducibility is a growing concern. (2019-02-14)
Monthly wages are an important step towards economic development
Across developing economies, most workers and agricultural producers are paid are paid on a daily basis. (2019-02-04)
Women who wear Muslim garments in court are viewed as more credible witnesses
Sexual assault victims wearing the hijab or niqab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women reveals a study. (2019-02-01)
Toppled train offers insight into ground motion, origin of 1906 earthquake
By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city's infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated a lower limit on the earthquake ground motion at the spot of the tipped train. (2019-01-30)
Major gaps remain in how traditional knowledge is used in salmon governance in Norway and Finland
A new article published today in the journal Arctic points to major challenges in the ways traditional knowledge is included in the management of Atlantic salmon in Norway and Finland. (2018-12-20)
Study: Twitter bots had 'disproportionate' role spreading misinformation in 2016 election
Indiana University computer scientists conducted an analysis of information shared on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and found that automated accounts play a disproportionate role in spreading misinformation online. (2018-11-20)
Reading between the lines: Are we as savvy as we'd like to think when it comes to reviews?
New research suggests we are willing to blindly trust hotel reviews when they conform to our preconceived ideas. (2018-10-23)
Fake or real? New UC Davis study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos
In the age of fake news and doctored photos, wary consumers are not nearly as gullible as one might presume. (2018-10-11)
'Rape kit' evidence released to police in less than third of cases
Even when sexual assault evidence kits, known as a 'rape kit' are available in hospitals, less than a third of those assaulted go through with the full procedure and release the forensic evidence to the police, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. (2018-08-07)
Does negative political advertising actually work?
While many may dread campaign season because of pervasiveness of negative political advertising, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science has found that negative political advertising actually works, but perhaps not in the way that many may assume. (2018-06-04)
What's trending in fake news? IU tool show what stories go viral, and if bots are to blame
Researchers at the Indiana University Observatory on Social Media have launched upgrades to two tools playing a major role in the fight against the spread of misinformation online. (2018-05-17)
'Top-ranked' reviewers aren't the top influencers when it comes to online sales
Top-ranked reviewers on online retail sites such as Amazon.com may influence purchases, but a research study from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business finds that those who post reviews less often and more informally can be seen as more trustworthy and have more of an impact on sales. (2018-05-09)
Vulnerable communities may be adversely affected by the transition to cleaner energy
Indiana University researchers have developed a method for identifying communities that may be negatively affected by clean energy policies that hasten the move from fossil fuels to more environmentally friendly solutions. (2018-05-07)
Instagram micro-celebrities
Physical attractiveness, high-quality photos, interesting content, engagement with the audience, and subject competence are the key contributing factors to Instagram micro-celebrities' success, according to a study which examines the influence of online celebrity endorsers on consumer purchase intentions. (2018-04-18)
Republicans more persuasive than scientists on climate change
Regardless of political affiliation, people are more likely to believe facts about climate change when they come from Republicans speaking against what has become a partisan interest in this country, says a new UConn study. (2018-04-18)
Trust in science, news and experts is influenced by sound quality
New research using manipulated audio clips from NPR's Science Friday and YouTube videos of academic presentations indicates that poor audio quality can create distrust -- in both the information and the source, while high audio quality strengthens their credibility. (2018-04-17)
What makes someone believe or reject science?
when people listen to recordings of a scientist presenting their work, the quality of audio had a significant impact on whether people believed what they were hearing. (2018-04-12)
How the 'I approve' tagline boosts nasty political ads
New research by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof. Clayton Critcher finds that adding the required 'I approve this message' tagline to negative campaign ads makes them more credible. (2018-02-22)
A systematic framework to understand central bank digital currency
A paper published in SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences analyzes the essence and connotation of digital fiat currency (DFC) from four dimensions. (2018-01-08)
Trust in e-cigarette safety varies by worldview, source of messaging
Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience, with different groups displaying varying levels of trust depending on the source of the message, according to a recent study by the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. (2017-12-12)
Researchers examine how errors affect credibility of online reviews
Shoppers increasingly consult online reviews before making holiday purchases. But how do they decide which reviewers to trust? (2017-12-11)
Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible
Virtual reality technology may help journalists pull an audience into their stories, but they should avoid being too flashy, or their credibility could suffer, according to a team of researchers. (2017-12-07)
Study finds recreational drug users not what we think
A reasearcher from James Cook University in Queensland has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world -- and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users. (2017-12-06)
Fake news can backfire for companies caught in the act
In the era of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals. (2017-11-27)
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