Biden cabinet: Inner circle get key posts as John Kerry named climate envoy

The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration.

bbcnews
Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public's trust in science takes a hit

When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.

Stylianos Syropoulos, PhD Student in Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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On environmental protection, Biden's election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies

The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.

Janet McCabe, Professor of Practice of Law, Indiana University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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From Space Force to Artemis: what Joe Biden presidency may mean in orbit and beyond

With a new president in the White House and NASA's chief administrator resigning we can expect changes to space policy.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Nov. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Climate change: Joe Biden could ride a wave of international momentum to break deadlock in US

Hamstrung by a Republican Senate, President-elect Biden will need to look abroad for collaborators on climate action.

Olaf Corry, Professor of Global Security Challenges, University of Leeds • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Joe Biden: How the president-elect plans to tackle climate change

What will a Joe Biden presidency mean for the global battle against rising temperatures?

bbcnews
Nov. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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5 types of misinformation to watch out for while ballots are being counted – and after

Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.

Renee DiResta, Research Manager of the Stanford Internet Observatory, Stanford University • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~11 min

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How tech firms have tried to stop disinformation and voter intimidation – and come up short

The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.

Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Executive Director, Ostrom Workshop; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana University • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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How to be a good digital citizen during the election – and its aftermath

That "friend of a friend" post you're thinking about sharing on social media could make you an unwitting accomplice in a disinformation campaign.

Kolina Koltai, Postdoctoral Researcher of Information Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Oct. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Will Colorado bring back wolves? It's up to voters

For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.

Kevin Crooks, Professor of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology , Colorado State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~11 min

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