TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity
If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
June 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media politics donald-trump activism political-activism black-lives-matter campaigning k-pop filter-bubble tiktok political-campaigns
President Trump is scheduled to appear at an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3. For some, this event will symbolize love of country. Others will see it very differently.
Tags: covid-19 donald-trump japanese-internment-camps california us-history national-parks patriotism reconciliation independence-day july-4 south-dakota
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: energy environment conservation politics funding donald-trump economy jobs parks trump-administration research clean-energy forestry job-creation environmental-protections
The FDA has sped up its approval process for coronavirus treatments, creating a new division to expedite the regulatory process. But is safety being sidelined for speed?
June 10, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic donald-trump fda food-and-drug-administration hydroxychloroquine clinical-trials oversight
Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: A new review of several studies shows flaws in research and no benefit
Our expert assessed all the controlled studies so far on hydroxychloroquine. His findings may surprise you.
May 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic donald-trump viruses hydroxychloroquine clinical-trials
It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus death psychology pandemic social-psychology donald-trump fear sars-cov-2 covid-19-pandemic behavior attitudes fear-of-death fears existential-anxiety
To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: space nasa mars donald-trump space-shuttle moon apollo-11 space-exploration voyager future rockets darpa nuclear-fission
Lethargic global response to COVID-19: How the human brain's failure to assess abstract threats cost us dearly
Human beings have difficulty assessing distant threats.
April 27, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic donald-trump spanish-flu trump-administration risk-assessment catastrophe
Trump pulling US funding from WHO served to deflect blame from his own bungled handling of coronavirus.
April 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus donald-trump world-health-organization-who america
Vocal vaccine critics may not find the audience they're looking for while the pandemic rages.
April 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus donald-trump vaccination anti-vaxxers
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