In the 2011-12 elections, Russia's government leaders underestimated the power of the internet and it impacted the outcome of the elections and spurred massive demonstrations in response to Vladimir Putin's stage-managing the presidential succession and evidence of widespread fraud. While the effects of internet use on political participation are well understood, the mechanisms of how this happens is unclear. A new study uncovers how social media can drive support for opposition in an autocratic state.
Московская высшая школа экономики и социальных наук (Шанинка) запускает собственный философский лекторий. Foxtime рассказывает что это и зачем. Это площадка, где приглашённые лекторы предложат свой анализ острых проблем социальной и политической жизни. Лекторами в Шанинке вытсупят ведущие специалисты в области...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking among lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals is higher than among heterosexual adults -- nearly 24 percent of the LGBT population smoke compared to nearly 17 percent of the straight population. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found evidence of lower smoking prevalence and greater intentions to quit among the LGBT smokers who live in communities with smoke-free policies.
Ontario's stroke prevention strategy appears to have had an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A new paper by researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute is the first to look at the demographics of both stroke and dementia across Ontario since the province pioneered Canada's first stroke prevention strategy in 2000.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health has awarded LSU Health New Orleans' School of Dentistry an R01 grant in the amount of $2,465,297 over five years to develop stronger, longer-lasting dental filling materials with antibacterial properties to inhibit recurrent cavities and extend the life of the restoration.
The suicide of an automotive pioneer has spurred research on bipolar disorder, including the first line of bipolar-specific stem cells. Now, his family has made a new $5 million gift commitment -- if others join them in funding the research.
When it comes to sharing new research findings with the world, Twitter has emerged as a key tool for scientists -- and for the journals where they publish their findings. But a new study shows a way for that research to reach even more people, by boiling a research paper down into a Twitter-friendly graphic called a 'visual abstract.'
There is a strong correlation between our fear of infection and our skepticism towards immigrants. New cross-national research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why political discussions of immigration are so heated and why integration often fails.