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Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North America, Publics More Supportive Than Experts of Direct Democracy

Recent years have witnessed a groundswell of populist sentiment in Western liberal democracies. On both sides of the Atlantic, elections and …

Foreign Policy

New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession

Nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas were newly enrolled at a U.S. college or university in 2016, double the number at the outset of the …

On Gender Differences, No Consensus on Nature vs. Nurture

Most Americans see fundamental differences between men and women in their traits and characteristics and in the pressures they face from society.

Gender

Implications of biogeography of human populations for 'race' and medicine

1.<p>Collins, F.S., Green, E.D., Guttmacher, A.E. & Guyer, M.S. A vision for the future of genomics research. <i>Nature</i> <b>422</b>, 835–847 (2003).<p>2.<p>The …

Genetics

Genetic variation, classification and 'race'

1.<p>Smedley, A. <i>Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview</i> (Westview, Boulder, 1999).<p>2.<p>Sankar, P. & Cho, M.K. Genetics. Toward a new …

Clinical Trials

What Science Says About Race and Genetics

A longstanding orthodoxy among social scientists holds that human races are a social construct and have no biological basis. A related assumption is …

A global reference for human genetic variation

The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium*<p>Abstract<p>The 1000 Genomes Project set out to provide a comprehensive description of common human genetic variation …

Genetics

Actuarial Life Table

<b>Period Life Table, 2015</b><p>Exact<br>age<p>Male<p>Female<p>Death<br>probability a<p>Number of<br>lives b<p>Life<br>expectancy<p>Death<br>probability a<p>Number of<br>lives …

Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

It's no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.<p>In a new book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," Cathy O'Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).<p>From targeted advertising and …

Text - H.R.5181 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016

<i>Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,</i><p>SECTION 1. Short title.<p>This Act may be …

United States

A cross-sectional survey of pharmacists to understand their personal preference of brand and generic over-the-counter medications used to treat common health conditions

Background<p>Consumers are hesitant in choosing generic medications as they are under the assumption that they are not as safe nor effective as brand …

Pharma

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror

Camille Paglia is one America's smartest and most fearless writers. Like Elvis, she's the kind of superstar who really needs no introduction—though …

Online Harassment 2017

To borrow an expression from the technology industry, harassment is now a “feature” of life online for many Americans. In its milder forms, it …

America’s Asset-Forfeiture Scam Is Law Enforcement’s Disgrace

If Congress won’t act, the Supreme Court may move to rein in the practice.<p>One day, the federal government just might sue my truck. I’ve got a Toyota …

Gender Differences in Five Factor Model of Personality and Sensation Seeking

Abstract<p>The purpose of this study was to determine gender differences in five factor model of personality and sensation seeking. Hence, 177 …

Gender Differences in Personality across the Ten Aspects of the Big Five

Abstract<p>This paper investigates gender differences in personality traits, both at the level of the Big Five and at the sublevel of two aspects within …

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Here are some questions and answers about their public opinions and demographics.

Religion

Yes, Let’s Rethink Free Speech

A <i>New York Times</i> op-ed is right, and the ACLU is wrong.<p>In the <i>New York Times</i>, UCLA’s K-Sue Park proposes that “the A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free …

Rights & Freedoms

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey

By John VillasenorCollege students’ views of the First Amendment are of profound importance for multiple reasons. First, colleges and universities …

Sex, disease, and extinction: what ancient DNA tells us about humans and Neanderthals

Three new studies uncover details about the sex lives of human ancestors, and the DNA modern humans inherited<p>Two new genetic analyses help explain the unexpected roles Neanderthals play in modern human life — influencing everything from hair color to mental health. The new research also adds to …