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In Science We Trust

For many science geeks, the image of the Republican Party has been tarnished in recent years by its seemingly extreme anti-science views. However, a new study suggests that Republican views toward science and policy are similar to those of Independents, both are relatively receptive to using science as a starting…

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Posted: May 5, 2016

Anger and anxiety seem to be driving the polls this election cycle. As emotions run wild, people are more likely to be grab on to misinformation purported by others in their political party. In a new study published in the August 2015 Journal of Communication, communications scholar Brian Weeks found…

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Posted: April 19, 2016

What happens when a science prodigy loves literature and people? Troy Campbell, the frank 2016 $10k research prize winner. We talked with Campbell about his research, winning the prize and what it was like to attend frank for the first time.

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Posted: April 14, 2016

People don’t always make ethical decision when they make purchases. Even when consumers know a brand’s sustainability and labor practices, they continue to make socially irresponsible decisions and may go as far as to criticize those who make responsible choices, according to new research from marketing scholar Daniel Zane and…

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Posted: February 10, 2016