A majority of Americans are frustrated by a U.S. political system that seems to ignore the voices and opinions of U.S. citizens, a prominent pollster said March 16 at Union University.
The Italian research team that received an Ig Nobel Prize in 2010 for demonstrating mathematically that organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random has extended its work (as well as gained some team members). Their new study is:
Doctorates are in demand all over the world, but Germany is where politicians seem to need them most. Of the members of the country’s lower house, 114—or nearly one fifth—hold PhDs, and that includes the chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel.
Feb 20 - A quadriplegic Argentine politician says he has high hopes for recovery after receiving ground-breaking stem cell surgery in Cuba earlier this year. Jorge Rivas was left wheelchair-bound and unable to speak after an attack by muggers five years ago but says his quality of life is noticeably improved.
Author: Andrew D. Leavitt
A shoot-em-up video game set in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence.
Paul Krugman has a lovely phrase to describe Republican policies: Eat the future.
Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, Saturday 12 February 2011 One thing you hope for, with politicians, is that they won’t make the same mistakes over and over again. Last week we saw that the government has overstated the problems in the NHS by using dodgy figures (to be precise, they used misleading static figures instead of [...]
Professor Duncan Ivison from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences writes that politicians are tarnishing the ideal of multiculturalism.