Political Polarization? Don't Blame The Web, Brown Study Says

By Newsroom America Staff at 12:13 pm Eastern

Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by a Brown University economist has found that recent growth in polarization is greatest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely to use the internet and social media.

All Nations Should Embrace Their Sovereignty, US President Tells World Leaders

9:05 am Eastern | U.S. News

Noting that the present world is one that offers both immense promise and great peril, the President of the United States told global leaders at the United Nations that it was “entirely up to us” to either lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. read more »

5,000 deaths annually from Dieselgate in Europe

19 Sep 15:12 | World

About 425,000 premature deaths annually are associated with the current levels of air pollution in EU28, Norway and Switzerland. More than 90% of these premature deaths are caused by respiratory and cardiovascular diseases related to exposure to fine particulate matter.read more »

People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution

19 Sep 12:09 | World

Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new report suggests.read more »

Student Debt Delaying Millennial Homeownership by 7 Years

19 Sep 09:17 | U.S. News

Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt currently do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year delay from buying.read more »

New Analysis Shows Damage To Monarch Butterfly Colonies In 2016 Storm Worse Than Thought

18 Sep 17:19 | World

A much greater number of monarch butterflies perished in a snowstorm in March 2016 in Mexico than previously estimated, according to new research. read more »


45 Percent Of Parents Experience Depression, Anxiety And Stress When Newborns Leave NICU

18 Sep 15:17 | U.S. News

Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.read more »

Vaping Doubles Risk Of Smoking Cigarettes For Teens

18 Sep 12:15 | U.S. News

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.read more »


Global Hunger Rising Again, Driven By Conflict And Climate Change

18 Sep 09:13 | World

The number of people hungry around the world is up for the first time in more than a decade, says a new report, pointing to violent conflicts and climate change as the major drivers. read more »


Flesh Eating Parasites Creeping Closer To United States

14 Sep 17:23 | U.S. News

(Newsroom America) -- Parasites that ulcerate the skin, can disfigure the face, and may fatally mutilate its victim's internal organs are creeping closer to the southern edges of the United States. read more »


Satellite Imagery Analysis Reveals Economic Decay Within Islamic State

14 Sep 15:20 | World

A new RAND Corporation report paints a bleak picture of economic life under the Islamic State. RAND estimates that the Islamic State contributed to a 23 percent reduction in the GDP of cities under its control, based on novel applications of satellite-derived data.read more »


Suicide Attempts On The Rise In US, Finds Study

14 Sep 12:16 | U.S. News

New data confirm that suicide attempts among U.S. adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental disorders.read more »


Climate Change Challenges The Survival Of Fish Across The World

14 Sep 09:14 | World

Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish?read more »


Kids Praised For Being Smart More Likely To Cheat, New Studies Find

13 Sep 17:09 | U.S. News

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies has found.read more »

Much Of The Planet's Land Severely Degraded Owing To Increased Consumption

13 Sep 15:05 | World

A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years.read more »


The Analytics Behind Finding True Love With Online Dating

13 Sep 12:07 | U.S. News

Looking for love online? You are not alone. Nearly 50 percent of the American public knows someone who has used an online dating site and 5 percent of Americans who are married or in committed relationships today met their significant other online. read more »


Abuse And Exploitation 'Stark Reality' For Migrant Children Trying To Reach Europe

13 Sep 09:02 | World

More than 75 per cent of migrant and refugee children trying to reach Europe via the Central Mediterranean route face appalling levels of abuse, exploitation and trafficking, UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.read more »


Watch Out For Hype - Science 'Spin' Prevalent, Researchers Warn

12 Sep 17:17 | World

More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably, a new study suggests.read more »


The USA Threatened By More Frequent Flooding

12 Sep 15:14 | U.S. News

The East Coast of the United States is threatened by more frequent flooding in the future. This is shown by a recent study by the Universities of Bonn, South Florida, and Rhode Island. read more »


Security Council Approves Toughest Resolution Yet Against North Korea

12 Sep 12:12 | World

The Security Council has unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on North Korea (DPRK), imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country’s textile imports and access to gas liquids, and more closely inspecting cargo ships going in and out of its ports.read more »


Red Cross Responds To Devastating Effects Of Hurricane Irma

12 Sep 09:10 | U.S. News

After engulfing the entire state of Florida, Irma is now a strong tropical storm as it makes its way out of the state.read more »

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