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April Fools’ Hoax Stories Can Help Readers Better Identify Fake News, Study Finds

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Mar 31, 2019 … LANCASTER, England — No joke: All those hoax April Fools news stories published by major media outlets every year may help readers spot fake news articles, a new study finds. Researchers from Lancaster University found many similarities in the writing structure of April Fools stories published yearly for laughs by reputable news sources compared to malicious…

Why Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories? Study Points To Personality

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Mar 25, 2019 … SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — People who believe in conspiracy theories tend to possess similar personality traits, including the belief that they’re never safe and that nonsensical statements are more profound than silly, a recent study finds. Researchers at Union College in upstate New York sought to find out which personality characteristics were most likely to lead one…

Research Finds Strong Link Between Climate Change Denial, Right-Wing Nationalism

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Mar 21, 2019 … GOTHENBURG, Sweden — It probably won’t come as much of a surprise to many, but new research shows that gains made by right-wing nationalist factions have increased climate change denial around the world. Now researchers are hoping to connect even more dots behind the phenomenon and educate individuals and industry leaders far and wide. The assertion…

Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of Autism In Children By 78 Percent

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Jan 16, 2019 … SHANGHAI — The smallest pollution particles are often the most harmful… and they are the least researched. As scientists begin to delve more deeply into the effects of air pollution on very young children, they have unearthed an alarming statistic: exposure to fine pollution particles seems to increase the risk of children developing autism spectrum…

Study: Third Of Americans Thinking About Leaving Country To Live Abroad

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Dec 21, 2018 … Researchers found that people who don’t feel “very strongly” about their national identity were most likely to consider life outside the U.S. KENT, England — A third of natural-born Americans have thought about packing up and living elsewhere — outside the United States — at some point in the future, but it may not be…

Survey: 6 In 10 Americans Better Off Financially Than A Year Ago This Holiday Season

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Nov 13, 2018 … WASHINGTON — With unemployment numbers on the decline and consumer confidence on the rise, Americans are ready to open their wallets as the holiday season approaches. In fact, a new survey finds that six in 10 Americans say they’re better off financially than they were a year ago, which should be music to the ears…

Survey: 6 In 10 Americans Feel Facebook Has Damaged American Politics

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Mar 24, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Amid a raging waterfall of criticism over the news that personal info from some 50 million users’ were accessed by a political data-mining firm linked to the Trump campaign, Facebook is once again scrambling to fix its already damaged reputation from the “fake news” epidemic during the 2016 election season. But a new…

Study: Over A Quarter Of Millennials Prefer Bitcoin Over Stocks And Bonds

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Jan 26, 2018 … SAN FRANCISCO — For all of bitcoin’s complexity and intricacies, over a quarter of millennials would rather invest in the currency than certain traditional assets, such as stocks and bonds, a new survey finds. Blockchain Capital, a cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firm, funded a of survey more than 2,000 Americans last October, finding that 30 percent…

The Most Successful Money Managers Are The Least Self-Absorbed, Study Finds

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Oct 24, 2017 … Researchers find hedge fund managers with narcissistic, psychopathic tendencies less reliable   WASHINGTON — Well-to-do investment and hedge fund managers are often portrayed on the big screen as holier-than-thou, narcissistic figures with potential psychopathic tendencies. (Wall Street, American Psycho, The Wolf of Wall Street, to name a few) But is this characterization of the financial…

Russians Who Idolize Putin, State Media More Likely to Support Online Censorship, Study Finds

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Sep 17, 2017 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — Russians who have an affinity for state media and President Vladimir Putin are more likely to support online censorship, a new study finds. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed the results of a survey with over 1,600 Russian citizens about a number of topics, including internet and media use, and its perceived…