Bookmarks 2021

Feb 21

Facebook cuts Australia off from the world : privacy
Tech Companies Are Limiting Use Of Facial Recognition By Law Enforcement : privacy
Academics turn RAM into Wi-Fi cards to steal data from air-gapped systems | ZDNet
Judge refuses to ban Capitol riot suspect from Twitter and Facebook : law
Bookmarks 2021 – NewsStandard
Coca-Cola is forcing employees to complete online training telling them to “try to be less white.” : stupidpol
Peter Stager, Capitol Rioter Accused of Beating Officer With Flag Pole, Faces 40-Year Sentence
Peace court: Colombia army ‘behind 6400 extrajudicial killings’ : humanrights
Some Answers to Questions About the State of Copyright in 2021 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Facebook’s Latest Proposed Policy Change Exemplifies the Trouble With Moderating Speech at Scale | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Peace court: Colombia army ‘behind 6400 extrajudicial killings’ | RNZ News
Judge tosses Nunes’ libel suit against CNN : law
New browser-tracking hack works even when you flush caches or go incognito : cybersecurity
The Northern Ireland Peace Process | Council on Foreign Relations
Inside Out: An Integrative Critique of the Northern Ireland Peace Process by Stephen Farry: U.S. Institute of Peace

Feb 17

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default : privacy
Twitter now banning people for promoting a new social media platform : FreeSpeech
PixelCraft: A Pixel Art Editor
Joe Biden is now promoting censorship by silicon valley. This means you can be cut off from your work, your bank for saying a bad word when you were 15. Free speech is Dying. : FreeSpeech
How to get videos from YouTube with Feedzy – ThemeIsle Docs
Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers — ScienceDaily
Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom — ScienceDaily
Snowden and Assange: There Is Still Time for Trump to Do the Right Thing | Mises Institute
Israel to rein in rights groups over use of ‘apartheid state’ | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera
Did Ethiopia’s attack on Tigray violate international laws?
Thailand: 87-year prison sentence handed in harshest lèse majesté conviction | Amnesty International
Turkey: Facebook and other companies “in danger of becoming an instrument of state censorship” | Amnesty International
Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty Could Undermine Human Rights | Human Rights Watch
Venezuela: Military arbitrarily detains NGO staff | Amnesty International
Money matters to happiness–perhaps more than previously thought — ScienceDaily
New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems — ScienceDaily
Fried food intake linked to heightened serious heart disease and stroke risk: Risk rises with each additional weekly 114 g serving, pooled data analysis shows — ScienceDaily
What my retraction taught me
New management approach can help avoid species vulnerability or extinction: New tools will help ecologists predict when species may be at risk — ScienceDaily
Sell Subscription Boxes on Amazon
United States begins removing national guard members from inauguration security for ‘free speech’ violations. Ability to serve is dependent on political views. : FreeSpeech
Where do our minds wander? Brain waves can point the way: Tuning out the external world and allowing thoughts to move freely promotes relaxation and exploration, findings suggest — ScienceDaily
A biological strategy reveals how efficient brain circuitry develops spontaneously — ScienceDaily
Online Privacy: How to Get Off the Radar With Ease (noob-friendly). : privacy
Constructing termite turrets without a blueprint: Researchers develop a mathematical model to explain the complex architecture of termite mounds — ScienceDaily
Pardons Granted by President Donald Trump
Using the verb ser in El Imperfecto vs. El Indefinido : Spanish language lesson
Spanish vocabulary and grammar lists by theme
Hundreds of Wonderful Japanese Firework Designs from the Early-1900s: Digitized and Free to Download | Open Culture
YOUTUBE CAUGHT RED-HANDED Removing Dislikes from Biden White House Page — Anything to Fool the Proletariat : FreeSpeech
Judge denies Georgia man release in riots case, says he’s been ‘seduced by a dangerous and violent ideology’ : law
Install CCTV in Hong Kong classrooms to monitor teachers, urges pro-Beijing lawmaker : privacy
Google says it will pull its search engine from Australia if it is forced to pay news publishers to host their content – ABC News
18 months after publication, WaPo completely overhauled a profile of Kamala Harris to make her look less psychopathic : stupidpol
Facebook shuts down major left wing group in Britain : FreeSpeech
US Defense Intelligence Agency admits to buying citizens’ location data : privacy
Biden administration fires the heads of three US-funded international broadcasters – including Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia and Middle East Broadcasting Networks – for ‘turning stations into pro-Trump propaganda machines’ : Journalism
Could a constitutional argument be made that removing the comment section on an open platform is a violation of the first amendment? : FreeSpeech
Texas Supreme Court Silently Denies Alex Jones All Forms of Relief: Sandy Hook Families and Others Can Now Sue Conspiracy Theorist and InfoWars into the Ground : law
[OC] Recreational marijuana legalization now has support from over two-thirds of the American public : dataisbeautiful
Facebook shuts down Socialist Workers Party in Britain. : FreeSpeech
Palestinian tribal justice system gaining strength – YouTube
Central African Republic Declares Emergency Amid Surge in Rebel Attacks : worldevents
How law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption : privacy
Facebook purges left-wing pages and individuals : FreeSpeech
British lawyers should not be helping Beijing crush Hong Kong’s democracy : law
Protest , poetry, Democracy and Cinema. – YouTube
Now-Retired Law Professor John Eastman Says His Words at Trump’s ‘Save America’ Rally Did Not Incite U.S. Capitol Siege : law
Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down : NPR
Exercising muscle combats chronic inflammation on its own: Exercising lab-grown human muscle autonomously blocks the damaging effects of interferon gamma — ScienceDaily
A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific — ScienceDaily
MRI helps unravel the mysteries of sleep — ScienceDaily
Gastrointestinal surgery can be a ‘cure’ for type 2 diabetes finds new long-term study — ScienceDaily
Friends are most valued in cultures where they may be needed most — ScienceDaily
How human social structures emerge: Computer simulations uncover universality in cultural anthropology observations — ScienceDaily
Frontiers | Friendship Importance Around the World: Links to Cultural Factors, Health, and Well-Being | Psychology
The rhythm of change: What a drum-beat experiment reveals about cultural evolution — ScienceDaily
Developmental origins of eczema and psoriasis discovered: Skin Cell Atlas points to new drug targets for inflammatory diseases — ScienceDaily
When a story is breaking, AI can help consumers identify fake news: Early intervention with tailored messaging may stop the spread of misinformation — ScienceDaily
For the first time, scientists have neurophysiological evidence that distinguishes different patterns of internal thought, allowing us to understand the varieties of thought central to human cognition and to compare between healthy and disordered thinking : science
“I don’t know how my future will be without education” | Amnesty International
How to Easily Create a Multilingual WordPress Site
WordPress Translation Plugin – Weglot Translate – WordPress plugin |
Americans Fine With Paying More If Trading With Democracies, Not China : worldevents
15 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ: ‘An ADIZ is established by a country to allow the identification, location and control of approaching foreign aircraft. However, unlike territorial airspace, no legal foundation for the ADIZ is explicitly stipulated in international law.’ : internationallaw
Tulsi Gabbard: Domestic Terrorism Bill Is ‘a Targeting of Almost Half of the Country’ : stupidpol
Canadian Legislature ‘Bill C-6’ (check anywhere you like) violates the human rights to: Freedom of speech, Freedom of Religion, Right to a fair education, Right to control your children’s education, and your right to privacy. More info in the comments. : humanrights
Should I switch from Gmail? : privacy
Tulsi Gabbard: Proposed Domestic Terrorism Laws ‘Directly Undermine’ freedom : FreeSpeech
China’s Comac Aims to Rival Boeing and Airbus in the World’s Biggest Market | WSJ – YouTube
China overtakes US as top country for foreign investment | DW News – YouTube
Women influenced coevolution of dogs and humans — ScienceDaily
Life expectancy and mortality in 363 cities of Latin America | Nature Medicine
Where Does Your Brain Go When You Daydream?
Immune System May ‘Remember’ Infections From Previous Coronaviruses
Ethiopian forces launch cross-border shelling on Sudanese patrol – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan
Sudan military firms plan to expand economic activities – Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan
Can Turkey and Greece resolve their maritime dispute? | Inside Story – YouTube
UK lawmakers consider reforming or repealing destructive “hate speech” laws : FreeSpeech
After two months of war, Tigray faces starvation — Ethiopia’s government appears to be blocking food deliveries to the region : worldevents
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Inside Tesla’s $5 billion Gigafactory – YouTube
Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet) intends to issue $ 11 000 000 GDPR fine to the dating app Grindr : privacy
How to Easily Create a Multilingual WordPress Site
Journalists Mobilize Against Free Speech A new generation of media crusaders clamors for government control over what you see, hear, and read—and for banning their competition : FreeSpeech
India now officially bans 60 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat : privacy
Alberta Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists : Journalism
US Politicians Use Moral Language More Often When They Have Less Power : psychology
Figures of the week: Wage growth and employment in Africa
Asian Paints May Raise Prices if Inflation Not Stabilized – YouTube
An‐arrgh‐chy: The Law and Economics of Pirate Organization – Pirate Organizations.pdf
More Socialist Media Censoring to stop any voices which might differ from their own! : FreeSpeech
Border Closed Between Chad and Central African Republic : worldevents
The 200 most frequent Spanish words in newspaper and magazine articles.
THE SPEAKER News Journal
Discord bans r/WallStreetBets server over hate speech – Business Insider
Apple publishes report detailing how companies track users online. Will require apps to ask for consent before tracking on next beta update. : privacy
Pakistan: Worsening Crackdown on Dissent : humanrights
Sani Abacha – the hunt for the billions stolen by Nigeria’s ex-leader : Africa
Sani Abacha – the hunt for the billions stolen by Nigeria’s ex-leader – BBC News
Robinhood Blocks Buying in GameStop, AMC, and Others Stocks. Other Brokers Also Add Guardrails. : law
Sen. Warren on GameStop frenzy: We need clear rules on market manipulation – YouTube
Not sure if anyone posted this here, but yikes : wallstreetbets
I just bought $5,000 in $GME. I would not have done this if the brokerages didn’t try to manipulate the market. : wallstreetbets
Robinhood’s App ratings is down to a single star in Google Play Store : wallstreetbets
DON’T LET ROBINHOOD BECOME THE SCAPEGOAT. This goes deeper — CITADEL fulfills most of Robinhoods orders. THEY ARE THE ONES CANCELLING WSB. : wallstreetbets
New Spotify Patent Involves Monitoring Users’ Speech to Recommend Music : privacy
Why are Israel and Arab states getting friendly? | Start Here – YouTube
Sanctions Tracker | Enigma
Facebook BANS ‘Robinhood stock traders group’ with 150k+ members over ‘sexual exploitation’ amid GameStop craze – reports : FreeSpeech
Used to not care about privacy – just deleted +15k photos from Google Photos and I feel sick. What were your eye openers? : privacy
Surveillance of Uyghurs Detailed in Chinese Police Database
Jean-Luc Melanchon nominates Julian Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize : julianassange
Police Say They Can Use Facial Recognition, Despite Bans – More than a dozen cities have passed facial recognition bans in the past couple of years, but police say there are loopholes : privacy
Geoff Ramsey, WOLA Director for Venezuela
Google have suspended Element in the Play Store : privacy
Egypt’s New Administrative Capital plans on building the tallest tower in the continent. : Africa
When asked about Israel’s obligation to vaccinate Palestinians, Israeli health minister tries his best to deny the Geneva convention rights : AntiPalestineBigotry
Amazon’s Ring now reportedly partners with more than 2,000 US police and fire departments : privacy
This terrifying project is creating zones for business where they can set their own laws – one is in Honduras where they’ve seized land from the indigenous Garifuna : humanrights
Oregon law to decriminalize all drugs goes into effect, offering addicts rehab instead of prison : law
Mike Lindell aka My Pillow Mike Suspended from Twitter : FreeSpeech
Exclusive: Poland’s ‘Freedom Act’ Will Empower People to Overturn Big Tech Shadowbans : FreeSpeech
Israeli Security Company Creates Autonomous Weapon – YouTube
Nigeria begins modernising oil refineries – YouTube
Why is the US targeting the International Criminal Court? | Start Here – YouTube
Microsoft Spying On Its Users Big Time : privacy
So I downloaded my google data… : privacy
GitHub – oxwall/video: Video plugin for Oxwall. Allow users to embed videos with comments, rates, and tags.
Recently, a leak exposed tons of sensitive information of basically every single Brazilian. : privacy
Twitter has permanently banned the corporate MyPillow account after founder Mike Lindell posted from it : FreeSpeech
Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter activists clashed in a Florida suburb. Only one side was charged. : law
U.S. technology company Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy law: report | CBC News : privacy
Add a Loading Animation to your WordPress Website (10 Different Options) | Elegant Themes Blog
Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition App Called Illegal in Canada : privacy
Racist black man and NYT wants to ban Ancient Rome and Greece history because of “whiteness” ! : FreeSpeech
ACLU declares ‘transgender myths DEBUNKED,’ says trans girls don’t have any ‘unfair advantage’ in women’s sports : stupidpol
Canada labels the Proud Boys, neo-Nazi groups as terrorists : worldevents
YouTube’s ‘dangerous’ crackdown on independent journalists: ‘It defies all logic and reason’ | “The clear goal is to disempower alternative media,” @mtaibbi says. “The end game here is to force all content to be sifted through the filter of larger outlets.” : FreeSpeech
U.S. intelligence officials say Chinese government is collecting Americans’ DNA – YouTube
Tinder users all over the world are receiving a terms and conditions pop-up that lists Tinder’s data collection methods, and it links to the Korean site. Some users think it was hacked – but it’s been collecting that data the whole time : privacy
Modifying Telegram’s “People Nearby” feature to pinpoint people’s homes : cybersecurity
Egypt overtakes South Africa as Africa’s second largest economy behind Nigeria : Africa
Amazon Plans Largest Corporate Surveillance Program in Human History : privacy
FYI: Police have warrantless access to all your private medical records (US). : privacy
Warnings of Growing ‘Surveillance Empire’ as AI Van Cameras Give Amazon ‘Roaming Eyes in Every Neighborhood’ : privacy
WARNING: Please immediately UNINSTALL The Great Suspender as it now contains tracking code that could try and grab your passwords. Change your passwords! : privacy
China’s latest weapon against Taiwan: The sand dredger : worldevents
Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments : politics
How do you make interesting geometry in a game engine? : gamedev
VIDEO GAME shapes – Inigo Quilez :: fractals, computer graphics, mathematics, shaders, demoscene and more
Libs on MSNBC casually suggest drone strikes on US citizens : stupidpol
Nigerians speak out against new SIM card registration policy : privacy
Millions have been silenced : FreedomofSpeech
Government demands for Amazon customer data rose 800% in 2020 : privacy
Iran carries out surgical strike inside Pakistan’s territory, frees two kidnapped border guards : worldevents
FYI: iOS is not deleting app data even if you uninstall the app. : privacy
Professor at UBC Doxxes 12 Of Her Own Students, Calling Them ‘White Supremacist Misogynists’ : stupidpol
A Second SolarWinds Hack Deepens Third-Party Software Fears : cybersecurity
International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction in Palestinian territories : internationallaw
Styling Wizard: Google Maps APIs
Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Police Can Enter A Home To Seize Guns Without A Warrant : law
Online Chart Maker | amCharts
HTML5/JavaScript Interactive World Map |
Sudan makes new gains in disputed land along Ethiopia border – YouTube
El Esequibo, el territorio que enfrenta a Venezuela y Guyana desde hace casi dos siglos | BBC Mundo – YouTube
Jay Bahadur
Memory Card Game – JavaScript Tutorial – YouTube
Barcode Scanner app on Google Play infects 10 million users with one update : privacy
Poland Court Considers Sending Falun Gong Follower to Trial in China – The Belt and Noose : humanrights
Poland to Rule on Sending Swedish Falun Gong Follower to China – Bloomberg
This is how we lost control of our faces – The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. : privacy
Former ACLU head Ira Glasser fears that by becoming more political and less absolutist when it comes to defending speech, the ACLU might be shrugging off its hard-won legacy : FreeSpeech
world-map-country-shapes – npm
Drones add new scale to Libya’s battle for Tripoli – YouTube
Somali opposition leaders ‘no longer recognise president’ – YouTube
Hundreds in Colombia begin the perilous journey north – YouTube
Myanmar Police use Chemical Water to destroy the crowd who are peacefully protesting! : humanrights
Man arrested for “offensive Tweet” (this is in the UK but I still felt it fits here) : FreeSpeech
Accused murderer wins right to check source code of DNA testing kit used by police : privacy
Teacher creates Youtube commentary describing biological differences as being a factor for societal differences between the sexes; sacked from job and could face a lifetime ban from teaching : FreeSpeech
Microchip shortage is slowing down the global economy | DW News – YouTube
Language support  |  Cloud Translation  |  Google Cloud
Venezuela refuta posición de España sobre sanciones | Noticias | teleSUR
Aarón Olmos: “Hace falta mucha educación para la adopción de criptomonedas en Venezuela”
Bangladesh plans to relocate Rohingyas to ‘refugee island’ | DW News – YouTube
The Speaker News Journal – Venezuela
TSNJ Staff
(19) The Speaker News Journal – Russia | Facebook
The Speaker News Journal – Iran
Warrantless phone searches OK at US border : privacy
Angola Just Decriminalized Same-Sex Sexual Relationships (from r/world news) : Africa
India Can Become Hardware Manufacturing Hub: Dixon Tech – YouTube
Apparently, Bitcoin uses more electricity than the entire nation of Argentina. Is this a compliment to Bitcoin or an insult to Argentina? : asklatinamerica
The murder rate statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean for 2020 are out and there were some big surprises. The general trend is that Latin America is becoming safer. What do you think? : asklatinamerica
‘UN convoy’ ambushed on Kabul-Jalalabad highway – The Khaama Press News Agency
New Video Shows Beverly Hills Cops Playing Beatles to Trigger Instagram Copyright Filter : stupidpol
3D Interactive Earth Globe – Interactive 3D globe brings weather to life
ALAN BECKER – Flash Basics (revamped) – YouTube
Macromedia flash pro 8 buttons tutorial – YouTube
How To Easily Make A Button In Flash CS5 – YouTube
Flash Tutorial: Play Stop Toggle Button Using Code Snippets – YouTube
Flash Tutorial: Play Pause Toggle Button with actionscript 3; cs5 / cs5.5 – YouTube
How to create a HTML 5 button using Adobe Animate – YouTube
Adobe Animate CC 2020 – click event tutorial – JavaScript in HTML5 canvas – YouTube
‘Radio stations in South Sudan practice self-censorship’-Sama FM boss | Radio Tamazuj
AP Style and Textbroker | Textbroker Blog
Nigeria emerges as Africa’s primary export hub for ivory, pangolin scales
A South Sudan columnist – Reuters
Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data : privacy
The book burnings have begun. And by a librarian no less. “Protest Leader Cameron Williams Fired From Library For Removing Conservative Books And Burning Them” : stupidpol
An assassination plot against India’s PM sent a bunch of of his critics to jail. A recent WashingtonPost report revealed that evidence was allegedly planted in a Windows laptop by an attacker. A Remote Access Trojan(RAT) was used to plant documents. Are such attacks possible in Linux & Mac too? : cybersecurity
Venezuela, Spain Expel Ambassadors |
EU ‘Cannot Remain Indifferent’ to Western Sahara Developments
Which Countries Are Allowed to Use Facebook Ads?
Project Wave: Exposed media corruption scandalises South Africa | The Listening Post – YouTube
Ethiopia Columns |
Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia and Sudan have fallen out over al-Fashaga
Oregon warns math is racist, promotes program for teachers to dismantle its “white supremacy” : stupidpol
Cyber Security in Myanmar : cybersecurity
Hong Kong: alarm over proposed law that could ban anyone from leaving : law
Former Miss Oaxaca 2018, Laura Mojica is arrested for alleged crimes of kidnapping in Mexico with 7 others : worldevents
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Alex de Waal | The Fletcher School
Despite Scanning Millions of Faces, Feds Caught Zero Imposters at Airports Last Year – U.S. Customs and Border Protection scanned more than 23 million people in public places with facial recognition technology in 2020 : privacy
Myanmar coup: Protesters face up to 20 years in prison under new law : worldevents
Former Russian journalist Ivan Safronov, held for seven months on high treason charges, told to try to ‘recall’ any misdemeanours : Journalism
Italy fines Facebook €7M for repeated data violations : privacy
A man in Scotland was arrested for a tweet celebrating the death of a public figure. Meanwhile in America… : FreeSpeech
Why is Ethiopian Airlines so Successful ? The Real Story behind the Best Airline in Africa – YouTube
Dominic Ongwen: ICC conviction of former child soldier establishes ‘forced pregnancy’ as a war crime : internationallaw
Hong Kong government mulls legislation prohibiting insult of public officials, local media reports. : humanrights
Academics turn RAM into Wi-Fi cards to steal data from air-gapped systems : cybersecurity

Jan 20

Should we recognize privacy as a human right? : Futurology

How many of you enjoy being journalists? : Journalism
Noor Hossain and the image that helped bring down a dictator – BBC News
Human Rights | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Top 100 World News RSS Feeds
Party supporters shift views to match partisan stances – The Academic Times
We hear what we expect to hear — ScienceDaily
latin america facts – Google Search
Did Ethiopia’s attack on Tigray violate international laws?
The Government’s New “War on Terror” is Coming — This Time It’s Aimed at America – Patriot Rising
The forest-builders of India’s Shivaliks | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera
USA: Right the wrong: Decision time on Guantánamo | Amnesty International
Report – AMR5134742021ENGLISH.PDF
Patriot Act 2.0 : Prepare For the New “Domestic Terrorism Bill” – Patriot Rising
Arizona Supreme Court Rules Cops don’t need a warrant to get information from internet providers. : privacy
Explained: China’s Belt and Road Initiative, US trying to counter – Business Insider
Venezuela on the brink of a major humanitarian collapse : venezuela
List of political subreddits. : redditlists
overview for D0T1X
Shades of pink – Wikipedia
Ken Paxton is only state attorney general in the U.S. who didn’t sign letters condemning Capitol insurrection : law
National Guard at Capitol Authorized to Use Lethal Force in Aftermath of Mob : politics
LIST OF MEDIA THINGS Media Analysis and Criticism
Los grandes personajes de la historia – Canal de Historia.pdf
Nice looking website
Mexico’s Left-Wing President: “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.” : FreeSpeech
“My phone is listening in on my conversations” is not paranoia but a legitimate concern, study finds. Eavesdropping activity may not be detected by current security mechanisms, and could even be conducted via motion sensors (accessible to third-party apps without user permission in iOS and Android). : cybersecurity
U.S. Rep Boebert Blocks Constituent on Twitter; Could a Lawsuit be Next?
Daniel Ellsberg: “Whatever Julian Assange is guilty of, I’m guilty of.” : julianassange
The Geopolitics of Tajikistan : PoliticalScience
Sticky webpage element Scroll-Then-Fix Content | CSS-Tricks
Search Box in Content Moves to Fixed Header
Uyghurs in Turkey fear China is leveraging its Covid-19 vaccine to have them deported to Xinjiang : humanrights
When authorities break into a phone with the cellebrite device or something similar are they cracking full disk encryption, just going around it with some backdoor or do they have the encryption master keys? What is going on? : cybersecurity
People high in trait machiavellianism are more likely to climb the corporate ladder by leaving lasting impressions with influential people in leadership positions, mostly through an ability to capitalize on social situations and expand their networks. : science
In a series of 6 studies across 4 countries, test subjects tend to cast women as victims and men as perpetrators, as well as assume that women suffer more harm and men deserve harsher punishments, when assessing differently-gendered but otherwise identical scenarios of workplace conflict : science
When Americans are primed to think about their own family history, they become more supportive of open immigration policies and hold more favorable views of immigrants. : science
Hydrogen derived from basaltic rocks can support microbial life in the absence of sunlight, a study finds. : science
Time feels like it slows down when you are concealing something. Past research has shown that time flies when having fun, but no research has looked at time perception when lying. When concealing something, time feels like it passes more slowly, because of an aroused and highly vigilant state. : science
The discovery of dozens of new Roman Army sites thanks to remote sensing technology has revealed more about one of the empire’s most infamous conflicts. It shows the Roman army had a larger presence in the region than previously thought during the 200-year battle to conquer the Iberian Peninsula. : science
Study sheds new light on how the brain distinguishes speech from noise. Researchers provide the first physiological evidence that a foundational center of the brain influences how sound is processed, identify a previously unknown neural circuit. : science
Analysis of journal articles from 145 journals, 740K reviewers, 1.7m authors finds no evidence of bias against women in the peer-review process. Results showed that manuscripts written by women as solo authors or coauthored by women were treated even more favorably by referees and editors. : science
New study suggests early humans could hibernate, but not very well : science
Early humans may have survived the harsh winters by hibernating : science
New study shows contractual texts written in ALL-CAPS hinder comprehension, yet they remain in use; older people are 29% more likely to misunderstand all-caps text : science
Feelings of gratitude motivate people to maintain romantic relationships. People automatically evaluated romantic partners who expressed gratitude more favorably and thus became more committed; however, if romantic partners did not reciprocate such gratitude, they became less committed. : science
Researchers in Japan have made the first observations of biological magnetoreception – live, unaltered cells responding to a magnetic field in real time. This discovery is a crucial step in understanding how animals from birds to butterflies navigate using Earth’s magnetic field. : science
Grandiose narcissists often emerge as leaders, but they are no more qualified than non-narcissists, and have negative effects on the entities they lead. Their characteristics (grandiosity, self-confidence, entitlement, and willingness to exploit others) may make them more effective political actors. : science
When a romantic partner is very responsive on some days and very unresponsive on other days, it can lead to more attachment issues than if the partner had average responsiveness – the first empirical evidence that responsiveness variability predicts attachment anxiety in romantic relationships. : science
The lack of respect and open-mindedness in political discussions may be due to affective polarization, the belief those with opposing views are immoral or unintelligent. Intellectual humility, the willingness to change beliefs when presented with evidence, was linked to lower affective polarization. : science
US states that rely on private prisons incarcerate more people for longer periods of time, according to a first-of-its-kind study that establishes a causal connection between private prisons and incarceration. : science