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Was Phar Lap killed by gangsters? New research shows which conspiracies people believe in and why

Research suggests avoiding ridicule, showing empathy, affirming critical thinking and appealing to trusted message sources can help when talking to someone who believes in conspiracy theories.

The first 100 days: How has Joe Biden done so far? 🔊

Presidents are often historically judged based on the accomplishments of their first 100 days in office. US President Joe Biden has just passed his 100 day mark. How does his record compare to historical records? How likely are President Biden’s proposals to be adopted?

Are China-US Relations deteriorating?

China and the US will not agree on many points of policy. But on one point they will tacitly agree: their ongoing strategic rivalry must be carefully managed to avoid war.   

Politics & Society

Armenia: Why do nations deny genocide? 🔊

Armenia: Why do nations deny genocide? 🔊

Last week, to commemorate the start of the Ottoman genocide against Armenians, US President Joe Biden officially acknowledged the genocide. He was the first US President to do so.

The first 100 days: How has Joe Biden done so far? 🔊

The first 100 days: How has Joe Biden done so far? 🔊

Presidents are often historically judged based on the accomplishments of their first 100 days in office. US President Joe Biden has just passed his 100 day mark. How does his record compare to historical records? How likely are President Biden’s proposals to be adopted?

Science & Technology

How safe is vaping?

How safe is vaping?

We know the damage smoking causes, but we’re yet to conduct conclusive research about vaping. That’s the focus for Dr. Kelly Burrowes for the next three years.

Business & Economics

Arts & Culture

Armenia: Why do nations deny genocide? 🔊

Armenia: Why do nations deny genocide? 🔊

Last week, to commemorate the start of the Ottoman genocide against Armenians, US President Joe Biden officially acknowledged the genocide. He was the first US President to do so.