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The Biggest Threat to Your Political Candidate May Be Your Friends
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The Biggest Threat to Your Political Candidate May Be Your Friends

Have you ever thought about not voting because your preferred candidate’s victory seems assured? New Cornell University research uses mathematical modeling to show that type of thinking can have the opposite effect, resulting in the election of politicians who do not represent the preferences of the electorate as a whole. Most surprisingly, the culprit of...

Many Americans Don’t See Sports as Promoting Love of Country
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Many Americans Don’t See Sports as Promoting Love of Country

From the singing of the national anthem to salutes to military personnel, patriotic displays permeate major sports events in the United States. But only about half of Americans (47%) surveyed in 2018-2019 agreed that sports teach love of country, according to a new study.  Even fewer believed sports teach respect for the military (34%) or...

Finding Their Groove: Researchers Bring Musicians, Dancers, and Robots Together for Disruptive Collaboration While Improving Human-Robot Trust
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Finding Their Groove: Researchers Bring Musicians, Dancers, and Robots Together for Disruptive Collaboration While Improving Human-Robot Trust

The impact of robots on human life is evident everywhere, from service sectors such as healthcare and retail, to industrial settings like automobile manufacturing. But it’s one thing to leverage robots as helpers — it’s another to connect with them emotionally, which could lead to better trust. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found...

Eddie Martinez at Miami Design District
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Eddie Martinez at Miami Design District

The exhibit is a group show featuring early work by Eddie Martinez alongside work by nine outsider, self-taught and American art brut artists that Martinez collects or is otherwise inspired by: Hawkins Bolden, Freddie Brice, David Butler, Willie Jinks, Joe Light, Laura Craig McNellis, Ike Morgan, Mary T. Smith and Billy White. The exhibition emphasizes...

Condé Nast Says Models Are “Inhibiting Free Speech” in Vogue Runway Lawsuit
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Condé Nast Says Models Are “Inhibiting Free Speech” in Vogue Runway Lawsuit

Condé Nast is slamming the right of publicity lawsuit that nearly 50 models filed against it and Moda Operandi last fall for allegedly using photos of them walking in the Spring/Summer 2020 runway shows in order to sell runway garments and accessories without their authorization. On the heels of the high fashion retailer and the magazine publisher pushing...

The First Thanksgiving Is a Key Chapter in America’s Origin Story – but What Happened in Virginia Four Months Later Mattered Much More
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The First Thanksgiving Is a Key Chapter in America’s Origin Story – but What Happened in Virginia Four Months Later Mattered Much More

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in New England. Remembered and retold as an allegory for perseverance and cooperation, the story of that first Thanksgiving has become an important part of how Americans think about the founding of their country. But what happened four months later, starting in March 1622 about...

Joe Exotic Channels the Spirit of America’s 19th-Century Tiger Kings
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Joe Exotic Channels the Spirit of America’s 19th-Century Tiger Kings

“I am never gonna financially recover from this,” grumbles Joe Exotic, the subject of Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary series. Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, blithely utters the line after one of his employees has been brutally mauled by a tiger, making him seem comically indifferent to the man’s suffering. This lack of...

Art Illuminates the Beauty of Science – and Could Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists Young and Old
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Art Illuminates the Beauty of Science – and Could Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists Young and Old

Scientists have often invited the public to see what they see, using everything from engraved woodblocks to electron microscopes to explore the complexity of the scientific enterprise and the beauty of life. Sharing these visions through illustrations, photography and videos has allowed laypeople to explore a range of discoveries, from new bird species to the...