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Local News Volume Does Not Increase Pro-Social Behaviors During COVID-19

A new study from doctoral candidate Sean Fischer shows the limits of local news to overcome nationally polarized issues.

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Use of Conservative and Social Media Linked with COVID-19 Misinformation

People who rely on mainstream TV and print news are better informed.

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FactCheck.org Debunks Coronavirus Myths

The work to combat misinformation about the virus has been cited in many media outlets.

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Herbert Named 2020 Mirzayan Fellow at National Academies

She will study science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

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Health Care Podcast Tradeoffs to Launch at Penn

Exploring our confusing, costly, and often counterintuitive health care system.

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Exploring Cryptocurrency and Blockchain in Iceland

A virtual reality film, photo series, and soundscape document the effect the industry is having on natural resources and people.

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Signaling the Trustworthiness of Science

How can researchers best communicate that their work follows the norms of science?

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Communication Neuroscience Scholar Emily Falk Promoted to Full Professor

She is an innovative and collaborative scholar, a thoughtful teacher, and a committed supporter of young researchers.

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For People with Strong Life Purpose, Making Healthier Choices May Be Less Effortful, New Study Shows

Some people experience less decisional conflict when making health related choices.

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Do Most Americans Believe in Human-Caused Climate Change?

It depends on how you ask; three wording decisions can significantly alter estimates.