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Should voting be compulsory or should we have a right not to vote?

Each year, millions of people fail to vote without reproach.Does abstention constitute a citizen's right not to vote? A new article explores whether we have a legal right to a 'no vote' and ...

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Classroom acoustics for architects

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has published a free online booklet for architects to aid in the application of ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1-American National Standard Acoustical Performance ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Study identifies the effect of the party leaders in swaying who we vote for

In the study, published by The Royal Statistical Society's journal, Significance, the Oxford University researchers tracked the views of 22,300 people across the UK, surveying them first in ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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How much of the Amazon rainforest would it take to print the Internet?

Students from the University of Leicester have calculated how much paper would be required to physically print the Internet as we know it - and have found that, despite the Internet's enormous ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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To improve STEM diversity, fix higher education, scholar says

The U.S. will make little progress toward changing the predominately white-male face of its science and technology workforce until higher education addresses the attitudes, behaviors and structural ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index

Switzerland tops a global ranking of happiness, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada in a comprehensive study unveiled by academics in New York on Thursday.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Technology can give political power back to the people

Digital tools haven't transformed politics as much as we expected. But that's about to change and just in time

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Newscientist

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Taming polluters: Ratings have spillover effects, leading to reduced toxic emissions

A new study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Amanda Sharkey and University of Utah Assistant Professor Patricia Bromley found that environmental ratings ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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