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Category Archives: Political Science

Trends in conservation funding track popular narratives about the illegal wildlife trade

Trends in conservation funding are changing, according to a recent study in World Development. “We see a shift toward funding conservation work that’s increasingly about combatting wildlife trafficking,” says coauthor Jared Margulies, a human-environment geographer at the University of Alabama … Continue reading

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Judging others based on the rewards they receive correlates with political leanings

Which employee deserves the highest salary? Should a professor receive tenure? Did my spouse do their fair share of the household chores? These types of questions all require people to pass judgment on the effort expended by others. According to … Continue reading

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When to launch a cyber attack

The evolution of malicious software (“malware”) has proceeded so rapidly since the invention of the first computer virus three decades ago that the question is not whether but when a computer system will face a cyber attack. Such attacks were … Continue reading

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