Google search results can lean liberal, study finds

That system has helped insu­late Google from the con­tro­versy over fake news because, unlike Face­book, Google’s search engine rarely sur­faces fringe web­sites that dis­tribute pro­pa­ganda. But aca­d­e­mics say the search […]

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You took an emotional risk, now what?

Do a cost-​​​​benefit analysis. When you decide to be vul­ner­able, you’re giving up some­thing secure in the present for a poten­tial long-​​​​term gain, says David DeSteno, a pro­fessor of psychology […]

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College isn’t always the answer

More col­leges should embrace the idea of coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion. At uni­ver­si­ties such as North­eastern and Drexel, stu­dents alter­nate between the class­room and the job. Co-​​​​ops are part of the undergraduate […]

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Do US killings of militant leaders work?

Social sci­en­tists who exam­ined the effect of such decap­i­ta­tions on mil­i­tant groups have found little empir­ical evi­dence that the killings advance U.S. goals. One of these researchers is Max Abrahms, […]

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CFOs with CPAs skimp in growth industries

The study looked at how the two kinds of CFOs per­formed in high-​​​​growth indus­tries, such as  phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, elec­tronics, and busi­ness ser­vices as well as low-​​​​growth indus­tries, such as trans­porta­tion, machinery […]

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Following the migrant money trail

If someone doesn’t go by the rules, he will be ostra­cized for­ever,” said Nikos Passas, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fessor who has studied hawala. More­over, a hawaladar’s family and legit­i­mate business […]

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