Study: In-person conversations can dramatically reduce transphobia (for serious)

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The same authors who discredited Michael LaCour’s work are out with their own study confirming his conclusions.

Studies: Voter ID laws skew turnout in favor of white Republicans, racial resentment predicts support for them

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There is now data confirming what progressives have been saying about these laws all along.

Study: the likely voter model in that poll you’re reading about is probably garbage

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Polls are more accurate when they verify that their respondents are actually registered and have voted before.

Researchers discover the location of the “Christmas spirit” in the human brain

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No word yet on the neuroscience of humbug.

Study: North Carolina’s changes to early voting sites have dramatic racial disparity

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70 percent of black voters in North Carolina cast their ballots early in 2008 and 2012.

A $15 minimum wage for fast food workers would raise the price of a Big Mac by 17 cents

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A common argument against raising the minimum wage, debunked.

New research links poverty to lower cognitive development in children

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Poverty is a public health issue.

You probably don’t use sunscreen, and you should

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Americans are bad at using sunscreen, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.

Michael LaCour likely faked more than just his LGBT canvassing study

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More issues with Michael LaCour’s work are emerging after allegations of faked data in LGBT study.

Study quantifies how much welfare spending goes to subsidizing low wages

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What could America do with an extra $153 billion dollars?
Marijuana

Scientists are testing lots of different medical uses for marijuana

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From epilepsy to cancer, ongoing research is yielding promising signs in using marijuana in medical treatments.

Voter registration deadlines suppressed up to 4 million votes in 2012

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New analysis shows that voter registration would increase turnout by millions.
Rich 1%

Richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

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Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
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