Getting a Grad Degree in Cheating
Researchers find that about half of all graduate students admit they cheated in the past year, with MBA students the most likely to say they cut ethical corners. Plus, studies of hockey thugs and the declining percentage of alcohol in liquor, beer and wine.
Bush’s September Gains: A Mixed Picture
Polls show little boost for GOP in generic ballot.
Politics in Cyberspace
With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.
Who Do That Voodoo at Harvard?
Psychologists convince test subjects at the famed university that they may have put a Voodoo hex on a disagreeable man. Also, new studies on marriage and Social Security, birth order and dirty diapers.
The Devil’s New Playground: The Shopping Mall
Has the repeal of Sunday blue laws given the Devil a new playground? A pair of economists think so.
Charting the Mid-Term Election
A comparison of key political and economic indicators that will help shape this November’s mid-term election with the same indicators taken at the same stage of the previous four mid-term campaigns offers good and bad news to both parties.
Support for a Female Heir in Japan
With the news today that Japan’s 39-year-old Princess Kiko has given birth to a male heir, Japan’s succession crisis has passed. But a recent Pew Global Attitudes survey found that a large majority of the Japanese public favored changing the law so that a female could rule.
How Often Do Members of Congress Tell the Truth?
Not often, two political scientists found. Plus, economists say they know why tall people earn more.
Women Can’t Do Math…Or Can They?
A pair of psychologists devised an experiment to see if they could improve women’s test scores in math by triggering positive self-images.
Democrats Face Ideological Split Over Wal-Mart
Leading Democrats have attacked the employment practices of Wal-Mart, but the party’s rank-and-file is divided about the company. Liberals are negative, while conservatives and moderates have a positive view.