With the election of one of their own to the White House, antivaxers feel emboldened. They think that Donald Trump is sympathetic to their cause, and they have reasons to belief that. Will 2017 be the "tipping point," the year the antivaccine movement clearly becomes ascendant?
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Contracting for renewable energy development by big corporate energy users – as a way to keep a lid on electricity prices and guarantee supply – has been slow to catch on Down Under 2017 Could Be A Tipping Point For Corporate Wind &Show More Summary
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Women's voices are rising. Are we at a flashpoint address workplace inequalities? The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. - Malcolm Gladwell The...Show More Summary
With Valentine's Day on the brain, love is all flowers and candy. But the truth is that relationships are hard work. The most trying point for many of them is the moment you decide to move in together. We tapped relationship expert Dr. Show More Summary
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Dramatic change can suddenly happen when there is a confluence of factors reaching a 'tipping point' — the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 is an example. As climate change and societal change both move towards tipping points, the crisis prompted by the election
University of Arizona political scientists are looking at how people become refugees, including what tipping points make them decide to actually leave their homes. The university says researchers Alex Braithwaite … Click to Continue...
A tip of the hat to Raw Story for pointing us to this Michael Winship editorial at BillMoyers.com. As the old saying goes, if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. It easily distracts us from the real issues, diverting our eyes from those important things that have to be closely examined [...]
New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of ‘virality’ and social tipping points themselves may be a stumbling block to deeper engagement with social issues that campaigns aim to promote.
(University of Cambridge) New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of 'virality' and social tipping points themselves may be a stumbling block to deeper engagement with social issues that campaigns aim to promote.
The scandal surrounding Russia and the White House National Security Advisor has taken a dramatic turn.
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In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Suffocating planet: air pollution around theShow More Summary
Bank earnings could push stocks past the tipping point.
Slashed budgets risk the nation’s 27,000 parks becoming no-go areas, with negative effects on park-goers’ health and the environment The UK’s cash-starved parks are at a tipping point of decline, MPs have warned, with severe impacts expected for park-goers’ health, community cohesion and the environment. Show More Summary
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(Santa Fe Institute) A new analysis of pigtail macaque monkeys sheds light on social 'tipping points' in animal societies.
Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a "critical" point—in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be easily tipped into a new social regime. But exactly how far animal societies sit from the critical point and what controls that distance remain unknown.