Interactive: Comparing candidates on science

Publication:   Date: September 25, 2008   View Article

Concerned that critical issues such as climate change, stem cell research, scientific integrity and education are getting short shrift by the nation’s presidential candidates, a grassroots organization called Science Debate 2008 drew up 14 questions on science and technology issues for the presidential campaign. See how Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama answered the questions.

Voter Decision Affected by Polling Place, Study Finds

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 23, 2008   View Article

Politicos take note: Where people are assigned to vote can influence how they vote.

Researchers in a new study found voters were more likely to approve a school-funding initiative if they were assigned to cast their ballot at a school.

Majority Votes to Legalize Whaling

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 19, 2006   View Article

A slim majority of nations on the International Whaling Commission voted Sunday in support of legalizing commercial whaling.

The vote—33 for and 32 against, with one abstention—fell short of the three-quarters majority needed to overturn the 20-year ban on commercial whaling.

Pro-Whaling Countries Poised to Take Over Commission

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 16, 2006   View Article

Pro-whaling nations may take control of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) this weekend for the first time since commercial whale hunting was banned 20 years ago.

Delegates from the 70-nation commission are gathering on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for the IWC’s annual meeting, which runs today through June 20.

Montenegro Splits From Serbia, Redrawing Europe’s Map

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 22, 2006   View Article

Citizens of Montenegro voted Sunday to cut ties with neighboring Serbia, crumbling the last vestige of communist-era Yugoslavia, according to early results released today.

The results, if ratified by Montenegro’s parliament, will draw a new political border between the two Balkan republics.

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