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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds

Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study findsIf you’re a woman with an opinion on Twitter, chances are you’ve been harassed, abused, or even threatened. “We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much more likely to be impacted, and black women are disproportionately targeted.



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Women Sleep Better With Dogs Than With Human Partners, Study Says

Women Sleep Better With Dogs Than With Human Partners, Study SaysFor the best sleep of your life, tell your partner to hightail it to the couch



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Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: study

Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: studyClimate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century’s end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday. “With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century — more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many US states,” the latest edition of the National Climate Assessment said.



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Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: study

Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: studyTampa (AFP) – Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday.



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Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study

Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: studySalty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday. “We discovered that brines” — water with high concentrations of salt — “on Mars can contain enough oxygen for microbes to breathe,” said lead author Vlada Stamenkovic, a theoretical physicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. “This fully revolutionises our understanding of the potential for life on Mars, today and in the past,” he told AFP.



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Pope OKs study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandal

Pope OKs study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandalVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, the Vatican said Saturday in its first response to explosive allegations of a cover-up that is roiling the papacy.



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Indonesia quake: 34 Bible study students killed at church, 52 missing – Red Cross

Indonesia quake: 34 Bible study students killed at church, 52 missing - Red CrossIndonesian rescue workers have discovered the bodies of 34 students killed when a mudslide caused by Friday’s quake on Sulawesi island engulfed their church, a local rescue official said. “A total of 34 bodies were found by the team,” Indonesia Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani told AFP Tuesday, adding that 86 students had initially been reported missing from a Bible camp at the Jonooge Church Training Centre in Sigi Biromaru district. Central Sulawesi was devastated by a quake and tsunami on Friday evening, killing at least 844 people.



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Newer hormonal birth control linked to lower ovarian cancer risk: Study

Newer hormonal birth control linked to lower ovarian cancer risk: StudyHormonal contraception methods like a pill, patch, ring or injectable are very effective and popular as birth control, but they can have other health benefits, too.



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