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Like a natural system, democracy faces collapse as polarization leads to loss of diversity

December 6, 2021 – Much like an overexploited ecosystem, the increasingly polarized political landscape in the United States — and much of the world — is experiencing a catastrophic loss of diversity that threatens the resilience not only of democracy, but also of society, according to a series of new studies that examine political polarization as […]

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Life Expectancy Falling for Adults Without a Bachelor’s Degree

March 9, 2021 – Life expectancy in the United States dropped in 2020 due to COVID-19, but, for American adults without a college degree, an increase in mortality occurred years earlier, according to a new study authored by Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton of Princeton University. Since 2010, people without a college degree have experienced an absolute rise in mortality, the […]

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Princeton geoscientists find new fallout from ‘the collision that changed the world’

April 29, 2019 – When the landmass that is now the Indian subcontinent slammed into Asia about 50 million years ago, the collision changed the configuration of the continents, the landscape, global climate and more. Now a team of Princeton University scientists has identified one more effect: the oxygen in the world’s oceans increased, altering […]

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Princeton-UCLA study finds gray wolves should remain protected

August 1, 2016 – Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles who investigated the genetic ancestry of North America’s wild canines have concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s scientific arguments for removing gray wolves from endangered species protection are incorrect. The study, which contradicts conventional thinking, finds that all of the […]