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Math misconceptions may lead people to underestimate the true threat of COVID-19

April 13, 2020 – People all across the U.S. claim that they are “not math people.” They even readily admit to their hatred for some math fundamentals, such as fractions. For instance, a participant in one of our research studies on how well adults understand fractions proclaimed: “Fractions are my worst nightmare!” Could people’s fear and […]

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New public-opinion poll calls for better climate education and urgent upskilling

Geneva, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 – A global survey of public opinion published today by the World Economic Forum finds that the world overwhelmingly blames global warming on human activity, with some regions slightly less trusting of climate science in 2020. The survey also finds a majority of people in the world believe schools are […]

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Leaders Underscore the Importance of NATO

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 24, 2019 – As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, leaders from both sides of the Atlantic reaffirmed the importance of the alliance for mutual defence. “If NATO didn’t exist today, we would have to invent it,” said Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence […]

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Sir David Attenborough Makes Impassioned Plea for the Natural World at World Economic Forum

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2019 – In a brief but passionate interview with HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, celebrated nature documentarian Sir David Attenborough made an impassioned plea to participants of the World Economic Forum to care for the natural world. Attenborough urged participants to preserve the childlike wonder with which they first […]