Gutting of campaign finance laws enhances influence of corporations and wealthy Americans

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 10-Apr-2014 – “This study dashes hopes for this democratic kind of interest-group influence,’ PRINCETON, N.J.—Affluent individuals and business corporations already have vastly more influence on federal government policy than average citizens, according to recently released research by Princeton University and Northwestern University. This research suggests that the Supreme Court’s continuing attack on…

Savers in Cyprus’ largest bank face losing a far worse-than-expected 60pc of their deposits over €100,000 as part of a €10bn EU bail-out deal struck this week.

Cypriot authorities confirm raid on big depositors By Nick Squires, Denise Roland, and agencies 9:13PM GMT 29 Mar 2013 Under the arrangement, depositors in Bank of Cyprus will receive shares in the lender worth 37.5pc of any savings over €100,000, while the rest may never be paid back, according to a statement from the Cypriot…

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton University A sweet problem IMAGE:A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with… Click here for more information.  A Princeton University research team…

Could e-voting machines in Election 2012 be hacked? Yes.

Security experts say new electronic voting machines can be hacked By The Christian Science Monitor Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:46 EDT Rapid advances in the development of cyberweapons and malicious software mean that electronic-voting machines used in the 2012 election could be hacked, potentially tipping the presidential election or a number of other races. Since…

Evolution’s new wrinkle

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton University Proteins with cruise control provide new perspective A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered that chains of proteins found in most living organisms act like adaptive machines, possessing the ability to control their own evolution. The research, which appears to offer evidence…

Science warns that your voting choices may be completely irrational

By David Ferguson Wednesday, September 26, 2012 13:47 EDT Topics: Leonard Mlodinow ♦ Scientific American Are you voting for the more attractive candidate to represent your district in Congress?  Are you backing Barack Obama for president because you prefer the sound of his voice to that of Mitt Romney’s?  According to an article in Scientific…

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain: rats became obese by drinking high-fructose corn syrup, but not by drinking sucrose

Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton  University A sweet problem IMAGE:A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with…Click here for more information. A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are…