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Negative emotions are better predictors of populist attitudes

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The FINANCIAL -- The rise of populism has been accompanied by explanations as to why people feel drawn to it. An international study across 15 European countries, carried out by researchers at the University of Amsterdam and funded by the European Union’s H2020, now sheds light on the role of negative emotions. The conclusion is that ‘anger, contempt and anxiety are much better predictors of populist attitudes than socio-economic and socio-cultural factors.’…

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Negative emotions are better predictors of populist attitudes

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The FINANCIAL -- The rise of populism has been accompanied by explanations as to why people feel drawn to it. An international study across 15 European countries, carried out by researchers at the University of Amsterdam and funded by the European Union’s H2020, now sheds light on the role of negative emotions. The conclusion is…

Investigating crime scenes with a physics-based blood droplet analysis

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The FINANCIAL -- fabric’s physical properties, such as its wettability and porosity, affect the dynamics of an impacting droplet. Understanding these effects can help forensic scientists draw a better picture of a crime scene. In a paper that appeared in Physics of Fluids, UvA-physicist Thijs de Goede and collaborators from UvA, ETH Zürich, Empa (Switzerland) and…