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May 25th, 2018

Social media posts may signal whether a protest will become violent

A USC-led study of violent protest has found that moral rhetoric on Twitter may signal whether a protest will turn violent.

The researchers also found that people are more likely to endorse violence when they moralize the issue that they are protesting — and when they believe others in their social network moralize that issue, too.

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May 23rd, 2018

Fossilized skull hints at when Pangea split

The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that bridge the reptile and mammal transition experienced an unsuspected burst of evolution across several continents.

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May 22nd, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Dornsife/LA Times California poll press call on Wed., May 23

Californians indicate who they’ll support in the primary races for governor and U.S. Senate and weigh in on issues that include the state’s new voting laws, the new federal tax law, the Affordable Care Act, President Trump, and California’s new gas tax. Political scientists and polling experts will discuss the results during a Wednesday teleconference. This is the second in a series of polls this year in the lead-up to the November 2018 elections

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