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Why Do Computer Scientists Want Election Day To Drag On For A Full Week?
Electronic elections carried out over longer periods would increase turnout and decrease costs, they say. Fun thought experiment or the future of voting?
Dear President Obama: Congratulations! But We Need To Talk.
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
Why Can’t We Vote By Email Or Text?
Especially since it would probably increase voter turnout!
Did Your Team Win Monday Night Football? And 9 Other Weird Questions That Reveal How You’ll Vote Today
If you're still undecided, somehow, you should know about these weird psychological cues that could sway your vote. Sometimes it's not the big issues--sometimes it's, like, did your team win its most recent game. Seriously.
Are Presidential Debates Funnier Than Sitcoms?
Ready for election season to be over? Maybe it’s time to curl up with a good sitcom and wait this...
FYI: Does Watching A Debate In HDTV Influence How You Vote?
Forget Nixon sweating in black and white--HDTV and direct-to-audience feedback are enough for people to change their opinions. But that might not even matter.
Mitt Romney’s Space Plan: After the Election, Figure Out Some Better Goals Than Obama’s
The Republican nominee for president calls for a more coherent strategy in space, without actually providing one.
FYI: Why Is Bill Clinton So Good at Speaking to a Crowd?
Communications expert Greta Stahl reveals the five keys to a great political speech
Mitt Romney Campaigns According to the Rules of Quantum Mechanics, Says Times Op-Ed
An op-ed in the Sunday New York Times — amusing regardless of your opinion of the candidate — offers “A...
Mitt Romney: The Uncanny Candidate?
Does this man have a robot problem?