A new study reveals that Americans’ morals significantly influence their opinion of the media, not their political affiliations nor their ideologies. People who highly value caring for others and fairness are more likely to trust the media, while those who highly value authority and loyalty are more sceptical and distrustful of the media. In particular, the latter group dislikes when the news spotlights blunders by officials, as they think it interferes with officials’ ability to perform their jobs well.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here