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Why are female hurricanes deadlier?

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Image by the NASA GSFC GOES Project.

Would Hurricane Alexandra be deadlier than Hurricane Alexander? A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) investigates environmental risk perception, which, as social scientists know very well, can be influenced by psychological and cultural factors that sometimes have little or nothing to do with scientific reality. Continue reading Why are female hurricanes deadlier?