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How social media altered the good parenting ideal

September 4, 2019

Social media has altered perceptions of what good parenting is and may play a role in the reduction…
How much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict?

June 13, 2019

Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study…
Awareness is first step in helping stop ageism

May 17, 2019

Ever cracked a joke about old people? It might seem funny, but in a world where the population…
Size of Society Predicts the Appearance of Vengeful Gods, Study Suggests

March 25, 2019

The question of which came first – social complexity and/or size of human settlements, or the belief in…
Here’s how UVA already uses data science to tackle big societal problems

January 23, 2019

Founded in 2013, the University of Virginia’s Data Science Institute has always had collaboration at the heart of…
Ant-y social: Successful ant colonies hint at how societies evolve

August 30, 2018

A team of researchers from Princeton University and Rockefeller University tackled this question by combining sophisticated mathematical models…
Millennials hope to reach life milestones by the same age as other generations

February 21, 2018

Millennials – young adults in their 20s and 30s – are marrying, buying homes and starting families later…
People excluded by society face a higher risk of early death

November 15, 2017

There are certain people we tend to distance ourselves from. It is homeless people, those who use hard…
Public Trust in Science Hinges on Uncertainty, Study Finds

February 23, 2017

To a significant degree, the progress of science depends on how the lay public judges specific research endeavours…
People waste more food than they think: how to change your habits to waste less?

February 12, 2017

Naturally we tend to think quite highly of ourselves. We think we are caring, smart and rational people,…
Effects of child abuse may last for several generations

December 31, 2016

Child abuse is a big problem all over the world. It is usually thought that abused children sort…
More than a few good men

August 25, 2016

Contrary to traditional expectations of unbalanced sex ratios, places with more men than women do not typically experience…
People with learning difficulties face a threat of isolation

June 10, 2016

It is said that we have to continue learning throughout our lives. However, not all people can do…
New Study Finds Large-Scale Conspiracies Extremely Unlikely

January 27, 2016

Countless people around the world believe in conspiracies, secret agendas and large-scale cover-ups. While some of these are…
Contact with people from other states plays a minor role in identification with Europe

October 30, 2015

There is no denial that integration policies of European Union were leaping forward in the past few decades.…
Survey shows shockingly small knowledge about Holocaust in schools in UK

October 29, 2015

Even though many people are only interested in the greatest scientific advancement and space exploration, sometimes it is…
Did grandmas make people pair up?

September 11, 2015

If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all…
Hunger and thirst encourage unethical behaviour, but only to satisfy these basic needs

August 24, 2015

We all know that hungry people sometimes are quite grumpy. Now scientists from the University of Washington think…
Tribal Child Welfare Codes Balance Tradition, Needs

August 24, 2015

A group of University of Arizona Native Nations Institute researchers has completed a comprehensive tribal child welfare code…
For Timothy Linksvayer, Ants Are a Model of Complex Societies

August 5, 2015

In small plastic tubs lining the shelves of a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, a million…
Study reveals what the world thinks of climate change

July 28, 2015

New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why. Using…
Why you should reconsider that festival headdress

July 24, 2015

Headdress bans at music festivals are the latest trend this summer. Over recent years, attendees at events such…
The majority rules when baboons vote with their feet

June 26, 2015

Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, according to a new report…
More women are reaching 100 but centenarian men are healthier

June 23, 2015

New research conducted by a team at King’s College London has found an increasing trend in the number…
Racism is not a mental illness

June 22, 2015

On Wednesday, a young white man named Dylann Roof killed nine black people at prayer in South Carolina.…
Evidence of oldest human occupation in Mid-West discovered

June 5, 2015

A rock shelter in the Weld Range provides evidence of the oldest human occupation in the Mid-West region…
The Oldest-Known Stone Tool Pre-Dates the Genus Homo by up to 700.000 Years

May 22, 2015

Scientists working in the desert badlands bordering the Western shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya have found 149…
When do mothers need others?

May 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton once famously said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It turns out that’s been…
Megatrends that could throw the world into freefall

May 7, 2015

What will the future look like? How will technology development change the way we live, work and play?…
Two ancient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversity

April 9, 2015

An ancient human skull and a jawbone found a few meters apart in a cave in northern Laos…
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