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Social solutions to antibiotic resistance

July 8, 2019

Julia Szymczak of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine likes to head off the obvious question from the outset. When she gives…
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online

May 3, 2019

The menacing photos that Tevin, a young man affiliated with a Chicago street gang, posted on social media…
Violence by protesters can lead the public to support them less

October 17, 2018

Protestors are not helping their cause when they turn violent toward their opposition. In fact, their aggressions could…
Canadians are most active women entrepreneurs in the world

January 22, 2018

Canadian women are starting businesses at a higher rate than their counterparts in all other G20 countries, according…
As metro areas grow, whites move farther from the city center

July 3, 2017

In the middle of the 20th century, cities began to change. The popularity of the automobile and the…
What kind of hero do we need?

April 4, 2016

When you count this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Hollywood has produced 10 movies featuring DC…
The narcissism of modern love

February 23, 2016

In some ways, love is a concept many of us take for granted, especially the “romantic” variety. We…
Can you imagine a ‘Cashless Society’? Sweden is nearly there

November 9, 2015

A new study out of Sweden says the tiny country is on course to become the world’s first…
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.…
Social structure of hunter-gatherers explained through sex equality

May 21, 2015

New study at University College London explained unique social structure of hunter-gatherers through sex equality in residential decision-making.…
Science vs. religion… or science and religion?

March 27, 2015

Many of America’s cultural battles in recent decades seem to be face-offs between science and faith: over the…
Social circles: linking urban movement to social activity

February 27, 2015

If you live in a city, you know that a fair amount of your movement around town is…
Neither here nor there: helping to map the crisis of displaced peoples

November 17, 2014

Population displacement is a global problem, one that historically has been insufficiently quantified and analyzed, especially given its…
Does education cause decline in fertility rates?

October 21, 2014

Evolutionary theory forecasts that increasing wealth should boost pregnancy rates. However, this relationship is negative in contemporary societies.…
How markets influence social responsibility?

October 20, 2014

It is frequently argued that markets erode social responsibility. Bad working conditions, environmental pollution and inequality are often…
Why Arab cities declined and European cities emerged?

October 8, 2014

Baghdad was one of the most important and prosperous world cities one thousand year ago. Now it is…
Race and the interest in the hard sciences: is there a link?

September 24, 2014

Hard sciences are usually dominated by men. However, a recent study carried out by American psychologists reveals that…
Have badly constructed surveys deceived sociologists?

September 15, 2014

Are we living in the age of dissent? Many scholars working in the field of social movements would…
Scientists explore history of women’s wages

September 11, 2014

Was the road to industrialization paved by working women? This question has been discussed by economic historians for…
Why do languages disappear?

September 5, 2014

Rare languages are dying out faster than species. However, causes driving these processes are still poorly understood. According…
Question of controversy: Is ethnic diversity harmful for social cohesion?

September 1, 2014

Understanding of the relationship between ethnic diversity and social cohesion is on demand. This buzz was created seven…
Crime seems to evade legislative efforts to combat it, scientists say

August 18, 2014

„In the long run, crime seems to persistently evade the manifold legislative efforts to ‘combat’ it,“ authors of…
Sociologists explain success of communist revolutions

June 23, 2014

Communist upheavals in Russia and China were enormously important historical events. But why were they successful? Scientists Pavel…
Disorder related to diminished sense of control, psychologist says

June 18, 2014

Significant part of research on human effects of perceived disorder is sociological. The leading theory in sociological research…
Social services are economically efficient, study shows

June 17, 2014

What is the influence of various social services on our economy? Unfortunately, consensus on this difficult question is…
Human societies and insect colonies evolved similarly, scientists claim

June 13, 2014

When scientists want to find out something about our evolutionary history, they often explore the behavior of other…
Natural generosity is rewarded, study shows

May 19, 2014

How do previous decisions and available information influence trustful behavior? World-famous analytical sociologist Diego Gambetta and his colleague…
Recipe for children’s success spelled out by expert panelists

April 15, 2014

Pathways exist for children to succeed in life, confirmed a group of researchers, policymakers, lawyers, and educators gathered…
Stanford scholar studies ancient Greek dance performances from the viewers’ perspective

April 11, 2014

Stanford classics Professor Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi calls herself “an enthralled dance spectator.” A scholar of ancient aesthetics, Peponi’s passion for dance…
What keeps the peace among Democracies?

April 1, 2014

Politicians and scholars have long accepted the notion that democracies are less likely to go to war against…
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