social science

2.15.19

Watch Scientists Express Their Research in Interpretive Dances

Dancers performed as electrons, brain processes, and teaching tools.

11.6.17

Want Young People to Vote? Maybe Throw Them a Literal Party

Could voting "festivals" encourage normally apathetic millennials to come to the polls during local elections?

6.15.17
6.5.17

Two Dudes Wrote a Fake Penis Study and Got It Published to Slam Gender Research

It goes on to state that if we shift our societal understanding of the penis, we could better combat climate change.

5.1.17

Does the Behavioral Immune System Explain Xenophobia?

In a new study, political scientists are political scientists.

3.7.17

Does Racial Resentment Fuel Opposition to Paying College Athletes?

A new social science study has found that whites are more likely than blacks to oppose paying NCAA athletes—and that the more negative whites felt about blacks, the stronger their opposition.

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5.4.16

How to Get People to Give a Shit About Climate Change

“Excuse me, do you have a moment for saving the Earth?”

6.18.15

We Don't Trust People with a Bitchy Resting Face, Science Shows

But a "trustworthy face" can be faked.

11.29.14

Beware of Cheap Data

Social scientists often miss the inherent biases in social media data-streams.

8.11.13

Intelligent People Are Just As Racist As the Rest of the Big Stupid World

But they still like to talk a whole bunch about equality, a new study finds.

3.6.12

The Pwning Effect: Science Proves Winners are Dicks to Losers

A nice little laboratory recreation of basic human douchery. Isn’t it always good to check in with ourselves?