social science

tech

Watch Scientists Express Their Research in Interpretive Dances

Dancers performed as electrons, brain processes, and teaching tools.
Becky Ferreira
2.15.19
politics

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?
Paul Blest
11.6.17
politics

Is It Possible to Talk Politics Without Being an Utter Asshole?

Here are some tips.
Arielle Dollinger
6.15.17
lolsocleveromg

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.5.17
political science

Does the Behavioral Immune System Explain Xenophobia?

In a new study, political scientists are political scientists.
Michael Byrne
5.1.17
Race and Health

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.
Patrick Hruby
3.7.17
psychology

How to Get People to Give a Shit About Climate Change

“Excuse me, do you have a moment for saving the Earth?”
Sarah Emerson
5.4.16
Science

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

But a "trustworthy face" can be faked.
Ben Richmond
6.18.15
Twitter

Beware of Cheap Data

Social scientists often miss the inherent biases in social media data-streams.
Michael Byrne
11.29.14
Motherboard Blog

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.
Michael Byrne
8.11.13
Motherboard Blog

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?
SAM MCDOUGLE
3.6.12