No direct link found between rising inequality and reduced trust
Does rising economic inequality causes trust to fall in society and thus endanger social cohesion? Recent academic research appears to support this notion. However, a study from the University of Luxembourg disagrees.
New mitochondria mechanism identified
A team of researchers led by the University of Freiburg in Germany has identified a novel mechanism that plays a key role in the architecture and functioning of mitochondria - the power plants of the cell, ...
New study shows that in horse play, adult-to-young ratio is key
Adults of many animal species play a crucial role in the social development of youngsters. A new study published March 18 in the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal PLoS ONE, reveals that the ratio of adults to you ...
Physicists decipher social cohesion issues
Migrations happen for a reason, not randomly. A new study, based on computer simulation, attempts to explain the effect of so-called directional migration – migration for a reason – on cooperative behaviours ...
Study asks: Is a 'better world' possible?
For years, policymakers have attempted to create communities where a diverse group of residents not only live close to one other but also interact freely – in other words, neighborhoods that are both integrated ...
Email traffic gives clues to workplace threats
Employees carrying out an insider attack at work can be identified from the language they use in emails according to Lancaster psychologists.
Imaginative ideas for a 'greenlight district' in Amsterdam
Seven students from Wageningen University were asked by Alterra to come up with original ideas to 'green up' Amsterdam city centre in order to improve the living climate and enhance sustainability. For eight ...
Climate change to affect liveability of remote Australia
People living in remote Australia are likely to be more severely affected by climate change than other sectors of the national population.
Recent migrants content with Australian way of life
Most Australians support multiculturalism and recent migrants are positive about life here, despite occasional pockets of community dissatisfaction, according to the latest Mapping Social Cohesion Research ...
Diversity or deprivation -- what makes a 'bad' neighborhood
What people think about their neighborhood is much more strongly influenced by deprivation than by the degree of ethnic mixing in the area, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, carried ...
Survey sounds warning on social cohesion
Discrimination is rising and trust in social institutions is declining, according to the 2013 Mapping Social Cohesion Report - Australia's largest survey of social cohesion, immigration and population issues.
Social ill: Lack of close ties may increase heart disease risk
Women who live in neighborhoods lacking in close ties are more likely to have coronary artery calcification, a key marker for underlying heart disease, than those who live in more socially cohesive neighborhoods, according ...
Ethnic diversity is good for your health, reveal researchers
A study by social scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that Britain's most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods are also the healthiest.
What contributes to improving a child's educational success?
A study of schools across Europe has identified educational initiatives which can improve school success.