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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Thousands in Barcelona protest health, education cuts
Thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of Barcelona Saturday a day after the government announced cuts to public spending in health and education.
Syntax in our primate cousins
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study carried out in Ivory Coast has shown that monkeys of a certain forest-dwelling species called Campbell's monkeys emit six types of alert calls. The primates combine these calls into ...
Creating new skills and jobs for Europe
Around 77 million European citizens aged between 25 and 64 have no - or low - formal qualifications, stresses a new report published by the European Commission. This is nearly one third of Europe's population. Unemployment ...