News tagged with social scientists

Not much originality in social-media discourse

(Phys.org) —If nationally televised candidate debates are supposed to stimulate critical thinking and individual expression among the social media set – "Find those responsible for Benghazi, Obama!" or "4 Pinocchios, ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Heightened biosecurity threat is often exaggerated

The link between synthetic biology and heightened biosecurity threats is often exaggerated. In a report published today (22nd May) by King's College London, researchers say that in order to produce more refined ...

May 22, 2014
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Losing face on Facebook

We're often reminded that what we post on the Internet about ourselves may come back to haunt us. Research at Cornell and Northwestern universities suggests that we also should think twice before posting about someone else.

Apr 03, 2014
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Men's 'overwork' widens gender gap in wages

(Phys.org) —By now, social scientists once predicted, the gender gap in wages should have been as thin as a Roosevelt dime. More and more highly educated women were entering and staying in the workforce – many in lucrative ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Empowering women in Afghanistan

In recent decades, Afghanistan has been a notoriously difficult place for women to participate in civic matters. But a new study co-authored by an MIT political scientist, which assessed Afghanistan's largest ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Twitter can give power to the people

(Phys.org) —Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher.

Apr 18, 2013
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