Are we prepared for another 9-11?
At the site of a terrorist attack, an earthquake or a tsunami, emergency responders are focused on search and rescue, and saving lives.
Bridging the gap between scientists and the public through communication
In recent years, more scientists have begun to realize that it's not enough to just do science. Researchers have to be able to explain their work in words that make the discoveries relevant and understandable ...
Has China's campaign against female feticide done more harm than good?
Why are female foetuses aborted in China? Boys are considered a greater asset for farming, but why has the number of families in the cities who want a boy at any cost doubled?
Climate change is analyzed from the perspective of the social sciences
Research being carried out at Carlos III University of Madrid analyzes the key factors in climate change and the risks to public policies that it implies. This study approaches the issue from the perspective ...
Why Russians think Americans don't own their homes
University of Arizona sociologist Jane Zavisca says the two countries are polar opposites when it comes to mortgage financing.
Digging in dirt, Arbor Day planting, may help build citizenship: study
Digging in the ground to plant trees may be an excellent gateway to further involvement in politics and civic affairs, concludes a new University of Maryland study, based on work with New York City environmental volunteers.
What can movie stars tell us about marriage? That education matters, study finds
Movie stars: Is there anything they can't tell us?
Environmental education in schools: Lessons from schools in Israel
An Indiana University study examining the adoption of environmental education by schools in Israel, measured by Green School Certification, found that school change was assisted by community-based grassroots efforts, not ...
Americans' views of college access varied, often inflated
A study by Indiana University sociologists found that many Americans had inflated views of minority students' opportunities to attend college, yet a large contingent - around 43 percent of people surveyed - believed that ...
Humans more diverse than we allow
A question central to Gillian Einstein's research is, How can I do science that would not make essentialist assumptions about the body?
Morocco: website gives new twist to 'arranged' marriages
Marriage in Morocco has an increasingly changing face these days as young men and women in search of lifetime partners head for the souk, in this case a "cyber" marriage souk.
Can non-medical factors trigger sick leave?
According to UK government statistics over 8 million working days per year are lost due to illness and about a third of these are due to minor ailments such as coughs, colds, sickness and diarrhea. Yet two individuals who ...
Traders who 'sync up' make more money: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Long-standing problems are quite often solved simultaneously by various people working alone. Take, for example, naturalists Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, who separately proposed the theory of ...
Children of immigrants more apt than natives to live with both parents
(PhysOrg.com) -- Children of immigrants are more likely to live in households headed by two married parents than children of natives in their respective ethnic groups, according to Penn State sociologists.