Cultivating cooperation through kinship

While the capability for organisms to work together is by no means novel, humans possess an unparalleled capacity for cooperation that seems to contradict Darwinian evolutionary principles. Humans often exhibit traits—such ...

Why seeing marginalized communities in pop culture matters

It was just four years ago that the social media hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was trending, helping to spark a national outcry regarding the lack of diversity in Oscar-nominated films and Hollywood in general. But it's not just ...

How languages shape economics

Half of the world's population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language ...

Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic search and rescue

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate ...

Reggaenomics: Study investigates Jamaican music industry

According to research carried out by a Victoria University of Wellington PhD student, despite the popularity of reggae music around the world, the economic return to Jamaica is very low, with most music rights being foreign ...

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