Predicting gentrification through social networking data

The first network to look at the interconnected nature of people and places in large cities is not only able to quantify the social diversity of a particular place, but can also be used to predict when a neighbourhood will ...

When good intentions aren't supported by social science evidence

You'd be forgiven for assuming a quick and sure way to multiply profits and amplify organizational success is to increase the gender and racial diversity of any group. According to claims in the mainstream media, the effects ...

Social structure matters in species conservation

Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement between scientists. ...

Study: Workplace diversity can help the bottom line

Gender diversity in the workplace helps firms be more productive, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT researcher—but it may also reduce satisfaction among employees.

Science education for the future

In a democratic society, citizens need to be able to weigh the pros and cons when deciding what they believe and how they should vote. In today's knowledge-based society, that sometimes means having to understand technical ...

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