News tagged with social inequality

Physics can predict wealth inequality

The 2016 election year highlighted the growing problem of wealth inequality and finding ways to help the people who are falling behind. This human urge of compassion isn't new, but the big question that remains to be addressed ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in General Physics
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Science versus the 'Horatio Alger myth'

In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have taken a condensed matter physics concept usually applied to the way substances such as ice freeze, called "frustration," ...

dateFeb 22, 2017 in General Physics
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Are you happier now than in years past?

"Take a moment and imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Social Sciences
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