New research uncovers favoritism in order assignment

An elusive behavior long overlooked by social scientists is order determination: In many types of competitions, the ranking of contestants is affected by the order in which they are evaluated, so placing a preferred contestant ...

How have attitudes toward US immigration changed?

Hostility to immigrants isn't new to the United States. In 1896, Henry Cabot Lodge warned on the Senate floor that the "mental and moral qualities" of Americans would be endangered by the "wholesale infusion of races whose ...

The many versions of a female scientist

Depictions of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are powerful sources of inspiration for young women who aspire to a career in those fields. But stereotypes of female scientists persist, and ...

Study: Londoners at increased risk of dying from heat stress

As much of Europe and the United States continue to deal with extreme heat, and cities like London break all-time high temperature records, an economist at the University of Missouri predicts Londoners in particular are at ...

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