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Health - Social Sciences - 13.02.2017
New findings reveal health, aging experiences of LGBT older adults across nation
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the U.S. Approximately 2.7 million adults age 50 and older self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 13.02.2017
Old county jail rediscovered on Stanford land
Biologists and archaeologists hoping to improve the lives of threatened species rediscover remnants of the facility for petty criminals on Old Page Mill Road. University biologists and archaeologists working to improve the lives of threatened species recently discovered remnants of a long-forgotten jail.

Social Sciences - 10.02.2017
Key friendships vital for effective human social networks
Key friendships vital for effective human social networks
Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new UCL research that used wireless tracking technology to map social interactions in remote hunter-gatherer populations. The research demonstrates how increased network efficiency is achieved through investment in a few strong links between non-kin friends connecting unrelated families, as well as showing that strong friendships are more important than family ties in predicting levels of shared knowledge among individuals.

Social Sciences - 07.02.2017
Is pride a sin or an incentive?
Pride has a bad reputation. Christians classified it as one of the seven deadly sins and traditional peoples everywhere consider it bad luck. But new research findings suggest that pride serves an important social function and is universal in this respect. The paper in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , suggests we have evolved to seek the admiration of others.

Social Sciences - 06.02.2017
New study aims to understand the reasons why Female Genital Cutting persists
New study aims to understand the reasons why Female Genital Cutting persists
The harmful health consequences of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) are well-established and the elimination of this practice is a priority for policy makers across the world. Examining the prevalence of this behaviour has been the subject of a new study by evolutionary anthropologists from the University of Bristol which, it is hoped, will provide a greater understanding of why FGC persists and inform eradication programmes.

Politics - Social Sciences - 02.02.2017
Political affiliation can predict how people will react to false information about threats
Political affiliation can predict how people will react to false information about threats
How liberal or conservative a person is predicts how likely they are to believe information about potential hazards, a new UCLA-led study has found. The study, which will be published in the journal Psychological Science, found that people who hold more socially conservative views were significantly more likely than people with liberal beliefs to find false information about threats credible.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 31.01.2017
Brain circuits may reveal which young people are likely to commit suicide
Brain circuits may reveal which young people are likely to commit suicide
A new Yale-led study of adolescents and young adults at high risk of taking their own lives - those suffering from bipolar disorder - implicates specific differences in the brains of those who attempt suicide and those who do not, researchers report Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Social Sciences - Career - 26.01.2017
A sociologist and a comic strip designer in the Calais jungle
A sociologist and a comic strip designer in the Calais jungle
"We arrived in Calais in February 2016, for a weekend and were so overwhelmed by the need to testify, that we decided to stay for several months to follow the development of the "refugee crisis" from day to day until the destruction of the slum town in October 2016".

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 23.01.2017
Biosocial science: The murky history of the nature and nurture debate
Biosocial science: The murky history of the nature and nurture debate
The idea that social behaviours are biologically influenced is controversial, but may provide new views on how our environment influences who we are and what we do, writes Daphne Martschenko from the Faculty of Education. Self-righteousness, gratitude, sympathy, sincerity, and guilt - what if these social behaviours are biologically influenced, encoded within our genes and shaped by the forces of evolution to promote the survival of the human species' Does free will truly exist if our genes are inherited and our environment is a series of events set in motion before we are born?

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 18.01.2017
ANU helps identify new species of ‘Skywalker’ gibbon
An Australian National University (ANU) researcher has helped identify a new species of primate which has been named the 'Skywalker Hoolock gibbon' - partly because the scientists that made the discovery are Star Wars fans. Renowned biological anthropologist Emeritus Professor Colin Groves of the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology has been working in the field of species classification for more than 50 years.

Event - Social Sciences - 17.01.2017
How a team-based approach boosts charitable lending
ANN ARBOR?Charitable lenders who belong to a team provide significantly more loans than those on their own, according to new studies led by economists and computer scientists at the University of Michigan. The researchers say the findings have implications for charitable giving as well. The project team, which also include researchers from the National University of Singapore and Kidaptive, studied the behavior of more than 60,000 members of the online lending community Kiva.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 11.01.2017
150 years of British history
What could be learnt about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of 150 years? This is what a team of researchers from Cardiff University and the University of Bristol have done using of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse 150 years of British regional newspapers.

Social Sciences - 10.01.2017
Frankly, do we give a damn...' Study finds links between swearing and honesty
Frankly, do we give a damn...’ Study finds links between swearing and honesty
It's long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.

Social Sciences - 06.01.2017
Your health! The benefits of social drinking
New research shows that moderate alcohol consumption may be linked to improved wellbeing, thanks to the improved social interaction associated with having a drink with friends at a local pub. While most studies warn of the health risks of alcohol consumption, researchers at the University of Oxford have looked at whether having a drink may play a role in improving social cohesion, given its long association with human social activities.