How did civilization emerge from small groups of hunter-gatherers? Some archaeologists focus on cooperation as the vital ingredient – and find evidence for it in the form of feast-related artifacts.
Autistic people have an elevated risk of homelessness, according to a new study.
The number of people with learning disabilities reported as at risk of forced marriage has risen.
More than 750,000 additional specialist homes will be required by 2035, in England alone, to deal with the shortfall.
The UK's black Caribbean community is traditionally more inclined towards Labour. They're even less likely to switch now.
Is asking people about race or sexuality a prerequisite for social justice – or a tool of discrimination?
Unstable relations between China and Vietnam are affecting the lives of Hmong highlanders in surprising ways.
To what degree do pupils belong to or in a school?
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
How parents who post about their kids do so out of pride, but can spark family conflict too.
Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero.
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Joan of Arc has been depicted as a national heroine, nationalist symbol, a rebellious heretic and a goodly saint. Forget Wonder Woman and Batman – Jeanne d’Arc may be our one and only true superhero.
Acutely aware of class inequality and social injustice, Hardy was also a notable advocate of access to Higher Education.
Perpetual uncertainty and changes to the way disability benefits work take a heavy toll on claimants.
Racist stigmatisation of Roma as socially 'unadaptable' has a long history across Europe.
A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
Plans for China to rate its citizens for their trustworthiness have been depicted as uniquely Chinese. Don't be so sure.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
We're wildly off base when it comes to guessing crime rates and other important social matters, because we focus on the negative.
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
Governments gently cajoling people towards better life choices is only one side of the nudge theory.