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Do we have any reason to believe that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones? Elvira Koneva

Are today’s white kids less racist than their grandparents?

Over the course of two years, a sociologist studied a group of affluent, white kids to see how they made sense of sensitive racial issues like privilege, unequal opportunity and police violence.
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief. Olga Tropinina

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
The result of bad planning? EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Environment policy must embrace uncertainty

The uncertainty of the future is a universal concern. Humans have always tried to see into the future with the aid of specialist knowledge – from the days when rulers consulted haruspices and diviners…
Is the future black, red, or green? Bets please. Shutterstock

For future generations, it’s heads we win, tails they lose

Can you remember the first time you said “That’s not fair”? Perhaps you wailed, aghast as your favourite toy was taken from you, or after a visit to the park was cut short. And can you remember the first…

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