God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
An analysis of billions of words in the Google Books database shows the way society has valued moral principles such as compassion, respect for authority, community values and fairness over time.
Policies to tackle social mobility have been largely misdirected. While rates of upward social mobility have fallen, downward mobility has risen.
Farmers are closest to the land and their livestock, and have everything to lose by not taking care of it.
Shambolic rollout of new recording system for people at risk of homelessness means statistics shouldn't be trusted.
Boarded up pubs are becoming a common sight, and it's having a real impact on rural village life.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
From #MeToo to #RefugeesWelcome, add a hashtag and the world will listen. Shame they're not always used for good.
A scholar who has worked with asylum-seekers for a decade explains why the legal path to safety is challenging for the migrants currently traveling through Mexico.
This shift in focus on social care funding could inject some honesty into the system.
Social mobility is linked to geography in the UK – and local leaders should be tasked with boosting it.
Children growing up in Northern Ireland are far less likely to be in foster or residential care than those in England, Scotland or Wales.
Interviewees report being told their identity is just a 'phase'.
The policing of black British culture has a long history.
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
It's still rare for cases of coercive control to reach prosecution.
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.