Evidence can lead the way.
The International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) will build bridges between policy and research, accelerating the UK’s recovery from the crisis.
A parishioner records an online mass from an empty church in Mabopane, South Africa, during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Experts in the humanities and social sciences add nuance to the debate about how to respond to COVID-19.
The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge.
The reduced rate of funding to universities (of up to 17%), per place, for national priority courses sends perverse messages to universities.
Poverty, inequality and social isolation have an impact on mental health.
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Social psychiatry has fallen from favour. It's time to revisit it.
More of this, please.
Americans recycle only about one-third of the solid waste we generate. A behavioral scientist argues that with the right motivators, we could do more.
Interviews show Brexit divisions can cause tension but that people are thinking carefully about how to avoid breakdown.
A marcher waves a flag during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2019.
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According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
Overselling slim results can get research findings into the hands of news consumers.
Breathless press releases, over-interpreted meta-analyses and other 'crud factors' mean that weak research results can get overhyped to the public. It's time for a cultural change in the social sciences.
High school students at the University of Maine Farmington’s Upward Bound program playing the World Climate simulation.
In the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
In a world of 24-hour news, night tubes and light pollution, does the traditional night time really still exist?
Problem-solvers who’ve studied a variety of subjects and tried different ways of thinking are in demand.
The way humanities disciplines are taught at many universities does not lend itself to ready engagement with a changed and changing world.
Cases of measles are on the rise as a cohort of unvaccinated children grows up.
Management academics often face students in their classrooms with more practical experience in the business world than they have. But management is an important inter-disciplinary field that has a lot to offer business executives.
Those who study, research and teach management are often viewed skeptically, even by their students, who might have more experience than they do in the business world. Here's why that's wrong.
A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence.
You might be familiar with turbulence as you experience it on a plane, or as scholars describe combustible forces of social change. But understanding how it operates is far more complex.
Actually yes, science and the arts do work together.
Mobilising value from science and technology needs help from thinkers, designers, makers, policymakers and enablers – and this expertise often sits in the humanities, arts and social sciences domain.
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Marx's spectre still haunts everything from economics to politics to literature. Here's where to start if you want to know more.
Illegally logged rosewood in Antalaha, Madagascar, 22 February 2005.
The illegal timber trade is a huge global business worth up to US$150 billion yearly. One way to curb it is by convincing consumers in wealthy countries that buying contraband wood products is wrong.
Economists try to create and use maps to navigate the world of human choices. But in some ways, these maps are limited.