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By André Spicer | Published: May 22, 2015
A previously obscure scholarly metric has became an item of heated public debate. When it was announced that Bjorn Lomborg, a researcher who is skeptical about the human causes of climate change, would be heading a research center at the University of Western Australia, the main retort from most scientists was “just look at the […]
By Social Science Space | Published: May 21, 2015
The scientific study of fairness in the workplace engages Purdue's Deborah Rupp. Hear her explain her cutting-edge social science work, its applications to the real world, and why we should fund such work.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 20, 2015
Republican-penned legislation that among other things cuts in half National Science Foundation funding for social science research passed the House of Representatives today.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 19, 2015
In this Social Science Bites podcast, social theorist Steven Lukes tells interviewer Nigel Warburton how Émile Durkheim's exploration of issues like labor, suicide and religion proved intriguing to a young academic and enduring for an established one.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 19, 2015
Options for changing legislation that would almost halve social science funding from the National Science Foundation are narrowing.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: May 18, 2015
There is no point in improving the innovation pipeline for antibiotics, argues Robert Dingwall, if the drugs that come out at the end all fall into the same chaotic patterns of use as today.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 15, 2015
Paula Kantor, an American social scientist working to improve the lot of women and children in Afghanistan, was among 13 civilians killed Thursday in an attack on a guesthouse in Kabul.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 14, 2015
The National science Foundation sees a number of contradictions in the funding reauthorization bill known as America COMPETES that it reckons would reduce the nation's competitiveness.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 13, 2015
In a society in which the remit of critical public debate is narrowing, in which protest and dissent are increasingly being criminalised, in which public space is being supplanted by private and commercial space, and in which the meaning of democracy is now altogether questionable, critically and politically engaged scholars may come to be figures of suspicion.
By Jennifer Anderson | Published: May 12, 2015
Combining a little detective work on what some says -- even more so than how they say it -- gives an advantage in detecting a liar.