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Social Science

July 27, 2022

Manhattan’s East Village is home to a neighborhood known as “Little Ukraine.” We sought to learn more about Ukrainian culture by visiting the neighborhood’s central museum

July 14, 2022

A mathematical system called “approval voting” allows voters to cast more than one vote, giving minority candidates a chance in elections

June 29, 2022

Our brains are easily fooled into taking ownership of a virtual body, decades of psychology research shows

September 25, 2020

Native Americans are often missed by the census — this year COVID-19 is perpetuating the issue

November 19, 2019

How Americans explain the cause of mass shootings points to a broader race issue in society, researchers say

October 8, 2019

That stuff you’ve read about “the female brain”? These neuroscientists say it’s garbage

May 6, 2019

“Sex” and “gender” have long been used interchangeably, but the difference is crucial in science and society

February 20, 2019

More than 12 million people worldwide have tested their DNA using consumer tests, but the growing trend belies the products' scientific inaccuracies

February 14, 2019

“We’re going into a field that isn’t very queer, and we’re going to make it more queer,” says a science and technologies studies major at New York University

November 2, 2018

Social scientist Andrea Jones-Rooy says we need smarter ways to engage people in civic life

June 7, 2017

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

January 16, 2017

The motivation for audiences to participate in presidential debates is more than just party fever

October 3, 2016

Searching for truth in digital photojournalism

August 8, 2016

After you screw up, your brain slows down — and researchers are getting closer to understanding why

July 28, 2016

Mary Roach’s latest book looks at the science of humans at war

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