Science & Society

More Stories in Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    ‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves

    A new book describes the interplay of nature and nurture as children, at least in Western societies, grow up.

    By
  2. mother holding young child and looking in frustration at laptop
    Science & Society

    How COVID-19 worsened gender inequality in the U.S. workforce

    Compared with men, the pandemic disproportionately hurt working women, including mothers of young children.

    By
  3. Boys and Girls club teaching during COVID-19
    Science & Society

    Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19

    Many K–12 schools this fall are virtual, which could widen the nation’s already large opportunity gaps. What are schools doing to reach all students?

    By
  4. gerrymandering protesters
    Computing

    How next-gen computer generated maps detect partisan gerrymandering

    The U.S. census will trigger a new round of redistricting beginning in 2021. Researchers have developed numerous tests to identify gerrymandering.

    By
  5. Woman mailing voting ballot
    Science & Society

    Mandatory mail-in voting hurts neither Democratic nor Republican candidates

    A new study suggests that requiring people to cast mail-in ballots actually leads to a slightly increased turnout for both political parties.

    By
  6. The game Endangered
    Science & Society

    The board game Endangered shows just how hard conservation can be

    The new board game Endangered shows how working together is the only way for conservation to succeed.

    By
  7. Scene from the movie Tesla
    Science & Society

    Ethan Hawke stars in ‘Tesla,’ a quirky biopic about the iconic inventor

    The new movie ‘Tesla’ follows the rise and fall of Nikola Tesla, whose early inventions panned out far better than later projects.

    By
  8. fungi named after COVID-19
    Life

    How two new fungus species got named after the COVID-19 pandemic

    Tiny fuzz on a beetle and fake leopard spots on palms now have Latin names that will forever nod to the new coronavirus.

    By
  9. Woman at graduation
    Psychology

    Why do we miss the rituals put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Even solitary rituals bind us to our groups and help calm anxieties. What happens when those traditions are upended?

    By