Featured in sociology
The world uses one emoji more than all others. Here’s why.
Our emoji use reflects something important about the human condition.
What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility
Our modern ways of understanding gender don’t always prevail in history.
DNA tests can’t tell you your race
Many people turn to companies like 23andMe to learn about ancestry and ethnicity. But the genetic connection is far more complicated than the industry lets on.
A recent study reinforces the idea that music is universal
Whether it’s familiar or foreign, you’ll get the right feeling.
People think beef is manly, and that’s a big problem
We can’t lower our meat consumption without rethinking masculinity.
DNA databases may deter criminals, but at what cost?
Some communities face surveillance anxiety, even when they’re on the right side of the law.
The scientific reason you find that Momo picture so creepy
Your brain doesn't like uncertainty.
AI can figure out a place’s politics by analyzing cars on Google Street View
A neural network combed through 50 million images.
How Racist Is Online Dating?
A new study says OkCupid users are often willing to respond to messages from potential lovers outside their own race, and once they do, they're more likely to initiate interracial...
Women Still Less Likely To Commit Corporate Fraud
They're less likely to be recruited to join in on a conspiracy, and when they do, they make a whole lot less money.