By 7 years old, kids get that hypocrisy is wrong

Even little kids can understand the idea of hypocrisy, and think people that do something they've previously said is wrong should get a harsher punishment.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture language

Discovery is a key to deciphering this lost Minoan language

The eccentric English architect Michael Ventris famously cracked Linear B in 1952. A new discovery is a step toward deciphering a tougher challenge: Linear A.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture greece history languages

Does learning music hinge on smarts, not mindset?

Why are some people faster at learning music than others? New research suggests intelligence is a key factor, more so than "growth mindset."

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture intelligence learning music

Careful male allies can ease sexism at work

New research identifies how male allies in the workplace can help or hinder women facing sexism.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination gender jobs social-lives workplaces

To refocus interviewers, acknowledge facial marks?

To lessen focus on a birthmark, mole, or scar on your face during job interviews, researchers say you might want to bring it up right away.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture faces scar-tissue skin social-lives

Easier breastfeeding at work benefits productivity

Moms who don't have to worry about breastfeeding at work being a problem feel better and get more done, researchers find.

U. Arizona | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture babies breastfeeding jobs mothers parents

Nearly half of sexual harassers can go back to work

After getting fired for sexual harassment in the workplace, many harassers are able to come back to work because of weak company policies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture jobs sexual-harassment

People want self-driving cars to share their personality

To perceive self-driving cars as safe, they have to have certain personality traits, researchers say. Here are the ones that matter most.

U. Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture perception personality safety self-driving-cars

Parents on Reddit skirt shame with ‘throwaways’

"Throwaway" accounts offer parents on Reddit a way to ask about tough topics. Posts from throwaways even tend to be more popular.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture internet parents shame social-media stigma

Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

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