Sociology

Available data revealed that people of color were hospitalized 25% less often than white people after high-force arrests.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Experts who studied the Zika epidemic discuss how to handle misinformation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A mathematical model that visualizes echo chambers on Twitter shows how they coevolve with polarization on controversial topics.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
New study presents new way to observe rate at which culture changes.
Brian Owens, Contributor
A New York district judge weighs in on using forensic science evidence in the courtroom.
Chris Gorski, Editor
With civility and democracy on the line, bots, trolls, and their hunters are waging a cat-and-mouse game on the internet.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Growing families would benefit from a robust network of support following a baby's birth, researchers say.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
Online extremist groups emerge like curdling milk, a dynamic that may also describe how the recently disclosed fake Facebook accounts attract followers.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Researchers find that complex cultural practices tend to proliferate in more niche groups.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Mathematical model shows how fear of crime can spread even when risk is low.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Safer gun technology may one day be available to consumers.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor