Children can be left confused and unable to write accurate sentences because of "uncertain" grammar teaching, experts have warned.
If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they connect to real people?
England has one of the biggest gaps in the developed world between high and low achievers in maths, analysis shows.
Questions about value for money for university students and the heated debate about Vice-Chancellors’ pay challenges the reputation of our world-leading university sector.
A critical part of reaching the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in 13 years’ time is to ensure that everyone can access equitable and affordable healthcare – more commonly known as universal health coverage.
Is going to university a waste of money?
Britons should “embrace an android” and welcome the rise of robots in the workplace, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has declared.
It’s also important that the government does not neglect the social sciences, humanities, arts and education in favour of its apparent emphasis on Stem subjects.
The NHS could end shoulder surgery, hormone tests and other procedures which have been listed among poor-value treatments by health chiefs.
These are sobering times to mark the Beveridge report, which was published 75 years ago today.
Before World War II, there was no welfare state as we know it today.
Earlier this month fundraisers met researchers at the University of Sussex to find out how neuroscience techniques could help them to understand better how and why people give to charity.
Next week the government will finally publish its long-awaited white paper on industrial strategy.
Why not manage public data like water — a public resource required for all life?
Modern day science and research thrives on national and international collaborations.
The world is witnessing a series of extraordinary revolutions in how thought happens.
Around the world, Americans have a reputation for working longer hours than almost anyone else.
Whether you like it or not, almost every step you take online is recorded: the websites you visit, the purchases you make, the songs you listen to, the messages you post or read on social sites, and the pages you follow on Facebook.
STEM programs are critical components of universities’ curricular and research missions, but so, too, are the liberal arts.
Two studies – the first of their kind – conducted by YouGov in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Conspiracy and Democracy project, one in February 2015 and the other in March 2016, show that Brits are just as likely to believe in conspiracy theories as Americans.
Over the last year, many companies have ended their liberal work-from-home policies.
Today on Hidden Brain, we'll go inside the operating room with Gawande — and hear about a 1930s plane crash that inspired his obsession with checklists — as we explore the subtle biases that cause very smart and very skilled people to become their own worst enemies.
Ofsted's report Getting Ready for work provides a bleak prediction: "The nation's economic prosperity is at risk because the majority of schools are failing to prepare pupils for the world of work."
Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face at work experience less anxiety and depression, improved teamwork and increased empathy for patients and colleagues, a study has found.
Mamie Phipps Clark would go on to study psychology and develop valuable research methodology that combined the study of child development and racial prejudice— helping her field incorporate the felt experience of childhood racism.
The office orchestra around this point of Autumn is the same year-on-year:
Productivity is no higher now than it was just before the 2008 financial crisis, in stark contrast to the average annual growth of 2.1 per cent recorded during the decade before the crash.
Researchers in the fields of social science and medicine are debating how to fix an increasingly recognized problem: A lot of their findings are either outright wrong or can't be replicated.
Men using the smartphone dating app tend to select “hot” candidates, while women are more likely to prize intelligence and stability.
UK universities generate £95 billion for the country’s economy and support more than 940,000 jobs across the nation, according to an analysis from Universities UK.
When Hillary Clinton’s new book What Happened debuted on Amazon’s Web site last month, the response was incredible.
In the early 1990s, Amartya Sen, the Indian economist, raised concerns over “missing women”, most notably in Asia.
When you come for the social sciences, you’d better come correct.
The study of how networks compete or co-operate with each other and with hierarchies is a hot topic in the social sciences, and it is easy to see why:
For students choosing careers, data science presents an opportunity to be in demand.
In recent months, warning voices have grown louder as the digital assets known as cryptocurrencies have attained record valuations.
In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour workweek.
Much of the argument concerned various statistical tests for identifying extreme gerrymandering.
The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested.
$6.4 billion. That’s how much candidates, political parties, and interest groups spent on federal elections in 2016, according to the Open Secrets project at the Center for Responsive Politics.
This month the world’s first “archaeology coin” launched to fanfare from a small community; however, it might be part of a coming social science data revolution.
In late 2014 and early 2015, escalating tensions in New York City led to the NYPD staging a slowdown in which the department performed only its most essential duties.
There is more diversity among the leading universities in social science and management subjects than in other areas of the undergraduate curriculum.
Wikipedia is one of the world's most popular websites, but scientists rarely cite it in their papers.
Researchers have a great deal of flexibility in determining how to report data, which results to report or whether to report them at all.
It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States - manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering - and one the Supreme Court has never curbed.
On 18 September 1997, the Welsh people just about voted to create a National Assembly.
Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people’s access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.
For years the number of stay-at-home dads has been rising, as more men take on responsibility for looking after the home and family.
People read science fiction and fantasy as a form of escapism.
Universities can stem the tide of polarisation between the higher education elite and the wider public by introducing “inclusive internationalisation” strategies that benefit the whole of society, according to a leading international relations scholar.
Britain’s parks risk being left empty because of dog mess, broken glass and drugs paraphernalia.
STEM disciplines are a discrete set of methodologies, whereas the humanities and social sciences are a separate set of interpretative skills that are of equal value.
The great Harvard economist Joseph Schumpeter, writing in the 1940s, predicted the eventual demise of capitalism.
In the last two decades of the 19th century, a new word began to appear in the writings of biologists and zoologists across Europe, inspired by the work of Charles Darwin. “Degeneration” referred to a subset of the evolutionary story by which a species or subspecies began to lose ground in the evolutionary game
As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things.
Four in five British adults are proud of the work they do, while two thirds enjoy going to work most days, research suggests.
People are astonishingly capable of making sense of language, even though it is often ambiguous.
Chew Jetty in Malaylsia’s George Town attracts tourists by the boatload. Historic homes are now commercial stalls branded with neon signs; one-time fishermen peddle T-shirts, magnets and postcards.
Cities have always done a pretty good job of keeping track of property sales.
Laws prohibiting blasphemy are “astonishingly widespread” worldwide, with many laying down disproportionate punishments ranging from prison sentences to lashings or the death penalty, the lead author of a report on blasphemy said.
Ah, the last Bank Holiday of the summer:
To most people, an economist is the chap interviewed in newspapers or on the television uttering acronym-laced incantations about 0.3 per cent this or 10 per cent that.
Voter behaviour influenced by hot weather
People further apart on climate views are often the most educated
Doctors can't ignore politics. Our patients' lives are at stake. Our patients depend on us for their care – we must help them get it, whether that comes in the form of pill or policy
Suffering from the post-eclipse blues? Psychology explains why you feel sad after a big event
Why the ‘March for Science’ was about the social sciences as well
What led to the violence in Charlottesville? Here’s what social science says.
Science doesn't explain tech's diversity problem - history does
The internet is enabling scientists to understand how "collective memory" works
We must rescue social science research from obscurity
The evolving conversation around fake news and potential solutions
The unique challenges of making qualitative research more transparent
Being into the arts improves wellbeing and makes us more generous
The experts strike back! How economists are being proved right on Brexit
The way politicians use language has always been of interest to linguists.
A decade on from the collapse of Northern Rock which heralded the financial crisis in the UK, the productivity trends are still alarming.
There’s a huge debate going on in social science right now.
Facilitating mobility from non-regular to regular employment is key to sustainable economic growth. This truth was recognized in the revitalization plan announced by the Prime Minister’s Office in 2014, which included specific measures to improve the working conditions of nonregular workers and help them shift into regular employment.
Those working in the education profession, or associated with it, know that teachers have always had to wear many hats.
Most social scientists in the ad world work in market and consumer research or strategy and collect and analyze qualitative, quantitative, demographic and psychographic data for their clients to target campaigns or find out what will appeal to certain people.
Ensuring that UK-based researchers can continue to work closely with European partners after Brexit has been described as a “very high priority” by the chief executive designate of the country’s new funding body, but he warned that it was “too early to speculate” about what the future framework for collaboration might look like.
In his robust defence of the current fee regime on 20 July, universities minister Jo Johnson returned to the accelerated degrees which he last mentioned in February.
Our lives benefit from social networks: the contact and dialogue between family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
When it comes to health, a new study suggests that marriage no longer gives you much of an advantage.
Pseudo-public spaces – large squares, parks and thoroughfares that appear to be public but are actually owned and controlled by developers and their private backers – are on the rise in London and many other British cities, as local authorities argue they cannot afford to create or maintain such spaces themselves.
For the first time ever the BBC has revealed just how much it pays its pool of celebrity talent.
Brits working for firms like Uber and Deliveroo in the so-called gig economy could soon be afforded some key employment benefits following the publication of a Government-ordered review on workers' rights.
British businesses must break their silence on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research from professional management body the CMI and the British Academy of Management.
Joy might appear to be my counsellor or my life coach, but the conversation I'm having is actually with a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to track emotions and provide mental health support - all through Facebook Messenger.
Sometimes we look at social change as a grand idea where we visualise change in global categories of climate and class.
Scientists are increasingly recognizing a moral imperative to collaborate with the communities they study, and the practical benefits that result.
Jack Grieve, a linguist at Birmingham University, uses Twitter to study regional patterns in English.
Imminent developments such as self-driving vehicles, 5G and virtual reality will require a radical shift in the way our networks perform and how they are maintained.
Britain’s recent general election has been the first step towards a long-overdue public debate on the social consequences of austerity and growing socio-economic inequality.
Previously, most social science was based on little more than informed guesswork given the messiness of the world and the imperfections of underlying data.
Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber are the authors of “The Enigma of Reason,” a new book from Harvard University Press.
The cost of higher education is rising perilously.
Over the past decade, most researchers have trended away from climate doomsdayism.