Sociology TWDK Sociology doodle by Giles Meakin

While psychology is the science of human thought, sociology is the science of human relationships. Sociologists consider all social interactions and the structures that make up society itself, ranging from crime to religion to class - and even the way in which social activity impacts upon the development of scientific knowledge.

Sociology considers these issues on not only the societal level, but also from personal and global perspectives. What are the societal implications of gender identity, and how do they form? What are the causes behind migration? The resulting impacts upon both communities?

We've published 7 articles and 3 specialist blog posts about sociology so far, featuring 62 unanswered sociology questions! But we're not done yet as we still have another 37 sociology research areas in our database to write about, so come back soon!

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Bats and Ebola
Ebola is one of the most contagious and dangerous diseases, but between outbreaks the disease must be hiding somewhere. Some suspect bats, but is this really true?
Image credit: Public Domain via TC-TORRES (Pixabay)
Animal communication
Animals certainly communicate – some using sounds, and others using body language, pheromones or even electricity. But does any of this actually constitute language?
Image credit: ralph (CC0 Public Domain) via Pixabay
Emotions
Emotions are a vital part of society, but there are still plenty of mysteries surrounding them- from what they are for to whether it will be possible, or desirable, to create AI that experiences them.
Image credit: Public Domain via Pixabay
The captive shark
We still don’t know how to engineer truly suitable shark tanks for the great white, used to travelling hundreds of kilometres daily. Large sharks have large appetites, are fussy, and kill everything.
Image credit: Public Domain via Sarah Richter
The social shark
Wild sharks have been observed cooperating, playing and courting. This suggests they communicate, yet they don’t emit sounds. Learn more about the other possible methods of communication being researched.
Image credit: Johnhain (CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay)
Disgust
Disgust is a powerful emotion that has links with morality in ways we don't understand

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Many are written by scientists about their ongoing research, others by the TWDK team.

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Do cheaters prosper?
Tuesday 8th of September 2015
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Food for Thought; the Future of Global Food?
Wednesday 19th of August 2015
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Media violence and criminal behaviour
Wednesday 19th of June 2013

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TWDK magnifying glassAnthropology looks at the history of our species- how we evolved and the development of culture and societies around the world.

TWDK magnifying glassCriminology covers why people commit crimes, and the effects of punishment.

TWDK magnifying glassCultural Studies considers the culture that surrounds us every day. By studying this culture, we can better understand how individuals experience the world.

TWDK magnifying glassMedical Sociology investigates how culture and society impact on human health.

TWDK magnifying glassSocial Psychology focuses on how our behaviour is affected by the presence or absence of other people.

TWDK magnifying glassSociobiology aims to explain human behaviour and culture by looking at evolutionary processes in other species.

TWDK magnifying glassSocioeconomics is the study of the interface between someone’s economic status and their social interactions.

TWDK magnifying glassSociolinguistics is the science of how languages change and are shaped by society, and how society is shaped by language.

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More than 24,000 AI-readable coronavirus scientific articles go online
19th March, 2020
The sum of human knowledge on the new coronavirus is now online, in a format readable by artificial intelligence.
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Planet Earth Report –“Signs Super-Powerful AI is About to Destroy Civilization to Gallup Polls UFO Reality”
25th February, 2020
Headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.
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AI Antibiotic Drug Discovery
24th February, 2020
The use of artificial intelligence in the drug discovery process is not new, but it is advancing in significant ways. Several weeks ago the BBC announced the...
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Good news that matters
28th September, 2018
Although there's still lots we don't know about Ebola, health bots, disinfectants, vaccine trials, management of temperatures for storing vaccines and effective communication have enabled the almost-eradication of the Ebola epidemic.
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Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks
5th September, 2018
AI using neural networks have outperformed method scientists when predicting aftershock tremors from earthquakes. The AI have been trained to predict these aftershocks, which can be as devastating as earthquakes and occur as long as months later, by studying historic data.
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For artificial intelligence to thrive, it must explain itself
5th September, 2018
We still don’t understand how AI neural networks work, so now scientists are designing more transparent ones, less based on the human brain. The plan is that new neural network AI will make more transparent decisions and be able to explain its logic and justify conclusions.

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