Vote for your story of the year - social science

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This is the final round of voting for the NERS stories-of-the-year polls. So far, there have been eight polls, each covering a different scientific field and I'm going to collate the results of these in the next couple of days. But before I do, there have been a few straggler stories that may…
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Those of us who have been on the receiving end of racial abuse know all too well that words can hurt. But they're also the tip of the iceberg. According to a study of popular US television, we're exposed to the spectre of racial bias on a regular basis, all without a single word being uttered.…