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September 02, 2014

Wiley First Quarter 2015 Conference Call Schedule Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10 a.m. EDT

Wiley will release its first quarter results prior to market open on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  The Company has scheduled a conference call beginning at 10 a.m. EDT that day to discuss the results. 

September 02, 2014

Adventures in Minecraft

Written especially for 11 to 15 year olds, this book in the 'Adentures in...' series explores the world of Minecraft programming. 

September 02, 2014

Harvard Professors Release Guide to Help Civic Leaders Leverage Data for Responsive Governance

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance provides a compelling model for the future of more effective local government; part of the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center’s Data-Smart City Solutions initiative.

September 02, 2014

A Handsome Face Could Mean Lower Semen Quality

Contrary to what one might expect, facial masculinity was negatively associated with semen quality in a recent Journal of Evolutionary Biology study. As increased levels of testosterone have been demonstrated to impair sperm production, this finding may indicate a trade-off between investments in secondary sexual signaling (i.e. facial masculinity) and fertility.

September 02, 2014

Aging Gracefully: Diving Seabirds Shed Light on Declines with Age

Scientists who studied long-lived diving birds, which represent valuable models to examine aging in the wild, found that blood oxygen stores, resting metabolism and thyroid hormone levels all declined with age, although diving performance did not. Apparently, physiological changes do occur with age in long-lived species, but they may have no detectable effect on behavioral performance.

September 02, 2014

Coming or Going? How Scottish Independence Could Affect Migration

In light of the upcoming referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country, researchers present a set of predictions of the possible effects on internal and international migration.

September 02, 2014

Console Games and Climate Change - Researchers Reveal Carbon Emissions of PlayStation®3 Game Distribution

It’s not always true that digital distribution of media will have lower carbon emissions than distribution by physical means, at least when file sizes are large. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology that looked at the carbon footprint of games for consoles such as PlayStation®3.

September 02, 2014

Could Poor Stomach Absorption of Drugs Reduce Autism Medications’ Effectiveness?

Recent research has revealed that many children and adults with autism experience gastrointestinal symptoms and that such symptoms can impact the absorption and availability of medications.

September 02, 2014

Media Coverage of a Celebrity Suicide Can Cause a Large-Scale Copycat Effect

Researchers who analyzed media coverage of the suicide of a national actress in South Korea and its impact on subsequent suicides found that the number of suicide-related articles surged around 80 times in the week after a suicide compared with the week prior.

September 02, 2014

Muslim Headscarf May Buffer Against Negative Body Image Among Women

Researchers have found that British Muslim women who wear a hijab generally have more positive body image, are less reliant on media messages about beauty ideals, and place less importance on appearance than those who do not wear a hijab. These effects appear to be driven by use of a hijab specifically, rather than religiosity.

September 02, 2014

New Name for Symptoms Associated with Menopause

Experts who reviewed the terminology associated with genitourinary tract symptoms related to menopause—currently referred to as vulvovaginal atrophy—have agreed that the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and a more publicly acceptable term. Their thoughts are published in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine article.

September 02, 2014

Observing the onset of a magnetic substorm

Magnetic substorms, the disruptions in geomagnetic activity that cause brightening of aurora, may sometimes be driven by a different process than generally thought, a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics shows.

September 02, 2014

Oceans Apart: Study Reveals Insights into the Evolution of Languages

A new Journal of Evolutionary Biology study provides evidence that physical barriers formed by oceans can influence language diversification.

September 02, 2014

Time to Take Notice and Tackle Heart Failure

Experts have sounded a call to action for policy makers at local, national, and international levels to promote heart failure prevention, improve heart failure awareness among healthcare professionals, ensure equity of care for all patients with heart failure, support and empower patients and their caregivers, and promote heart failure research.

September 01, 2014

How to Deal With Difficult People

How To Deal With Difficult People offers frank discussion and clever advice to help readers deal with the difficult people in their lives.

September 01, 2014

How to Stress Less

An easy to follow guide to help effectively release and manage everyday stress.

August 29, 2014

David Meerman Scott’s New Book Brings His Signature New Rules to the Sales and Service Industries

In The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business—the highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The New Rules of Marketing & PR—David Meerman Scott details the proven strategies and tools that business leaders can use to connect effectively with their customers and grow their organizations.

August 29, 2014

The Handbook of Mobile Market Research

This new book focuses on the use of mobile technology in market research, offering readers a range of practical tools and techniques to help them conduct mobile market research.

August 29, 2014

Can YouTube save your life?

Only a handful of CPR and basic life support (BLS) videos available on YouTube provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, according to a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).

August 28, 2014

Deadly remedy: warning issued about Chinese herbal medicine

A herbal preparation prescribed by a Chinese herbal medication practitioner in Melbourne for back pain resulted in life-threatening heart changes, prompting a team of intensive care and emergency physicians to call for appropriate patient education by practitioners who prescribe complementary medications.