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Feeding the Five Thousand – or was it Three? Researchers Claim Most Crowd Estimations Are Unreliable
The public should view crowd estimation with scepticism, say the authors of a study in Significance.
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In The Colder War, analyst Marin Katusa makes the case that Putin is exploiting Russia’s new role as the world’s leading energy supplier (the country exports more oil than the UAE, Kuwait and Iraq combined; has world’s largest natural gas reserves; and is the top uranium exporter) to strong-arm governments and reassert its global importance.
Judges with daughters consistently vote in a more feminist fashion on gender issues than judges who have only sons, and the effect appears to be driven primarily by Republican judges.
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.
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.
While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual.
New research in gorillas that were affected by an Ebola virus outbreak shows that disease can influence reproductive potential, immigration and social dynamics, and it highlights the need to develop complex models that integrate all the different impacts of a disease.
Prior financial knowledge—both objective and subjective—in the first year of college may play a role in reducing young adults’ later risky paying behaviors and buying behaviors, according to new research published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies.
In a world warmed by rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, precipitation patterns are going to change because of two factors: one, warmer air can hold more water; and two, changing atmospheric circulation patterns will shift where rain falls.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the 2014 release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). A total of 1,202 Wiley titles (approximately 70%) were indexed, up from 1,193 in the 2012 JCR, and including 13 titles which have been indexed for the first time.
Growing consensus on climate and land use change means that it is reasonable to assume, at the very least, that flood levels in a region may change. Then why, ask Rosner et al. in a new study, do the dominant risk assessment techniques used to decide whether to build new flood protection infrastructure nearly always start with an assumption of “no trend” in flood behavior?
A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.
Over the course of the last 100 years or more, many scenes of execution in American film have offered intimate knowledge of executions, giving viewers a privileged ‘backstage’ gaze of an execution not available outside film, the chance to see what executioners see, and a chance to understand the condemned’s experience as he awaits death.
The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of All Business is Small
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Mental Health Issues Uncovered in Children with Relatives Who Participated in Manhunt after Boston Marathon Attack
Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.
Political Psychology reports that while distrust can manifest in protests and demands for reform, the desired change can also be derailed by distrust in the people who are demanded to carry them through
Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, medical researchers argue that continued research with primates is needed
New research in the Journal of Management Studies investigates these under-studied groups, using Australian bushfires to discover the role these local ventures
New research in Political Studies argues that the self-deception of politicians, who in turn mislead the public, may be a more common factor in political life than we realize.
Political Psychology explores how emotions such as anxiety, even if their cause has nothing to do with politics, can result in a hardening of our views