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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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An international team of scientists have identified potentially dangerous amounts of methamphetamine analog in the workout supplement Craze, a product widely sold across the U.S. and online. The study, published in Drug Testing and Analysis, was prompted by a spate of failed athletic drug tests. The results reveal the presence of methamphetamine analog N,α-DEPEA, which has not been safely tested for human consumption, in three samples.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of its 2013 author survey on open access, with over eight thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The survey is a follow up to Wiley’s 2012 open access author survey and is the second such survey conducted by Wiley. This year new sections were added including research funding and article licenses.
From: Institute of Development Studies Bulletin
Disasters affect millions of people and cost billions of dollars, but people affected and those trying to help them don’t always have good access to the best information on what they might do. Evidence Aid will change this. It has just been awarded the 2013 Unorthodox Prize, for an extraordinary and innovative approach to improving the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.
StatisticsViews gains an exclusive interview with political pundit and celebrity statistician Nate Silver
Political Psychologyreveals how the 'Obama generation' has the most liberal attitudes to race
The Boston Marathon bombing brought international attention back to the devastating effects of terrorism. There were numerous victims with severe injuries that needed immediate attention. A novel study in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), presents cases from Boston-area hospitals where victims were treated, examining the medical response and imaging technologies used to save lives and limbs.
From: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
The Definitive Biography of One of the World's Most Powerful Women
Liu Zhenya of China’s State Grid Corporation Proposes Fundamental Approach to Resolving China’s Energy Problems in New Book
“Electrical Power and Energy in China” analyzes China's energy issues and energy strategies from the perspective of electric power
The first in-depth, authoritative discussion of the role of the press in China and the way the Chinese government uses the media to shape public opinion
Aside from marriage laws, it is important for same-sex couples to be knowledgeable on their states’ tax, finance, healthcare and adoption laws as those too can impact their future.
Author Richard Albright examines both the military’s policies towards the Chesapeake Bay and its uses of the Bay.
A new social media initiative helped to boost organ donor registration rates, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings suggest that social media might be an effective tool for tackling a variety of problems related to public health in which communication and education are essential.
Unlocking the power of character.
Ten great leaders, ten key virtues.
From: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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From: Social Science Quarterly
APEC member economies have announced their nominees for the 2013 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier.