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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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Can the new policy bridge the achievement gap in urban communities?
Rise of Sexual Predators in Oil and Gas Boomtowns Highlights Social Problems of Large Scale Energy Projects
Research into the social and environmental effects on communities that are economically dependent on oil and gas industries published in Conservation Biology, revealed that over a nine year period the number of registered sex offenders in energy ‘boomtowns’ was two to three times higher than towns dependent on other industries.
The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence
New book discusses the overlap between current affairs, political, and religious debate
Barriers to Care May Prevent Many U.S. Veterans From Receiving Full Course of PTSD Treatment
Are Women Set Up for Failure in Politics and Business?
Practice popular among care providers may not be the most beneficial for patient
Learn to ask and get anything you want.
‘Overweight’ Adults Age 70 or Older Are Less Likely To Die Over A 10 Year Period Than Those Of ‘Normal’ Weight
New Study Calls Into Question Current BMI Guidelines For Older Adults
Half of the mothers who took part in a study thought that their obese four or five year-old was normal weight, as did 39 per cent of the fathers, according to the February issue of Acta Paediatrica.
Faster Keyboarding Speed Associated with Touch Typing Training
Despite China’s rapid economic ascent and recent financial policy shifts, the Renminbi (RMB) is unlikely to evolve into a world currency in the near future, according to a study in China and World Economy.
Study on importance of gender-specific parents in child rearing
People with Parkinson’s Disease are more likely to display abnormal social behaviour and make poor decisions in ambiguous circumstances if they are pathological gamblers, according to research in the January issue of the European Journal of Neurology.
According to a recent WSJ/NBC News poll the tea party movement currently boasts higher favorability ratings than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Could this be true? Yes, in fact the “tea party movement” is one of the biggest news stories of 2009 and may be one of the most significant political movements of our time.
Public health experts are calling for urgent steps to reduce the number of healthcare professionals who smoke, after a survey of over 800 new nursing students found that more than half were current or former smokers.
Findings Suggest Abuse Is a Risk Factor for Chronic Headache
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