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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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China's transformation from a poor country to the world's number two economy is one of the most significant developments in contemporary history
Leading Global STMS Publisher To Deploy Luxid® Content Enrichment Platform to Enhance Customer Experience Across its Digital Products and Leverage its Six-Million Document Archive
Freemasons do keep some secrets, but none of them are as scandalous or conspiracy-laden as the rest of us might suspect.
Crowdfund investing is going to be the next big thing on Wall Street. U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and law firms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of new financial products that will be available to the general public starting later this year.
New research in Symbolic Interaction explores the strategies career women adopt to avoid becoming ‘leftover women’ in China’s marriage market
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Wiley has launched Labtiva’s ReadCube Web Reader on Wiley Online Library, making it easier for researchers to discover, access and interact with scientific literature.
When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Whether it’s Islamic terrorists in the Middle East or the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians or the violence done by religious extremists in the United States, why does religion too often lead to lethal results? This book will give readers not just a picture of the problems but a vision of a hopeful way forward that does not ignore their distinctive worldviews but that works with them.
Devalued and Distrusted: Can the Pharmaceutical Industry Restore Its Broken Image? offers a balanced view of the role of drug discovery in improving public health.
Ever seen a human face on a piece of toast or in a cloud? This illusionary effect is known as pareidolia and scientists writing in Applied Cognitive Psychology claim you’re more prone to seeing faces if you’re a religious or paranormal believer. The team found believer groups were better at identifying previously defined face-like regions in images, but were also prone to false alarms. Signal detection analysis revealed that believers had more liberal answering criteria than skeptics, but the actual detection sensitivity did not differ. The paranormal believers also evaluated the artifact faces as more face-like and emotional than the skeptics.
Ministers in the Board Room: New Study Explores Post-Political Careers of Politicians in Private Sector
The ‘revolving door’ between public office and corporate board rooms is often cited as a threat to the democratic process. New research, published in Political Studies, explores the earnings of politicians who take jobs in corporations when they retire and finds that ministers from the Treasury, Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defense develop the strongest corporate connections.
Politicians often claim that having more policemen on the beat makes the public feel safer, and it’s an assumption which underlies much policing policy. Research in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology tested this assumption and found that in areas which are usually considered safe, feelings of safety were not increased by police presence. Results also revealed that men feel less safe when police are present compared with when police are absent.
Inverse Fingerprints on Paper: Visualization of Latent Fingermarks by Nanotechnology: Reversed Development on Paper: A Possible Remedy to the Variation in Sweat Composition
Paper is one of the surfaces most commonly tested for fingerprints in forensics. Unfortunately, it is particularly difficult to make fingerprints on paper visible. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Israeli scientists have now introduced a new method developed specifically for use on paper. It produces a “negative” of the fingerprint and is, in contrast to conventional methods, independent of the composition of the sweat residue left behind.
Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of the 12th edition of Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.
Introducing an easy-to-read, jargon-free overview of the patent application process for scientists and engineers
Meeting Derailed! Robert’s Rules For Dummies®, 2nd Edition Reveals Some Common Myths About Proper Meeting Procedures
The problem isn’t that Robert’s Rules don’t work. It’s that people don’t really understand them.
New research reveals the tactics commuters use to avoid each other, a practice the paper published in Symbolic Interaction describes as ‘nonsocial transient behavior.’
How Washington Actually Works For Dummies® Demystifies Policymaking and Reveals Key Political Influencers
In an election year where the economy is king, along with a head-to-head matchup for the presidential race, timing could not be better for an insiders’ guide to Washington, D.C.
People with lower incomes value the institution of marriage just as much as those with higher incomes and have similar romantic standards for marriage, according to a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The new research suggests that government initiatives to strengthen marriage among low-income populations should move beyond promoting the value of marriage and instead focus on the actual problems that low-income couples face.