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February 06, 2013

Wiley Makes Scientific PDFs Interactive With the ReadCube Web Reader from Labtiva

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.

December 10, 2012

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.

December 04, 2012

Can the Pharmaceutical Industry Restore Its Broken Image?

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.

December 02, 2012

How Likely Are You to See Illusionary Faces in Your Toast? Study Compares Believers with Skeptics

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.

December 02, 2012

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.

December 02, 2012

Safety in Police Numbers? The Ironic Consequences of Increased Patrols

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.

November 05, 2012

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.

October 15, 2012

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, 12th Edition, 5 Volume Set

Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of the 12th edition of Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.

October 01, 2012

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

Introducing an easy-to-read, jargon-free overview of the patent application process for scientists and engineers

August 13, 2012

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.

August 01, 2012

Strangers on a Bus: Study Reveals Lengths Commuters go to Avoid Each Other

New research reveals the tactics commuters use to avoid each other, a practice the paper published in Symbolic Interaction describes as ‘nonsocial transient behavior.’

July 31, 2012

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.

July 10, 2012

Why do Low-Income Couples Marry Less and Divorce More?

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.

June 13, 2012

Divide the Antarctic to Protect Native Species, Propose Experts

An international team of scientists have published the first continent-wide assessment of the Antarctic’s biogeography, and propose that the landmass should be divided into 15 distinct conservation regions to protect the continent from invasive alien species. The team’s findings are published in Diversity and Distributions, while the authors’ proposals were outlined today at a lecture to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in Hobart, Tasmania.

7:00 PM EDT May 31, 2012

Football Study Finds 93% of Fans Would Support Openly Gay Players

Study in the British Journal of Sociology shows fans blame conservative boardrooms and agents for lack of openness

May 29, 2012

Bioethics for Beginners: 60 Cases and Cautions from the Moral Frontier of Healthcare

How far is too far? 60 cases illustrating modern bioethical dilemmas

May 14, 2012

Does Male Discrimination Exist?

“The central purpose of this book is to draw attention to this “second sexism” and to respond to those who would deny that it exists.”

April 25, 2012

Think You're Too Smart to Fall for a Scam?

According to new research, plus interviews with dozens of con artists and thousands of victims, basic consumer smarts are no match for the emotional appeals that clever cons use to defraud consumers of millions of dollars every year.  No matter how successful or intelligent, anyone can fall victim to a crime.

April 19, 2012

AARP’s Social Security For Dummies® Security System

The book explains the benefits you and your family might qualify for, how to apply, rules you should know, how Social Security fits into your retirement plans, and much more useful information.