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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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Racial disparities exist in both the early and late steps in access to kidney transplantation, reports the American Journal of Transplantation
REGULATING WALL STREET has been honored with a 2011 PROSE Awards.
The PROSE Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content, published annually in subject areas ranging from economics to biomedicine.
As 11 different regulatory agencies now begin the process of adopting the Dodd-Frank Act’s 243 new formal rules, more than 40 NYU Stern finance faculty have come together to offer key proposals to integrate into this critical legislation whose outcomes will shape the future of global financial architecture for years to come.
Potentially key fingerprint evidence is currently not being considered due to shortcomings in the way it is reported, according to a report published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Researchers involved in the study have devised a statistical model to enable the weight of fingerprint evidence to be quantified, paving the way for its full inclusion in the criminal identification process.
Arab uprisings one year on – Egypt cannot afford to miss the signs of a revolution twice, warns report
On the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprisings, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) releases new analysis of why and how the Arab uprisings began and what this means for human rights and public policy.
New book Identity Shift explores how technology and our personal identities are blurring in today’s networked world
Research drawn from thousands of consumers provides unique new insight into the convergence of real and virtual life – including the impact of communications technology on families and individuals
A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and published today in the journal Bioethics, claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while on both a personal and a national level insufficient plans and policies are made for the end of life.
Caveman Politics: Has Our Violent History Led to an Evolved Preference for Physically Strong Political Leaders?
New research into evolutionary psychology suggests that physical stature affects our preferences in political leadership. The paper, published in Social Science Quarterly, reveals that a preference for physically formidable leaders, or caveman politics, may have evolved to ensure survival in ancient human history.
Money Expert Eric Tyson Clears Up the Latest Economic Misinformation
A specially commissioned set of essays, published in the September 2011 issue of the Geographical Journal, argues that in the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks the world did change, but not always in ways anticipated by policy-makers and pundits.
The Last Great Fundraising Opportunity: Study Shows How Identity Can Help Charities Increase Legacy Giving
Legacy giving should be a key focus for charity fundraising, say the authors of a study published in Psychology & Marketing. The study uses dimensional qualitative research to reveal how charities need to understand the motivational role of identity to increase access to the $23 billion which is inherited through wills every year.
A new review article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review assesses the extent to which alcohol plays a causal role in sexual assault perpetration.
For those looking to improve their mental skills, authors Ron and Marty Hale-Evans deliver a witty, compelling, and action-oriented cache of personal productivity tips and techniques in Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is launching its first mobile application in Sociology, accessible via iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Malden, MA – August 3, 2011 – Wiley-Blackwell, the Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Hastings Center, to publish the Hastings Center Report, one of the leading journals in the field of bioethics.
The definitive guide to the science of solar energy
American developmental psychologist, Dr. Michael Tomasello, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Wiley Prize in Psychology, awarded by the British Academy in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb).
In a child-rearing culture that warns parents they can never be too cautious, Lenore Skenazy uses reliable statistics and entertaining anecdotes to encourage parents to stop worrying about the one in a million dangers their kids could face – from being abducted by a stranger to drowning in a toilet -- and start letting them enjoy the adventures of childhood.
Is reading fiction good for you?
In their new book, BARBARIANS OF OIL; How the World's Oil Addiction Threatens Global Prosperity and Four Investments to Protect Your Wealth authors Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally take a look at the major players, recent disasters and changes in political scene in the global oil industry. They also delve into where the oil market is heading and tips on how readers can avoid future market dips and safeguard current and future investments.
What to do when you're caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma at work