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March 28, 2012

Fingerprints Tell All: Progress in fingerprint analysis

It has long been well established that fingerprints can be used to identify people or help convict them of crimes. Things have gone a lot further now: fingerprints can be used to show that a suspect is a smoker, takes drugs, or has handled explosives, among other things. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Pompi Hazarika and David Russell describe the noteworthy progress that has recently been made.

February 14, 2012

Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

World-Renowned Thought Leader, Bruce Schneier, Writes New Book On How To Solve The Most Important Problem We Face In Society And Business:  Trust

February 09, 2012

Racial Disparities Exist in Access to Kidney Transplantation

Racial disparities exist in both the early and late steps in access to kidney transplantation, reports the American Journal of Transplantation

February 08, 2012

Regulating Wall Street

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.

February 08, 2012

Statistical Model Unlocks Barriers to Use of Fingerprint Evidence in Court

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.

January 24, 2012

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.

November 29, 2011

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

November 15, 2011

Should We Prepare For The End? New Report Calls for Decriminalisation of Assisted Dying In Canada

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.

October 18, 2011

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.

September 29, 2011

Make Sense of the Talking Heads

Money Expert Eric Tyson Clears Up the Latest Economic Misinformation

September 08, 2011

Did the World Really Change? Marking the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th 2001 Attacks

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.

September 08, 2011

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.

September 07, 2011

Intoxication Important in Determining When Some Men Commit Sexual Aggression

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.

September 06, 2011

MINDHACKER: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

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

August 09, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell Launches First Mobile Application in Sociology

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.

August 03, 2011

Hastings Center Report Expands Reach Through Wiley-Blackwell Partnership

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.

August 01, 2011

Physics of Solar Energy

The definitive guide to the science of solar energy

July 27, 2011

British Academy and Wiley-Blackwell Announce Result of 2011 Wiley Prize

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).

July 14, 2011

FREE-RANGE KIDS: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

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.

July 07, 2011

Author of 'Such Stuff as Dreams' on Radio 4 Today Programme

Is reading fiction good for you?