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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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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.
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.
Study in the British Journal of Sociology shows fans blame conservative boardrooms and agents for lack of openness
How far is too far? 60 cases illustrating modern bioethical dilemmas
“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.”
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.
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.
The book teaches aspiring mediators the importance of upholding an honorable reputation; the skills, personality traits, and characteristics of a good mediator; and how to effectively market a successful mediation career.
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.
World-Renowned Thought Leader, Bruce Schneier, Writes New Book On How To Solve The Most Important Problem We Face In Society And Business: Trust
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.