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December 15, 2014

Christmas Cracker Pulling: How to Send Everyone Home a Winner

According to experts’ statistical analyses, if you’re expecting 10 guests for dinner on Christmas day, 15 crackers—those festive cardboard tubes filled with a one-size-fits-no-one paper hat, a small toy, and a groan-inducing joke—should be enough to send everyone home happy. The experts came to their estimation by simulating 10,000 parties, with guest numbers ranging from 2 to 50. Their results are published in Significance.

October 07, 2014

Wiley Authors Awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura.

September 15, 2014

Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams?

A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them.

September 02, 2014

A Handsome Face Could Mean Lower Semen Quality

Contrary to what one might expect, facial masculinity was negatively associated with semen quality in a recent Journal of Evolutionary Biology study. As increased levels of testosterone have been demonstrated to impair sperm production, this finding may indicate a trade-off between investments in secondary sexual signaling (i.e. facial masculinity) and fertility.

August 18, 2014

Did an Exceptional Iceberg Sink the Titanic?

While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual.

August 13, 2014

Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the 2014 release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR).  A total of 1,202 Wiley titles (approximately 70%) were indexed, up from 1,193 in the 2012 JCR, and including 13 titles which have been indexed for the first time.

June 16, 2014

High-Altitude Weight Loss May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

Weight loss at high altitudes—something universally experienced by climbers and people who move to higher terrain—may not be a detrimental effect, but rather is likely an evolutionarily-programmed adaptation, according to a new article in BioEssays.

February 06, 2014

American Geophysical Union and Wiley Launch New Open Access Journal, Earth and Space Science

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley announc a new all open access peer-reviewed journal, Earth and Space Science.

February 03, 2014

Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

October 17, 2013

Celebrating the Work of the 2013 Nobel Laureates

Wiley congratulates the winners of all the 2013 Nobel Prizes and is pleased to learn that ten laureates have published work in Wiley titles.

October 08, 2013

Generation Gap in Authors' Open Access Views and Experience, Reveals Wiley Survey

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of its 2013 author survey on open access, with over eight thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The survey is a follow up to Wiley’s 2012 open access author survey and is the second such survey conducted by Wiley. This year new sections were added including research funding and article licenses.

October 08, 2013

Wiley Congratulates Discoverers of the ‘Higgs Boson’ on Their Nobel Win

Wiley congratulates Peter W. Higgs and François Englert on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013

September 16, 2013

Advanced Materials Editor Peter Gregory Awarded Two Chinese Professorships

Nanjing University of Technology and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Host Ceremonies

September 02, 2013

Exclusive Interview: Nate Silver’s Statistical Standards for Journalists

StatisticsViews gains an exclusive interview with political pundit and celebrity statistician Nate Silver

August 27, 2013

Fundamentals of Physics, 10th Edition

Fundamentals of Physics, 10e offers "Office Hours" videos, giving a visualization of each sample problem.

7:00 PM EDT August 14, 2013

New Study Reviews Historical Records to Provide Insight into Current UK Marine Populations

Exploitation of marine fisheries often begins decades or even centuries before regular monitoring of fish stocks is undertaken, making it difficult to accurately assess the current health of fish populations in the context of their past abundance. In an article appearing in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, Dr. Ruth H. Thurstan uses historical information to uncover a picture of the UK’s coastal environments prior to the intensification of fishing.

July 15, 2013

Ice Clouds and Solar Winds: What Drives Mars’ Atmospheric Tides?

From: Geophysical Research Letters

July 15, 2013

What Will Voyager 1 Discover at the Bow of the Solar System?

From: Geophysical Research Letters

July 09, 2013

Dr. James Milne Joins Wiley From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. James Milne has been appointed to the position of Publishing Director, Physical Sciences

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