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Three very different maps, using the same deprivation data, for the same place: Hartlepool, UK. Samuel Langton/MMU, using OS Data . Credit: © Crown copyright 2019., Author provided More From reporting election results to issuing weather forecasts, maps offer a powerful, accessible and visually appealing way to convey complex information. But as a researcher focusing
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More The majority of high-quality medical and science journals require disclosure of possible conflicts of interest (COI). However, a new study suggests that such disclosures have no impact on journal reviewers, even when the authors of submitted papers did, in fact, report conflicts. The study also found that reviewers’ evaluations of
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Rachel Volberg, UMass Amherst research professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, is leading the most comprehensive investigation ever undertaken into the impact of introducing casino gambling. Credit: UMass Amherst More The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in
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One in every 200 people in Britain is homeless –- sleeping on the streets or stuck in temporary accommodation, including hostels and B&Bs, according to analysis from housing charity Shelter. But it might surprise you to know that despite not having a secure home, a small but significant proportion of people experiencing homelessness are in
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Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins Universityand CSHL’s Jason Sheltzer, co-organizers of the Increasing Gender Diversity in the STEM Research Workforce meeting at the Banbury Center. Credit: CSHL 2019 More A diverse group of scientists gathered last December at the Banbury Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, to confront how institutions and funding agencies can prevent
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More Some may be bold leaders, but they create a dangerous corporate culture. Plenty of venerated CEOs, from Oracle’s Larry Ellison to Tesla’s Elon Musk to the late Steve Jobs at Apple, have been described as narcissists. Success for such leaders is often attributed to their bold vision, extreme self-confidence, and
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research, a new article published today argues. Writing in a special 150th anniversary edition of Nature, five experts say these factors are too often ignored. They say incorporating sex (the biological attribute distinguishing females, males or intersex/hermaphrodite individuals) and gender
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More “Elite,” high-earning political lobbyists are more likely to overstate their achievements, a new study shows. Political influencers who have a smaller salary and work in specialist areas or for public interest groups are less overconfident—or even underestimate their success, according to the research. This suggests overconfidence can help lobbyists make
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New archive sources provide new histories of the Cuban Revolution. Credit: Petra Kuivala More Petra Kuivala’s doctoral dissertation in the field of church history brings to the fore previously overlooked histories, narratives and interpretations of the interaction between religion and revolution in Cuba. The findings challenge prior notions of the Catholic Church as an institution
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he study, led by a recent post-doctoral researcher at U of T Scarborough, offers the most comprehensive look yet at what we know about conscientiousness and its relationship to work-related variables. Credit: CC0 Public Domain. More Organizations are always looking for the ingredients that make a good employee, with many turning to personality tests as
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More Amid rising concerns about low public trust in mainstream media institutions, a Rutgers study found that real-life and online social interactions can strongly influence a person’s trust in newspaper, TV and online journalism—but when it comes to online interactions, cynical views are the most influential. The study, published in the
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  In today’s fast-paced digital age, information can become outdated rapidly and people must constantly update their memories. But changing our previous understanding of the news we hear or the products we use isn’t always easy, even when holding onto falsities can have serious consequences.   A pharmaceutical company, for example, may present a testimonial
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