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Crowds are wise enough to know when other people will get it wrong

Unexpected yet popular answers often turn out to be correct. This article by Cathleen O’Grady was published by Ars Technical on 29th January, 2017. https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/to-improve-the-wisdom-of-the-crowd-ask-people-to-predict-vote-outcome/.  Cathleen O’Grady  is Ars Technica’s contributing science reporter. She has a background in cognitive science and…

Estimating building vulnerability to volcanic ash fall for insurance and other purposes

This paper by R. J. Blong, P. Grasso, S. F. Jenkins, C. R. Magill, T. M. Wilson, K. McMullan and J. Kandlbauer was published on 26th January 2017 in the Journal of Applied Volcanology. Abstract: Volcanic ash falls are one of the most widespread and frequent volcanic hazards, and are produced by…