Monthly Archives: October 2017

Gaining historical and international relations insights from social media

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As more and more people get their news from social media platforms, these become hosts to vast amounts of information on human behavior in relation to real-time events around the world. In a study published in EPJ Data Science, Vanessa Peña-Araya and team successfully match geopolitical interactions obtained from Twitter activity with real-world historical international relations.

Ada Lovelace Day: Nature Research editors celebrate leaders in their fields – Part 2

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, inspiring others and creating new role models. We asked editors at Nature Research to talk about female scientists who’ve made major contributions to their fields. This blog was written by Mark Staniland and cross-posted from Nature’s of schemes and memes blog.

Ada Lovelace Day: Nature Research editors celebrate leaders in their fields – Part 1

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, inspiring others and creating new role models. We asked editors at Nature Research to talk about female scientists who’ve made major contributions to their fields.
This blog was written by Mark Staniland and cross-posted from Nature’s of schemes and memes blog.

Preparing for Nate and Ophelia: how people process hurricane forecasts

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Despite huge improvements in the accuracy of hurricane forecasting, there can still be a lot of uncertainty over the future path of a storm. Given this uncertainty, how can policy makers best make decisions on evacuations and emergency management resources? Research published today in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications examines the utility of different types of visual forecasting displays that are used to aid such decisions.