‘Jackpot expiry’ limits gambling losses

From ABC News in Science, 9 July 2014: Would you continue gambling on a poker machine if you knew there was no chance of winning the jackpot? Setting a ‘jackpot expiry’ time limit for a poker machine causes gamblers to walk away sooner, a new Australian study shows. The research, published in the Journal of Continue reading ‘Jackpot expiry’ limits gambling losses

Citizen science a winner for shark conservation

From ABC News in Science, 24 April 2014: Citizen science has proven its worth by delivering better quality data on shark populations than conventional acoustic tagging methods, and at lower cost. Researchers from Australia and Palau compared data collected by professional dive guides in Palau with acoustic telemetry data from tagged sharks at the same Continue reading Citizen science a winner for shark conservation