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Jim Giles is a journalist and CEO of Timeline, which publishes historical stories primarily focused on the topics of race, class, and gender and how they relate to today. He also co-founded MATTER, an online publication specialising in long-form articles on science and technology.
Until April 2007, Giles wrote full-time for the journal Nature. In December 2005, he and colleagues published a story that compared the accuracy of science articles in English Wikipedia to those in Encyclopædia Britannica. Peer reviewers recruited by Nature identified an average of four inaccuracies in the English popflock.com resource articles they examined and an average of around three in articles on the same topics in Britannica. Britannica subsequently criticized the story, prompting Nature to clarify the methodology used to compile the results.
In 2009, Giles asked ten prominent scientists to come together and discuss the future of the Nobel Prizes. The group, which included Tim Hunt, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, called for the creation of new Nobel prizes for the environment and public health. The group also recommended expanding the medicine prize to include disciplines such as ecology, which are not currently covered by the prize. The group's recommendation were published on 5 October 2009 in an open letter to the Nobel Foundation.
] MATTER published its first article, a 7,800-word story about a rare neurological condition, in November 2012. [