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2017-06-15 21:29:15     Counting Research ⇒ Directing Research: The Hazard of Using Simple Metrics to Evaluate Scientific Contributions (An EU Experience)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jep/3336451.0020.102?...

In many EU countries there is a requirement to count res... measure and prove its value. These numbers, often produc... based on the impact of journals, are used to rank univer... determine fund distribution, to evaluate research propos... determine t

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2017-06-15 21:20:56     The Ig Nobel Prize and Other Efforts to Eradicate Complex Academic Writing - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive.../412255/?...

The idea that writing should be clear, concise, and low-... new one—and it isn’t limited to government agencies,... problem of needlessly complex writing—sometimes referr... “opaque writing style”—has been explored in fields... to science.

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2017-06-15 21:20:09     “Political Co-Authorships” in Medical Science Journals - Johal - 2017 - Clinical Anatomy - Wiley Online Library

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ca.22932/abstract

The issue of co-author relationships on medical sciences... publications has become more pronounced as advances in t... enabled collaboration across countries and institutions ... efficiently. These relationships often have underlying p... motivations

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2017-06-15 21:18:07     Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English — Quartz

https://qz.com/...akes-them-smarter-in-math-and-english/?...

Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participat... class once a week over the course of a year significantl... math and literacy skills, with disadvantaged students sh... significant gains

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/Channels/education/maths education

2017-06-15 21:17:17     Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

https://points.datasociety.net/...racy-backfire-7418c084d88d

Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of p... news during this year’s election cycle, many progressi... an increased commitment to media literacy programs. Othe... for solutions that focus on expert fact-checking and lab... these appro

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2017-06-15 21:16:00     When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archiv.../283865/?...

During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we o... steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared b... couple.

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2017-05-29 08:38:38     Black Lives Matter in Journal of Political Philosophy: Philosophers published a series written entirely by white professors — Quartz

https://qz.com/...ries-written-entirely-by-white-professors/

This week, the prestigious Journal of Political Philosop... series of articles under the heading “Black Lives Matt... All the authors published in the series are white.

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2017-05-21 08:13:14     ISBNdb - A Unique Book & ISBN Database

http://isbndb.com/api/v2/docs

The API gives you access to 6 different collections of d...
Books (two endpoints, /book and /books)
Authors (two endpoints, /author and /authors)
Publishers (two endpoints, /publisher and /publishers)
... Prices (single endpoint, /prices)

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2017-05-21 08:06:32     Develop

http://www.oclc.org/developer/develop.en.html

Find the essential details you need to use our web servi... eligibility to authentication patterns and technical doc... build enhanced services and solutions to everyday problems.

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2017-05-21 07:54:34     API Documentation - Outpan Developers

https://outpan.mixnode.com/developers.php

Legacy API
Get Product Information
GET https://api.outpan.com/v2/products/[GTIN]?apikey=[YO ...

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/Channels/techie/open data

2017-05-15 18:49:19     Nominatim - OpenStreetMap Wiki

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim

Nominatim (from the Latin, 'by name') is a tool to searc... and address and to generate synthetic addresses of OSM p... geocoding). It can be found at nominatim.openstreetmap.org.

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/Channels/maps and geography

2017-05-14 12:37:51     3 Million Instacart Orders, Open Sourced – tech-at-instacart

https://tech.instacart.com/...ders-open-sourced-d40d29ead6f2

Curious about the food Americans eat? Look no further.
Instacart is excited to announce our first public datase ...

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2017-05-01 07:31:14     Greg Mark of Markforged talks about putting metal into the microwave | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/...ting-metal-into-the-microwave/?...

“So that’s it. Humans have been pouring metal in mol... Fuck molds. The digital age transformed every other indu... – music, photography, writing, telecom, email, the int... makes cars largely the same way they did in the 50’s. ...
In short he

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2017-04-20 08:02:39     The effects of taxes and benefits on household income - Office for National Statistics

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopu.../financialyearending2015

The redistribution effects on households of direct and i... and benefits received in cash or kind analysed by househ... changing levels of income inequality over time.

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2017-04-20 08:01:08     Reality Check: Are lower earners bearing the tax burden? - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39641222

The claim: Low and middle earners are bearing the burden...
Reality Check verdict: The government is very reliant on ...

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2017-04-15 07:24:44     AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals | Technology | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...t-biases-research-reveals?...

An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised ... computers to interpret everyday language has been shown ... gender and racial biases.
The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequa ...

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2017-04-11 17:01:38     Why people prefer unequal societies : Nature Human Behaviour

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0082

There is immense concern about economic inequality, both... scholarly community and in the general public, and many ... equality is an important social goal. However, when peop... the ideal distribution of wealth in their country, they ... unequal soc

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2017-04-11 08:59:53     Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT 'cowboys' ride into sunset | Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/a.../us-usa-banks-cobol-idUSKBN17C0D8

Bill Hinshaw is not a typical 75-year-old. He divides hi... family – he has 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildr... U.S. companies avert crippling computer meltdowns.
Hinshaw, who got into programming in the 1960s when comp ...

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2017-04-10 08:01:48     Why algorithms aren't working for women

http://www.feministcurrent.com/...ithms-arent-working-women/

Algorithms are everywhere. They’re the unnoticed mecha... determine everything from the temperature in your office... your Facebook feed, to the information Google shows you ... But there’s one big problem: these algorithms are not ... value-neutr

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/Channels/HCI stuff/intelligent interfaces
/Channels/HCI stuff/privacy and data control

2017-04-10 07:21:46     Inside Your Users’ Minds: The Cultural Probe · An A List Apart Article

https://alistapart.com/article/culturalprobe

By analyzing the results of your cultural probe, you can... of how users behave: what they love and hate, what motiv... what they do and why. Solutions based on this knowledge ... give users what they need, rather than what they say the... also help i

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2017-04-03 21:05:14     The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data - Atlas Obscura

http://www.atlasobscura.com/...o-changed-how-we-see-data?...

When he wasn’t blackmailing lords and being sued for l... Playfair invented the pie chart, the bar graph, and the ...

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2017-03-29 23:52:52     Measuring Worth - About Us

https://www.measuringworth.com/aboutus.php

There are two missions of this site. The first is to mak... public the highest quality and most reliable historical ... economic aggregates, with particular emphasis on nominal... measures, as well as real (constant-price) measures. The... here on the

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2017-03-23 07:59:41     Peer review: a flawed process at the heart of science and journals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420798/

But does peer review `work' at all? A systematic review ... available evidence on peer review concluded that `the pr... review is based on faith in its effects, rather than on ... answer to the question on whether peer review works depe... `What is pe

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2017-03-21 20:19:19     Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” Is Our Most Misread Poem

https://www.theparisreview.org/...t-misread-poem-in-america/

Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”... everyone gets it wrong.

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2017-03-17 18:15:08     A bad abstract is good enough to be published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General | Quick Thoughts

https://jcoynester.wordpress.com/...ntal-psychology-general/

Some abstract succeed in telling a good story by distort... details of what was done and what was found . Some manus... way into prestigious journals because the editor and rev... by what they read in the abstract and don’t notice tha... with what i

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2017-03-13 18:47:54     Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI

http://www.kurzweilai.net/...thought-say-ucla-scientists?...

Illustration of neuron and dendrites. Dendrites receive ... stimulation (via synapses, not shown here) from neurons ... and propagate that stimulation to the neuron cell body (... sends electrochemical stimulation via an axon to communi...
Dendrites h

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2017-03-01 23:00:24     Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/veles-macedonia-fake-news/

stories in The Guardian and on BuzzFeed revealed that th... of 55,000 was the registered home of at least 100 pro-Tr... of them filled with sensationalist, utterly fake news

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2017-02-14 10:57:46     University attacked by its own vending machines, smart light bulbs & 5,000 IoT devices | Network World

http://www.networkworld.com/...bs-and-5-000-iot-devices.html

Today’s cautionary tale comes from Verizon’s sneak p... 2017 Data Breach Digest scenario. It involves an unnamed... seafood searches, and an IoT botnet; hackers used the un... vending machines and other IoT devices to attack the uni... network.

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2017-02-06 08:46:22     In referees we trust?: Physics Today: Vol 70, No 2

http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/PT.3.3463

In 1936 refereeing was not a universal practice at the w... scientific journals. It was not even a universal practic... Review. Einstein’s previous submission to that journal... Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) paper, was not sent out fo...
So Einstein

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2017-02-02 15:37:54     MacKay | Serendipity

http://www.easterbrook.ca/steve/?s=MacKay

We started from the question of how to take “back of t... calculations and make them explicitly shareable over the... shareable, but to turn them into structured objects that... updated, linked to evidence and so on (in much the same ... entries are

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