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“As journalists, we work with mountains of data to help us spot trends, identify problems in our community and to hold public officials accountable. We present that data here at NYDatabases.com (formerly RocDocs), so that you can explore the issues yourself. Learn more about where you live, make informed decisions as a citizen, parent, orContinue Reading

Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics?

Pratt, Gill A. 2015. “Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics?” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(3): 51-60. DOI: 10.1257/jep.29.3.51 “About half a billion years ago, life on earth experienced a short period of very rapid diversification called the “Cambrian Explosion.” Many theories have been proposed for the cause of the Cambrian Explosion, one of theContinue Reading

ViewPoint – Great New Possibilities for the Library of Congress

Colleagues – we have worked for many years, often many decades, as members of a profession to which we have a deep and abiding commitment and through which we have, under often the most challenging of circumstances, helped to usher in the future without forsaking the past. So this snippet (the rest is behind aContinue Reading

IT Salary Survey 2015

ComputerWorld 29th Annual Report It Salary Survey: “After years of tight budgets, employers are boosting pay to attract and retain hot IT talent. Our survey of more than 4,800 tech workers reveals who’s getting the cash — and how you can too..Topics include: Cash Is Back!; IT Pay All the Numbers; Job Seekers Call theContinue Reading

Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions

Behind the Cyberlocker Door: A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions A NetNames Report for Digital Citizens Alliance “As a society, we can no longer shrug off content theft as the isolated activity of high school and college students who want to watch a movie or listen toContinue Reading

Bing plans to warn customers about threats of fake online pharmacies

Bing Blog: “When there is a significant risk of serious harm to the public from purchasing unsafe, counterfeit and other illegal drugs online, the Bing team wants to help our users make informed decisions. With this goal in mind, we are rolling out a new set of warnings on Bing.com to give our customers more informationContinue Reading

Pew Report – Teens, Technology and Friendships

Teens, Technology and Friendships – Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends: “For American teens, making friends isn’t just confined to the school yard, playing field or neighborhood – many are making new friends online. Fully 57% of teens ages 13 to 17Continue Reading

Where have all the wildlife gone?

UN Resolution on Wildlife Trade – 30 July 2015 – “Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supplyContinue Reading

NY Fed – When Women Out-Earn Men

Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz: “We often hear that women earn “77 cents on the dollar” compared with men. However, the gender pay gap among recent college graduates is actually much smaller than this figure suggests. We estimate that among recent college graduates, women earn roughly 97 cents on the dollar compared with menContinue Reading

Making Health Care Safer – Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

CDC – “We’re at a tipping point: an increasing number of germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of infection control actions can contribute to drug resistance and put patients at risk for deadly diarrhea (caused by C. difficile). Even if one facility is followingContinue Reading

World Bank Launches Green Bond Impact Report

“The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) released today a Green Bond Impact Report with detailed information about the environment and social results expected from projects supported by its green bonds through June 30, 2015. These projects target low carbon and climate-resilient growth in IBRD’s member countries. “The report is anotherContinue Reading

Assuring Accountability Through Mission

Wegner, Judith W., Assuring Accountability Through Mission (June 1, 2015). Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015), chapter 2. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637068 “This chapter of Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in aContinue Reading