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Daily Archives: January 22, 2016

Figshare Joins the Digital Preservation Network to ensure survival, ownership and management of research data into future

Blog posting – “We’re pleased to announce that figshare is the first research data repository to join the DPN Federation. Research data made public on figshare will be deposited into DPN, a dark archive that preserves scholarship for future generations. figshare users can guarantee that long-term access to their scholarly resources will be protected in the event of any type of change in administrative or physical institutional environments. figshare will use the DuraSpace DuraCloud Vault deposit node to add their content into DPN to preserve its public corpus of multi-disciplinary data. The multi-scale DPN approach to stored content by leveraging a heterogeneous network that spans diverse geographic, environmental, and political climates will enable the secure, long-term preservation of figshare content, which will ultimately reside under control of the academy.”

Subcommittee on Nutrition RE: Past, Present, and Future of SNAP

U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition – Addressing Special Populations, Testimony of Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. “Perhaps the  best way to prevent hunger among veterans is to protect and strengthen the SNAP program. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that SNAP… Continue Reading

Global data – Women only earn now what men did a decade ago

World Economic Forum: “Despite an additional quarter of a billion women entering the global workforce since 2006, wage inequality persists, with women only now earning what men did a decade ago, according the Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015. The global gender gap across health, education, economic opportunity and politics has closed by only 4%… Continue Reading

Commercial fishing harvesting larger catches – threatening future of the seas

Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining – Nature Communications 7, Article number:10244doi:10.1038/ncomms10244 “Fisheries data assembled by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) suggest that global marine fisheries catches increased to 86 million tonnes in 1996, then slightly declined. Here, using a decade-long multinational ‘catch reconstruction’ project covering the… Continue Reading

Coverage for Abortion Services in Medicaid, Marketplace Plans and Private Plans

Kaiser Family Foundation news release –  “State and federal efforts to address insurance and Medicaid coverage of abortion services began soon after the 1973 Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion and have continued to the present day. Starting in 1977, the Hyde Amendment banned the use of any federal funds for abortion, allowing only exceptions for pregnancies that endanger… Continue Reading

IRE 2015 Philip Meyer Award winners for data-driven investigation

IRE is proud to announce the 2015 Philip Meyer Award winners – “A data-driven investigation that exposed the human cost of school resegregation in central Florida is the first-place winner of the 2015 Philip Meyer Journalism Award. Investigations that explored the growth of diversity in American cities and revealed the small cadre of attorneys who… Continue Reading

Watch 118 Bird Species Migrate Across a Map of the Western Hemisphere

Cornell Lab of Ornithology – “For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have documented migratory movements of bird populations spanning the entire year for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. The study finds broad similarity in the routes used by specific groups of species—vividly demonstrated by animated maps showing patterns of… Continue Reading