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Daily Archives: July 20, 2020

A Family Guide to Covid: Questions & Answers for Parents, Grandparents & Children

“In A Family Guide to Covid, William A. Haseltine, PhD, answers tough questions about Covid-19 honestly, with equal measures of clarity and compassion. As our understanding of Covid-19 evolves, so too will this book…” The book is free to read online, using the password – AskDrBill – or you can print the PDF version. Continue Reading

Open-access Plan S to allow publishing in any journal

Nature – “Funding agencies behind the radical open-access (OA) initiative Plan S have announced a policy that could make it possible for researchers to bypass journals’ restrictions on open publishing. The change could allow scientists affected by Plan S to publish in any journal they want — even in subscription titles, such as Science, that… Continue Reading

Populace Insights: American Priorities For Higher Education

Post Secondary Education Index – “A national private opinion quantitative survey that surfaces the decision-making factors that matter most for Americans in choosing a higher education experience. It was conducted by the think tank Populace and powered by Gradient Metrics. The primary component was a choice-based-conjoint (CBC) instrument that distinguishes between personal opinion and perceived… Continue Reading

Pay Cuts, Layoffs, and More: How Law Firms Are Managing the Pandemic – Our firm-by-firm guide to how law firms are protecting their bottom lines from the economic fallout of the coronavirus. “Major law firms are adopting drastic measures to shore up their finances and mitigate the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to update the list below as the crisis continues….” Continue Reading

The Global G-d Divide

“Across the 34 countries, which span six continents, a median of 45% say it is necessary to believe in G-d to be moral and have good values. But there are large regional variations in answers to this question. People in the emerging economies included in this survey tend to be more religious and more likely… Continue Reading

Experts respond to big publishers’ attacks on libraries and digital lending

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — “Overnight, millions of people all over the world lost access to millions of physical books when libraries and schools closed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The nonprofit Internet Archive (IA) is now being sued by four big publishers for actions IA took to help communities during the pandemic and establish… Continue Reading

CBP does end run around warrants, simply buys license plate-reader data

Ars Technica – How does “unreasonable search” work when any agency can buy data from anywhere? “US Customs and Border Protection can track everyone’s cars all over the country thanks to massive troves of automated license plate scanner data, a new report reveals—and CBP didn’t need to get a single warrant to do it. Instead,… Continue Reading