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Amyloid beta, tau protein in eye fluid may predict later Alzheimer's
Boston Medical Center researchers found a significant association between low amyloid beta and tau protein levels in eye fluid and reduced cognitive scores, and some individuals whose eye fluid had low biomarker protein levels exhibited mild to moderate dementia symptoms. via Pocket
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About a quarter of Europeans are so fed up with their leaders that they’d rather automate the political process and put robots in charge. In the U.K. and Germany, that rises to one in three people. via Pocket
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Alligators given ketamine and headphones by scientists for study | The Independent
Scientists anaesthetised 40 alligators with ketamine and played sounds to them through fitted earphones to help study how dinosaurs perceived the direction of sounds. via Pocket
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The Powers in PowerPoint: Embedded Authorities, Documentary Tastes, and Institutional (Second) Orders in Corporate Korea - Prentice - - American Anthropologist - Wiley Online Library
Microsoft PowerPoint is both the bane and banality of contemporary South Korean office work. Corporate workers spend countless hours refining and crafting plans, proposals, and reports in PowerPoint that often lead to conflicts with coworkers and overtime work. This article theorizes the excessive attention to documents in modern office contexts. Where scholars have been under the impression that institutional documents align with institutional purposes, I describe a context in which making documents for individual purposes and making them for work exist under a basic tension. Based on fieldwork in corporate Korea between 2013 and 2015, I describe how Korean office workers calibrate documents to the tastes of superiors who populate the managerial chain. These practices leave little trace of real “work” on paper, but they are productive for navigating complex internal labor markets and demonstrating a higher order value of attention toward others. These findings suggest that institutional and individual authorities are not competing projects inside organizations but become entangled in increasingly complex participatory encounters, even as they are channeled through a seemingly simple software like PowerPoint.
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The digital potlatch: The uses of uselessness in the digital economy - Michael Kaplan, 2019
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In the digital economy, then, the advertising expenditures that sustain the dominant platforms perversely serve to increase the scarcity of the user attention at which they aim.12 Here is a true, and hence revealing, manifestation of the gift economy: advertisers effectively enact pure, generous expenditure—which is possible precisely because they can have no intention of doing so. The more resources they devote to capturing user attention, the more their very activity renders such attention at once more scarce and less useful (Kaplan, 2019). In effect, then, the ultimate producers of scarcity, together with the resulting premiums, are the customers themselves. And if this is so, it the actual value of such competitive expenditure must lie elsewhere. Rather than delivering attentive target consumers, this is a form of luxury in which the prestige of an aristocracy is at stake. Ultimately, it is status competition between owners of industrial capital that drives the transfer of a portion of this capital to the media industries. And this transfer is not fully explicable as a form of exchange but is better understood as a form of potlatch.
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8 Hacks for using Google Scholar effectively | Editage Insights
This post shares eight great tips to help make your Google Scholar search more effective.
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2 hours ago by davedmiller
ray on race and organizations
Organizational theory scholars typically see organizations as race-neutral bureaucratic structures, while race and ethnicity scholars have largely neglected the role of organizations in the social construction of race. The theory developed in this article bridges these subfields, arguing that organizations are racial structures—cognitive schemas connecting organizational rules to social and material resources. I begin with the proposition that race is constitutive of organizational foundations, hierarchies, and processes. Next, I develop four tenets: (1) racialized organizations enhance or diminish the agency of racial groups; (2) racialized organizations legitimate the unequal distribution of resources; (3) Whiteness is a credential; and (4) the decoupling of formal rules from organizational practice is often racialized. I argue that racialization theory must account for how both state policy and individual attitudes are filtered through—and changed by—organizations. Seeing race as constitutive of organizations helps us better understand the formation and everyday functioning of organizations. Incorporating organizations into a structural theory of racial inequality can help us better understand stability, change, and the institutionalization of racial inequality. I conclude with an overview of internal and external sources of organizational change and a discussion of how the theory of racialized organizations may set the agenda for future research.
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Introductory. Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. Elements of Style
This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript.
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devd/Academic-Writing-Check: check for passive words, weasel words, duplicate words, typographical errors and words strunk & white don't like
check for passive words, weasel words, duplicate words, typographical errors and words strunk & white don't like
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