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American Scientist Online
"New technologies and research advancements are transforming the way science is communicated. As social science, social media and digital publishing continue to grow, American Scientist closely covers these changes. Here is a compiled list of the magazine's key resources on the topic of science communication:"
science  communication 
july 2015
Galileo's Middle Finger by Alice Dreger - Penguin Books USA
"An impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo’s Middle Finger is one American’s eye-opening story of life in the trenches of scientific controversy. For two decades, historian Alice Dreger has led a life of extraordinary engagement, combining activist service to victims of unethical medical research with defense of scientists whose work has outraged identity politics activists. With spirit and wit, Dreger offers in Galileo’s Middle Finger an unforgettable vision of the importance of rigorous truth seeking in today’s America, where both the free press and free scholarly inquiry struggle under dire economic and political threats."
book  publisher  research  controversy  trends  science  reputation  harassment  ethics 
july 2015
Taking the road less traveled | Science Careers
“The cost of standing up for controversial results can be devastating to researchers and their families, Dreger makes clear.”
research  controversy  trends  reputation  harassment  ethics  science  sts 
july 2015
The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for information practice and information policy | Zimmer | First Monday
"In April 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress and the popular micro-blogging company Twitter announced that every public tweet, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library and made available to researchers. The Library of Congress’ planned digital archive of all public tweets holds great promise for the research community, yet, over five years since its announcement, the archive remains unavailable. This paper explores the challenges faced by the Library that have prevented the timely realization of this valuable archive, divided into two categories: challenges involving practice, such as how to organize the tweets, how to provide useful means of retrieval, how to physically store them; and challenges involving policy, such as the creation of access controls to the archive, whether any information should be censored or restricted, and the broader ethical considerations of the very existence of such an archive, especially privacy and user control."
twitter  archive  LibraryOfCongress  social-media  ethics  information-science 
july 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Letter to My Son" - The Atlantic
"In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body - it is heritage."
race  racism  essay  body  slavery 
july 2015
www.raeng.org.uk
2015 UK report on connections between research academics and industry.
academia  industry  innovation  business  intellectual-property 
july 2015
Welcome // | DiRT Directory
"The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software."
research  tools  directory  catalog  digital-humanities  digital  text-analysis  humanities 
july 2015
DanGrayber.com
self-supported sculptures.
art  sculpture  tension 
june 2015
www.nytimes.com
"HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success By Julie Lythcott-Haims 354 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $27."
book  review  age  adult  college  academic  achievement 
june 2015
www.nytimes.com
"THE PRIME OF LIFE A History of Modern Adulthood By Steven Mintz Illustrated. 409 pp. The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press. $35."
book  review  age  adult  history  stages  culture 
june 2015
www.nytimes.com
"WHY GROW UP? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age By Susan Neiman 231 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $25."
book  review  age  adult  philosophy  stages 
june 2015
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