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May 17, 2016

16:06
Mapping How Stressful Streets Can Limit Cycling – “Few cycling thoroughfares in Washington, D.C., are fully protected from traffic. They’re packed with rushing cars, people backing out of driveways, and shape-shifting bike lanes, when any actually exist. As a daily bike commuter, I can attest that these factors can make cycling pretty harrying, which in […]
15:51
Health, United States, 2015 – With Special Feature on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. May 2016. “The Health, United States series presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. The report contains a Chartbook that assesses the nation’s health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care […]
15:42
Bloomberg: “Twitter Inc. is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages. The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in […]
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“The Minneapolis Fed’s #EndingTBTF initiative will explore various proposals from expert researchers and incorporate input from a wide range of thought leaders, culminating in an actionable plan to end TBTF, which will be released by the end of the year….” Presentations and videos posted by speakers are available here.
15:26
“CompTIA’s 17th annual Cyberstates is the definitive source for state-by-state analysis of the U.S. information technology industry and the tech workforce. The report quantifies the size and scope of the tech sector and tech occupations across multiple vectors, while providing context with time-series trending, economic impact, average wages, business establishment analysis, IT jobs postings, career […]
15:23
Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy, Christopher M. Blanchard, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. May 13, 2016. “Libya’s political transition has been disrupted by armed non-state groups and threatened by the indecision and infighting of interim leaders. After an armed uprising ended the 40- plus year rule of Muammar al Qadhafi in late 2011, interim authorities […]
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Official Google Blog: “So much of the beauty and power of art lives in the details. You can only fully appreciate the genius of artists like Monet or Van Gogh when you stand so close to a masterpiece that your nose almost touches it. As you step back from the brush strokes, you wonder how […]
15:12
Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office May 17, 2016: “Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts — as few as eight over the course of a single day — can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster’s home and workplace to a […]
15:07
Via NIH: “A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer. The risk of developing seven cancer types was 20 percent (or more) lower among the most active participants (90th percentile […]
15:05
SSRN announced today that the company is joining Mendeley as part of Elsevier: “Specifically, we joined Elsevier, to be further developed alongside Mendeley today, a leading innovator in scholarly communication and author collaboration. Our goal is to enhance engagement within and around an author’s academic work. Mendeley’s data and analytical tools will help us support our authors and, […]
15:02
Via Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “The latest available data from the federal courts show that during April 2016 the government reported 235 new civil filings in the immigration category. Such lawsuits have been rising fairly steadily during the past year, and are now up 37.7 percent from a year ago. The number of immigration lawsuits […]

May 16, 2016

16:13
Natural Resources Defense Council: “The oceans are not a silent world, but dynamic, living symphonies of sound. In water, sound travels five times faster, and many times farther than it does in air. Whales, dolphins, porpoises, and other marine mammals have evolved to take advantage of this perfect sonic medium. Just as we rely on sight […]
16:05
“A new report is warning that the world is ill-prepared for an increasing rise in disasters, spurred by climate change, rising populations and increasing vulnerability of people in large cities and unregulated housing. The report, The Making of a Riskier Future: How Our Decisions are Shaping the Future of Disaster Risk, calls for a radical […]
16:02
“Six federal agencies are inviting public comment on a proposed rule to prohibit incentive-based compensation arrangements that encourage inappropriate risks at covered financial institutions. The deadline for comments on the proposed rule, which was submitted for publication in the Federal Register, is July 22, 2016. Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer […]
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May 2016 Air Travel Consumer Report. “About this Document – The Air Travel Consumer Report is a monthly product of the Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (OAEP). The report is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by the airlines… The report is divided into six […]
15:54
Information Technology Management Letter for the Office of Financial Management and Office of Chief Information Officer Components of the FY 2015 Department of Homeland Security Financial Statement Audit,May 6, 2016. “We recommend that OFM, in coordination with the DHS Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer, make improvements to its financial management systems and associated […]
15:46
Via The Intercept: The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why – “Today, The Intercept is announcing two innovations in how we report on and publish these materials. Both measures are designed to ensure that reporting on the archive continues in as expeditious and informative a manner as possible, in accordance with the […]
15:41
Medicare: Claim Review Programs Could Be Improved with Additional Prepayment Reviews and Better Data, GAO-16-394: Published: Apr 13, 2016. Publicly Released: May 13, 2016. Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Incorporate Elements of a Strategic Management Planning Framework into Retrograde and Reset Guidance, GAO-16-414: Published: May 13, 2016. Publicly Released: May 13, 2016. Nuclear Security: Status […]

May 15, 2016

14:12
“Who is RDA? The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide. With close to 4,000 members globally, RDA comprises individuals, organizations and policy makers representing multiple industries […]
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This mystery was solved: Scientists say chemicals from fracking wastewater can taint fresh water nearby – “…But a study by the U.S. Geological Survey appears to have answered a critical question about the millions of gallons of chemical-laced water that are injected into the wells to fracture rocks and release trapped gas. Is there any […]