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This Periodic Table illustrates how we interact with each element

considerable – “The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures” places the elements in our everyday lives. I wish my science teachers had showed us a poster like this. Designed by software engineer Keith Enevoldsen and spotted by Mental Floss, “The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures” puts the elements in our everyday lives, showing how we regularly interact with them. Enevoldsen’s graphic packs in a lot of information without overwhelming students (or adults!) with facts and figures that probably aren’t relevant to them, like atomic weights and valence numbers.

  • “The table is color-coded to show the chemical groupings,” he explains. “Small symbols pack in additional information: solid/liquid/gas, color of element, common in the human body, common in the earth’s crust, magnetic metals, noble metals, radioactive, and rare or never found in nature.”…

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States

Overall US COVID-19 Vaccine | Deliveries and Administration; Maps, charts, and data provided by CDC, updates daily by 8 pm ET.  “Represents all vaccine partners including jurisdictional partner clinics, retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Health Resources and Services Administration partner sites, and federal entity facilities. On August 13th,… Continue Reading

2021 Update to Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move

Via LLRX – 2021 Update to Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move – AALL Gallagher Award recipient Mary Whisner, Public Services Librarian, University of Washington, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, has updated her 2008 guide about choosing a career in law librarianship. With more than 30 years of experience in the… Continue Reading

Access to Justice

Beinlich, Leander, Access to Justice (July 29, 2021). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2021-20, in: Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by Christina Binder, Manfred Nowak, Jane A Hofbauer and Philipp Janig – 2022 Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or “This encyclopedia entry offers an… Continue Reading

The US Budgetary Costs of the Post 9/11 Wars

20 Years of War – A Costs of War Research Series, Watson Institute of Public and International Affairs, Brown University: “The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $6.4 Trillion through Fiscal Year 2020 in budgetary costs related to and caused by the post-9/11 wars—an estimated $5.4 Trillion in appropriations in… Continue Reading

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

“Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) is an impressive piece of art crystallizing the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. Filled with powerful and evocative images, OVER addresses the many challenges caused by human population size (7.3 billion) and growth (1.5 million people every week). OVER was created as the centerpiece of the… Continue Reading

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970–2019)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – “An overview of impacts from weather, climate and water extremes globally from 1970 to 2019 based on disaster data from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). Disaster statistics are conducted for the 50-year and decadal periods at the national, regional and global scales.  A special section on the disproportionate impacts that… Continue Reading