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Daily Archives: November 11, 2021

SCOTUS Statistics

“Each year, the Harvard Law Review publishes a series of tables summarizing numerical trends from the Court’s most recent Term. We also translate our Supreme Court Statistics into interactive visualizations, which can be found below. These visualizations are sourced from The Statistics included in our print issues. The content is also available here on our website as online PDFs. We hope they make the data more accessible and valuable. Nonetheless, to find a more detailed version of The Statistics with extensive explanations of methodology, please see the full PDFs linked above…”

Listening to favourite music improves brain function in Alzheimer’s patients

University of Toronto: “Repeated listening to personally meaningful music induces beneficial brain plasticity in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s disease, a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto suggests. Changes in the brain’s neural pathways correlated with increased memory performance on neuropsychological tests, supporting the clinical… Continue Reading

The Internet’s Unkillable App

The Atlantic, by Dave Pell: “The noisier our digital lives get, the more popular the humble newsletter becomes. The Romans brought the newsletter into existence. Later, in the Middle Ages, newsletters became common forms of communication among extended families, traders, and those looking to share information in a format that eventually led to what we… Continue Reading

Surveillance Technology at the Fair: Proliferation of Cyber Capabilities in International Arms Markets

The Atlantic Council: “State cyber capabilities are increasingly abiding by the “pay-to-play” model—both US/NATO allies and adversaries can purchase interception and intrusion technologies from private firms for intelligence and surveillance purposes. NSO Group has repeatedly made headlines in 2021 for targeting government entities in cyberspace, but there are many more companies selling similar products that are just… Continue Reading

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Media and Misinformation

“The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. Using a combination of surveys and qualitative research, this project tracks the dynamic nature of public opinion as vaccine development and distribution unfold, including vaccine confidence and acceptance, information needs, trusted messengers and messages, as well… Continue Reading

Scientists extend and straighten iconic climate “hockey stick” 24,000 years of climate history

Ars Technica: “The climate “hockey stick” refers to a reconstruction of temperatures over the past 1,000 years. The data shows flattish temperatures over the last millennium, like the handle of a Hockey stick, ending in a “blade” of rapidly rising temperatures since the industrial revolution. The idea first appeared in a paper by Michael Mann… Continue Reading