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Daily Archives: December 10, 2023

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Leading scholarly database listed hundreds of papers from ‘hijacked’ journals

Science: Scopus is giving suspect, non–peer-reviewed papers unwarranted legitimacy, researchers say: “Scopus, a widely used database of scientific papers operated by publishing giant Elsevier, plays an important role as an arbiter of scholarly legitimacy, with many institutions around the world expecting their researchers to publish in journals indexed on the platform. But users beware, a… Continue Reading

Archival Records of Congress: Frequently Asked Questions

CRS – Archival Records of Congress: Frequently Asked Questions Updated December 7, 2023 – “Congressional offices and committees receive, generate, and process many paper and digital files in the course of their work. Archivists preserve some of this historical material, which can help inform future Congresses and researchers studying congressional history. This report is intended… Continue Reading

‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Freshwater Fish, Yet Most States Don’t Warn Residents

KFF Health News: “…But in recent years, he has been wary about a group of chemicals known as PFAS, also referred to as “forever chemicals,” which don’t break down quickly in the environment and accumulate in soil, water, fish, and our bodies. The chemicals have spewed from manufacturing plants and landfills into local ecosystems, polluting… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 9, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 9, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on… Continue Reading

Care Post-Roe: Documenting cases of poor-quality care since the Dobbs decision

New Data Show Nearly One in Five US Abortion Patients Are Traveling Out of State for Care – December 2023 update – The Guttmacher Institute has released new data from the Monthly Abortion Provision Study, which tracks monthly estimates of procedural and medication abortions provided in the formal US health care system. In addition to… Continue Reading

Is DRM evil?

The Long Tail: “EFF organizer, BoingBoinger and Wired contributor Cory Doctorow, perhaps the best-informed person I know on the subject of Digital Rights Management, argues that Wired should be taking a more activist stance against it: Wired seems to be a little soft on DRM these days; the recent Wired spin-off, Wired Test, featured page… Continue Reading