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Colors of the Moon

Marcella Giulia Pace, Greenflash Photo/Atmospheric Optics in Italy – “I have collected some of my Full Moon shots taken over the past 10 years. I selected the shades of color with which the Moon was filmed in front of my lens and my eyes. The atmosphere gives different colors to our satellite (scattering) based on its height with respect to the horizon, based on the presence of humidity or suspended dust. The shape of the Moon also changes: at the bottom of the horizon, refraction compresses the lunar disk at the poles and makes it look like an ellipse. And this is one of the reasons why I have chosen to present my Full Moons through a spiral arrangement that ends with a lunar eclipse…”

New eCFR Website

“The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) have formally launched a new eCFR website. Over the last few years, OFR and GPO developed significant improvements that are now available on the new eCFR website, including the ability to: Show which sections have been recently updated. Display and compare previous versions of… Continue Reading

What Is LinkedIn Learning? How to Get the Most Out of It

Make Use Of: “There has been an upward trend in people working from home or studying remotely. This has resulted in a significant growth in online learning platforms and the courses they offer. Some enjoy brushing up their skills, while others prefer learning new technology. Online learning platforms cater to individuals from different professional backgrounds… Continue Reading

FindCenter Beta

FindCenter is a platform for personal development and growth: “Wisdom lights the path to wellbeing. FindCenter is a platform for personal development and growth. We’ve made it our mission — through extensive research, curation, and code — to support those seeking answers. Our approach is comprehensive and communal. FindCenter is part library, part garden, and… Continue Reading

Persuasive Legal Writing

Johnson, James A., Persuasive Legal Writing (June 1, 2021). Persuasive Legal Writing – Michigan Bar Journal, Sept.2021, Volume 100, No.8, Page 42-43., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3922852 “The most important tool in a consummate lawyer’s toolbox is the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Persuasive legal writing is knowing precisely what one wants… Continue Reading

A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans

The Verge – File Not Found: “Catherine Garland, an astrophysicist, started seeing the problem in 2017. She was teaching an engineering course, and her students were using simulation software to model turbines for jet engines. She’d laid out the assignment clearly, but student after student was calling her over for help. They were all getting… Continue Reading

BOOK TALK: If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

Virtual Book Talk – Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Registration Requested: “The Simulmatics Corporation, launched during the Cold War, mined data, targeted voters, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge―decades before Facebook, Google, and Cambridge Analytica. Jill Lepore, best-selling author of These Truths, came across the company’s papers in MIT’s archives… Continue Reading

Freedom in the World 2021 Democracy under Siege

 Freedom in the World 2021: “As a lethal pandemic, economic and physical insecurity, and violent conflict ravaged the world in 2020, democracy’s defenders sustained heavy new losses in their struggle against authoritarian foes, shifting the international balance in favor of tyranny. Incumbent leaders increasingly used force to crush opponents and settle scores, sometimes in the… Continue Reading

Facebook Rolls Out News Feed Change That Blocks Watchdogs from Gathering Data

The Markup, Gabriel Hongsdusit: ” The tweak, which targets the code in accessibility features for visually impaired users, drew ire from researchers and those who monitor the platform By Corin Faife Facebook has begun rolling out an update that is interfering with watchdogs monitoring the platform. The Markup has found evidence that Facebook is adding changes… Continue Reading

Mapping Movements – The Art and the Science: we have the winners

Special Interest Group of the British Ecological Society dedicated to Movement Ecology research: “We all love to look at maps of animal movements, but producing good maps is challenging However, thanks to rapid developments in the software and methods for producing maps, there are now many options for mapping animal movements – likely more than… Continue Reading