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There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. via Pocket

Jun 30, 15

(This is the text, with slides, of a lecture presented at the Smithsonian Libraries on March 10, 2014 by Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. via Pocket

Jun 29, 15

You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but my son, Timothy, sometimes sits beside your son at school. Timothy has severe autism spectrum disorder. He is also a 7-year-old little boy who loves and plays with all of his heart. via Pocket

Jun 29, 15

Columbus, Ohio (June 29, 2015) – Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, registered the 100 millionth chemical substance in the CAS REGISTRY, in the 50th anniversary year of the world’s largest database of u…

Jun 29, 15

Over the previous hundred years, a lot of work has gone into standardizing the way scientific data is presented. All of this knowledge has been largely forgotten. wants us to bring the past back to life. via Pocket

Jun 28, 15

There’s lots of discussion out there right now in the twitter and blog world concerning Bjorn Brembs’ call to librarians to jumpstart the mass migration to Open Access by essentially unilaterally cancelling all the journals they subscribe to. via Po…

Jun 26, 15

In the late nineteen-forties, Alex Osborn, a partner in the advertising agency B.B.D.O., decided to write a book in which he shared his creative secrets. At the time, B.B.D.O. was widely regarded as the most innovative firm on Madison Avenue. via Po…

Jun 26, 15

June 23rd, 2015 –– Kudos (, which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that 50,000 researchers have now signed up to use its service. via Pocket

Jun 26, 15

“Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.” Well the same applies to the web. via Pocket

Jun 26, 15

Deep Learning is now of the hottest trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, with daily reports of amazing new achievements, like doing better than humans on IQ test. via Pocket

Jun 26, 15

As a Los Angeles native, I know a thing or two about sitting in traffic. I’m talking about physically sitting in your car while stopped in traffic on the way to your destination — not the traffic you talk about when people visit your website. via Po…

Jun 25, 15

I started making ebooks in 1998. I was aware of other e-text projects and had compiled a web page directory of these sites, but I was dissatisfied with their presentation. Most of them used plain text for the books, which is utilitarian but not very…

Jun 25, 15

TEAM and OVERALL SERVICE... These scores, although clearly very high, are all around 5% less than in 2013, when we scored over 90% on all team aspects. via Pocket

Jun 24, 15

Google Google used to be criticized for providing little more than “10 blue links” in its search results that sent searchers to other sites. via Pocket

Jun 22, 15

Nobel Prize winner Sir Tim Hunt recently caused a stir when he argued that male and female scientists should work independently, because women are a distraction to men in the lab. via Pocket

Jun 22, 15

This wife decided to write a funny letter to tech support complaining about her husband’s behavior towards her. But then the reply from the tech support team is a stroke of genius. via Pocket

Jun 21, 15

If nothing else, the furore over Sir Tim Hunt’s remarks in Seoul to a lunch of women journalists has shone a laser beam on the lot of women in science. via Pocket

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