A Newly-Open Archive: Baseball Digest

A newly-open archive: Baseball Digest. From the front page: “As fans await the return of Baseball on the field, Baseball Digest has unlocked its archive and made its complete inventory of more than 800 issues from 1942 through 2019 available to baseball fans at no cost online. We hope during these unprecedented times this may, in some small way, help fill the void until we can all return to the ballpark.”

EurekAlert: Russian trolls on Twitter polarized vaccination during 2016 election cycle

EurekAlert: Russian trolls on Twitter polarized vaccination during 2016 election cycle. “During the 2016 election cycle, politically polarizing tweets by Russian trolls about vaccination included pro- and anti-vaccination messages targeted at people with specific political inclinations through an assortment of fake persona types, according to a new analysis published this month.”

EurekAlert: D-Wave provides free quantum cloud access for global response to COVID-19

EurekAlert: D-Wave provides free quantum cloud access for global response to COVID-19. “D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, today announced the immediate availability of free access to its quantum systems via the Leap quantum cloud service for anyone working on responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Joining the effort are partners and customers including CINECA, DENSO, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Kyocera Corporation, KYOCERA Communication Systems, MDR/Cliffhanger, Menten AI, NEC Solution Innovators Ltd., OTI Lumionics, QAR Lab at LMU Munich, Sigma-i, Tohoku University, and Volkswagen, who will provide access to engineering teams with expertise on how to use the quantum computer and formulate problems, as well as help in developing solutions.”

The Guardian: Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device

The Guardian: Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device. “An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to hospital after getting four magnets stuck up his nose in an attempt to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak.”

Snopes: Did Johns Hopkins Publish This ‘Excellent Summary’ of COVID-19 Advice?

Snopes: Did Johns Hopkins Publish This ‘Excellent Summary’ of COVID-19 Advice?. “This is not something produced by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). We have seen rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 citing our experts and circulating on social media, and we have received several inquiries from the general public about these posts. We do not know their origin, and they lack credibility.”

Neowin: Facebook removes multiple white supremacist accounts, groups, and pages

Neowin: Facebook removes multiple white supremacist accounts, groups, and pages. “Facebook’s continued fight against racism and social discrimination has led to the removal of dozens of Pages, Groups, and accounts associated with the Northwest Front. The Northwest Front is a group pushing for a white supremacist nation-state in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.”

CNET: Comcast launches home schooling resources on Xfinity

CNET: Comcast launches home schooling resources on Xfinity. “Comcast has announced bringing 2,000 hours of kids’ shows and movies to Xfinity on Demand streaming video customers for free. It’s part of the internet provider’s aim of providing educational content available for children and parents self-isolating or quarantining at home during the spread of the coronavirus.”