‘Don’t be afraid to fail’: digital storytelling experiments in small museums (Museums + Heritage Advisor)

Museums + Heritage Advisor: ‘Don’t be afraid to fail’: digital storytelling experiments in small museums. “As part of this year’s Museums + Heritage Show the Director of Royal Crown Derby Museum and the Curator of Gawthorpe Textiles Collection share some of their learnings after bolstering their digital storytelling efforts.”

Google Blog: Preserving languages and the stories behind them

Google Blog: Preserving languages and the stories behind them. “Thanks to a collaboration with our global partners, ranging from language communities to national language institutes, you can now discover the languages of Maya, Tepehua, Sanskrit, Vurës, Kumeyaay/Diegueño, Potawatomi and Serravallese, spoken across Mexico, South Asia, the South Pacific, the United States and Italy.”

NewsWise: These Red Flags Can Let You Know When You’re in an Online Echo Chamber

NewsWise: These Red Flags Can Let You Know When You’re in an Online Echo Chamber. “Online echo chambers are virtual spaces that gather like-minded individuals. Prior research has shown that people are more likely to believe and share information they encounter in these spaces, because it confirms their existing beliefs. Echo chambers are also an ideal venue for hyperpartisanship, or rigid political ideology that shows a strong bias toward one perspective, while attacking another.”

Death Penalty Information Center: On Anniversary of Furman v. Georgia, DPIC Census of U.S. Death Sentences Details 50 Years of Arbitrariness, Bias, and Error

Death Penalty Information Center: On Anniversary of Furman v. Georgia, DPIC Census of U.S. Death Sentences Details 50 Years of Arbitrariness, Bias, and Error. “The census is the most comprehensive database of death sentences ever assembled, containing more than 9,700 death sentences…. In the census, DPIC has attempted to identify every death sentence handed down in the U.S. from the day Furman was decided through January 1, 2021 and track the status of each sentence.”

The Verge: Substack CEO says he’s ‘very sorry’ about laying off 13 people

The Verge: Substack CEO says he’s ‘very sorry’ about laying off 13 people. “Substack is the latest tech company to announce layoffs, with the company’s CEO Chris Best tweeting on Wednesday that he’s letting 13 workers go. According to Axios, that’s around 14 percent of Substack’s workforce. In his letter and follow-up tweets, Best cites ‘market conditions’ as the reason behind the layoffs.”

Scientific Data: A Global Building Occupant Behavior Database

Scientific Data: A Global Building Occupant Behavior Database . “This paper introduces a database of 34 field-measured building occupant behavior datasets collected from 15 countries and 39 institutions across 10 climatic zones covering various building types in both commercial and residential sectors. This is a comprehensive global database about building occupant behavior.”

Inside Climate News: Rediscovered Reports From 19th-Century Environmental Volunteers Advance the Research of Today’s Citizen Scientists in New York

Inside Climate News: Rediscovered Reports From 19th-Century Environmental Volunteers Advance the Research of Today’s Citizen Scientists in New York. “After unearthing 200-year-old seasonal observations from across New York, a team of researchers found a window into the past of the state’s natural landscapes, and a key to understanding its future.”

Task & Purpose: Ukraine’s new (and probably fake) war hero is a goddamn goat

Task & Purpose: Ukraine’s new (and probably fake) war hero is a goddamn goat. “To paraphrase Mark Antony, ‘Cry havoc, and let slip the goats of war.’ Or something like that, because this latest dispatch from the war in Ukraine is about a goat supposedly taking out a platoon of Russian soldiers. The goat in question, at least according to The Telegraph, wandered into a group of Russian soldiers rigging some grenades around a hospital. The goat, carrying on with its goat business, then supposedly prematurely set off the boobytrap. It presumably walked away unscathed, leaving 40 wounded Russian troops in its wake.”

Marine Corps Times: Ukraine lessons take center stage in Marines’ new information warfare plan

Marine Corps Times: Ukraine lessons take center stage in Marines’ new information warfare plan. “The Marine Corps wants all troops to treat information as a core function of waging war. And the Russia-Ukraine conflict is providing a heavy underline to its efforts. On Thursday, the service released its eighth Marine Corps doctrinal publication, this one focused on information.”

PR Newswire: University Of Maryland Medicine Launches Precision Health Study To Create Biggest And Most Diverse Research Database In State

PR Newswire: University Of Maryland Medicine Launches Precision Health Study To Create Biggest And Most Diverse Research Database In State (PRESS RELEASE). “University of Maryland Medicine, the joint enterprise of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and University of Maryland Medical System, today launched a landmark initiative called My Healthy Maryland Precision Medicine Research. The project aims to enroll 250,000 Maryland residents over the next decade who reflect the diversity of the state and want to play a pivotal role in helping researchers understand how genes and lifestyle affect an individual’s health.”