The New Food Economy: How social media is fueling a market for novelty eggs

The New Food Economy: How social media is fueling a market for novelty eggs. “The growing popularity for keeping backyard chickens has created an awareness of breeds outside the standard Rhode Island Red or White Leghorns. And that has given rise to a hunger for beautiful, colorful, Instagram-friendly rainbow eggs.”

Smithsonian Magazine: What the Obsolete Art of Mapping the Skies on Glass Plates Can Still Teach Us

Smithsonian Magazine: What the Obsolete Art of Mapping the Skies on Glass Plates Can Still Teach Us. “The first pictures of the sky were taken on glass photographic plates, and these treasured artifacts can still help scientists make discoveries today.”

The Conversation: How Google images helped us pin down the diet of Africa’s largest eagle

The Conversation: How Google images helped us pin down the diet of Africa’s largest eagle. “As martial eagles are beautiful, people love to take photographs of them and post these online. We realised that hundreds of photographers, amateurs to professionals, have been collecting data. To help answer some conservation questions we tapped into this resource of photographs taken at multiple locations across the continent over many years.”

Poynter: Who needs deepfakes when bogus crowd photos get thousands of shares on Facebook?

Poynter: Who needs deepfakes when bogus crowd photos get thousands of shares on Facebook?. “In Indonesia, where people are paid to spread deliberately false information about presidential candidates on social media, fact-checkers have been busy debunking similar hoaxes in the lead-up to next week’s election. France 24 reported this week that misinformation has exacerbated religious rifts in Indonesian society. At the same time, a lot of the hoaxes that journalists are going after have to do with crowd size. In the past week, two of the most engaging articles from Liputan 6’s fact-checking team debunked photos that were taken out of context, according to audience metrics tool BuzzSumo.”

Catholic News Agency: Scientific photos of Shroud of Turin published

Catholic News Agency: Scientific photos of Shroud of Turin published. “A new website aims to make available to Catholics and researchers a collection of photographs of the Shroud of Turin by a scientific photographer who was part of a research project that spent more than one hundred hours conducting tests on the shroud.”

The ChronicleHerald: Dal student to launch interactive archive of Chris Hadfield’s photos

The ChronicleHerald: Dal student to launch interactive archive of Chris Hadfield’s photos. “Over the past year, Caitlin Cunningham has looked at every one of the 13,199 photos taken by Chris Hadfield during his stint on the International Space Station in 2012-13. Out of that massive collection, she’s culled about 250 photos for a public interactive digital archive.”