Vox: Google is starting to warn users when it doesn’t have a reliable answer

Vox: Google is starting to warn users when it doesn’t have a reliable answer. “Google is testing a new feature to notify people when they search for a topic that may have unreliable results. The move is a notable step by the world’s most popular search engine to give people more context about breaking information that’s popular online — like suspected UFO sightings or developing news stories — that are actively evolving.”

BetaNews: Microsoft’s search engine Bing declares Prince Philip dead… but he isn’t

BetaNews: Microsoft’s search engine Bing declares Prince Philip dead… but he isn’t . “The UK’s Prince Philip has been in hospital recently — which isn’t a huge surprise as he is 99 years old. He underwent a heart procedure on a pre-existing condition and is currently recuperating at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London. Doctors there say he’s doing well. Bing, on the other hand, has declared him dead.”

Research Search Engine MetaBUS Launches Early Next Month

Search engine MetaBUS is launching early next month. “Academics currently spend months or even years combing through published research journals to do meta-analysis — the process of summarizing past findings in a given field — as they conduct research. The team behind metaBUS has coded nearly one million journal findings, dating back to 1980, into metaBUS in the fields of organizational psychology and human resources. Instead of manually finding, reading and summarizing journal articles, metaBUS users will be able to create field level summaries in real time by classifying metadata to achieve a never-before-seen level of research curation. MetaBUS is free for registered users and includes some data from journal articles that are currently locked behind subscription paywalls.”