US News & World Report: A New Tool to Improve Community Health

US News & World Report: A New Tool to Improve Community Health. “In what may be one of the largest population health collaborations in the U.S., 100 Million Healthier Lives on Monday launched a new framework to help entities across sectors and at all levels – including local communities, nonprofit organizations, health care systems and the federal government – coordinate their efforts, with the ultimate goal of using the shared data to work in sync to improve health across the U.S.”

Brookings Institution: The U.S. falls behind international efforts to rein in technology platforms

Brookings Institution: The U.S. falls behind international efforts to rein in technology platforms. “A new report by myself [Clara Hendrickson] and Brookings’s Senior Fellow Bill Galston outlines the major political and economic threats posed by today’s largest online platforms. In it, we lay out the laws and proposals taken up in countries outside the U.S. and consider the ways in which the U.S. might follow or deviate from actions pursued elsewhere to rein in big tech.”

USGS: New Land Cover Maps Depict 15 Years of Change across America

USGS: New Land Cover Maps Depict 15 Years of Change across America. “Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the latest edition of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) for the U.S. – the most comprehensive land cover database that the USGS has ever produced. The NLCD 2016 documents land cover change in the Lower 48 states from 2001 to 2016. During this 15-year period, 7.6 percent of the conterminous U.S. changed land cover at least once.”

EurekAlert: Finnish school students outperform US students on ‘fake news’ digital literacy tasks

EurekAlert: Finnish school students outperform US students on ‘fake news’ digital literacy tasks. “A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed U.S. students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media and online news. The researchers suggest this may be due to the Finnish and International Baccalaureate curricula’s different way of facilitating students’ critical thinking skills compared to the US system and curriculum. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Research in International Education in April.”

Arizona State University: Scientists map food supply chains for every US city

Arizona State University: Scientists map food supply chains for every US city. “No matter where you are in the United States, the food on your plate probably started its life in Fresno, California. Vegetables follow a complex supply chain that moves bumper crops of delectable lettuce, tomatoes, fruits and nuts from where they’re grown to where they’re used. How do we know? New data from the FEWSION Project, led by Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University scientists, can now illustrate how every corner of America is connected.”

Quartz: A cyber-attack in Japan could now bring the US into war

Quartz: A cyber-attack in Japan could now bring the US into war. “In a briefing yesterday in Washington, DC, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared that ‘a cyberattack could, in certain circumstances, constitute an armed attack under Article 5 of the US-Japan Security Treaty.’ The security agreement, ratified after World War II, guarantees the United States’ defense in the event of an attack on Japan.”

PR Newswire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Religions of America (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Religions of America (PRESS RELEASE). “Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that explores the history and unique character of the American religious experience. Religions of America provides scholars and researchers access to the largest resource of its kind that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in and significantly reshaped by the United States from 1820 to 1990. This never-before-digitized collection contains thousands of rare resources that opens a window for scholars and researchers onto the contemporary religious condition and its impact on modern American society and politics.”