New Mexico Historical Review, Ticket Stubs, Midwest Farming, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, May 12, 2021


University of New Mexico: New online home for the New Mexico Historical Review. “The University Libraries Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (DISC) has created a new online home for the New Mexico Historical Review. The journal is now open access for viewing previous issues from 1926 to 2013 in the UNM Digital Repository. The most recent six years will remain behind a moving paywall.”

New-to-me, from Fox 5 San Diego: Real-life ‘ticket master’ has been collecting stubs for more than 40 years. “Russ Havens is a real-life ticket master who has been collecting tickets for more than 40 years. ‘I realized those tickets were cool because they not only get you in the game, but they’re also like a little time-stamped keepsake of when you were there, who you were with,’ Havens said.”

RiverBender: Midwestern Farmers Can Find Tools To Thrive With New Resource Center. “Farm life can be stressful. Most pressures, such as weather, illness, injuries, loans, and regulations, are constant and uncontrollable. Now, Midwestern farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers have direct access to a new tool to help manage stress, anxiety, depression, or substance use issues.”


CBC: Instagram apology for MMIWG posts that disappeared is inadequate, advocate says. “Instagram issued an apology Thursday night after posts about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) disappeared on a day meant to raise awareness of the issue, but advocates say it doesn’t go far enough to address the harm that was done. ‘I really don’t think that Instagram has adequately addressed that feeling of silencing and erasure,’ said Emily Henderson, an Inuk arts and culture writer based out of Toronto.”

Gizmodo: PSA: Spotify Will Now Let You Share Podcast Timestamps. “Spotify is rolling out a handful of new social features. Among the more notable of these features, beginning today, Spotify is introducing a new tool to allow users to share podcast episodes from a specific point in the program—much like you can on YouTube.”


USA Today: ‘The bar is low for the social media industry’: Top platforms are unsafe for LGBTQ community, new report says . “According to GLAAD’s first Social Media Index report released Monday, the platforms have a ‘circuit breaker’ to slow down the harassment, bullying, and misinformation and discrimination, but they don’t want to do it because they are monetizing off of it, making the ‘entire sector effectively unsafe’ for LGBTQ users and other marginalized communities.”

Rolling Stone: FBI Releases Long-Withheld File on Kurt Cobain. “Periodically, the Federal Bureau of Investigation makes public some of its archives on politicians, entertainers, and other boldface names. And quietly last month — for reasons the Bureau has not commented on — the FBI plucked out its file on Cobain and made it available for the first time, shortly after it had done the same with paperwork on late mob boss Vito Genovese.”


Washington Post: He spent years uncovering the Stalin-era execution of his great-grandfather. Lawsuits seek to bury the evidence.. “As cold cases go, Denis Karagodin’s mission was as bleak as the winter in his native Siberia. For nine years, he has been digging into Russian and Soviet archives to find out who killed his great-grandfather Stepan Karagodin in 1938 during the purges and iron-fist rule of Joseph Stalin…. But digging up the truth from the past can still bring trouble in today’s Russia.”

AP: 2 face trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic. “More than a year after two amateur computer coders were taken by police from their Beijing homes, they are set to be tried Tuesday in a case that illustrates the Chinese government’s growing online censorship and heightened sensitivity to any deviation from the official narrative on its COVID-19 response.”


University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute: AI tool to be tested for improved Parkinson’s diagnosis. “University of Florida researchers will broadly test a new artificial intelligence tool aimed at distinguishing the precise diagnosis for patients with early Parkinson’s disease or two related but distinct Parkinson’s-like syndromes under a new $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health announced March 18.”

Mother Jones: Researchers Say They’ve Uncovered a Massive Facebook Bot Farm from the 2020 Election. “A group of security researchers say they’ve unmasked a massive bot farm that aimed to shape public opinion on Facebook during the heat of the 2020 presidential election. According to Paul Bischoff of Comparitech, a British cybersecurity company, the network includes 13,775 unique Facebook accounts that each posted roughly 15 times per month, for an output of more than 50,000 posts a week.”

MarketScreener: Google Plans to Double AI Ethics Research Staff . “Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to double the size of its team studying artificial-intelligence ethics in the coming years, as the company looks to strengthen a group that has had its credibility challenged by research controversies and personnel defections.” Good morning, Internet…

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