Medieval Europe Isotopes, Occupied Lublin WWII, Data Journalism, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 22, 2022


Scientific Data: Presenting the Compendium Isotoporum Medii Aevi, a Multi-Isotope Database for Medieval Europe . “Here we present the Compendium Isotoporum Medii Aevi (CIMA), an open-access database gathering more than 50,000 isotopic measurements for bioarchaeological samples located within Europe and its margins, and dating between 500 and 1500 CE.”

The First News: Haunting WWII photos taken by Wehrmacht soldier in Lublin reveal ‘ordinary lives’ of Hitler’s occupying forces. “Newly released photographs taken by a Wehrmacht soldier stationed in Poland during WWII throw a fascinating light on life during the war from a German perspective. The majority of the 69 photographs in the collection depict the life of the German occupiers in Lublin, showing amongst others their daily work, life in the barracks, integration events and walks through the city.”


Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Add mapping skills to your journalist toolkit with new online course from the Knight Center. “Maps are a powerful visual tool for journalists to analyze geographical data, identify patterns, and make sense of an overwhelming amount of data. We’ll explore their practical application in our new course, ‘Hands-on Mapping for Journalists: How to use geographical data to improve your stories’ which runs for four weeks from July 7 to Aug. 11, 2022.” This is not a free MOOC; it’s a smaller, more advanced course that costs $95.


GlobeNewswire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE). “Opper Films, home of the world’s largest historical surf film library, is stoked to announce the acquisition of twenty-two rare legendary surfing event titles and film footage from Larry Lindberg Productions, New York. Lindberg, a pioneer in sports television coverage in the early 1960s, was the first to package and produce televised surf competition for the major national television networks beginning with the 1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Championships, the first event held at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.”


MakeUseOf: How to Quickly Make a Resume on Your Phone. “If you do things the right way, there’s no way for a recruiter to tell whether your resume was created using your mobile phone or from your PC.”

How-To Geek: How to Track Projects and Reviews in Google Docs With Table Templates. “When using Google Docs, you might add a table to neatly organize information so that you can share it with your company or audience. To speed up the creation process, try a table template instead. A table is a terrific tool for structuring data, but what makes it even better is when the table is created for you. All you have to do is pop in your own details. In Google Docs, you can use table templates for products, reviews, projects, and content.”


Bleeping Computer: Google Chrome extensions can be fingerprinted to track you online. “A researcher has created a website that uses your installed Google Chrome extensions to generate a fingerprint of your device that can be used to track you online.”

New York Times: When Customers Say Their Money Was Stolen on Zelle, Banks Often Refuse to Pay. “While banks argue that they shouldn’t have to refund customers who inadvertently granted a scammer permission to use their accounts, they have also often been reluctant to refund customers like Mr. Oriach whose money was stolen. That could be a potential violation of the law.”


ZME Science: Who gets fired from social media posts? These researchers scoured hundreds of cases to find out. “The new study surveyed 312 news stories about people who had been fired because of a social media post. It didn’t just include people who were fired because of the content of their own social media posts, but also people who were fired based on others’ posts like for instance, videos of police engaging in racial profiling, which ultimately led to the policemen being fired.”

90 Min: FIFA racism study names Marcus Rashford & Bukayo Saka as biggest targets of social media abuse. “FIFA’s study into racist abuse on social media during Euro 2020 and this year’s Africa Cup of Nations has revealed nearly half of the players who made it to each competition’s semi-final were targeted.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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