Sustainable Agriculture, 1980s Alt Music, Insect Cell Lines, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, November 6, 2022


National Center for Appropriate Technology: National Sustainable Agriculture Program Launches New Interactive Website For Farmers. “Since 1987, ATTRA has been a key resource for sustainable and organic farmers and ranchers. The new website is at ATTRA.NCAT.ORG…. The new ATTRA website features nearly 400 practical digital publications on everything from growing organic tomatoes to becoming an agrotourism destination. Each publication is free, and most now include the ability to listen to a publication in a variety of languages. The site makes available archived episodes of ATTRA’s weekly podcast series, Voices from the Field, and hundreds of how-to videos.”

Mix Online: KCRW Preserves Trove of Unearthed Live Sessions. “On November 14, 2022, one year after KCRW released the critically acclaimed podcast Bent by Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP Archives, the station is releasing a trove of sessions, some of them unheard since they aired almost 40 years ago. This archive includes early live performance recordings from underground and alternative acts like R.E.M., Tom Waits, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Meat Puppets, Harry Dean Stanton, Pere Ubu, The Church, Blue Aeroplanes, Robyn Hitchcock, Shawn Colvin, Concrete Blonde, Daniel Lanois, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Sarah McLachlan, Suzanne Vega and many more.”

Entomology Today: New Insect Cell Line Database to Help Researchers Across the Globe. “Over the past quarter century, the number of insect cell lines developed and their use in various applications has increased. Scientists have established more than 1,270 insect cell lines from a wide range of insects and different source tissues. The University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment’s new Insect Cell Lines database, reported in August in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal, makes it easier for researchers to find specific cell lines in this growing field.”


Gizmodo: Elon ‘Dogefather’ Musk Reportedly Tells Twitter to Pause Crypto Wallet Efforts. “Gizmodo could not independently verify Platformer’s report, and Twitter did not respond to a request for comment. The company’s press team has become practically mum since Musk took over the company last week, and it seems to be heading in the same direction as Musk’s other companies SpaceX and Tesla, which no longer have PR teams.”

ZDNet: Elon Musk might resurrect Vine from the social media graveyard. “Before TikTok became the go-to short-form video app, there was a time when Vine and dominated the scene. Both of these apps were widely used and popularized the type of content that is now on TikTok, the app owned by Chinese company ByteDance. Now, Elon Musk wants to bring back Vine from the dead.”


Vox: The ridiculous but important Twitter verification debate, explained. “If you’re one of the many people in the world who don’t use Twitter, you may not understand exactly what a blue check is, why you should care about it, or why it seems to be so crucial to Musk’s business plan for Twitter. You may think none of this applies to you. Directly, it probably doesn’t. But the blue checks are about more than just a badge next to a name.”


The Register: Google cut contractors off from online ‘Share My Salary’ spreadsheet, union claims. “The Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) claims the company blocked access to a shared spreadsheet in which it reckons “hundreds” of subcontracted workers had shared their salary details and ‘up to 50,000’ of those staffers are now prevented from looking them up.”

Washington Post: They traded Twitter for Mastodon Social. Now what?. “After Mastodon Social was created in 2016, it became popular among a niche group of users. The site pledges to ‘never serve ads’ or sell user data. The code is open-source. Users have more control over how to moderate content. It has parallels to Twitter but differs in certain ways. ”

Wall Street Journal: This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.. “A boarding school is conducting a social experiment: a smartphone ban for all students and faculty. Buxton School, a 57-student high school in Williamstown, in northwest Massachusetts, had always prided itself on its close-knit community, where family-style meals are eaten at round tables and students and teachers share in chores. But as smartphones became ubiquitous, faculty members say that sense of community eroded.”


Apple Insider: Apple kills long-time event archive on YouTube. “An Apple archivist has had his YouTube account disabled after Apple filed multiple takedown requests against his account. Brendan Shanks, owner of the Apple WWDC Videos channel on YouTube, tweeted that Apple had filed a series of copyright removal requests against his channel.”

Ars Technica: Pantone wants $15/month for the privilege of using its colors in Photoshop. “If you want to use up-to-date versions of Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps, you’ve already been paying subscription fees for years now. And if you want to use Pantone colors inside of Adobe’s apps, it’s about to get even more expensive. Starting this month, the Pantone color books in Adobe’s apps are mostly going away, and continuing to use those colors in your files will require a new Pantone Connect extension.”


CNN Travel: Explorers find cameras left on a glacier 85 years ago. “In June 1937, Washburn and his climbing partner Robert Bates set off on a mission to climb Mount Lucania — Canada’s third highest mountain at 17,147 feet, and at that time the last unclimbed peak in North America. It is part of the Kluane National Park and Reserve on the Traditional Territory of the Kluane First Nation. They were due to start and end their climb at the Walsh Glacier, halfway up at 8,750 feet, but it wasn’t to be.” Good morning, Internet…

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