CZ Software Mentions Data Set, Tennessee Legislation, Montana Legislation, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, January 13, 2023


New-to-me, from Nature: Hunting for the best bioscience software tool? Check this database. “Developed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a scientific funder based in Redwood City, California, the CZ Software Mentions data set does not catalogue formal citations, but rather mentions of software in the text of scientific articles. With 67 million mentions from nearly 20 million full-text research articles, the data set — announced on 28 September last year — is the largest-ever database of scientific-software mentions, says Dario Taraborelli, a science program officer at CZI.”

Local Memphis: How you can read proposed amendments for Tennessee bills. “Republican House Speaker Cameron Sexton announced Wednesday that the TGA House Dashboard application offers the public the same real-time view of proposed and approved amendments that lawmakers have. The system also includes calendars, legislation and video of proceedings.”

KGVO: Montana Chambers Launch Tool to Help You Keep Tabs on Legislature’s Work . “The Missoula Chamber of Commerce announced this week that it’s part of a group of half-a-dozen Chambers of Commerce from around the state who are deploying a new tool to help the ‘right to know’. Using an open software tool known as the Council Data Project, journalists, activists, researchers, and community members can keep appraised on legislation and help hold lawmakers accountable to their constituents.”


Artnet: Dispelling Rumors, Greece Has Rejected the British Museum’s Offer to Return the Parthenon Marbles as a Long-Term Loan. “Greece has rejected the prospect of a ‘long-term loan’ of the Parthenon marbles from the British Museum in London, despite reports just last week that the two sides were nearing an agreement.”

Bloomberg: Google Denied Interim Relief in App Store Case by Indian Court. “An Indian appeals court declined to grant any immediate relief to Alphabet Inc.’s Google in a case over a fine of 9.36 billion rupees ($115 million) for abusing its dominant position in the market.”


Popular Science: The best social media alternative is old-school blogging . “Private group chats in messaging apps have become a popular way to share photos and videos away from the glare of social media feeds. But if you still want some level of exposure, blogging is a way to get your thoughts, pictures, links, and other content out into the world. It goes back to an earlier, simpler time on the internet, and if that sounds appealing to you, this is how you post like in the good old days.”


Search Engine Journal: Google Reiterates Guidelines On AI Written Content After Bankrate AI Content Writer Gains Attention. “Over the last few days or so, Bankrate has been gaining a lot of attention in the SEO space. They are using AI to write a lot of content and not hide it. With that, Google’s Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan, responded to the SEO community about Google’s stance on such AI-generated content.”

ArtRabbit: The Personally Queer Archive is seeking submissions for a community archive of LGBTQIA+ stories. “The Personally Queer Archive (PQA) is a new crowdsourced digital archive aiming to uplift the personal experiences of all queer people in the UK. This is an open call to all LGBTQIA+ identifying people in the UK to contribute to our growing archive of stories. By contributing, you will become a part of our archive, which will preserve the experiences, thoughts, and words of the UK’s queer population and share these stories on social media.”


Politico: Russia’s cyberattacks aim to ‘terrorize’ Ukrainians. “After widespread failures on Ukraine’s battlefield, Russians are increasing cyberattacks on civilian services such as electricity and internet — a new offensive designed to break the will of everyday citizens and turn the tide of the war.”

TechCrunch: Google users not given sufficient choice over its data processing, says German antitrust watchdog. “Bad news for Google in Germany — where the antitrust watchdog has issued a preliminary statement of objections over its data processing terms and said it’s currently planning to require the tech giant to provide users with more choice over what it does with their information.”

The Verge: Google strikes back in search antitrust lawsuit. “Courts have unsealed Google’s motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its search engine — one that could fracture a core Google service in order to increase online competition. In a motion for summary judgment filed on December 12th, the company argues that the complaint misrepresents its agreements with browser developers and Android phone makers, unfairly punishing its success.”


Radio Prague International: Czech scientists tracing origins of medieval Gregorian chants . “Czech scientists, in cooperation with their colleagues from Great Britain, are carrying out research aimed at tracing the origins of medieval Gregorian chants. They are doing so with the help of computational algorithms, that are commonly used in biology.” Good morning, Internet…

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