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Unpaywall is a service that indexes open access repositories, university, government and scholarly society archives, and other sources that make articles available with authorization from the rightsholders and journals — about 47% of the articles that its users seek. It runs as a browser extension that adds notifier…

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Cornell archaeobotanist Natalie Mueller harvests “weeds” from across North America, seeking the remnants of “lost crops,” the plants cultivated by the people who lived here 2,000 years ago. Mueller looks for signs of selective breeding for human consumption to differentiate feral from domesticated plants — bigger…

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For decades, Democrats in power and in opposition have traded away labor laws and rules that protected unions in order to gain short-term advantages in political horse-trades, and now, with union membership down from 26 to 10.7% since the Reagan years, districts that formed Democrats’ “blue wall” have been…

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A study published this year traces policing outcomes in Las Vegas between Sept 2014 and Oct 2015, comparing the conduct of 200 officers who wore bodycams and 200 who did not. The study, conducted for the National Institute of Justice by UNLV and the Center for Naval…

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This month, University of Washington researchers will present Exploring ADINT: Using Ad Targeting for Surveillance on a Budget — or — How Alice Can Buy Ads to Track Bob at the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society in Dallas; the paper details a novel way that stalkers and…

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