Digital Public Library of America, Opening Soon?
Randall Stephens says that creating a Digital Public Library of America would be no easy task but it's encouraging that conversations/debates and planning have begun in earnest.
Randall Stephens says that creating a Digital Public Library of America would be no easy task — there were critics in Franklin's day and there are critics of the DPLA now — but it's encouraging that conversations/debates and planning have begun in earnest. "Certainly there are major obstacles to overcome. The legal matters of copyright and what to do about so-called orphan books would be daunting. Cost, as well, would pose a problem. Yet, says Darnton: 'If [other] countries can create national digital libraries, why can’t the United States?'"
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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