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Times Higher Education - Raiders of the lost archives
In the age of digitisation, the 'search' part of research has become a virtual experience. Although progress has many advantages, John Sutherland laments the end of the scholar-adventurer and the thrill of discovery amid dusty, uncatalogued manuscripts She was going to a conference on biography at the University of Southern California, Sarah Churchwell said, and intended to make her first trip to the Huntington Library.
Twitter Releases Transparency Report And Co-Founder Complaint Is On It - AllTwitter
The big news: Twitter just released a report that details (somewhat) where requests for user info and copyright takedown notices come from. The funny news: One of the complaints linked to the report is from Square, which is Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's new company.
U.S. judge grants injunction on Samsung's Nexus
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday granted Apple Inc's request for a preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy
Connecting to the iTunes Store.
Connecting to the iTunes Store.
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Woman Super Glued To Toilet Seat In Wayne County Walmart | LEX18.com | Lexington, Kentucky
It's an unusual situation to say the least - a woman in a less than ideal predicament, literally stuck in a bathroom at a Walmart in Monticello. In a small town like Monticello rumors spread pretty quickly. So when this incident happened last week at Walmart everybody was talking about it in no time.
Hurricane CARLOTTA Public Advisory
Hurricane CARLOTTA Public Advisory 000 WTPZ33 KNHC 152050 TCPEP3 BULLETIN HURRICANE CARLOTTA ADVISORY NUMBER 8 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP032012 200 PM PDT FRI JUN 15 2012 ...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTS THAT CARLOTTA IS NOW A RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE...
Southerners, evangelicals setting a course for immigration reform | USCatholic.org
ATLANTA (CNS) -- Events in Atlanta June 11 and Washington June 12 reflected the latest push from advocates for comprehensive immigration reform, this time focused on making it an election issue.
Should humans colonize Mars?
The next frontier could be within reach. A private Dutch company recently announced its plants to colonize Mars, turning the red planet into an alternative society for humans. It's a bold plan, and one that comes at the same time and more and more private sector firms are launching their own galactic efforts.
Startup Wants to Base Your Credit Score on Social Media Profiles
In the days of community banks, a person's upstanding reputation around town gave him access to a reasonable loan. But global financial institutions can't trust strangers, so the credit rating was born. But a startup called Lenddo hopes to return lending to that community bank era, but with a modern twist.
Goodbye Babel Fish, Hello Bing Translator
The long standing online translation service Babel Fish is no more. The web application that was launched in 1999 changed owner twice, first in 2003 when it was bought by AltaVista, and then again in the same year when Yahoo bought the AltaVista company.
Olympic comeback falls short for Shawn Johnson; announces retirement - Gymnastics News
Shawn Johnson will not compete at this summer's Olympic Games. The 2008 all-around silver medalist announced Sunday that her competitive career has come to an end. "I feel kind of numb and it sucks, but things happen for a reason and my body came to a point where I just couldn't take it anymore," Johnson told NBCOlympics.com.
Norquist: Jeb Bush Insulted Mitt Romney By Abandoning Anti-Tax Pledge
Grover Norquist lashed out at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday, the latest Republican to buck the conservative leader's anti-tax pledge. During an appearance on CNN's the Situation Room, a visibly frustrated Norquist - president of Americans for Tax Reform - said that Bush "kind of stepped in it a little bit" when [...]
The official George W. Bush portrait was unveiled today. | American McCarver. Your Sports Blog.
Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned. On most teams the set up man has become more valuable, on others not so valuable. Something to keep in mind - it's raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.
Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008 interview.
'Alternative story telling'? No - just telling the story
Sometimes reporting, editing and producing a breaking news story can be frustrating, because two new developments land on your doorstep before the last one has made it through the production process. That's what happened when a gunman entered a real estate office in Valparaiso, Ind., today and took about 10 hostages.
Alabama Media Group, a new digitally focused company, will launch this fall with expanded online coverage and enhanced three-day-a-week newspapers
The change is designed to reshape how Alabama's leading media companies deliver award-winning local news, sports and entertainment coverage in an increasingly digital age. The Alabama Media Group will dramatically expand its news-gathering efforts around the clock, seven days a week, while offering enhanced printed newspapers on a schedule of three days a week.
Memo to New Orleans Times-Picayune staff | JIMROMENESKO.COM
From: Ashton Phelps Jr Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:21 AM To: All Exchange Users; staff@nola.com Subject: Announcement To all employees: We wanted to make you aware of a news story that will be posted on NOLA.com regarding the future of the company, and to alert you that we will be scheduling meetings to discuss it with groups of employees today.