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What does Open Science look like?

http://scilib.typepad.com/science_library_pad/2017/08/an-open-science-diagram.html

 

[open science pie chart diagram depicting open access, open data, open engagement, emerging areas and the open by default project]

 

Stephen

Posted on: September 18, 2017, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized

World Improvement statistics

World Improvement statistics

World Improvement statistics

Stephen

Posted on: September 17, 2017, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

The Top 10 Reasons Why the Top 10 Reasons Don’t Matter

The Top 10 Reasons Why the Top 10 Reasons Don’t Matter

http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2017/08/the_10_top_reas.shtml

“1. Reason is highly over-rated.

2. If you need more data to prove your point, you’ll never have enough data to prove your point.

3. Analysis paralysis.

4. You’re going to follow your gut, anyway.

5. By the time you put your business case together, the market has passed you by.

6. “Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

7. The scientific method came to Rene Descartes in a dream!

8. Most reasons are collected to prove to others what you have already decided to do.

9. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – G.B. Shaw

10. I am, therefore I think.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 17, 2017, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized

Millennials have very different spending habits than their parents

Millennials have very different spending habits than their parents

http://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-different-spending-habits-than-parents-2017-8

  • “Millennials are using less credit than their parents did when they were younger, according to TransUnion.
  • But two categories are different: personal and auto loans.
  • Millennials’ needs are not vastly different from those of the generation before them at their age, but modern technology offers a huge opportunity to lenders.

Millennials are using credit quite differently than the generation directly ahead of them did at their age.

A new TransUnion study shows that those ages 21 to 34 are opening more new auto and personal loans than Generation X (people born from 1965 to 1979) did years ago.

For the study, TransUnion compared the borrowing habits of Gen Xers in 2001 — when they would have been the age of today’s millennials — and millennials in 2015.

It found that the gap wasn’t caused by differences between the desires of millennials and those of their parents. It’s more because of the kind of products available and, if anything, it helps to dispel some myths about millennials.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 16, 2017, 6:46 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Create Animated GIFs

How to Create Animated GIFs

 http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/08/how-to-create-animated-gifs.html#.WbBbh1UrLcs

Stephen

Posted on: September 16, 2017, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

Here are all the reasons why Americans say they binge-watch TV shows

Weekend post for bingers:

Here are all the reasons why Americans say they binge-watch TV shows

http://www.businessinsider.com/reasons-why-americans-binge-watch-tv-shows-chart-2017-9

Chart of the Day 9/15

Stephen

Posted on: September 16, 2017, 6:22 am Category: Uncategorized

IN THE ‘FAKE NEWS’ ERA, AMERICANS INCREASINGLY VALUE LIBRARIES

IN THE ‘FAKE NEWS’ ERA, AMERICANS INCREASINGLY VALUE LIBRARIES

Local lending institutions remain trusted sources of information while trust in the media has hit an all-time low.
Stephen

Posted on: September 15, 2017, 6:46 am Category: Uncategorized