‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

How America’s Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Always Match Reality : The Two-Way : NPR

See also the Pew Research Center survey, basis for the story…

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Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There’s no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.

Source: How America’s Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Always Match Reality : The Two-Way : NPR

Librarians, ‘hactivists’ gather to secure federal data – Houston Chronicle

Photo: Annie Mulligan, Freelance

Photo: Annie Mulligan, Freelance

“On Saturday, about 100 librarians, academics, coders and socially minded “hactivists” showed up at Rice’s Fondren Library in an effort to protect the federal data that Yeung and other scientists rely on to do their jobs.”

Source: Librarians, ‘hactivists’ gather to secure federal data – Houston Chronicle

Book Mentions, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from Google’s Book Scan Project, 1990-2008

Over at Google’s Ngram Viewer, I put in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from 1990 through 2008, to see the frequency of mention in scanned books by Google. Below is the resulting chart. Here’s the link for the active research, if you’d care to try your own project…

WordPress.com won’t let us use iframe or embed with certain code, so I’ll just include a screenshot below…

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News | NASA-funded Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

Citizen Science indeed.. don’t miss taking a look at the site for helping.. https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/marckuchner/backyard-worlds-planet-9


NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.

Source: News | NASA-funded Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds