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*Google: On knowing where to start We all search Google. But I am not sure if we’re always sure of the most effective place to begin our Google searches. The basic and familiar search box may not be the only one and it may not be the smartest place to begin. Ask the Community (and Chefs): How Can We Achieve Equitable Participation in Open Research? Alison Mudditt, Scholarly Kitchen Chef, CEO the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Looking back at both my response and others’ reactions to this same question two years ago, I’m somewhat frustrated by our collective lack of progress. We’ve continued to advance towards a future in which the research literature is fully and immediately open (although we’re still arguing about exactly how to get there). But, as I’ve maintained before, the increasing focus on so-called “transformative” deals risks locking in both the high cost and market power of the subscription model.

How to use Microsoft Font Maker Windows app Microsoft didn’t make a big deal about it, but it released a very cool application called Font Maker this year. It lets you create a font out of your own handwriting. The app only works on newer versions of Windows 10, and you can only use it with a stylus on a touchscreen device. Plus, it’s only intended for English at the moment. While it’s not going to bring in a whole lot of money, like Office or Windows or Azure, it’s a lot of fun to use, and typing in your very own font once you’re finished is endlessly rewarding.

Some datasets for teaching data science In this post I describe the dslabs package, which contains some datasets that I use in my data science courses. A much discussed topic in stats education is that computing should play a more prominent role in the curriculum. I strongly agree, but I think the main improvement will come from bringing applications to the forefront and mimicking, as best as possible, the challenges applied statisticians face in real life. I therefore try to avoid using widely used toy examples, such as the mtcars dataset, when I teach data science. However, my experience has been that finding examples that are both realistic, interesting, and appropriate for beginners is not easy.

  Google Developers Datasets are easier to find when you provide supporting information such as their name, description, creator and distribution formats as structured data. Google's approach to dataset discovery makes use of and other metadata standards that can be added to pages that describe datasets. The purpose of this markup is to improve discovery of datasets from fields such as life sciences, social sciences, machine learning, civic and government data, and more. You can find datasets by using the Dataset Search tool. Here are some examples of what can qualify as a dataset: We can understand structured data in Web pages about datasets, using either Dataset markup, or equivalent structures represented in W3C's Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) format. How Google autocomplete works in Search Why inappropriate predictions happen We have systems in place designed to automatically catch inappropriate predictions and not show them. However, we process billions of searches per day, which in turn means we show many billions of predictions each day. Our systems aren’t perfect, and inappropriate predictions can get through. When we’re alerted to these, we strive to quickly remove them.

Pirate website Sci-Hub is making the world’s academic research free to all. But at what cost? Hitting a paywall is a regular occurrence for those trying to read the latest research study. But now anyone with internet can access for free almost all the scholarly research produced in the world. That solution, however, involves using a database of pirated research papers known as Sci-Hub. It hosts more than 60 million papers with half a million downloads per day. Before Sci-Hub, you had to pay roughly $40 for each article, unless you attended a university willing to pay the millions required for bundled journal subscriptions. There is Always Room for Student Creativity! (Even in A Google Doc) We all know that Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool and one of the main core applications of Google. It allows students the opportunity collaborate in live time from any device, and from any location, in addition to constantly making learning visible. Google Docs is probably one of the most used G-Suite apps in the educational domain and one that offers many features above and beyond our old traditional ways of digitizing text. Strong, powerful, and coherent text is always important- don’t get me wrong- but there are always ways to increase and promote student creativity within Google Docs. #1 Font Selection: Google currently has over 600 fonts- say what?!?

Improvement Service - Spatial Hub 33 datasets found Air Quality Management Areas Description Local Authorities have a duty to designate any relevant areas where the air quality objectives are not (or are unlikely to be) being met as Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). AQMAs must be designated officially by means of an 'order'. The extent of the AQMA may be limited to the area of exceedance or encompass a larger area. Google AI Blog: Facilitating the discovery of public datasets Posted by Natasha Noy, Google Research and Dan Brickley, Open Source Programs Office There are many hundreds of data repositories on the Web, providing access to tens of thousands—or millions—of datasets. National and regional governments, scientific publishers and consortia, commercial data providers, and others publish data for fields ranging from social science to life science to high-energy physics to climate science and more. Access to this data is critical to facilitating reproducibility of research results, enabling scientists to build on others’ work, and providing data journalists easier access to information and its provenance. For these reasons, many publishers and funding agencies now require that scientists make their research data available publicly.

*Google algorithm updates 2011 to 2018 Google makes changes to its ranking algorithm almost every day. Sometimes we know about them, sometimes we don’t. Some of them remain unnoticed, others turn the SERPs upside down. So, this cheat sheet contains the most important algorithm updates of the recent years alongside battle-proven advice on how to optimize for these updates. Panda *Will the world embrace Plan S, the radical proposal to mandate open access to science papers? How far will Plan S spread? Since the September 2018 launch of the Europe-backed program to mandate immediate open access (OA) to scientific literature, 16 funders in 13 countries have signed on. That's still far shy of Plan S's ambition: to convince the world's major research funders to require immediate OA to all published papers stemming from their grants. Whether it will reach that goal depends in part on details that remain to be settled, including a cap on the author charges that funders will pay for OA publication.

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