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Universal Music Has No Sense Of Humor, Takes Down Hilarious Twitter Profile Pun Parody Of Nirvana Song

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier today Techdirt writer Tim Geigner pointed me to a YouTube video that used Twitter user names to create a punnish version of the 80s hit "Tainted Love" retitled Tweeted Love. It's pretty amusing: In checking out the YouTube account...Show More Summary

Serial meets The X-Files in Limetown, a fictional podcast drawing raves after just one episode

Ten years ago, hundreds of men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tenn., disappeared, never to be heard from again. Now a young journalist for American Public Radio, Lia Haddock, is investigating their disappearance, in a new podcast that’s drawing comparisons to Serial (of course) and The X-Files. The X-Files is...

Chicago Activists Are on Day 11 of a Hunger Strike Over the Closure of This School         

In the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, a dozen parents and community members have gone 11 days without eating to protest the closure of their neighborhood school. In 2012, Chicago Public Schools announced plans to shutter Walter H. Show More Summary

Tobacco Industry's Interest In Trade Negotiations? Totally Redacted

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The folks at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) sent a freedom of information request to the EU Commission, asking for details of meetings that trade officials held with the tobacco industry. This matters, because the tobacco industry...Show More Summary

The Players Tribune Will Launch Its First-Ever Branded Series Next Week

The Players Tribune is furthering its push into digital video with the new series, From Somewhere. It'll be the 10-month old, Derek Jeter-founded sports site's first branded series and will be sponsored by Powerade. In fact, From Somewhere was inspired by Powerade's "Just a Kid" campaign, featuring Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. Show More Summary

The Future Of Music: A Manifesto For Executives, Creatives And Artists

For much of recent history, the music industry has been infamous for its inability to adapt to digital technology. This said, certain companies within the industry, like Apple and Spotify, have proven they are able to adopt new ideas and succeed, demonstrating how valuable innovation is in any creative industry....

A Brief History of How Times Square Got So Naked

“Free your mind! Free you nipples!” yelled one woman. “I’m here to watch tits,” announced a man nearby. This was Sunday. The occasion: New York’s Topless Parade, a procession of about 300 women who tromped their way through Times Square, the Crossroads of the World. Show More Summary

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Can Make Electric Turbines Greener

Sandia National Laboratory will host a turbine that can improve energy efficiency by 40 percent

Spotlighting Self-Published Authors – the Challenge to Libraries

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project™ shows that public libraries have an influence on what their patrons read. Public libraries in other states can replicate their own self-published author rewards program, thereby staying current with their patrons and highlighting the self-publishing industry, which has exploded in recent years.

Experiencing The Ryan Adams Bump: From Almost 0 To 685,000 Miles Per Hour

How much is a celebrity tweet worth? Recently, an up-and-coming artist was lucky enough to have Ryan Adams tweet about his music to 685,000 followers, with the result that he gained quite a bit of online attention. The exact impact of said tweet is quantified in this article. ____________________________ Guest...

MIT's New 3-D Printer Uses Molten Glass As A Medium

Watch a glassblowing robot make beautiful and precise glassware in this new video from MIT Media Lab. The researchers at MIT's Mediated Matter have invented a 3-D printer—G3DP—that produces optically transparent glass with the push of a button. Read Full Story

5 Things I Learnt On The Way To 50,000 Twitter Followers

I started using Twitter in 2007 and have been publishing thoughts, content and news about digital health since then almost on an hourly basis. I don’t care about numbers but when you reach a milestone, it keeps you thinking about what you have learnt on the way. Here are the 5 things I learnt while building […]

Nuclear Energy for This Generation, and Beyond

Tiffany Williams is a security operations supervisor at Entergy’s Waterford 3 nuclear facility and has worked in the nuclear industry for more than 18 years. She started her career as a fire watch contractor and held other positions increasing in responsibility including nuclear security officer and alarm station operator. Show More Summary

There Was Life Before Little Free Libraries

Libraries and other institutions have used the little free library concept for years before that was the name. How long have you been using it? Who in your community should be using it too?

Preemption (and Other Things) Defanging Depakote Claims

It wasn’t a complete win, but the summary judgment outcome in Rheinfrank v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2015 WL 4743056 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 10, 2015), has to put a spring in the step of the defendants as they approach trial. Show More Summary

Sad-ending story of EBR-II told by three of its pioneers

During the period between 1961 and 1994, an extraordinary machine called the Experimental Breeder Reactor 2 (EBR-II) was created and operated in the high desert of Idaho by a team of dedicated, determined, and distinguished people. In...Show More Summary

Awesome Stuff: When Two Colossal Robots Fight, Everybody Wins

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

By now, you've probably heard that there's a giant robot fight coming in the near future: a US team has challenged a Japanese team to a brawl, and the challenge was accepted on the condition that it includes hand-to-hand fighting. Clearly America isn't going to back down because of this requirement, but that means Megabots Inc. Show More Summary

What does Sir William Osler think about physician burnout?

Sir William Osler (1849-1919) is universally considered the father of modern medicine. “He belongs to medical students of all time, as Lincoln belongs to the common man everywhere.” – Wilder Penfield, eminent Canadian neurosurgeon, who met Osler while at Oxford “His energy, productivity, and humanity blossomed out of a deep vulnerability. Between the pages of his […]

Boston Public Broadcaster WGBH Files Bogus DMCA Notice On Public Domain Video Uploaded By Carl Malamud

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's amazing the kind of trouble that Carl Malamud ends up in thanks to people not understanding copyright law. The latest is that he was alerted to the fact that YouTube had taken down a video that he had uploaded, due to a copyright claim from WGBH, a public television station in Boston. Show More Summary

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