Public Domain Day 2023 Remix Contest: The Internet Archive is Looking For Creative Short Films Made By You!

"We are looking for artists of all levels to create and upload a short film of 2–3 minutes to the Internet Archive to help us celebrate Public Domain Day on 20 January 2023!"

"… have been shown to lessen political polarization, improve motivation and performance in school and work, combat racism in our communities, enhance health and well-being, and unleash the potential in ourselves and in our relationships."

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"We all feel a deep need to belong, but most of us don’t fully appreciate that need in others. Often inadvertently, we behave in ways that threaten others’ sense of belonging. Yet small acts that establish connection, brief activities such as reflecting on our core values, and a suite of practices that Cohen defines as “situation-crafting” …"

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Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides by Geoffrey L Cohen

(affiliate links)

Listen to the Toilet — It Could Detect Disease

Microphone sensor and machine learning can classify excretion events, identify cholera or other bowel diseases, all without identifiable information.

"In her presentation, 'The feces thesis: Using machine learning to detect diarrhea,' …"

"The secret sauce of this discovery is how the e-tattoo on the palm is able to successfully transfer data to a rigid circuit – in this case a commercially available smart watch, in out-of-lab, ambulatory settings. They used a serpentine ribbon that has two layers of graphene and gold partially overlapped. By snaking the ribbon back and forth, it can handle the strain that comes with movements of the hand for everyday activities"

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Palm E-tattoo Can Tell When You’re Stressed Out

"a graphene-based e-tattoo that attaches to the palm, is nearly invisible and connects to a smart watch."

It's a mood ring!

Giant mantle plume reveals Mars is more active than previously thought

Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity.

The off-patent drug that could protect us from future COVID-19 variants

"Cambridge scientists have shown that a widely-used drug to treat liver disease can prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection or reduce COVID-19 severity

The drug has minimal side effects, is cheap, and should protect against future variants of SARS-CoV-2

Their unique study involved 'mini-organs', animal research, donated human organs, volunteers and patients"

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"The German government on Thursday banned two clubs linked to an anti-Semitic movement that refuses to recognize the modern German state, with the Interior Ministry ordering raids on the homes of the groups’ leaders in 10 states as part of a crackdown on Germany’s far right."

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Germany Shuts Down Far-Right Clubs That Deny the Modern State

In a first, the federal government banned two clubs with allegiance to the old German Reich. Police raids on members’ homes found weapons, propaganda and narcotics.

"Every early December another kid from your school goes missing, and rumors on the playground have circulated that it's related to Krampusnacht- the night that a half-goat half-demon named Krampus comes and steals away naughty children and spares the good. But what is it that determines if people are taken by Krampus?

For Goodness Sake is a very short horror text heavy game, focusing on several trolley problem situations."

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For Goodness Sake - Will Krampus take you? Take the test and find out!

About For Goodness Sake

"Will you be taken by Krampus at the end of the night like the others, or will you be spared?"

The desc of this video links to the wrong game. (Hey @itchio ! FYI) so watch it then go to the link in this toot.

Call Me Miss Cleo | Official Trailer | HBO Max

"This eye-opening documentary chronicles the rise, fall, and reinvention of revered and reviled ’90s TV psychic Miss Cleo. Featuring interviews with celebrities and those closest to the self-proclaimed voodoo priestess, the film explores the many layers behind a complicated and charismatic figure. Watch Call Me Miss Cleo on December 15, only on HBO Max."

Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books and the New Testament eds Carol Meyers, Toni Craven, Ross S Kraemer is currently on special offer for ebook. (affiliate link)

"a groundbreaking work … a thorough look at every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, whether named or unnamed, well known or heretofore not known at all"

Mentioned this back in

Just posted a curated Omnium Gatherum to the library blog, an irregular hodgepodge of links beyond the library curated together from this account and elsewhere.

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Check out Omnium Gatherum: 7dec2022 on the blog!

BABYLON | Welcome to Babylon Featurette (2022 Movie) - Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire

"It’s wilder than you can imagine. Damien Chazelle and the cast of BABYLON take us behind the scenes of their timeless Hollywood epic."

I'm not so sure. I've got a pretty good imagination … but, okay.


Peter Ulrich (Dead Can Dance, Brendan Perry) - Part I.

"This is part I of my conversation with Peter Ulrich. It took place on 12/3/22 from his home in London."

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