Monthly Archive for January, 2012

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Legacy American FactFinder to End January 20, 2012

The Census Bureau’s popular American FactFinder was revamped in Winter 2011. The legacy version has been operational – and in fact was the only source for older versions of the American Community Survey.

[American FactFinder link]

Dual versions of American FactFinder will end on January 20th. The legacy version will be retired and your only choice will be new American FactFinder.

Here’s a link to some Tutorials for using the newer version of American FactFinder:
[American FactFinder tutorials]

Having trouble getting the new American FactFinder to work? Contact Data Services for help.

Telomere length and Longevity

Telomere length in early life predicts lifespan
Britt J. Heidinger, Jonathan D. Blount, Winnie Boner, Kate Griffiths, Neil B. Metcalfe, and Pat Monaghan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
January 9, 2012


Coverage in the popular press
Telomeres and Lifespan
Gunnar De Winter | Science 2.0
January 10, 2010

Telomere length in birds predicts longevity
Heidi Ledford | Nature
January 9, 2012

Congress Considers Blocking Government’s Open Access Policy

The following is a compilation of articles discussing legislation in The House [H.R. 3699], which would block rules such as NIH Publication Reporting rules/requirements.

The bill seeks to prohibit federal agencies from conditioning their grants to require that articles reporting on publicly funded research be made accessible to the public online.

New Bill Would Put Taxpayer-Funded Science Behind Pay Walls
Lena Groeger | ProPublica
January 12, 2012

The Research Works Act Aims to Kill Open-Access Journals
David Banks |
January 11, 2012

Research Bought, Then Paid For
Michael b. Eisen | New York Times
January 10, 2012

Here we go again: Congress considers blocking government’s open access policy
John Timmer |
January 9, 2012

Around the Web: Some posts on the Research Works Act (Now chronological!!)
John Dupuis |
January 9, 2012

IP Contributions to Scientific Papers by Publishers: An open letter to Rep Maloney and Issa
Cameron Neylon | Science in the Open [online home of Cameron Neylon]
January 8, 2012

Science-Journal Publishers Take Fight Against Open-Access Policies to Congress
Chronicle of Higher Education

January 5, 2012

NSF Tweaks Its Merit Review Rules

NSF Tweaks Its Merit Review Rules
Jeffrey Mervis | ScienceInsider
January 9, 2012

The National Science Board has made two subtle but potentially important changes in how grant applications are reviewed at the National Science Foundation (NSF). And while those procedural changes may seem relevant only to those hoping to win NSF funding, they also add to the never-ending debate about how best to measure the results of federally funded research.