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Extinction Countdown

Surveys Find No Sign of Endangered Vietnamese Pheasant

Are we looking at Asia’s first pheasant extinction? The endangered Edwards’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) has not been observed in the wild since 2000, and now surveys conducted by the World Pheasant Association (WPA) in the bird’s two most likely habitats in Vietnam have failed to turn up any sign of the species. Edwards’s pheasant was [...]

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The Quest: How to Get a Medical Librarian to Do Your Search for Free

In my last blog post, I said one of the things I like so much about MedlinePlus (a service of the National Library of Medicine, or NLM) is that “the medical librarians at the NLM have already done a lot of the heavy lifting for you.” I thought I’d give more detail about what I [...]

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The Quest: Practical Advice for Online Medical Searches

Being an informed patient is, in many ways, tougher than ever. A tsunami of material is freely available on the Internet nowadays, from medical datasets to research papers to instructive videos. But when you’re searching for something specific for yourself or a loved one, the most relevant streams of data are often hard to find [...]

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Sentiment-sensing software could aid in weeding hostile online comments

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If the adage "if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all" were applied to the Web, most comment threads would be empty. Some comments posted in response to a news article, blog, video or other online content successfully advance a debate and/or challenge assertions made by reporters, bloggers and editors. [...]

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