Sperm WhaleGrad student Baillie Redfern won a competition run by PhD Comics to have her three-minute research presentation (Engineering the Perfect Perfume) transformed into an animated video.” –TREK Online, Feb. 13, 2013

…and the result is very cool. Take five (well, only two and a bit) and watch “Whale Barf and Perfume“.

TVHow would you like to be able to search a news archive for all the major news networks (and some smaller ones) at once? Now you can. Try out the Internet Archive TV News. Streaming Video (or, it says, you can “borrow” via DVD, but I haven’t explored that) results for keyword searches. It was originally set up for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, but they now describe themselves:

The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of human kind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium.

The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.” –Internet Archive TV News (21 Feb., 2013)

ebookCame across this…

“The Little Cree Books below are the first in what we hope will become a large collection of online books designed for early Cree readers. Please check out the About the Project section of this website to learn more…” –Little Cree Books

maskosis okîsikâm (Little Bear’s Day)

askiw meskocipayowina (The Seasons)

Note: Creative Commons copyright licensing applies to all of the books, unless otherwise noted.

In case you weren’t watching the news this a.m., the British Columbia government says it plans to introduce free online textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses in the province.

Read more here!

Physics Letters B, … has announced that the observations of the long-sought Higgs particle, hailed as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, have been published. The papers ‘Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC and ‘Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC‘ are freely available online on ScienceDirect. –Knowledgespeak.com

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