Article: 90% of radiology residents rely on two online resources for help during their on-call shifts

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90% of radiology residents rely on two online resources for help during their on-call shifts

Nearly 90% of radiology residents now rely on two specific online resources for guidance during their on-call shifts, new data published in Clinical Imaging suggests.

There’s been a growing trend towards ramping up 24-hour emergency radiology attending coverage for trainees, yet some studies report nearly 65% of residency programs still lack overnight help. And those looking for quick assistance overwhelming turn to open-source website Radiopaedia and paid service STATdx in these situations, researchers reported May 6.

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Article: Google Woolaroo: How to use the indigenous language tool

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Google Woolaroo: How to use the indigenous language tool

Google has launched a new tool called Woolaroo to compile and preserve indigenous languages.The company announced the tool on 5 May. It features indigenous languages from all over the world, including Yugambeh — the first Australian Aboriginal language to be featured on the app.

“Crucial to Indigenous communities is that Woolaroo puts the power to add, edit and delete entries completely in their hands,” Yugambeh Museum CEO, Rory O’Connor, said in a statement.

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Article: PLOS launches new journals to help address society’s greatest issues

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PLOS launches new journals to help address society’s greatest issues

PLOS today announced that it will launch five new peer-reviewed Open Access journals in 2021, all with an emphasis on directly addressing the most pressing health and environmental issues facing society today. Our approach is to co-create – with researchers at the forefront of these issues – inclusive outlets to address ongoing challenges.

Even though Open Access is now widely adopted, and Open Science is advancing, current frameworks exclude many voices and communities. Our next phase of work is more than just enabling someone to read or share an article, it’s about building a framework for equitable participation and distribution of knowledge.

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