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5 Things You Should Know – Part 209

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. The $35 that scientific journals charge you to read a paper goes 100% to the publisher and 0% to the authors. If you email a researcher and ask for their paper, they are allowed to send them to you for free and will be genuinely delighted to do so.

If you’re doing your own research and need credible sources for a paper or project, you should not have to pay journal publishers money for access to academic papers, especially those that are funded with government money.

Link with more information on how to access paywalled papers.

2. Netflix has a page where you can request TV shows and movies to be added.

NetFlix Request Page

3. On January 1 2019, all works published in 1923 enter the public domain. This is the first public domain entrance of copyrighted material in 20 years.

You can even make new copyrighted works based on the old works the way Disney made all its cartoons based on public-domain fairy tales and people can’t copy any of the new parts you include.

Source: https://lifehacker.com/these-1923-copyrighted-works-enter-the-public-domain-in-1825241296

4. Chip bags are not filled with “air.” They’re filled with nitrogen gas which has two purposes:

1. To prevent the chips from oxidizing, which “air” would do very quickly. 2. Keeps the bag inflated to minimize the chips getting crushed.

5. Do not to carry medicine in your car. Cars can easily exceed the safe storage temperature of drugs which can lead to degradation and could convert some fraction of it into toxic breakdown products.



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