Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tech-week-industry-diversity-digital-afterlives-net-neutrality What happened in technology this week, you ask? Here's a roundup of the tech stories reported by NPR and others since you last checked in.<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>Hack The Hood: </strong>Twitter this week followed <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/26/325798198/facebooks-diversity-numbers-are-out-and-theyre-what-you-expect?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=alltech&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140723">Google, Facebook and Yahoo</a> in releasing numbers on the makeup of its workforce. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:23:00 +0000 Avie Schneider 63858 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/learning-read-may-take-longer-we-thought Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/desc.12212/abstract">Developmental Science</a> suggests a famous phenomenon known as the "fourth-grade shift" isn't so clear-cut.<p>"The theory of the fourth-grade shift had been based on behavioral data," says the lead author of the study, Donna Coch. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:08:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 63859 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Rogers County Clerk Sues Newspaper Over Stories http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/rogers-county-clerk-sues-newspaper-over-stories <p></p><div><p>CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County clerk has sued the The Claremore Daily Progress and the newspaper's government reporter over claims the newspaper painted her in a false light and invaded her privacy.</p><p>Clerk Robin Anderson sued the newspaper and reporter Salesha Wilken over the publication of three articles that ran between July 2012 and August 2013.</p><p>Anderson says the paper published misleading facts and in some instances implicated her in criminal wrongdoing.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:49:21 +0000 Associated Press 63854 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Rogers County Clerk Sues Newspaper Over Stories U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/us-embassy-compound-libya-shut-down-amid-fighting <em><strong>Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET.</strong></em><p>The U.S. has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated diplomats amid what is being described as a significant deterioration in security, with rival militant factions battling in the capital, Tripoli.<p>"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63850 at http://publicradiotulsa.org U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting If All The Ice Melts, What Happens To Hockey? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/if-all-ice-melts-what-happens-hockey <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=If+All+The+Ice+Melts%2C+What+Happens+To+Hockey%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MzkwMDEyMTY4NDg0NTBmYjQyZQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 63857 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 'Back Channel' Turns Up White House Intrigue http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/back-channel-turns-white-house-intrigue <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27Back+Channel%27+Turns+Up+White+House+Intrigue&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MzkwMDEyMTY4NDg0NTBmYjQyZQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 63856 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bobby Patterson's 'Got More Soul,' Heart And Spirit http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bobby-pattersons-got-more-soul-heart-and-spirit <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bobby+Patterson%27s+%27Got+More+Soul%2C%27+Heart+And+Spirit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MzkwMDEyMTY4NDg0NTBmYjQyZQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 63855 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/forget-fishing-boat-alaskans-scoop-salmon-dipnets Fishing purists, be warned. This story is not for you.<p>Yes, it's about salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska. But no one here is hooking a prize fish in the remote wilderness. This kind of fishing is all about crowds and slop buckets and big contraptions called dipnets — and the lengths Alaskans will go to in order to fill their freezers with sockeye salmon.<p>Novena Registe sits on a cooler on the beach at the mouth of the Kenai River, relaxing in the sun after a long day of fishing. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Annie Feidt 63853 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/close-encounters-radio-kind-mystery-bursts-baffle-astronomers Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves.<p>Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they're coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment — not even the kind of outrageous claims you'd expect to see in tabloid headlines.<p><strong>Australian Recordings Inspire Curiosity And Doubt</strong><p>The first report of these "fast radio bursts" appeared in 2007. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Joe Palca 63852 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/lost-sea-legos-reunite-beaches-and-facebook Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck the Tokio Express, a container ship that had nearly 5 million Legos onboard. The colorful toy building blocks poured into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.<p>Tracey Williams and her children first happened upon the Tokio Express Legos in the late 1990s. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 63851 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook