Articles of interest - Sept 26


Half of U.S. smartphone users download zero apps per month: Thirteen percent of smartphone owners account for more than 50 percent of all app downloads  Recode

Snapchat’s Wild New Specs Won’t Share Google Glass’s Fate  Wired

How Colleges Should Adapt in a Networked Age  Chronicle of Higher Ed


An 18-year-old is suing her parents for posting embarrassing baby pictures on Facebook  Fusion


The top 5 habits of a professional data scientist: 1. Be motivated by business problems rather than technology  O’Reilly

Supervised learning is unacceptable, inadequate & yet the most powerful tool at our disposal. Some cautionary advice  KD Nuggets

A White House data scientist on knowing when to go with the gut.  Washington Post

Data science cheat sheets covering R, Python, Django, MySQL, SQL, Hadoop, Apache Spark and Machine learning algorithms  KD Nuggets

The medical co.’s using Machine Learning to change healthcare  Forbes   

A list of top algorithms used by data scientists including the most academic and most industry-oriented algorithms  KD Nuggets



A designer altered this 'Girls' Life' cover to show what empowerment really looks like  Mic

New Book: Gender Shrapnel  Inside Higher Ed


NCAA calls on college leaders to sign pledge promising to recruit and interview more women and ethnic minorities for top sports positions  Inside Higher Ed


Forgiveness is  Becoming (my blog)

Against happiness: Companies that try to turn happiness into a management tool are overstepping the mark  Economist


Grammar Snobs Can Now Correct People’s iOS Text Messages   Buzz Feed


Don’t Try to Make a Living Writing Short Stories  Wired


Bringing up Babel: There are cognitive benefits to raising bilingual children  1843 Magazine


How Literature Can Improve Mental Health  Open Culture

What Is Shakespeare’s Most Popular Play?  Priceonomics


Meet the world’s top peer reviewer   Stat News

21 Brutal, Honest And Relatable Things That Happened In Academic Publishing  BuzzFeed


Academic Ethics: What Should We Do With Sexual Harassers in Academe?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

New Bill Fights Sexual Harassment By Going After Professors’ Grant Money  BuzzFeed

Campus sexual assault Re-education: Students starting college are trained in how to avoid committing rape  Economist

U Kentucky is suing its Student Newspaper, trying to Block Sexual Assault Reporting Washington Post  


College Threatens to Punish Students If They Share ‘Self-Destructive’ Thoughts With Friends  The Fire


IMDB would be required to remove actors' ages when asked under new California law  The Verge

‘So to Speak’ Podcast: ‘Twisting Title IX’ (opinion)  The Fire


Like Katy Perry, I broke up with the conservative evangelical project (opinion)  Religious News Service

Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton  Pew Research

Phillip Yancey Is Downright Baffled By Evangelical Support For Trump  Huffington Post


Number of U.S. low-power FM radio stations has nearly doubled since 2014  Pew Research


The Big Problem Still Plaguing America’s News Media  Fortune

When important investigative reporting must compete with Brangelina Columbia Journalism Review

Website ‘Rate My Media’ hopes to increase media accountability through crowd-sourced ratings  Talking New Media

How the FDA Manipulates the Media  Scientific American

Five takeaways from the ONA 2016 conference  Columbia Journalism Review


Why bad science persists: Poor scientific methods may be hereditary  Economist


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to cure all diseases  Recode

The average person is better off without a fitness wearable, weight loss study finds  PBS

Bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome  Stat News

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong   Vice


The scientists who make apps addictive and some of the psychologists who are worried about the way behavioral design is being used  1843 magazine

Watching sad films boosts endorphin levels in your brain, psychologists say  The Guardian


University May Remove Online Content to Avoid Disability Law  Inside Higher Ed  

Christian University kicks out freshman who used Racial slur in Social Media Inside Higher Ed


The Importance of an Arts Education (and How It Strengthens Science & Civilization)  Open Culture

Fear of a College-Educated BaristaIs there really a Millennial underemployment crisis? Yes, but only among liberal-arts majors  The Atlantic


Zero Correlation Between Evaluations and Learning: New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity  Inside Higher Ed

LinkedIn unveils new online learning and messaging tools   Mercury News

Do Your Students Take Good Notes?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Why students who do well in high school bomb in college  Washington Post

When a C Isn’t Good Enough: Some Students being made to Retake Classes if they earn a ‘C’  Inside Higher Ed


Jury finds University denied tenure to a female professor based on her gender and in retaliation for a speaking out against the culture of her male-dominated department  Inside Higher Ed

The Dangers of Faculty Book Club  Chronicle of Higher Ed