articles of interest - Jan 2


Police seek Amazon Echo data in murder case  Engadget

China’s Already Tested CRISPR on A Human, and the U.S. Is Next  BigThink


Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them  ProPulica


The State of Video in 2016: Social Video, Mobile Video, Heavy Competition Media Shift


“What important truth do very few people agree with you on?”  Becoming (my site)

How Do You Keep From Getting Bored? Researchers Have An Answer  NPR

The Science of Willpower: 15 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Last from Dr. Kelly McGonigal  Open Culture


‘Free Speech Zones,’ Then and Now The FIRE

The free-speech problem on campus is real. It will ultimately hurt dissidents  Vox


DRM vs. Civil Liberties: 2016 in Review  Electronic Frontier Foundation

A (rare) faithful reading of FERPA: Court says federal privacy law doesn't penalize one-time release of records  Student Press Law Center

DOJ Opens Investigation into Northern Michigan University Self-Harm Policies  The FIRE


20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media  Open Culture

Mixing Two Photos Together Will Net You Some Surreal Instagram Art  Digg


What Does the World Oldest Surviving Piano Sound Like?: Watch Pianist Give a Performance on a 1720 Cristofori Piano  Open Culture


Media in the Age of Algorithms (opinion)  O’Reilly Media


How I Detect Fake News (opinion)   O’Reilly Media  

The man who studies the spread of ignorance  BBC


'Profitable' Washington Post adding more than five dozen journalists  Politico

Let’s wait for those earnings reports before declaring the resurgence of newspapers, OK?  Talking New Media


Month by Month, 2016 Cemented Science’s Sexual Harassment Problem  Wired

Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice  NPR


The world’s favourite lab animal has been found wanting, but there are new twists in the mouse’s tale  Economist


From Crispr to Zika, Here Are 2016’s Biggest Biology Stories  Wired

Fake news invades science and science journalism as well as politics  Stat News

A new PhD student learns her first lesson: Certainty doesn’t exist in science  Stat News

205 Big Thinkers Answer the Question, “What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to Be More Widely Known?”  Open Culture

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of 2016  Vox


Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world  Nature

Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016  Pew Research


Carrie Fisher Inspires Others To Speak Openly Of Bipolar Disorder  NPR

Education or Indoctrination? The Accuracy of Introductory Psychology Textbooks in Covering Controversial Topics and Urban Legends About Psychology  Springer

How a 6 year old got locked up on Psych Ward  BuzzFeed News


A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs  Vox


This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something


CRISPR 'Kill' Switch Could Make Human Gene Editing Safer  Live Science


Trump's election voted No. 1 religion story of 2016  Religion News Association

The Religious-Liberty Showdowns Coming in 2017  The Atlantic

Onetime leader of Tampa megachurch joins Trump inaugural team

Why I Quit My Job at an Evangelical Missionary School  Sojourners

Conservative Christians pan 'prosperity gospel' Trump inaugural preacher  Washington Examiner

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not an atheist anymore  BongBong

2016 Year in Review: Religion and Politics  The Atlantic


Liberal arts education in the Age of Trump  Washington Post 


U.S. Court Reinstates Ban on College's Mandatory Drug Tests of Students Chronicle of Higher Ed


Should students be warned when a classmate is facing criminal charges?  Student Press Law Center


How One Group of Teachers Defended Academic Freedom  Jstor