Articles of Interest - Oct 22

***TECHNOLOGY building a platform for the future of consumer products: Get ready for a future in which your favorite products act like helicopter parents  Fast Company

Blockchain’s impact on retail: fewer counterfeits, faster product recalls  Vox

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever  MIT Technology Review

These magical sunglasses block all the screens around you  Wired  

The Pentagon is studying an insect army to defend crops. Critics fear a bioweapon Washington Post

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin  NPR


With help from journalism students, Miami man freed after 12 years behind bars for murder   Miami Herald

Rural areas are rapidly becoming news deserts  Axios 

5 investigative journalism tipsheets  IJNet

Reuters is offering eight $5,000 photojournalism grants  Reuters 

To defend journalism, we need to defend the truth and not just journalists  Vox

Citizens Count on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act but Keep Getting Shut Out  Propublica


News industry seeks exemption from Congress to take on Facebook, Google  NOLA


Faced with a daily barrage of news, college students find it hard to tell what's real and what's 'fake news'  Northeastern 

2014: Nvidia uses tech to prove moon landing couldn't be faked. 2018: Nvidia updates its conspiracy debunk to show how it can be done now  Cnet 

Fake News Is Poisoning Brazilian Politics: WhatsApp Can Stop It (opinion)  New York Times   

Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?  Pew Research Center

These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake Videos—for Now  Wired 

Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous  New York Times   

We’re Tracking Misinformation About The Migrant Caravan Headed To The US  BuzzFeed

Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and influence Campaigns on Twitter  Knight Foundation 


Facebook launches “Hunt For False News” debunk blog as fakery drops 50% Tech Crunch

In Facebook’s Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up  Wall Street Journal

Facebook has a fake news 'war room' – but is it really working?  The Guardian

As Midterms Approach, Facebook Ramps Up Disinformation Fight  NPR 

***BIG DATA & AI  

A video about the process of using machine learning to fighting cancer (video) Real Engineering

Why the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics has many problems  Quanta Magazine 

Three common mistakes that consistently plague analytic endeavors  Health Catalyst


What happens when Facebook goes down? People read the news  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Why brands you've never heard of are flooding your feeds  Axios

When Loved Ones Die, What Do We Do with Their Text Messages?  Boston Magazine


By the time you finish this article, 400K Americans were probably robocalled  NBC News

Who Is 'Scam Likely,' and Why Are You Receiving Calls From Them?  Digital Trends

Apple fixes its new bagel emoji with cream cheese and a doughier consistency  The Verge


Emotion and Identity: the key to compelling mobile videos  Reuters  


The people behind the AI Curtain: “So much of what passes for automation isn’t really automation"  Becoming (my blog)


Why the book “Do I Make Myself Clear?” is “Dreadful”  Chronicle of Higher Ed Ω

Trump's bizarre grammar boast has Twitter users scratching their heads AOL News


How to Become a Highly Productive Writer  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

New York Times, 12 writers celebrate their favorite libraries  New York Times

Judy Blume’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret … to be made into a movie  Deadline


‘Smarmy’: How It Was Born and Survived  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Is your coworker an assclown or an asshat? Linguists explain the difference  Quartz

2018, in a Word. But What Word?  Chronicle of Higher Ed  

How Are We Supposed to Have Fun? The possibility of fun’ as an adjective  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The genius and legend of Anne Frank’s diary A new graphic adaptation is faithful to its spirit. But her proper medium is words  Economist  

A literary history of New Orleans  Economist

Two Ernest Hemingway stories that were rarely seen to be published next year  NBC News


Women’s voices are judged more harshly than men’s  Economist

‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration  New York Times 


Is It Still Okay To Use The OK Hand Emoji? The once innocuous hand sign is now being spread by white supremacists as a symbol of white power  Digg

Mapping the predominant race in 11 million neighborhoods across the country  National Geographic 

Charlottesville’s Other Jim Crow Legacy: Separate and Unequal Education  Propublica 

When England play overseas, it is always the voice of the angry, white, male racist that shouts loudest   The Independent  

Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries  Associated Press


Trump’s Attacks on the Press Are Illegal. We’re Suing: A coalition of free-press advocates is taking on the president  Politico

Kennesaw State, student group settle campus speech lawsuit  AJC 


Stormy Daniels Loses Her Defamation Suit Against Trump — and Has to Pay His Legal Fees  Yahoo

A Conservative Group’s Closed-Door ‘Training’ of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern  New York Times  

Photographer Suing Andy Warhol's Estate Claims His Work Isn't "Transformative"  Hollywood Reporter

Lawsuits Over Paparazzi Images on Instagram Raise Celebrity Questions Over Right of Publicity The Fashion Law Blog  


Saturday Evening Post’s archives now available digitally  New York Post

Heads roll at 'Cosmopolitan' amid the magazine industry roller coaster Crain’s New York


I Ditched Google for Bing. Here's What I Found—and What I Didn't  Wired  


Eugene Peterson who translated ‘The Message’ translation of the Bible Dies  Christianity Today 

It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God: The decline in our spiritual vocabulary has many real-world consequences (opinion)  New York Times   

Mediaite founder Dan Abrams to launch Christian sermon streaming network  The Hill

Judge dismisses claims against SBC in Pressler sex abuse case Baptist Standard 

Deep In The Desert, A Case Pits Immigration Crackdown Against Religious Freedom  NPR

Evangelicals Are Confused about Christianity's Core Beliefs, Survey Says  Christian News Headlines

Zondervan Settles Plagiarism Case involving Author Christine Caine  Publishers Weekly 


Bible Museum says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake  CNN

Pagans against Genesis Confused, inferior and philosophically unsound: the Greco-Roman critique of the Old Testament could have been written today  Aeon


Founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network says arms deal is more important than Khashoggi Vice 

Can a Christian foster care group legally reject non-Christian families?  Vox


Carmel Valley couple spending year aboard hospital ship in Africa Union-Tribune

Fifth Grader Runs 50 5K’s In 50 Days For Grandpa’s Lung Cancer CBS San Francisco

Chicago man makes 500th blood donation: 'You actually get an opportunity to save someone' Chicago Tribune

North Carolina town raises money to build inclusive playground for all kids WRAI

BBQers Set Friendly Rivalries Aside to Serve Meals, Hope to Hurricane Michael Victims Yahoo News

Paralyzed man completes Portland half marathon  KOIN

This tiny pizzeria has served over 142,000 slices to the homeless for free NBC


Finalists of the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards  My Modern Met

Write people up for their design crimes with this ticket book  Fast Company

Rhythm in web Typography  Better Web Type

Write people up for their design crimes with this ticket book  Fast Company

Two New York City museums announced they would reject funding from Saudi-linked groups for scholarly programs on Middle Eastern  New York Times

Film in the Digital Age: An Interview with 4 Photographers  PetaPixel 


Banksy Releases Behind The Scenes Footage Of Art-Shredding Frame  Digg

The Story Behind the Mysterious Guillotine on a Brooklyn Roof  Vice


Here are the hits of the past 25 years that we’ll be listening to for the next 100 Slate

He’s sold 150 million albums and been famous for five decades: But do we really know Elton John?  Vulture

Classical music concert in Sweden descends into brawl over rustling chewing gum packet Independent

Sparring Candidates Duet In Music While They Duel For Votes  NPR

How the Sears Catalog Disrupted the Jim Crow South and Helped Give Birth to the Delta Blues & Rock and Roll  Open Culture 

20 Years Of Cher's 'Believe' And Its Auto-Tune Legacy NPR


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Finally Lands a Release Date in China Variety

The 30 Best (Truly) Independent Films of the 21st Century The Ringer


93 women join lawsuit against the University of Southern California over sexual misconduct by university gynecologist  New York Post

The assistant director of Western Washington University's counseling center was fired for sexual harassment  The AS Review 

U. of Texas Overhauls Program on Masculinity to Avoid Stigma  Chronicle of Higher Ed

#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges Associated Press


Edible cottonseed is now a thing — and it could have big implications for world hunger  Vox

Homeless Students in New York Public Schools at Record High  New York Times   

The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?  The Guardian

Nearly six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases Pew Research Center 

The average age one would classify someone as “old” is now 74, up from 68 in 2009  Harris-TD Ameritrade


DHS finds increasing attempts to hack U.S. election systems ahead of midterms  NBC News

Making Sense Of The Patchwork System Known As Voter Registration NPR


How to run a calm workplace A management book that is refreshingly different  Economist

What We Often Get Wrong About Automation  Harvard Business Review

The real deal on TV home-remodeling shows  The Washington Post

Nice People Have Emptier Wallets - Scientific American  Scientific American 

Even janitors have noncompetes now: Nobody is safe  The Washington Post

Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace  Recode


Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics  Associated Press 

Feds crack down on stem cell clinics that touted autism treatments, blindness cures  Stat News

What we know about the mysterious polio-like virus spreading across the US.  Quartz

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes and lower medical costs for families  Purdue University

Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?  NBC News 

Antibiotics May Soon Become Useless. Now What?  Wired 

Colorado Facebook groups organize play dates to intentionally share chickenpox  9news 

Fixing Your Hearing and Vision Loss Can Keep Your Memory Sharper  NPR

The Problem With Probiotics  New York Times


This Is What Would Happen to Your Body if You Only Ate Fruits and Vegetables  Vice

Southern Diet Blamed For High Rates Of Hypertension Among Black Americans  NPR


Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt  National Geographic

Yamei Kin, The Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu To The West  New York Times 

Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food  Economist  

A food critic visits New York's pizza museum  (video)  New York Magazine

The man who has eaten at more than 7,300 Chinese restaurants, but can’t use chopsticks and doesn’t care for food  South China Morning Post 


All The Ways Restaurants Are Scamming You Into Buying Overpriced Meals (video)  Digg

Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire  NPR


30 of the most stunning landscapes to visit in the US.  Conde Nast Traveler

15 Best Fall Hiking Trails: Our Favorite Fall Hikes in the U.S.  Condé Nast Traveler


When science hits a limit, learn to ask different questions  Aeon

The big picture: Even scientists are being automated  Axios 

Scientists grow functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells  Science Daily


How one bench and a team of grandmothers can beat depression  BBC 

The limits of fMRI and neuroimaging  The Verge

New evidence that the “chaotic mind” of ADHD brings creative advantages BSP

Addressing Mental Health Effects, a Year After the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma  Wired 

I woke up unable to speak English BBC  

Your Facebook posts can reveal if you're depressed  Wired 


Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power MIT Tech Review

People who have a good sense of smell are also good navigators Science News


The Art of Logic by Eugenia Cheng review – the need for good arguments  The Guardian 

Philosophers Name the Best Philosophy Books: From Stoicism and Existentialism, to Metaphysics & Ethics for Artificial Intelligence  Open Culture 


I've Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines: Here's What I've Learned New York Times


The history of two slogans: “American Frist” and “The American Dream” Economist


Judging by reaction to recent plagiarism cases, I don’t think plagiarism matters much to most Christians Throckmorton Blog

New Plagiarism Allegation Leveled Against Prominent Christian Counselor, Trump Adviser Tim Clinton Augusta Review


This year’s “Worst Pseudoscience Award” Goes to Anti-Vax Fraud Andrew Wakefield  Gizmodo

Retractions are not uncommon and are increasing in frequency  BMJ 

How a typo in a catalog number led to the correction of a scientific paper — and what we can learn from that  Retraction Watch

A blame-free approach to research misconduct  Nature Index

How I got through my publication drought  Science Mag 

The Case Against Alphabetical Naming of Authors  Inside Higher Ed


Do Economics Journals Enforce Their Data Policies? The Replication Network

Economists care about where they publish—to the cost of the profession  Economist


An Academic Publisher Vanishes  Discover Magazine  

China awaits controversial blacklist of ‘poor quality’ journals  Nature

The editors of JAMA talk about their experience with retractions  JAMA network 


DeVos Calls Democratic Senator’s Public Criticism of Draft Title IX Rules ‘Unbecoming and Irresponsible  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show The Crimson

Vancouver’s Clark College Closes for a day in Response to Planned Patriot Prayer Protest Willamette Week 

Can an Innovative Online College Help Adults Stay Employed?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A judge who also works as an adjunct law professor at NYU rejected a $350-million lawsuit against the institution by employees  Washington Square News

Handpicked Attendees for Conservative Speaker at USC over fear of disruption  Inside Higher Ed

The evangelicals creating champions for Trump at Liberty University  The Guardian 


Hand, foot and mouth disease is breaking out on numerous campuses: officials struggle to contain the spread  Inside Higher Ed

New Purdue Health Plan Boots Employed Spouses  Inside Higher Ed

On College Campuses, Making Overdose Medication Readily Available  NPR

$4000 Giant inflatable colon used for instruction stolen from University of Kansas Cancer Center  Associated Press


Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book  Chronicle of Higher Ed

To Prevent Loneliness, Start in the Classroom  CityLab


Why Does Graduate School Kill So Many Marriages?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Jury: American University discriminated against a former professor on the basis of her age when it denied her tenure  Inside Higher Ed

So Your Ph.D. Program Is Not Going ‘As Planned’?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

University of Montana says 22 faculty members are leaving Missoulian

Professors at Florida International University are demanding the administration eject its Turning Point USA chapter from campus  Miami New Times


College students broadly mistrust news: Fake Kardashian gossip probably won’t help  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Established firms try dancing to a millennial tune  Economist

UNC student who poured blood and ink on Silent Sam Confederate statue found guilty of misdemeanor  News Observer  

Hoax at Harvard: Impersonator Dupes Dozens With Fictitious George Bush Lecture  The Harvard Crimson  

Mapping Which Neighborhoods Are Buried In Student Debt  CityLab

Why do millennials love bullet journals? Control  Vox 


Millennials Need to Start Voting Before the Gerontocracy Kills Us All  New York Magazine 

College Voting in the 2018 Midterms: A Survey of US College Students  College Reaction