Articles of Interest - Oct. 8


The Robots Are Coming To Las Vegas  NPR 

New satellite technology may lead to faster internet  Axios

California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices  TechCrunch

How Good — And How Secure — Is Facial Recognition Technology?  NPR

History of IoT (graphic)  Daily Infographic 


A new neural network framework claims to be faster and require less training than rivals  ZD Net

U.S. trails behind Russia, China in organizing militarily in space  Axios 

Call it self-automation, or auto-automation if you like—what to do when coders automate their duties, who should reap the benefits  The Atlantic 


Understanding owned social content is key to an effective social media strategy  Nielson

Google+ to shut down after security bug  CNN


Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites  New York Times

Facebook is making a video camera  Tech Crunch

The new Facebook hoax you should know about  10 News

The Facebook hack exposes an internet-wide failure  Wired 


The Presidential Text Alert Has a Long, Strange History  Wired 

How to ‘turn off’ the presidential text alert test  Wired 

Cult of Mac’s 50 Essential iOS Apps [The complete list, sorted!]  Cult of Mac


See what we searched for over the past two decades  20 years 

Netflix Consumes 15% of the World's Internet Bandwidth  Variety***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Intelligence and personality can be developed  Becoming (my blog)

In Praise of Mediocrity  New York Times 


Ad industry finally embraces privacy rules  Axios  

Billboards — yes, billboards — are having a heyday in a digital world  Recode


Want razor-sharp focus in your audio stories? This group activity can help  NPR

The Washington Times settles lawsuit with Seth Rich's brother, issues retraction and apology for its coverage  CNN 

A Reporter Who Wore A MAGA Hat While Covering A Trump Rally Has Been Fired  BuzzFeed News

Newsroom employees earn less than other college-educated US workers  Pew Research Center

ProPublica's experimental journalism  Wired 

A beginner's guide to joining NYC's journalism community


Bulgarian TV host Victoria Marinova raped and killed  Committee to Protect Journalists  

What To Know About The Mysterious Disappearance Of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi  Digg

Journalist’s Expulsion From Hong Kong ‘Sends a Chilling Message’  New York Times  


This is the state of nonprofit news in 2018  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Tronc changing name back to Tribune Publishing  Chicago Tribune 


How the Kavanaugh information war mirrors real warzones  Wired 

More research suggests that Twitter’s fake news “strategy” is either ineffective or nonexistent  Nieman Journalism Lab 

Daniel Radcliffe and the Art of the Fact-Check:  Researching his role in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the actor embeds in The New Yorker’s fact-checking department  New Yorker 

Even the best AI for spotting fake news is still terrible  MIT Technology Review  


‘Different Than’ or ‘Different From’: Which Should You Say?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


William Faulkner was really bad at being a postman  Lit Hub

The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix  Entertainment Weekly

Sikh Poet Jasmin Kaur calls out white feminists for co-opting her work  Daily Dot  

Mary Shelley’s Obsession with the Cemetery  Jstor


Viral video of Russian woman bleaching manspreaders was anti-feminist propaganda  The Verge

Instagram Now Home to Classic Feminist Literature  New York Times

Female Nobel prize winner deemed not important enough for Wikipedia entry  South China Morning Post 

Largest wave surfed – female  Guinness World Records

CERN suspends physicist over remarks on gender bias  Nature 


Iowa State University paid $100,000 to settle a former tennis player's civil-rights complaint  Iowa State Daily  

The Legendary Black Surfer Who Challenged Stereotypes  Atlas Obscura


Explore new data on the race, ethnicity, and gender of students at more than 4,300 colleges and universities  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Building Diversity in Science, One Interaction at a Time  Undark 


A look at an anonymous sexual-assault-accusations website and the issue of libel  Dynamics of Writing 

Media asks Tennessee high court to boost press protection  Fox 13

UK Copyright if there’s no Brexit deal  The 1709 Blog 

Blogger Defeats Defamation Claims Over Posts Claiming a “Scam”  Technology & Marketing Law Blog


The Night Missionaries Smuggled One Million Bibles into China  Mental Floss

America’s clergy are teaming up with scientists  Wired 

Paige Patterson, ousted Baptist seminary leader, to teach ethics course  Religion News Service 

'God Friended Me' a CBS faith-based comedy  Washington Times

The Christian Broadcasting Network launches CBN News Channel  Religion News Service

Bayesian inference and religious belief  Andrew Gelman Blog 


Christian Zionism  Aeon

Christian nationalism, explained through one pro-Trump propaganda film  Vox


Local woman, 85, is world's oldest trapeze artist  Union-Tribune

The Sometimes Stranger: Night after night, this Plano man visits his wife with Alzheimer's  Dallas News

Couple that met as kids at St. Jude's gets married there nearly 30 years later  People  

First-grader unable to play outside forms special bond with school resource officer  WKRG

Soldier Whose House Was Looted Gives Away Money Meant for Him  People 


Injured Turtle Gets Around With the Help of Custom Wheelchair Made of Legos  Inside Edition

Does it really matter if one animal goes extinct?  Phys Org


Roald Dahl's Matilda confronts Donald Trump in new statue  CNN 

Meet The MacArthur Fellow Disrupting Racism In Art  NPR

What's The Tallest We Could Theoretically Construct A Building?  Digg

How Jackson Pollock became so overrated (video) 

A Giant Mural of Robin Williams Goes Up in Chicago  Open Culture 


Banksy painting 'self-destructs' moments after being sold for $1.4 million at auction  CNN

Banksy show us how he destroyed his art (video)


U.S. Charges 7 Russian Intelligence Officers With Hacking 40 Sports And Doping Groups  NPR


OU College of Law associate dean resigns amid controversy surrounding views published in 2014 book  OU Daily 


College students with preschool-aged children are twice as likely as their childless classmates to drop out of college  Taylor & Francis  

Life After College is Weird: advice on navigating the postgraduate world  New York Times 

‘Selfie’: One Word to Characterize a Generation  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Graduates Are Told They Can Do Anything With Their Degrees. Is That Why They Feel Lost?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Ohio State plans esports program across 5 colleges  Education Dive


Create a ‘Personal Brand,’ and Other Tips Learned During a Day With a Recruiter  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You  Harvard Business Review

Here are more than 80 journalism internships and fellowships  Poynter 

The Washington Post and Instagram launch a midterm elections fellowship for student journalists  Washington Post


Dear dads: Your daughters told me about their assaults: This is why they never told you  Washington Post

How Police Investigate Sex Crimes  NPR  

How Daughters Are Talking To Their Fathers About Sexual Assault  NPR

Shamed into silence: Female journalists are disproportionately targeted for sexual harassment and assault — and I'm proof  Poynter 

How Minnesota’s criminal justice system often fails victims of rape and sexual assault Minneapolis  Star Tribune  


After One Year Of Headlines, #MeToo Is Everywhere  NPR

The 84 cases that defined the first year of #MeToo  Vice 


Student-created website allowing for anonymous sexual assault allegations vulnerable to defamation charges  The Daily (Univ of WA student newspaper) 

TCU fires back after conservative comedian proclaims rape culture is a myth  Star-Telegram

Professor blasted for saying sexual assault is a prerequisite for manhood  New York Post

Students protest professor's 'satirical' blog on sexual assault  Fox-5

Rutgers refuses to investigate some sexual harassment claims. Are students at risk?  New  

A high schooler in Texas accuses two other students of raping her: Few believed her.  Her hometown turned against her. The authorities failed her.  Washington Post


Brett Kavanaugh And The Problem With #BelieveSurvivors  NPR

The junk science Republicans used to undermine Ford and help save Kavanaugh (opinion)  Washington Post  

Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart  Vox


In Louisiana, You Can Be Sent Away for Life Even If Jurors Say You’re Innocent  Mother Jones


Interactive on how easy (or hard) it is to vote in every state  Washington Post 

5 Things You Need to Know About 2018 Election Security  Voice of America 


MBA applications in the US have fallen for the fourth year in a row  Quartz

Visualizing the World's Tech Giants 2018  How Much 


Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news  Washington Post 

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040  New York Times


What the Mens’ Calf Size Says About Their Health, According to Science  Fatherly 

How long different drugs stay in your body  IFL Science

How Gym Selfies Are Quietly Changing the Way We Work Out  GQ

Climate and city density key factors governing flu outbreaks: Study  Axios  

A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal  Propublica 


A lack of insurance is leading more Americans to have weight loss surgery in Mexico  Vox

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong  The Huffington Post


Where Did the Taco Come From?  Smithsonian Magazine 

Over one-third of US adults eat fast food at least once a day  CDC

FDA Bans Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Environmental Groups Sue  NPR


Raised by YouTube: The platform’s entertainment for children is weirder—and more globalized—than adults could have expected  The Atlantic 

Ending Sexual Violence by Raising Better Boys  Slate 


Watch Scientists Accidentally Blow Up Their Lab With The Strongest Indoor Magnetic Field Ever  Mother Board

All the planets we've found in the Milky Way — so far  Axios


I Suffer From Depression and Have PTSD Symptoms  Medium

The Psychological Make-Up of Conspiracy Theorists New research identifies pro-conspiracy ways to see and understand the world  Psychology Today 


How much control do you really have over your actions? These brain regions provide clues   Science Mag

Best Brain Game To Stave Off Alzheimer's Could Be Your Job  NPR


A philosopher explains how our addiction to stories keeps us from understanding history  The Verge


A trio’s systematic trolling of journals yields seven accepted papers  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

'Real' fake research hoodwinks US journals  AFP 

A New Series on Scholarly Productivity: ‘Are You Writing?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship  Areo Magazine

Why it’s so difficult to correct the scientific record  Less Likely 

How a failed psoriasis study pushed a whole field forward  Salon

What the ‘Conceptual Penis’ Hoax Does and Does Not Prove  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Universities roll out digital student IDs  10 News

UWM is bleeding faculty, but its budget is balanced for the first time since 2012  Journal Sentinel

Hey, Alexa, Should We Bring Virtual Assistants to Campus? These Colleges Gave Them a Shot  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

We Are Building the Most Inclusive, Exclusive Colleges in America!  McSweeney’s 


Meet the activists creating safe spaces for LGBTQ students at the nation’s most conservative colleges  Medium 

Brad Paisley and wife team with Christian university to open free grocery store for those in Nashville  World Religion News

Saint Mary's College president abruptly resigns  South Bend Tribune

This SoCal Christian College Supported Gay Relationships: Then It Abruptly Changed Its Mind  LAist 


What to Do About Contract Cheating  Campus Technology 

Furor Over Blended and Active Learning  Inside Higher Ed 

Survey: 1 in 4 Professors Ban Mobile Phone Use in Class  Campus Technology

5 Tips for Using Multiple-Choice Tests to Bolster Learning  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Updating pedagogy for the mobile phone era  Small Pond Science


Meet the Academics Who Nabbed This Year’s MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants  Chronicle of Higher Ed

USC Students rally, call for firing of professor after controversial email  Daily Trojan

For Some Scholars, a Full Professorship Calls for ‘a Lot of Paperwork’ That ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’  Chronicle of Higher Ed