Articles of Interest - June 25


IBM Touts Breakthrough Technology As Computer Debates A Person  NPR

A new type of battlefield network is in development   Economist 

This AI program could beat you in an argument—but it doesn’t know what it’s saying  MIT Technology Review 

Control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures  MIT Technology Review 

‘Stealth’ material hides hot objects from infrared eyes  University of Wisconsin-Madison


The reason thousands of Swedish people are inserting microchips into themselves  Quartz

Snap’s Spectacles are now basically a GoPro for your face  Quartz


The future of TV advertising in today’s digital world  MARTech   

Forecast growth in global ad spending, by medium  The Atlas


What journalists can learn from their local TV weather forecast  American Press Institute 

Advocates are becoming journalists. Is that a good thing?  Columbia Journalism Review 

The decline and fall of entertainment reporting  Columbia Journalism Review 

Reddit launches a ‘News’ tab into beta testing  TechCrunch

The Augmented Newsroom: How will AI impact the journalism we know?  Medium


Times under fire for agreeing to White House terms on Miller interview   Columbia Journalism Review 

National Enquirer sent Trump stories to Michael Cohen before publication  CNN


Freelancers are precarious. When should they push back?  Columbia Journalism Review 

Tronc finally realizes it has a stupid name  New York Post


LinkedIn can be an avenue to new audiences, Maryland students find  Poynter

Journalism head at Wayne State resigns amid misconduct investigation  The South End


What Advertising History says about the Future of Fake News  New York Times

Reuters study: the duopoly should fight fake news faster & brands must hone in on misplacement  The Drum

Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories  Reuters 

Conservatives & Liberals both take to propaganda on Russian TV  NPR 

MediaWise teaches 500 teens to fact-check the internet  Poynter

Truepic, a startup that detects deepfake pictures and videos, just raised $8 million  Quartz

Americans believe two-thirds of news on social media is misinformation  Poynter

The Best Defense Against Fake News in Social Media  Tech News World***THE INTERNET

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier  Medium 

Is your website ADA-compliant? Avoid becoming a litigation target  Miami Herald


The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities are central to an NSA spying initiative that monitors billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats  The Intercept

New AI method increases the power of artificial neural networks by speeding the training of algorithms

Work boycott by Google engineers refusing to build security tool to win military contracts  Bloomberg

Chinese Hackers Target Satellite, Geospatial Imaging, Defense Companies  Bleeping Computer 

Facebook uses  “in-painting” where a program fills in a space with what it thinks belongs there  to replace closed eyes with open ones  Tech Crunch 

Sloppy reporting of statistics in research papers is widespread but now, an algorithm may limit the hiding places for untrustworthy scientific paper  Economist


Twitter users are analytical in the morning, angsty at night  Wired

Buying Instagram is probably the smartest thing Facebook has ever done  Quartz

The news that bots share on Twitter tends not to focus on politics  Pew Research Center


Facebook Watch Aims to Reinvent TV With New Interactive Shows  Variety

Facebook blocks ad for actual news claiming it's 'political'  Mashable


 Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction — with an app  Washington Post

Google’s Augmented Reality tape measure app comes to Android phones  Ars Technica


Supreme Court cracks down on government snooping through cellphone location records  USA Today 

Bill could give Californians unprecedented control over data  Wired


Google's new podcast app could turbocharge the industry  Wired 

Best YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked  Thrillist


I can prove you are no smarter than a pigeon   Becoming (my blog)

How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed: The Long Story (book review)   New York Times

Everyone suffers when you apologize for asking questions  Fast Company


A ‘New Yorker’ Style Book  Chronicle of Higher Ed

9 grammar rules you're probably breaking without realizing it  Business Insider


Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading  NPR

I’ve Quit Writing Personal Essays About Quitting Things: A Personal Essay (satire)  The New Yorker

The Best Algorithm-Driven Writing Instruction You Can Imagine  Inside Higher Ed


From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State  Mental Floss

Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading  NPR


Top 20 picks for the best books of the year so far  Amazon

Read a Huge Annotated Online Edition of Frankenstein: A Modern Way to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Classic Novel  Open Culture

Library Association Removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name from Award  Associated Press


Long Term Trend: Fewer men in the workforce, higher percentage of women  New York Times

If you don’t have gender equality in your newsroom, it’s like running on one leg  Harvard's Nieman Lab

How the New York Times and Gizmodo tackle gender diversity in the newsroom

Why Women Don’t Code  Quillette

Why don’t women code? A UW lecturer’s answer draws heat  Seattle Times


SNL’s Black Jeopardy: An Oral History  Vulture


UW to pay $122,500 in legal fees in settlement with College Republicans over free speech  Seattle Times

Speaking of speech: What should colleges do when controversial figures want to come to campus?  Washington Post


Do undocumented immigrants have the right to a day in court? The Supreme Court answered in 1896  Quartz

How to Lose a Copyright Case: Court Finds Photos of Teeth Lack Sufficient Bite


2018’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips  Wallet Hub

10 Summer Travel Scams You Need to Take Seriously  Reader’s Digest


The best photography portfolio websites for showing off your work  Digital Trends

How Do We Design Workplaces That Support Mental Health And Well-Being  Forbes


Amid #MeToo fallout, Southern Baptist males quietly leaving jobs  Baptist News Global   

Aimee Semple McPherson: The L.A. evangelist who built the world's first megachurch  LA Times

Rachel Held Evans: The Ever-evolving influence of a ‘Bible nerd’-turned author  Washington Post

Key findings on the global rise in religious restrictions  Pew Research Center

Ken Ham Calls Andy Stanley a ‘False Teacher’  Christian Headlines  


What Role Does Religion Play In American Politics?  NPR

Jeff Sessions' pastor addresses 'firestorm' over church charges against AG  CNN


Teen's encounter with deaf-blind man on flight goes viral  King-5

A man helped a woman stranded in a wheelchair: What he did next went viral  Washington Post

Town's oldest resident gets her own birthday parade  CBS-17

Eau Claire woman discovers neighbor is her long-lost sister  WISN


Tracing an ’80s hip-hop beat back to 1910: Linking Stravinsky to Planet Rock (video)  Recode

Cook County inmates call new jail recording studio 'a blessing'; officials hope it reduces recidivism  Chicago Tribune


10 Best Movies of 2018 So Far  Rolling Stone


6 Simple Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Updating Your LinkedIn Profile Picture  Inc. Magazine


Interim president of Michigan State objected to the use of the color teal, which victims of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse have adopted as a symbol of solidarity  Freep

FBI: Sexual assaults on flights increasing 'at an alarming rate'  CNN

Ohio State Shuts Down Office That Helped Sexual-Assault Victims  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Former Wisconsin student gets Light Sentence for of sexual assaults  Chicago Tribune


How to Vet Charities for Immigrant Children  Consumer Reports


As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients  NPR

A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw  The Atlantic


Brain Balance's Approach To Autism, ADHD: High Hopes, High Costs And Slim Science  NPR

Smoking hits all-time low in U.S.  NBC

DNA Snippet Once Called 'Junk' Found To Drive The Development Of Embryos  NPR

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?  The Atlantic

Herpes Viruses And Alzheimer's: A Possible Link  NPR

I learned I have Sleep Apnea – its more serious than many people realize  New York Times

The debate over precision medications  NPR


WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition  CNN

Most shooters got their guns legally, didn't have diagnosed mental illness, new FBI report says  USA Today

Police Shootings And Mental Health  NPR

Extremely hot weather makes people more unhappy than getting a divorce  Quartz

Hawaii Becomes 12th state to ban conversion therapy for minors  MuckRock


Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety  The New Yorker

Scientists Discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity: when a synapse strengthens, its neighbors weaken  MIT


The Encyclopedia of Women Philosophers  Open Culture

What happened when philosophers set up a public booth to answer anyone’s question  Quartz

An Introduction to Ivan Ilyin, the Philosopher Behind the Authoritarianism of Putin’s Russia & Western Far Right Movements  Open Culture


Overscheduling Your Days Can Wreck Your Productivity  Life Hacker

Robots? Training? Factories Tackle the Productivity Puzzle  New York Times


New Archive of Middle Eastern Photography Features 9,000 Digitized Images  Open Culture  


US gov delays Revisions to Common Rule Delayed Until January 21, 2019  Ropes & Gray LLP

Institutional versus commercial email addresses: which one to use in your publications?  The London School of Economics and Political Science

How Much Editorial Misconduct Goes Unreported?  Scholarly Kitchen

Stop saying that publication metrics don’t matter, and tell early-career researchers what does Nature

Medical journals should embrace preprints to address the reproducibility crisis  International Journal of Epidemiology   

Regression to the mean continues to confuse people and lead to errors in published research  Statistical Modeling Causal Inference & Social Science


Introducing the Free Journal Network – community-controlled open access publishing  The London School of Economics and Political Science

Tips to avoid predatory journals and conferences  University Affairs

How do you choose a journal when it’s time to submit a paper?  Scientist Sees Squirrel


How Much Editorial Misconduct Goes Unreported?  Scholarly Kitchen

In science, is brilliance ever an excuse for bad behaviour?  Australian Broadcasting Corporation


The 3 Types of Peer Reviewer  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The BMJ’s Patient Review Initiative — A Novel Expansion of Peer Review  Scholarly Kitchen

Peer Review is Not Scientific: How a process designed to ensure scientific rigor is tainted by randomness, bias, and arbitrary delays  Medium


Return of Research Results to Study Participants  JAMA Network

Resubmitting your study to a new journal could become easier  Nature


DeVos urged to probe Chinese spying at U.S. universities  Politico

Faculty Layoffs possible at Quincy College  The Patriot Ledger  

Northeastern University Is Now Handing Out Echo Dots to Its Students  Mental Floss

UCLA's mobile app gauges campus climate issues by reaching students through their phones  Inside Higher Ed

Why I changed my mind about diversity in academia  Washington Post


It’s time for advocates and policymakers to take up accreditation reform  The Hill 

Southern Accreditor Places 4 Institutions on Probation  Inside Higher Ed


Hands-on learning is a necessary part of college, but here’s what it doesn’t teach students (opinion)  Washington Post

Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom  Chronicle of Higher Ed


A program's price is a major factor -- but not the deciding one -- as online students decide where to enroll  Inside Higher Ed

10 business classes you can take online for free  CNBC 

Why College Tuition Is Actually Higher For Online Programs  Forbes


Eastern Michigan athletes sue school for dropping their sports  M-live 

68% of millennials worry about debt every day  Axios

Student debt is killing entrepreneurship  Quartz 


Appeals court affirms UW-Oshkosh professor records release under open records law  National Review 

Colleges Can Hire Adjunct Faculty Cheap — but Does that Harm Education National Review (opinion)  National Review 

1,300 Professors Sign Letter Condemning Separation of Immigrant Families as Child Abuse  Gizmodo

Academic Group Rebukes U of Nebraska-Lincoln  Associated Press