Articles of Interest - Sept 17


'Molar Mic' will let US military make radio calls from their teeth  cnet

Shapeshifting canopy uses drones to keep guests in the shade  New Atlas 

How a wave of new tech products are making life easier for people with disabilities  USA Today


Unifying Big Data And Machine Learning, Cisco Style  Next Platform

The increased complexity of the analytics that is being done is changing.. and dragging on big data  Datanami 


Making useful three-dimensional maps  Kottke 


Google Employees Are Quitting Over The Company’s Secretive China Search Project  BuzzFeed News 

The Rise and Demise of RSS  TwoBit History


How the Magazine Industry’s Identity Crisis Plays Out on Its Front Page  The Ringer


Reddit, Twitter, Facebook stand out as sites with the most news-focused users  Pew Research Center  

Americans expect to get their news from social media, but they don’t expect it to be accurate  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Tips every brand new reporter should know  Poynter  

Audiences often overestimate the influence of news stories on other people — while underestimating how much they influence their own views and beliefs  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

What Is ‘Quality’ Journalism?  European Journalism Observatory 


A Trump effect at journalism schools? Colleges see a surge in admissions  Washington Post

Observations on how we teach drone journalism  Reynolds Journalism Institute 


New fund gives $20 million to local journalism  Poynter 

As newsrooms do more with less, can reporters keep up?  Columbia Journalism Review 

Marc Benioff is the latest tech billionaire to buy a news outlet CNN


A mathematical model captures the political impact of fake news  MIT Tech Review  

CrowdTangle now lets users report potentially false news  Poynter


One is the loneliest Number  Aeon 


How the Cold, Dead Hand of John Dryden Still Perpetuates Grammar Myths  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Google Docs just became smart enough to fix your grammar errors Tech Radar


The 2018 National Book Award Longlists  NPR 

Customer wins bookshop in raffle The Guardian  


Mischievous Pronunciations  Chronicle of Higher Ed

What our emotional reaction to jargon reveals about the evolution of the English language, and how the use of specialized terms can manipulate meaning Jstor


Americans are reading fewer novels, but more poetry  PS Mag 

Mary Shelley’s Handwritten Manuscript of Frankenstein: This Is “Ground Zero of Science Fiction,” Says William Gibson  Open Culture 


Dartmouth College hired the first woman known to coach full-time in Division I football  Dartmonuth

CBS And #MeToo  NPR

Photojournalists Are Demanding A #MeToo Reckoning NPR

Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules  New York Times


History lesson: Scholars take aim at racist views of Middle Ages  CS Monitor  

How Journalists of Color Are Redefining Newsroom Culture  Harvard’s Nieman Report  


Univ of Wisconsin defines unacceptable protest in updated guidelines-two violations means suspended, third expulsion  Badger Herald 

Freedom of Speech? A Lesson on Understanding the Protections and Limites of the First Amendment New York Times 


How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars w/new blood-spatter patterns, different body decay rates, and they won’t be able to fire guns indoors  The Atlantic 


A Christian counseling organization leader faces plagiarism charges  Christian Post

Inside Of A Cult Whose Leader Claims He Can Control The Weather Digg 

The Tiny Blond Bible Teacher Taking on the Evangelical Political Machine Beth Moore’s outspokenness on sexism could cost her everything  The Atlantic   

Jury: Crossroads megachurch in Grand Prairie must pay couple nearly $4M after using retirement money to expand  Dallas News

Non-Disparagement Agreements And Truth-Telling In The Church: Willow Creek (opinion)  Scot McKnight blog 

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing Pew Research Center 

Disgraced Baptist leader Paige Patterson body-shames a woman in his return to the pulpit  Washington Post

John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ Is Aggravating Evangelicals Christianity Today


Community Center Displays Sign with Countless Funny Puns  My Modern Met 

Bystanders lift vehicle to free man pinned underneath car  WTAE 

This school janitor has quietly been giving homeless students clothes, soap and more Washington Post

Banker offers free 2-year tuition to every senior at a Wisconsin high school  CNN 

95-year-old World War II vet breaks scuba diving record  Telegraph  

He spent 27 years wrongly convicted of murder. He wants to spend the rest of his life  encouraging inmates to read  CNN

Animals rescued from Florence floodwaters, after pets left behind or forgotten Fox News

California teen finds purse with $10,000 inside, turns it in to police  CBS News

Armed Robbers Take Over A Store, Underestimate The 83-Year-Old Man In The Room (video) Digg


Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - in pictures  The Guardian

The secret to great design Asking good design questions will elucidate problems and opportunities  O’Reilly 

Can you guess which of these paintings was not made by a human?  Quartz


You Don't Own the Music, Movies or Ebooks You 'Buy' on Amazon or iTunes  Life Hacker

The Unlikely Endurance of Christian Rock  The New Yorker  


A Blockbuster Store Has Popped Up In London And It's Only Renting Out One Movie Digg


Chancellor’s Husband Is Banned From Campus After Sexual-Harassment Investigation  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Nine former softball players at the Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette filed a federal civil-rights complaint alleging gender discrimination  KATC  

How Faith Changes Campus Sex Assaults  Christianity Today


A World With Fewer Babies Spells Economic Trouble: "The human race is approaching the point where it's no longer reproducing enough to expand the global headcount"  Bloomberg

Thousands of foster children may be getting psychiatric drugs without safeguards, watchdog agency says  Associated Press 

Key findings about U.S. immigrants  Pew Research Center 

Twitter is bringing back the reverse chronological feed of tweets  BoingBoing


The Ultimate Guide to the Best Business Newsletters  Fortune 

The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light  Harvard Business Review 


North Carolina didn't like science on sea levels … so passed a law against it  The Guardian

How the West Was Lost In America’s first climate war, John Wesley Powell tried to prevent the overdevelopment that led to environmental devastation  The Atlantic  


The States With The Best And Worst Life Expectancy, Mapped  Digg 

Risks From Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Outweigh Benefits For Healthy Seniors  NPR 

Can brain-stimulating implants treat some severe cases of autism?  Spectrum News 

Medical students definitely need to learn professionalism. But can it be taught? Stat News


Annual list of the Top 100 Destinations to visit right now  Time Magazine

20 Silly Mistakes That Most Couples Make When They Travel The Travel


Throw Your Children’s Art Away  The Atlantic

Parents with child who are deaf or hard of hearing have new resource in California ABC 30


Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second  Science Daily  

Scientists May Have Found What Makes Batteries Charge holds a charge for three days when new yet only three hours after you've owned it a while  Popular Mechanics   


Your earliest childhood memory is probably fake  Quartz 

Are the foot soldiers behind psychology’s replication crisis saving science — or destroying it?  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Scientists identify four personality types  The Washington Post


For the first time, a neural link between altruism and empathy toward strangers  Penn Today 

What is your dog really thinking? MRI brain scans might soon provide the answer  Aeon


The Attack On Democracy In The 1930s And Today  NPR

Are Museums Still Important in the Digital Age?  New York Times


A top cancer researcher resigns  after reports that he failed to disclose millions in payments “from health care companies in dozens of research articles”  Propublica   

Inside the 'shadowy world' of China's fake science research black market ABC (Australia)

Who are the world’s top reviewers?  Pulbons 

How Would You Ensure Diversity In Peer Review? Scholarly Kitchen

Academic publishing is a mess and it makes culture wars dumber BongBong

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free (opinion)  The Guardian


The college-age population will drop 15% between 2025-2029  Hechinger Report 

How Americans have come to see college as a requirement  Washington Post 

Ed Dept reopens a 2011 complaint by a Zionist group that claims Rutgers permitted a hostile environment for Jewish students  New York Times 

Auburn issues statement of disapproval and investigation over fraternity banners   oanow 

Why Is College in America So Expensive?  The Atlantic

If 'Free College' Sounds Too Good To Be True, That's Because It Often Is  NPR

Most Christian Students Believe College Is About Making Money: Study  Christian Post

Two small Christian colleges take a stand against Nike over its Colin Kaepernick ad campaign Washington Post 


How to create a syllabus  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How a Common Course Fosters Teaching Collaboration on One Campus  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Devices dominate teenagers' social lives  Axios 

Meet the Other Empty Nesters: They are Dogs and they are missing their Kids, too  Boston Globe

U. of Nebraska Wondered Whether Conservative Students Were Being Silenced: Here’s What It Found Out  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

5 facts about Americans and video games  Pew Research 


Why I Left a Tenured Job for a Career in Policy  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Prominent health policy researcher resigns from Dartmouth over plagiarism dispute  Stat News 

The University of Southern California fired a professor for being a student at his own institution Daily Trojan 

University of Oklahoma Law professor found connected to anti-Semitic publication  OU Daily