Articles of Interest - Jan 21


Google is Partnering With WordPress to Develop a News Publishing Platform  Search Engine Journal 

Journalists Press for Shield Law  Broadcasting & Cable 

NYT had journalists swim across border for podcast, NAHJ slams program iMediaEthics   

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them  Pew Research Center  

The Rise of Populism and the Damages to Journalism  Monday Note  

The differences in how CNN MSNBC & FOX cover the News  Pudding


No, tech companies shouldn’t fund journalism  Columbia Journalism Review


How an elaborate international scam is making the rounds among Instagrammers & photographers  This Life of Travel  

How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers  New York Times

President Trump Posts Altered Photos to Facebook and Instagram That Make Him Look Thinner (and his fingers longer)  Gizmodo

A nude-photo hoax was supposed to silence Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Instead, she turned up the volume Washington Post


Move over, coders—physicists will soon rule silicon valley Wired

Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans  The Verge

The Limitations of your Voice Assistant  Wired

CRISPR babies are real and the scientist who made them sought “personal fame and fortune” MIT Tech Review


Move over, coders—physicists will soon rule silicon valley  Wired

AI is better at bluffing than professional gamblers (and turning the professional gambling on its head)  Engadget 

“I am excited that I will be interning next summer in the artificial intelligence division of one of the largest technology companies in the world” write NINE YEAR OLD  Huffington Post 

How to make great-looking, fully-interactive plots with a single line of Python  Towards Data Science 

A new breed of AI intelligent video surveillance is being installed in schools around the country  Axios


Kylie Jenner Responds To The New Most-Liked Instagram With Her Own Egg Post  Delish

Report: WhatsApp surpasses Facebook as the social network's most popular app  The Next Web  

Facebook launches petition feature  Tech Crunch 

Facebook Limits WhatsApp Message Forwards  Media Post 

The Impact Of Facebook Fundraisers On Charitable Giving (infographic)  Daily Infographic 


Mother of All Breaches Exposes 773 Million Emails, 21 Million Passwords  Gizmodo 

Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server  BBC  

ACLU sues 7 government agencies over social media surveillance  Axios

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?  Wired 

The government shutdown has severely weakened cybersecurity in the US  MIT Technology Review  

NSA Puts Phone Charging Booth at SchmooCon in Plot to Go Viral  Gizmodo

Malware can now evade cloud security tools, as cybercriminals target public cloud users  Tech Republic


Top 3 compact cameras for the photo enthusiast  Wired 


The Internet is Facing a Catastrophe For Free Expression and Competition  Electronic Freedom Foundation 


I Want Your Life (the draw of social media)  Becoming (my blog)

Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science  FiveThirtyEight

How to become a better conversationalist  Fast Company

The best way I’ve found to keep digital monsters at bay: Meditation Every Day (opinion)  New York Times

Nearly Half of American Adults Don't Know Their Own Blood Type (and other things about themselves)  Mental Floss 

Disturbing the silence: Thomas Merton embodied a paradox, chasing both the purity of silence and the need to break it  Aeon


Expats often struggle to pass on their languages: The trick is to engage children’s hearts as well as their minds  Economist 

Grammar Girl" on the biggest changes in language  Quartz

Some words go out of fashion  Economist


How Curses Function in Literature  New York Times 

Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83  NPR


The Gillette Effect: What a Single Ad Reveals About American Men (opinion)  Medium

Woman Didn’t Know Progress On Toxic Masculinity Would Turn Boyfriend Into Such A Weepy Little Pansy  The Onion 

University Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit filed by Professor after disciplinary action was taken against over a transgendered student  Irinton Tribune 


AeroMexico offers discounts based on Mexican (video)  

Videos show Kentucky high schoolers in DC for right Life March mocking Native American marchers  WHAS-TV

Kentucky diocese apologizes after videos show students in ‘MAGA’ hats mocking Native Americans 


India’s plan to curb hate speech could mean more censorship  Wired


Disney files copyright claim on YouTuber’s Darth Vader film—and the creator is devastated Daily Dot

The Mars Argo copyright infringement dispute  The 1709 Blog 

Popular YouTube channel in danger of disappearing because of copyright claims  Daily Dot

Court: Cops Can't Compel the Use of Body Parts to Unlock Phones Tech  News World


The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence: Scientists Disagree  Propublica

National Some U.S. police departments dump body-camera programs amid high costs  Washington Post


'McJesus' Sculpture To Be Pulled From Israeli Museum After Violent Protests  NPR

LifeWay to close stores in shift to digital strategy  Baptist News  

Pat Boone's wife Dies USA Today

SBC leader says APA guidelines on ‘toxic masculinity’ do not square with Scripture  Baptist News 

Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible (opinion)  For the Church

The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church Christianity Today

History shows the folly of China’s paranoia about Islam  Economist 

Similar ideas between Buddhism and Western psychology BigThink


U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan  NPR

Top Democrats Press Trump on Plans to Seize Historic Church Land for Border Wall  The Daily Beast 

Lady Gaga Slams Mike Pence: He’s ‘The Worst Representation’ Of Christianity  Huffington Post  


Plea for birthday cards draws 50,000 well-wishes for Fullerton World War II vet  Orange County Register  

Salon Welcomes Their Rival Business With Open Arms, After Disaster Closed Their Doors  CBS New York 

Couple divorces then she gives him her kidney  Twin Cities 

Along with shave and a haircut, this dementia-friendly barber offers 'a bit of dignity’ Washington Post


I’m Only 9, And I’m Already In College: Here’s What Life Is Like For Me  Huffington Post   

A 10-year-old boy had an idea to help poor people: 14 years and 8,000 bikes later, he's still at it  Washington Post

11 year old is globally renowned crochet prodigy  LaCrosse Tribune 


Should designers learn to code?  UX Design 

Why designers shouldn’t bother learning to code  The Next Web 

The Best Prototyping Tools for 2018  Awwwards 

A fraudster tried to forge documents: His font choice gave him away  Ars Technica   

Download Vincent van Gogh's Collection of 500 Japanese Prints, Which Inspired Him to Create "the Art of the Future"  Open Culture


Toto’s ‘Africa’ Will Play Forever—Or at Least Until the Next Windstorm—in the Namib Desert Smithsonian Mag 

The economics of streaming is making songs shorter  Quartz 

Hip Hop uses a more diverse vocabulary than Rock and Country  Pudding


How Movie Genres Have Changed In Popularity Since 1910, Visualized  Digg

X-Men, Mad Max star Nicholas Hoult to play Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in biopic  Winter is Coming  

How They Filmed the First El Capitan Climb With No Ropes (video)  Vanity Fair

Jodie Foster Teaches Filmmaking in Her First Online Course  Open Culture 

45 classic movies you can watch for free on YouTube right now  Daily Dot

“Roma” reflects on Mexico’s past, and its present  Economist


He used the journal he edited to rebut allegations of sexual harassment: Now Two Universities Have Found Against Him BuzzFeed News 

UN survey finds more than one third of workers experiences sexual harassment in last two years Fox News


$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups  Reuters

Trump administration separated thousands more migrants than previously known  Politico

Photos: Built to Separate—Border Barriers Around the World  The Atlantic 

Pharma spending on doctors is correlated with opioid deaths  Wired

The rise of a global class-driven trust divide  Axios 


The Psychology Behind Kids' L.O.L. Surprise! Doll Obsession  Mental Floss

The Weakness of Company Wellness Programs  Economist

the 10 Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods of 2019  Redfin

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Founded 44 of Fortune 100 Firms  Fortune 

Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable (book review)  Economist


Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds  Washington Post 

Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’  The Guardian  

Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California  NPR  

The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame  MSNBC  

A genetically modified house-plant can purify the atmosphere in buildings  Economist


What It's Like to Be Allergic to Corn  The Atlantic 

Anti-vax Movement Listed by World Health Organization as One of the Top 10 Health Threats for 2019 Newsweek 

Hospitals Must Now Post Prices But It May Take a Brain Surgeon to Decipher Them  New York Times  

15 articles that challenge the prevailing wisdom, or dogma, from 2018  Medscape

Woman with Rare Condition Couldn’t Hear Male Voices  Live Science 

Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic  New York Times


Adding new DNA letters make novel proteins possible: One such, a cancer drug, is now in development  Economist

Scientists discover hidden blood networks that cross through bone  STAT News

What Marijuana Science Says, and Doesn’t Say  Undark


Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List  Orkin 

11 Travel Predictions For 2019 Forbes   


This Is How to Drink Bubble Tea Without Finishing the Tea First   World of Buzz 

A brie(f) history of cheese (video) 


Calculating the average effective salary of a stay-at-home mom  Salary 

Mom sent to hospital by sippy cup explosion  Idaho News 

The continuing importance of the family Smaller, more heterogeneous, but still indispensable  Economist 


Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says  NPR  

The early years are getting increasing attention  Economist

‘Intensive’ Parenting takes a lot of time and money, and many families can’t pull it off  The Atlantic 

Childhood has changed out of all recognition, says Barbara Beck. What does that mean for children, parents and society at large?  Economist  

How children interact with digital media  Economist 

The art and science of parenting: Fewer kids can be a lot more work  Economist

Parenting methods are exacerbating social divisions  Economist


The butterfly effect: It’s not what you think it is  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Science funding is a mess. Could grant lotteries make it better? Vox


How Do People Communicate Before Death?  The Atlantic  

How to Conquer Perfectionism Before it Beats You  Medium  

Postpartum Psychosis Often Mishandled  NPR

Real-Life Expanding Brain Technique Is Blowing Some Minds  Gizmodo


Does Multitasking Really Tire Out My Brain?  Medium


A brief history of the past 100 YEARS as told through the New York Times archives Pudding

In the Middle Ages there was no such thing as childhood How perceptions of children have changed through history  Economist


Trump’s interpreters for Putin meetings face ethical dilemma  The Conversation

NYT faced hard choice over graphic photo selection Poynter


Websites like ResearchGate and “pit scientists against each  Nature  

Publishers ‘taking funders for a ride’ with mirror journals Duplicate titles are being set up to get around new open-access requirements  Time Higher Ed

Mixed Realities, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality in Scholarly Publishing  The Scholarly Kitchen 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Peer Review System  Inside Higher Ed  

Journal websites often do not contain basic info about reviewer selection, review criteria, the use of digital tools, policies on corrections and retractions, etc  Science Institute for Science in Society

A common and important statistical mistake: How post-hoc power calculation is like a shit sandwich  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Michigan State President Steps Down After Insulting Comments About Abuse Survivors  NPR 

Must Universities Shut Down Constitutionally Protected Speech Forums That Also Enable Student Harassment?  Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The rise in American high-school graduation rates looks puffed-up  Economist

Liberty U. Senior Official Accepted Bag of Money for Helping Trump in Online Polls, Report Says The Chronicle of Higher Education

Federal judge blocks Trump's religious exemption to birth control  Reuters


Pew Research decides where Millennials end and Generation Z  Pew Research Center 

These high school valedictorians set off to change the world: But good grades only got them so far  Boston Globe  

Professor sends letter to students: 'Please use deodorant' 


Colleges Are Getting Smarter About Student Evaluations: Here’s How The Chronicle of Higher Education

No, Rate My Professors Probably Won’t Remove Your Profile The Chronicle of Higher Education

How One Instructor Stopped Himself From Lecturing Too Much  Chronicle of Higher Education 

MOOCs in Decline: Insights into multi-year data from MIT and Harvard e-Literate