Articles of Interest about Religion - Sept 27

***RELIGION

Why the share of Americans who said they didn’t associate with any established religion has doubled

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/atheism-fastest-growing-religion-us/598843/

 

Who’s an evangelical and who gets to decide? (opinion)

https://religionnews.com/2019/09/23/whos-an-evangelical-and-who-gets-to-decide/

 
Evangelical Has Lost Its Meaning (sub. req’ed)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/the-end-of-evangelical/598423/

 

The Occult Remedy the Puritans Embraced

https://daily.jstor.org/the-occult-remedy-the-puritans-embraced/

 

The mysteries of "God Friended Me"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-mysteries-of-god-friended-me-brandon-micheal-hall/

 

Why Christians reject Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ Sunday Service

https://nypost.com/2019/09/27/why-christians-reject-kanye-wests-jesus-is-king-sunday-service/

 

Court rules that Michigan must work with faith-based adoption and foster agencies 

https://www.wlns.com/news/court-rules-that-state-must-work-with-faith-based-adoption-and-foster-agencies/

 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

White evangelicals love Trump and aren't confused about why (opinion)

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/white-evangelicals-love-trump-aren-t-confused-about-why-no-ncna1046826

 

The private Christian school Karen Pence teaches at is embroiled in an alleged hate crime 

https://theweek.com/speedreads/868213/private-christian-school-karen-pence-teaches-embroiled-alleged-hate-crime

 

***RELIGION & MONEY

Tithing Over Text Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry 

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/october/digital-thing-giving-pushpay-tithely-easytithe-securegive.html

 

Why so many non-religious Europeans pay church taxes 

https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/09/12/why-so-many-non-religious-europeans-pay-church-taxes

 

***RELIGION & FILM

'Sister Aimee': Film Review 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sister-aimee-review-124312

  

***CATHOLIC

Arson at 3 Catholic churches serving Hispanics in El Paso probed by FBI, reward set 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/arson-3-catholic-churches-serving-hispanics-el-paso-probed-fbi-n1057281

 

 

 

Articles of Interest about Higher Ed - Sept 23

***HIGHER ED

Higher education's existential crisis 

https://www.axios.com/colleges-universities-crisis-e437549e-b5ad-4e6c-8bab-f32db1065d14.html

 

The University Of Texas’ Secret Strategy to keep out Black Students

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/how-ut-used-standardized-testing-to-slow-integration/597814/

 

Springfield Technical Community College warns of lead contamination on quad 

https://www.masslive.com/business/2019/09/springfield-technical-community-college-warns-of-lead-contamination-on-quad-engineering-report-says-to-keep-children-off.html

 

2019 Survey of Admissions Leaders: The Pressure Grows 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/admissions-directors-face-growing-pressure

 

Trump-era labor board wants to make it that much harder for graduate students on private college campuses to form unions 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/23/trump-labor-board-proposes-new-rule-against-grad-unions

 

Why colleges are struggling to graduate more teachers 

https://www.educationdive.com/news/why-colleges-are-struggling-to-graduate-more-teachers/563131/

 

***HIGHER ED & FINANCES

The rise of corporate colleges
https://www.axios.com/corporate-colleges-workforce-training-33831fbb-2d21-4683-8dab-8b2424bff439.html

 

***HIGHER ED & THE LAW

8 religion-related cases to watch when the Supreme Court is back in session 

https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2019/9/22/20869076/8-religion-related-cases-to-watch-when-the-supreme-court-is-back-in-session

 

***THE COST OF COLLEGE

For-profit middlemen may be driving up the cost of online higher education
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/for-profit-middlemen-may-be-driving-up-the-cost-of-online-higher-education-2019-09-19

 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Minot State professor responds to backlash over image of Trump 

https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Minot-State-professor-responds-to-backlash-over-image-of-Trump-560921731.html

 

Emory investigates 2 new cases of faculty using racial slur in class 

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/emory-investigates-new-cases-faculty-using-racial-slur-class/EPCsEZZSYZyjOI82IFkGMK/

 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Chicago Bans Wheaton College Students From Evangelizing in Park, Students Sue 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/18/20872784/wheaton-college-students-sue-city-say-millennium-park-security-restricted-their-religious-activities

 

Christian activist group demands criminal probe of Jerry Falwell Jr. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/christian-activist-group-demands-criminal-probe-jerry-falwell-jr-n1056536

 

***RESEARCH  

Peer Review Survey 2019 

https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/peer-review-survey-2019/

 

‘There is a problem’: Australia’s top scientist Alan Finkel pushes to eradicate bad science 

https://theconversation.com/there-is-a-problem-australias-top-scientist-alan-finkel-pushes-to-eradicate-bad-science-123374

 

How do different stakeholders – authors, editors, readers, publishers, the public – value peer review quality?”

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/09/12/ask-the-chefs-peer-review-quality/

 

Understanding peer review: My first 12 months as a journal editor 

https://www.editage.com/insights/understanding-peer-review-my-first-12-months-as-a-journal-editor

 

Giving Credit: Gender and the hidden labour behind academic prestige 

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/09/18/giving-credit-gender-and-the-hidden-labour-behind-academic-prestige/

 

Misconduct is more frequent among the papers retracted from lower impact journals” 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0213911119301529

 

***STUDENT LIFE

Two white students are charged with assaulting a black student

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/17/arizona-students-criticize-university-police-response-alleged-assault

 

Growing Number of Colleges let Students pick their Names 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/17/growing-number-colleges-let-students-pick-their-names

 

1 in 4 Youths Has Vaped. Will State Bans Do Anything?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/us/vaping-states-regulation.html

 

College voter turnout rate more than doubled in 2018

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-college-students-could-draw-new-attention-in-2020-their-turnout-doubled-for-the-midterms-study-finds/2019/09/18/7a32ca42-d981-11e9-a688-303693fb4b0b_story.html

 

34 Things Lazy College Students Will Probably Appreciate
https://www.buzzfeed.com/racheldunkel/things-lazy-college-students-will-probably-appreciate

 

***SEXUAL ASSAULT

Association of college administrators that deal with campus sexual assaults prompts controversy  

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/17/new-statement-title-ix-association-draws-controversy

Articles of Interest about Religion - Sept 21

 ***RELIGION 

Ancient mosaic found near Sea of Galilee depicts Jesus' loaves and fishes miracle  

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/ancient-mosaic-jesus-galilee-intl-scli/index.html

 

Virginia pastors lead Bible study at Confederate monument: reinterpret the statues as idols meant to prop up the false religion of white supremacy

https://www.therecord.com/living-story/9601404-virginia-pastors-lead-bible-study-at-confederate-monument/

 

The Seminary Flourished on Slave Labor: Now It’s Planning to Pay Reparations

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/us/virginia-seminary-reparations.html

 

California Church Leaders Lured Homeless Into Forced Labor, U.S. Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/us/california-church-homeless-panhandling.html

 

Pastor and Mental Health Advocate Jarrid Wilson Dies by Suicide 

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/september/pastor-mental-health-advocate-jarrid-wilson-dies-suicide.html

 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

For evangelicals, Trump’s blasphemy is not a deterrent

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-uttered-what-many-supporters-consider-blasphemy-heres-why-most-will-probably-forgive-him/2019/09/13/685c0bce-d64f-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

 

The Christian Right Is Helping Drive Liberals Away From Religion

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-christian-right-is-helping-drive-liberals-away-from-religion/

 

***RELIGION & THE LAW

Federal judge supports student's right to hand out valentines with Bible messages at Wisconsin technical college 

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2019/09/13/judge-says-college-violated-students-rights-bible-valentines-case/2316513001/

 

Arkansas Supreme Court, Attorney General, continue to tangle with pastor/judge 

https://baptistnews.com/article/arkansas-supreme-court-attorney-general-continue-to-tangle-with-pastor-judge/#.XYYmCohlDn4

 

Pastor of ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ Church Prays at Gov’t Meeting, Thanks to Court Ruling 

https://www.adn.com/politics/2018/12/31/kenai-assemblys-invocation-policy-was-ruled-unconstitutional-now-atheists-and-a-pastafarian-are-set-to-open-meetings/

 

***CATHOLIC

Catholics on the Slow Road to Schism

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/opinion/sunday/the-slow-road-to-catholic-schism.html

 

Why Pope Francis struggles in Africa

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2019/09/07/why-pope-francis-struggles-in-africa

 

Court reinstates lawsuit against Catholic hospital for refusing transgender patient's surgery 

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-09-18/hiltzik-catholic-hospital-discrimination-case

 

China/Vatican agreement may signal lessening of religious tension 

https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/christianity/chinavatican-agreement-may-signal-lessening-religious-tension

 

***MEGACHURCHES

Willow Creek’s troubles can be found in its word cloud

https://religionnews.com/2019/09/19/willow-creeks-troubles-can-be-found-in-its-word-cloud/

 

L.A. Judge Drops Fines Against 2 Prosecutors in Child Rape Case Against Mexican Church Leader 

https://ktla.com/2019/09/20/l-a-judge-drops-fines-against-2-prosecutors-in-child-rape-case-against-mexican-church-leader/

 

Ohio megachurch on sale for $8M months after some congregants stop giving over pastor’s affairs 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/ohio-megachurch-on-sale-for-8m-months-after-some-congregants-stop-giving-over-pastors-affairs.html

 

***RELIGION & LGBTQ ISSUES 

United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote  

https://religionnews.com/2019/09/19/united-methodists-float-plans-to-split-denomination-after-lgbtq-vote/

 

Man claims Oklahoma church members held him down and punched him while praying away homosexuality 

https://www.metroweekly.com/2019/09/man-claims-oklahoma-church-members-held-him-down-and-punched-him-while-praying-away-homosexuality/

 

New York City Is Ending a Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy: Here’s Why

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/nyregion/conversion-therapy-ban-nyc.html

 

Conversion therapy linked to distress in transgender people

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/09/11/conversion-therapy-associated-with-severe-psychological-distress-transgender-people-study-says/

Articles of Interest about Literature, Journalism, Writing & Languages - Sept 18

***JOURNALISM

Who pays for local news in the U.S.?

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/09/12/who-pays-for-local-news-in-the-u-s/

 

Online news in the U.S.: Key facts

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/09/11/key-findings-about-the-online-news-landscape-in-america/

 

A Diversity Bully at the Society of Professional Journalists Convention (opinion)  

https://journoterrorist.com/2019/09/16/diversity-bully/

 

CNN Beats Journalist's Copyright Suit Over Gilda Radner Documentary https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cnn-beats-journalists-copyright-suit-gilda-radner-documentary-1240286

 

***JOURNALISM & GOOGLE

Google Says a Change in Its Algorithm Will Highlight ‘Original Reporting’

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/business/media/google-algorithm-original-reporting.html

 

New Google rules aim to boost original reporting in search results

https://www.axios.com/google-news-algorithm-original-reporting-search-results-publishers-7a0314ed-1132-4535-a158-eac1aa8f008d.html

 

***STUDENT MEDIA

Here’s why writing on a college paper is so much harder than you think 

http://cuchimes.com/09/2019/college-paper-struggles/

 

We Must Save Independent Student Newsrooms

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2019/09/11/colleges-should-support-independent-perspective-student-newspapers-offer-opinion

 

First-year on importance of college newspaper, journalism

www.the-college-reporter.com/2019/09/16/first-year-on-importance-of-college-newspaper-journalism/

 

***FAKE NEWS

I create fake videos. Here’s why people believe even the obvious ones

https://www.fastcompany.com/90404007/i-create-fake-videos-heres-why-people-believe-even-the-obvious-ones

 

A Historical Look At Vaccine Skepticism

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/09/13/a-historical-look-at-vaccine-skepticism/

 

Online Dating in a World of Deepfakes

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/online-dating-in-a-world-of-deepfakes/

 

***SOCIAL MEDIA

TikTok's Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge US Audience

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/15/tiktoks-beijing-roots-fuel-censorship-suspicion-it-builds-huge-us-audience/

 

The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/sep/16/the-machine-always-wins-what-drives-our-addiction-to-social-media-podcast

 

A new class of apps can use machine intelligence to determine if your text conversations are imbued with hidden romantic sparks 

https://www.wired.com/story/ai-apps-texting-flirting-romance/ 

 

***INSTAGRAM

I Faked My Way as an Instagram Poet, and It Went Bizarrely 

Well https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/zmjmj3/instagram-poetry-become-successful-scam

 

I Was Caroline Calloway: Seven years after I met the infamous Instagram star, I’m ready to tell my side of the story

https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/the-story-of-caroline-calloway-and-her-ghostwriter-natalie.html

 

How To Be Authentic About Faking Your Instagram Photos 

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/how-to-be-authentic-about-faking-your-instagram-photos

 

***WRITING & READING 

13 Glaring Grammar Mistakes in the U.S. Constitution

https://www.rd.com/culture/mistakes-in-constitution/

 

The Best Apps to Conquer Your 'Read Later' List

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-tools-for-conquering-your-massive-read-later-l-1838097178

 

***LANGUAGE

New Words That You Should Add To Your Vocabulary

https://www.sadanduseless.com/exceptional-words-dictionary/#more-77418

 

The Life Changing Linguistics of… Nigerian Scam Emails 
https://daily.jstor.org/the-life-changing-linguistics-of-nigerian-scam-emails/

 

Merriam Webster adds more than 530 new words and phrases to its dictionary

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/new-words-in-the-dictionary

 

***LITERATURE

How Latinx Literature Gave Me A Sense Of Place

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-latinx-literature-gave-me-a-sense-of-place-18737659

 

Literature spawns professor's love for science 

https://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/local/2019/09/16/dooley-found-literature-spawns-love-science/2055457001/

 

How a Dying Man Wrote a Timeless Novel - The New York

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/books/review/lampedusa-steven-price.html

Articles of Interest about Religion - Sept 12

***RELIGION 

I Escaped the Cult But I Couldn’t Escape the Cult Mentality 

https://narratively.com/i-escaped-the-cult-but-i-couldnt-escape-the-cult-mentality/?utm_source=digg

 

First Woman To Accuse Larry Nassar Reveals She Was Sexually Abused At Church https://www.huffpost.com/entry/first-woman-to-accuse-larry-nassar-sexually-abused-at-church-rachael-denhollander_n_5d765d1be4b0752102304a77

 

Sexual orientation, psychotherapy and Christian ‘change therapy’ (opinion) 

https://www.wthrockmorton.com/2019/09/09/is-there-a-war-on-psychotherapy/

 

Benny Hinn Renounces His Selling of God’s Blessings: Critics Want More

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/september/benny-hinn-renounces-prosperity-gospel.html

 

Robot priests can bless you, advise you, and even perform your funeral AI religion is upon us https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/9/9/20851753/ai-religion-robot-priest-mindar-buddhism-christianity

 

Jury: City Director Forced Religious Views on Employees, Taxpayers Stuck With $300K Verdict

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Jury-City-Director-Forced-Religious-Views-on-Employees-Taxpayers-Stuck-With-300K-Verdict-512442212.html

 

Pastor and ‘former homosexual’ sues Vimeo for censoring conversion therapy videos  

https://nypost.com/2019/09/11/pastor-and-former-homosexual-sues-vimeo-for-censoring-conversion-therapy-videos/

 

Odessa, Texas mass shooting responses tie together evangelical Christians and guns 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/odessa-texas-mass-shooting-responses-tie-together-evangelical-christians-guns-ncna1049311

 

Church fights to keep its music venue and homeless shelter open 

https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/09/05/church-fights-to-keep-its-music-venue-and-homeless-shelter-open/

 

***RELIGIOUS HISTORY

Medieval Monks Complained About Constant Distractions: Learn How They Worked to Overcome Them www.openculture.com/2019/09/medieval-monks-complained-about-constant-distractions-learn-how-they-worked-to-overcome-them.html

 

The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade 

https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2019/09/04/the-current-rewind-peters-brothers-impaler-pmrc

 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/07/mike-pence-books-says-trumps-win-posed-problems-vp-and-wife-karen/2221361001/

 

Buttigieg says 'reckoning' coming over GOP and Christianity
https://apnews.com/944b897b2cde4211a21971abeda13a09

 

***ISLAM

Evangelicals Who Distrust Muslims Likely Don’t Know Muslims  

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/september/evangelicals-muslims-islamophobia-index-ispu-survey.html

 

***DENOMINATION 

The Presbyterian Church Where Believing in God Isn’t Strictly Necessary 

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/nyregion/the-presbyterian-church-where-believing-in-god-isnt-strictly-necessary.html

 

Southern Baptist Convention claims no control over local churches. But new rules, lawsuit may test that argument 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Southern-Baptist-Convention-claims-no-control-14416397.php

 

Baptist church cancels 9/11 anti-Islam event after backlash from legislators, Christian scholars

www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/09/11/religion-scholars-baptist-church-your-anti-islam-event-isnt-very-christian /

 

***MEGACHURCHES 

How a Drive-In Megachurch Became a Catholic Cathedral 

https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/09/crystal-christ-cathedral-robert-schuller-philip-johnson/597022/

 

Southern Baptist megachurch to downsize its campus by 90 percent 

https://baptistnews.com/article/southern-baptist-megachurch-to-downsize-its-campus-by-90-percent/

Articles of Interest about Lit, Journalism, Writing & Languages - Sept 10

***SOCIAL MEDIA

The phone numbers of 419 million Facebook accounts have been leaked 

https://www.fastcompany.com/90399734/the-phone-numbers-of-419-million-facebook-accounts-have-been-leaked

 

Facebook Dating has launched in the United States 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20850307/facebook-dating-united-states-launch

 

Is TikTok a time bomb?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90395898/is-tiktok-a-time-bomb

 

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Local newspapers are suffering, but they’re still (by far) the most significant journalism producers in their communities

https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/09/local-newspapers-are-suffering-but-theyre-still-by-far-the-most-significant-journalism-producers-in-their-communities 

 

ThinkProgress, the Progressive News Site, Shuts Down

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/business/media/thinkprogress-closing.html

 

One America News Sues Rachel Maddow, NBC Over "Russian Propaganda" Claim

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/one-america-news-sues-rachel-maddow-nbc-russian-propaganda-claim-1238400 

 

How an MSNBC Producer Gets Dressed for Work

https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/in-her-shoes-interview-daniela-pierre-bravo.html

 

***JOURNALISM

EIJ convention’s brand-new Code of Conduct (opinion)

https://journoterrorist.com/2019/09/03/conduct/

 

News Anchor Files $10M Lawsuit After Sexualized Image of Her Was Used in Dating, Erectile Dysfunction Ads

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/news-anchor-files-10m-lawsuit-after-sexualized-image-of-her-was-used-in-dating-erectile-dysfunction-ads/ 

 

Why NPR uses the word Queer

https://www.imediaethics.org/why-npr-uses-the-word-queer/

 

A School for Scandal Is a Haven for Student Journalists

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/business/media/university-of-southern-california-student-journalists.html

 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Texas Monthly names first ever taco editor 

https://www.austin360.com/entertainmentlife/20190910/texas-monthly-names-first-ever-taco-editor

 

Guide to Native Advertising

https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/native-ads.php

 

NBC local TV group will no longer use ratings to sell ads

https://www.axios.com/nbc-local-tv-ratings-points-advertisements-7146027d-b805-4d01-9696-3e7184a321b7.html

 

***WRITING & READING

For Many Authors, Celebrity Book Clubs Are A Ticket To Success  NPR

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/755532368/for-many-authors-celebrity-book-clubs-are-a-ticket-to-success

 

Everything About Banned Books In The US

https://www.dailyinfographic.com/us-banned-books

 

***LANGUAGE 

A Rare Universal Pattern in Human Languages 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/people-speak-faster-less-efficient-languages/597391/

 

Historic Recordings Revitalize Language For Passamaquoddy Tribal Members   

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/748604202/historic-recordings-revitalize-language-for-passamaquoddy-tribal-members

 

How do we Measure Language Fluency?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190903-linguistic-fluency-proficiency-second-language-learning

 

Emojis Have Unsettled Grammar Rules

https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2019/09/emojis-have-unsettled-grammar-rules-and-why-lawyers-should-care.htm

 

About one-in-five U.S. adults know someone who goes by a gender-neutral pronoun

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/09/05/gender-neutral-pronouns/

 

Why Learn Latin?: 5 Videos Make a Compelling Case That the “Dead Language” Is an “Eternal Language”

www.openculture.com/2019/09/why-learn-latin.html

 

***ENGLISH 

The Easiest Languages for English Speakers to Learn

https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-easiest-languages-to-learn-for-english-speakers

 

Rise up, rebel, revolt: how the English language betrays class and power  

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/06/language-of-division-english-fractured-society

 

***LITERATURE

Where are all the women in early modern English literature? 

https://news.northeastern.edu/2019/09/06/why-is-jane-austen-the-only-woman-in-early-english-literature-textbooks-blame-the-pride-and-prejudice-of-men/

 

30 great opening lines in literature

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/30-great-opening-lines-literature/

 

***POETRY 

Former US poet laureate Rita Dove wins $100,000 prize 

http://www.startribune.com/former-us-poet-laureate-rita-dove-wins-100-000-prize/559458562/

 

Poetic Underground: Group therapy through poetry 

https://info.umkc.edu/unews/poetic-underground-group-therapy-through-poetry/

 

Martín Espada, Poet for the People 

https://www.wortfm.org/martin-espada-poet-for-the-people/

 

A murderer wrote poetry for biker magazines. It could be key to solving a 47-year-old cold case

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/a-murderer-wrote-poetry-for-biker-magazines-it-could-be-key-to-solving-a-47-year-old-cold-case

 

***FILM 

Overlooked No More: Alice Guy Blaché, the World’s First Female Filmmaker

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/obituaries/alice-guy-blache-overlooked.html

 

***INTERNET

Why survey estimates of the number of Americans online don’t always agree

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/09/03/why-survey-estimates-of-the-number-of-americans-online-dont-always-agree/

Articles of Interest about Higher Ed - Sept 9

***HIGHER ED

Institutions are trying to figure out how to introduce a growing population of older students to their campuses 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/03/college-orientations-rise-adult-learners

   
Why Liberal Arts Is Critical For Building A Successful Business Career

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymolinsky/2019/09/04/why-liberal-arts-is-critical-for-building-a-successful-business-career/

 

The Rise of the Comfort College

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-09/free-speech-is-no-longer-safe-speech-at-today-s-elite-colleges

 

***THE COST OF COLLEGE

What Is the Cost of College Doing to Families? 

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/09/college-cost-indebted-zaloom/597181/

 

Student-loan behemoth tightens its ties to Trump and DeVos

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/09/student-loans-donald-trump-betsy-devos-1712812

 

The Rise of the Comfort College

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-09/free-speech-is-no-longer-safe-speech-at-today-s-elite-colleges

 

***HUMANITIES

New study shines light on what worries journal editors in the arts, humanities and social sciences

www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/06/new-study-shines-light-what-worries-journal-editors-arts-humanities-and-social

 

Why Liberal Arts Is Critical For Building A Successful Business Career

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymolinsky/2019/09/04/why-liberal-arts-is-critical-for-building-a-successful-business-career/#7ec729e42d03

  

***TEACHING

1 in 5 college students takes math courses that repeat what they already know
http://theconversation.com/1-in-5-college-students-takes-math-courses-that-repeat-what-they-already-know-117730

 

Cheating, Inc.: How Writing Papers for American College Students Has Become a Lucrative Profession Overseas
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/us/college-cheating-papers.html

 

A study says smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they've learned more than they actually have 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/09/study-how-smooth-talking-professors-can-lull-students-thinking-theyve-learned-more

 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

The true costs of research and publishing  

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/true-costs-research-and-publishing

 

Dozens of NYC college professors feature in national database of pervy

https://nypost.com/2019/09/07/dozens-of-nyc-college-professors-feature-in-national-database-of-pervy-professors/

 

Journals should take action against toxic peer reviews 

https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/linda-beaumont-research-journals-should-take-action-against-toxic-peer-reviews

 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

‘Someone’s Gotta Tell the Freakin’ Truth’: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence  

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/09/jerry-falwell-liberty-university-loans-227914 

 

Why teach journalism at religious private colleges? 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/8/10/why-teach-journalism-at-religious-private-colleges-lets-start-with-some-creation-theology-

 

Southern Baptist seminary student accused of rape later committed other crimes, records show 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Southern-Baptist-seminary-student-accused-of-rape-14407682.php

  
University is not a harder version of high school (and more first-timer advice)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/first-person/article-university-is-not-a-harder-version-of-high-school-and-more-first/

 

Baptist College Handbook Authorizes ‘Full Access’ to Students’ Social Media Accounts  

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/september/louisiana-college-handbook-social-media-access.html

 

Secular Student Alliance has seen growth at religiously affiliated colleges

https://religionnews.com/2019/09/06/secular-student-alliance-has-seen-growth-at-religiously-affiliated-colleges/

 

***STUDENT LIFE

 Sorry, Being Born Rich Still Leads to Success More Than Working Hard in School 

https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/evbgqk/sorry-being-born-rich-still-leads-to-success-more-than-working-hard-in-school

 

22 Things They Don't Teach In High School That You Learn Pretty Much Immediately In College 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/college-high-school-tweets

  

5 mistakes to avoid when applying for medical school

https://news.elearninginside.com/5-mistakes-to-avoid-when-applying-for-medical-school/

 

The view of people under 30 about Family, God, & Patriotism  The Atlantic 

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/america-without-family-god-or-patriotism/597382/

 

LAWSUIT: Campus police said he should’ve been ‘smarter’ than to exercise his First Amendment rights. Now he’s suing.

https://www.thefire.org/lawsuit-campus-police-said-he-shouldve-been-smarter-than-to-exercise-his-first-amendment-rights-now-hes-suing

 

Record High Marijuana Use and Vaping among College Students 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/09/study-college-students-using-marijuana-e-cigarettes-record-rates

 

Articles of Interest - August 26, 2019

***JOURNALISM

BuzzFeed’s new MoodFeed recommends content based on how you’re feeling Tech Crunch  

Hispanic Journalists Group Cuts Ties To Fox News  NPR

The nation’s largest Hispanic journalism group says it no longer wants Fox News sponsoring its convention: Here’s why that’s a bad idea (opinion)  Michael Koretzky blog 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

The rise of advertising activism  Axios

Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV  New York Times

Google: Publishers Lose Half Of Ad Revenue From Cookie Blocking Media Post  

***FAKE NEWS

Pick a topic, and this website will generate realistic fake news about it  Fast Company 

They Crowdfunded for Their Dead ‘Baby Boy.’ Cops Say It Was This Doll  The Daily Beast

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder  Scientific American

Woman lied about cancer in attempt to get charity to fund £15k wedding  BBC

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder  Scientific American

***BIG DATA & AI 

Are we telling stories or just making a point/elucidating an argument and calling it narrative?  Medium 

What’s the difference between analytics and statistics? The Chief Decision Scientist of Google has an answer  Toward Data Science 

The validity of detecting data fabrication using statistical tools  Psyarxiv

While “data science is a team sport” watch for “the warning signs” of watering down the process by “searching for solutions explainable to absolutely everyone”  Nielsen

***INTERNET

Google is cracking down on its employees’ political speech at work  Vox 

How Do I Automatically Expand Gmail Conversations?  Life Hacker 

Why so many of your favorite YouTube videos are secretly infomercials  Washington Post  

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Facebook's new "clear history" tool doesn't actually delete anything  New York Times

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Ransomware Attack Affects Computers In 22 Towns In Texas  NPR 

Just how much our digital lives are tracked: Basically there is no privacy on the internet  New York Times

How to Prevent Spammers From Infiltrating Your Google Calendar  Life Hacker 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

How Conan O’Brien and Other Top Hosts Are Tapping Into the Podcast Revolution  Variety

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

Pluck the Day   Becoming (my blog)

***WRITING & READING

In defense of reading the same book over and over again  Vox  

Gwyneth Paltrow hired personal book curator for her home  Page Six

***LITERATURE

Duplicity, Grace and Violence: New Spanish-Language Fiction New York Times 

Is Fan Fiction a Helpful Literacy Tool?  Jstor 

The religious dimensions of Toni Morrison's literature  Sojourners 

How can academics keep up with the literature? (sub. req.’ed)  Times Higher Ed

***POETRY 

New & Noteworthy Poetry From James Tate, Jana Prikryl and More  New York Times

Poetry book wins top award for theological writing  Premier

***GENDER    

STEM scholarships for women could face more Title IX  challenges  Ed Dive 

Women May Be More Adept Than Men At Discerning Pain  NPR

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

Justice Dept. sent anti-Semitic post to immigration judges  Associated Press

The algorithms that detect hate speech online are biased against black people  Vox

On Hyphens and Racial Indicators  Jstor 

Reflecting a demographic shift, 109 U.S. counties have become majority nonwhite since 2000 Pew Research Center  

***FREE SPEECH 

The global gag on free speech is tightening Economist

Don’t Use These Free-Speech Arguments Ever Again  The Atlantic

***LEGAL ISSUES  

Why Child Social Media Stars Need a Coogan Law to Protect Them From Parents Hollywood Reporter  

California Bar Investigator Begins Probe in Exam Leak  Big Law Business 

***CRIME & COURTS

Police Photoshopped His Mug Shot for Lineup: He's Not the Only One  New York Times 

Every crime map needs context. This USC data journalism project aims to scale it  Nieman Lab 

***RELIGION

The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving, Homeschool Elitists  Christianity Today

Could Trump Drive Young White Evangelicals Away From The GOP?  FiveThirtyEight  

Judge orders veterans’ charity accused of misappropriating funds to cease operations A judge entered a court order prohibiting the Veterans Christian Network from operating  Chicago Sun-Times  

Christians targeted in Burkina Faso amid violence by Islamist militants Washington Post

Tourism To Israel Is On The Rise, With More U.S. Evangelical Christians Visiting  NPR

Trump is the evangelicals’ enforcer (opinion)  Washington Post  

North Carolina police officer fired for following the 'Billy Graham Rule,' lawsuit says NBC News

The Righteous Gemstones Shines Its Satire on a Televangelist Empire  Christianity Today

Megachurch pushes conversion therapy on Instagram, Facebook with #OnceGay  Daily Dot

Unearthed tapes, letters show Southern Baptist leaders’ support for pastor who faced sex scandal  Houston Chronicle

How anti-Semitic beliefs have taken hold among some evangelical Christian Washington Post  

Kentucky supreme court hearing case of Christian printer who refused to make gay pride t-shirts  Newsweek

An Existential Reading List for Middle-Aged Men (four Nazarene men and their annual retreat)  The Atlantic  

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Why Some Christians ‘Love the Meanest Parts’ of Trump  The Atlantic

Theologians condemn Christian Nationalism in open letter  Washington Examiner

America Needed Spies During World War II: Many Missionaries Were Ready and Willing Christianity Today

MSNBC’s Joy Reid names every Trump-loving evangelical leader who refused to take her call on Trump’s ‘chosen one’ claim   Raw Story

***GOOD NEWS

Boy Scouts restore neglected historic black cemetery in Virginia  The Week 

Customer services representative 800 miles away helps save life of man having a stroke  mlive

Strangers take West Virginia man on 8-hour road trip so he can be there for his son's birth  The Week  

Mom and daughter discover new bug species when daughter over-waters flower garden  ABC News 

NJ Couple Buys Out Payless Store, Then Donates All the Shoes to a Women’s Shelter  NBC-10

***REALLY?!

Couple face up to six years in jail for taking sand from Italian beach  CNN  

Man lugging life-size doll found in dumpster raises alarm  KSHB

88-Year-Old Man Tried to Shoot Nephew at Work Due to Damaged Cuckoo Clock Fox-61

McDonald’s worker burned by ‘smoldering’ dollar bill given at drive-thru, cops say NewJersey.com

This German city will give you $1.1M if you can prove it doesn't exist Associated Press

A NASA astronaut is accused of hacking her estranged spouse's bank account from space NBC News

'I was grossed out': Doctors find brown recluse spider in woman's ear  KSHB

***ART & DESIGN

Persuasive Cartography: An Interview with Map Collector PJ Mode  Jstor

***MUSIC 

How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services Pitch Fork

How Dave Brubeck’s Time Out Changed Jazz Music  Open Culture

Mister Rogers Demonstrates How to Cut a Record Open Culture

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Silicon Valley’s Crisis of Conscience  New Yorker  

How many steps it takes to get an abortion in each state  Axios

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Yes, You Actually Should Be Using Emojis at Work  WSJ 

Is My Millennial Co-Worker a Narcissist, or Am I a Jealous Jerk?  New York Times

The Next Recession Will Destroy Millennials  The Atlantic

***ENVIRONMENT

Perfect Storm Hits U.S. Recycling Industry  NPR 

Windmills and Batteries to Attract Billions in the Green Energy Revolution  Bloomberg 

What’s recyclable, what becomes trash — and why  NPR 

***HEALTH

Measles is on the rise: outbreak grows to over 1,200 cases in 30 states  Newsweek 

Why a Promising, Potent Cancer Therapy Isn't Used in the US  Wired

Detecting Fake Pills With Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance  Spectrum  

What Happens To Your Body & Brain If You Don't Get Sleep? Neuroscientist Matthew Walker Explains  Open Culture 

How Many Steps Should You Take a Day?  New York Times

The Complicated Issue of Transableism  Jstor 

***MEDICAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind  EPFL 

Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR  NPR

Smart sensors listen to healing wounds  BBC 

***TRAVEL

Seven Wonders of the World: The best 1-star reviews  Washington Post 

***SPORTS & GAMES 

Can Chess Survive Artificial Intelligence?  The New Atlantis  

Extreme Ironing: The Insane Sport You Probably Never Knew About Sad & Useless

***FOOD

Restaurants Are A Risky Business So They Often Resort To Tricks — Like Reusing Leftover Bread Digg

A deadly fungus could wipe out the world’s favorite banana—again Quartz  

Social media users are horrified after it emerges not everyone cleans the bottom of their dishes Daily Mail Online

***FAMILY & SOCIETY

A half-century after ‘Mister Rogers’ debut, 5 facts about neighbors in U.S. Pew Research

***ANIMALS 

Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell  Gizmodo 

The number of animal welfare citations is dwindling  Washington Post

***SCIENCE

Scientists transmit record amount of quantum data using "qutrit", a particle that can be polarized in three directions and carries more information than a quantum bit  MIT Tech Review

Space is dead: A challenge to the standard model of quantum  Big Think 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

How Memories Form and Fade  Cal Tech

Is psychological science headed for a split?  Psychology Today 

The age of comfort TV: why people are secretly watching Friends and The Office on a loop The Guardian 

A parking garage had 6 suicides in 4 years: Signs on the walls are trying to prevent more Washington Post

***NEUROSCIENCE   

Circuit found for brain's statistical inference about motion: Brain's equation for prediction looks like a Bayesian inference Science Daily 

The most-detailed, highest-resolution list of the components of the human brain ever compiled  Allen Institute

***POLITICS

Electoral College members can defy voters, court rules  Associated Press 

***RESEARCH 

Detection of data fabrication using statistical tools  Psyarxiv

Hundreds of extreme self-citing scientists revealed in new database  Nature 

The summer slump happens in scientific publishing, too  Massive Sci

Addressing research misconduct and improving scientific integrity in China  Science Direct 

Dozens of Canadian researchers have faced discipline for integrity breaches  The Globe & Mail 

***HIGHER ED

Pew survey finds majority of Republicans continue to hold negative views of higher ed  Inside Higher Ed

Handshake, popular career-services platform, now open to all students  Inside Higher Ed

What the Numbers Can Tell Us About Humanities Ph.D. Careers  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays  Vice  

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

How the Supreme Court’s sex discrimination cases could affect BYU and hundreds of faith-based colleges  Deseret News  

Christian college mired in litigation  Ocone Enterprise 

Olivet Nazarene University Leader to Retire After 30 Years  US News

Historic Christian colleges are facing financial crises that are forcing big changes: Some haven’t survived  World Magazine 

***TEACHING

The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching  Inside Higher Ed

How teachers are preventing high-tech cheating in the classroom  USA Today 

What the Freshmen Know  Inside Higher Ed 

An Argument for Accepting Late Work  Faculty Focus

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Kansas professor charged with secretly working on Chinese government program  Washington Examiner 

Mississippi prof, who went to Georgetown Prep with Brett Kavanaugh, sues HuffPost  Clarion Ledger 

Arizona Professor Showed QAnon Video in Class, Students Say  Phoenix New Times

***STUDENT LIFE

Bureaucrats Put the Squeeze on College Newspapers  The Atlantic

Robots bearing snacks are about to overrun college campuses  Cnet 

I Manipulated Lonely Teachers to Steal Tests in High School  Vice 

Want To Make Friends In College? Make Them Food In Your Dorm Room  Digg 

Most U.S. teens who use cellphones do it to pass time, connect with others, learn new things  Pew Research Center

When College Dormitories Become Health Hazards  New York Times

17 College Campuses That Tested Their Students's Sanity  BuzzFeed

Dorm to Table: College Start-Ups Take Aim at Food Industry  New York Times

Articles of Interest - August 19

***JOURNALISM

Journalists face job losses, low pay, attacks by Trump — and I want in  USA Today 

The news gets worse for local journalism Washington Post

Local newsrooms can now get extra legal help with their reporting   Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Matt Drudge Has Barely Changed Anything About The Drudge Report In The Last 20 Years  BuzzFeed News 

***FAKES

A Texas con artist made millions promising prisoners' families the thing they wanted most: To bring their children home  The Marshall Project 

How And Why People Come Up With Conspiracy Theories  NPR

These deepfakes of Bill Hader are absolutely terrifying  CNET

Maybe you know that article is satire, but a lot of people can’t tell the difference  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds  CNN

***TECHNOLOGY 

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear CNBC

Teen's tweets from her smart fridge go viral after mother confiscates phone  The Guardian 

Octopus-Inspired Wearable Sensor  Nature World News 

***BIG DATA & AI 

A summer camp for the next generation of NSA Agents  New Yorker  

Re-Imagining big data in a post-Hadoop world  Datami

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly  Gizmodo

 ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

D.E.S.C. when someone keeps repeating inappropriate behavior  Becoming (my blog)

Stephen Colbert's Perspective On Grief Brings Anderson Cooper To Tears During Powerful Interview  Digg

***WRITING & READING

Avoid Plagiarism With Google's New Assignments Tool  Life Hacker 

The Em Dash Divides New York Times

***LITERATURE

Video games are literature’s new frontier  Venture Beat 

A New Literary Timeline of African-American History  New York Times

Review of dystopian novel “The Memory Police”  Washington Post 

These Classic Books Are Surprisingly Fresh—and They're Free  Life Hacker

An overview of the amenities-heavy new libraries that are becoming tourist attractions across the world  New York Times  

Five novels win China's top literature award   Xinhuanet

***POETRY

Someone painted bullet holes on face of Emily Dickinson in art display  Mass Live  

Emily Dickinson’s ‘scraps of paper’ inspire art installation at poet’s Amherst conservatory Boston Globe

The Unsung Influence Of Poetry On Iron Maiden  Kerrang 

Elizabeth Thomas uses her writing to make sense of the world  Courant 

On the Gleefully Indecent Poems of a Medieval Welsh Feminist Poet  Lit Hub 

How a Scottish Borders boy became a leading Australian bush poet  BBC 

***GENDER    

Nearly 200,000 trans people have been exposed to conversion therapy, study says  NBC News

The Hazards of Writing While Female  The Atlantic  

Christian Women’s Shelter Doesn’t Need to Admit Trans Woman, Court Rules  Daily Signal 

StoryCorps: Transgender Woman Recalls Coming Out To Her Family In The 1960s  NPR

MSU suggests employees avoid saying 'I apologize,' 'no problem,' 'sir,' 'ma'am'  Campus Reform

Two-thirds of published poets are male, so does poetry have a gender issue?  Irish Times 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

The 1619 Project  New York Times 

***CRIME & COURTS

Inside The Prison Where Inmates Set Each Other On Fire and Gangs Have More Power Than Guards 

***BORDER ISSUES 

Trump’s 'Invasion' Was actually a Corporate Recruitment Drive  The Atlantic 

Ruling limits border agents’ ability to search cellphones  LA Times

Documents Allege Serious Medical Neglect Inside Otay Mesa Detention Center  Voice of San Diego

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

FBI seeks to monitor Facebook, oversee mass social media data collection  zdet

Security Researcher’s ‘NULL’ Vanity Plates Cause Glitch That Lands Him $12,000 in Parking Tickets  Gizmodo  

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to update immediately CNN

Facial recognition tech misidentified 26 California lawmakers as criminals  Engadget 

***INTERNET

Computer Science Professors Says We Can Probably Make Email Better For Everyone  NPR 

***RELIGION

Hillsong Songwriter Marty Sampson Says He’s Losing His Christian Faith  Relevant Magazine  

The reputation of the gospel is at risk (opinion)  Washington Post 

U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center  NPR

Oregon pastor and stripper team up to raise money for migrant kids after sweeping ICE raid  The Hill

A new priest’s more traditional approach has split one of Portland’s oldest Catholic churches Oregon Live 

Southwestern Distances Itself from Paige Patterson in Sex Abuse Lawsuit  Christianity Today  

Bid to allow some married priests engages celibacy debate  Washington Post 

Methodist Church closer to official split over LGBTQ issues Washington Times 

Billy Graham's Grandson Back in the Pulpit following Cheating Scandal  Christian Headlines

What HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones gets right about evangelicals Vox

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Reviews of Netflix Documentary The Family 

***GOOD NEWS 

3-year-old uses lemonade sales to buy baby supplies for mothers in need  ABC-11

FBI agent reunited with abducted baby he helped rescue decades ago  NBC News 

Indiana boy convinces mayor to put up 'turtle crossing' signs near ponds  ABC News

Warm-hearted Uber driver surprises fast food worker with a new dress after hearing her struggles  Digg 

He Gave a Bike to a Refugee Girl. 24 Years Later, She Got to Thank Him  New York Times  

Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states  Associated Press

***REALLY?! 

Lil Nas X’s hit song is leaving one Massachusetts town without its ‘Old Town Road’ street signs Mass Live 

Architect goes blind, says he's actually gotten better at his job  CBS News 

Burglar Carefully Wipes Down His Fingerprints — While Staring Directly Into Security Camera (with video) Digg 

Man says emotional support alligator helps his depression  New York Post

Man Implicates Himself After Using Stolen Credit Card And Signing As ‘Thief’  CBS Pittsburgh 

Man Accused of Stalking Sent Woman 10,000 Texts  NBC Washington 

Missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery  Associated Press

Too Much Karaoke Sent a Man to the Hospital with a Collapsed Lung  Live Science

Clinton: Woman reports her car stolen, while running from police in that car  WQAD.com

$12.3M payout for infant burned in Madigan operating-room fire delayed as feds consider appeal  The Seattle Times 

***ART & DESIGN

Cultural Regions Of America, Visualized  Digg

10 best Chrome extensions for designers  UX Design

***MUSIC 

Are men singing higher in pop music?  Pudding 

The 30 best films about music, chosen by musicians The Guardian

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Verizon to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner  Reuters  

U.S. Pay-TV Subscriber Losses More Than Triple To 1.5M In Q2 – Report – Deadline  Deadline

UK's 'The Spectator' To Launch U.S. Monthly Print Magazine  Media Post

Friends is hitting theaters for show's 25th anniversary  Entertainment Weekly 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

Learn & Practice On How To Fire Employees In Virtual Reality   VR & Fun

***ENVIRONMENT 

India’s holiest river is drying up  National Geographic 

Extreme climate change has reached the United States: Here are America’s fastest-warming places Washington Post

 ***HEALTH 

Smog And Other Air Pollution Is Linked To Lung Damage  NPR

Healthy tips on preparing for surgery  Washington Post 

Why Some Doctors Purposefully Misdiagnose Patients  The Atlantic 

Dozens of Young People Hospitalized for Breathing and Lung Problems After Vaping  New York Times 

Pakistan’s doctors are getting fired in Arab countries. Blame its unreliable medical degrees  The Print 

Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting Involved  TIME 

***MEDICAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s  MIT

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ  The Guardian 

Engineers Have Found A Way To Use Sweat For Some Medical Tests  NPR 

***TRAVEL

FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights  Bloomberg

***SPORTS & GAMES

Chess champ’s formidable opponent: Red tape  Washington Post 

Welcome to the World of Competitive Wiffle Ball  The Ringer

When the internet Chases you from your Home  New York Times

***FOOD

This Is The Most Popular Ice Cream Shop In Every State  Delish 

The 33 Best BBQ Joints in America  Thrillist 

Pumpkin Spice Spam Is Real And Coming Out This Fall  Delish 

***FAMILY

The Weird History of Baby Cage, The Oddest Parenting Trend of the ’20s  Fatherly  

***ANIMALS  

Amazing octopus found in a rock pool in Cornwall  Cornwall Live  

These Scientists Gave Ecstasy To Octopuses And Discovered Something Unexpected  Gentside 

It will soon be a crime in Alabama to misrepresent a pet as a service animal   AL.com  

***SCIENCE 

A dozen science sites around the US  Washington Post  

Chemists make first-ever ring of pure carbon  Nature 

Scientists know gravity exists: They just don’t know how it works  Washington Post  

***PSYCHOLOGY 

A psychiatry publication goes from open access to subscription  Healio    

***PHILOSOPHY

John Rawls and the Remaking of Political Philosophy  Harvard Magazine 

Philosopher Portraits: Famous Philosophers Painted in the Style of Influential Artists  Open Culture 

***RESEARCH 

When so many email addresses on journal articles don’t work, we have a problem  Nature Index 

US Faculty Survey 2018 Reveals Uncertainty about Fraudulent Research Practices  Ithaka S+R

Survey of Chinese biomedical researchers: Vague understanding of general concepts related to research integrity  T&F Online  

When I read an article, I often have the sinking feeling that the authors didn’t actually read some of the papers they are citing  Journal of Cell Science 

Due to the publication of the article by the supervisor without the knowledge of a college student, this article is retracted  International Journal of Infection 

What difference do retractions make? An estimate of the epistemic impact of retractions on recent meta-analyses   Bioxiv

Four erroneous beliefs thwarting more trustworthy research   eLife Science

UC faculty members quit Cell Press editorial boards over impasse with publisher  Science Mag 

Here is how fake scientific journals are bypassing detection filters  Down to Earth

The Value of Redundancy in Research, or, In Research, Redundancy Has Value  Scholarly Kitchen

***HIGHER ED

Moody's Maintains Negative Outlook for Higher Ed  Inside Higher Ed 

College Campuses: Are They Too P.C.? (opinion)  New York Times

What This Title IX Case About Hazing Means for Women on Campus  MS Magazine  

Court Victory for Foreign Students Enrolled in Fake College  Inside Higher Ed

Cincinnati Christian University May Lose its Accreditation if Financial Problems and Other Issues Aren’t Resolved  City Beat 

Camp at Oklahoma Christian University brings together missionary families Oklahoman

Methodist University Hires a Muslim Chaplain  PJ Media  

Are faith-based ideas about sex spurring a consent conversation at Christian colleges?  Deseret News

***TEACHING 

Banning laptops or other note-taking devices from the classroom is an extreme stance that isn’t right for every student  Inside Higher Ed

'Substantial doubt' that Cincinnati Christian University keeps accreditation Cincinnati

How Calling on Random Students Could Hurt Women  Chronicle  

Could eye-tracking software help catch students cheating on exams?  T&F online

How Do We Teach With Primary Sources When So Many Voices Are Missing? Ed Week

***STUDENT MEDIA   

Court report supports Lantern case for Ohio State records  The Latern 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Fired University of Illinois professor, has lost his court bid to be reinstated  News-Gazette 

The firing of a university tennis coach accused of sexual harassment may have been motivated by public arm-twisting  Inside Higher Ed 

Professor exonerated for quoting iconic black writer at The New School The FIRE

***STUDENT LIFE

India Sets Weight Limits On Students' Backpacks  NPR

Graduate Students Are Increasingly Shouldering The Country's Student Debt NPR

Alabama girl wore tux for senior portrait. Her school yearbook left her picture out NBC News

Articles of Interest - August 12

***TECHNOLOGY

Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials  Vice

California police robot flagging "blacklisted" people and cars  Quartz

Robotic Contact Lenses That Let Users Zoom with the Blink of an Eye  People

***BIG DATA & AI 

Attempting to get deep learning past pattern-recognition correlation to causation with a little Bayesian help  Enterprise AI 

50 successful blockchains applications  Data Science Central  

Nowhere to hide: Tracking the movements of military equipment, identifying training and operation patterns as well as chemical compositions combined with infrared imaging  Breaking Defense

MIT breaks new ground in AI with ‘deep’ knitting  ZDnet 

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Facebook Said to Be in Talks With Publishers on News Effort  New York Times

Trump draft order targets "anti-conservative" social media  Quartz

Instagram ad partner secretly sucked up and tracked users location and stories all in the name of ad business  Tech Crunch 

I want the best, and only the best tweets  Tools for Reporters

***MOBILE 

Google Maps AR Navigation comes to iPhones and Android devices Are Technica

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

WhatsApp Flaws Could Allow Hackers to Alter Messages  Bloomberg  

Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission  Tech Crunch

These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer  Vice

What a security researcher learned from monitoring traffic at Defcon  Cnet

***INTERNET

Faster internet is coming, but only for a few  Axios 

Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission  Tech Crunch 

***JOURNALISM 

 7 facts about black Americans and the news media  Pew Research  

The art of the unhurried interview  Live Mint

Washington Post adds 15 corrections to story on black families & southern farmland  iMediaEthics  

***FAKE NEWS

Author discusses new book on inclusion, free speech and political correctness on campus  Inside Higher Ed

Pushing back against anti-vaxxers  Washington Post

Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes Is Being Sponsored by a Dating App to Nearly Get Himself Killed  Live Science 

Epstein Suicide Conspiracies Show How Our Information System Is Poisoned  New York Times

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

I can’t and I don’t  Becoming (my blog)

Pluck the Day is more accurate than Seize the Day  Jstor 

The crucial piece of advice TED gives to nervous speakers  Quartz    

***GRAMMAR

Even A Grammar Geezer Like Me Can Get Used To Gender Neutral Pronouns  NPR

APA Style Guide Endorses 1-Space Rule  Inside Higher Ed

Why widely spoken languages have simpler grammar  Economist

***WRITING & READING

From a wrongful arrest to a life-saving romance: the typos that have changed people's lives  The Guardian

Religious activist convicted for burning LGBTQ library books  NBC News

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free  Vice

***LANGUAGE

Wikipedia Is Helping Keep Welsh Alive Online  Slate

As a language dies, who will mourn? Should anyone? (opinion)  Washington Post

***LITERATURE

The Classic Novel That Is Most Often Abandoned By Readers  Mental Floss

San Francisco Will Raise Maya Angelou Sculpture  Hyperallergic 

The Bookstagrammers and BookTubers changing the way people read  Washington Post 

Jane Austen was shockingly underpaid compared to other authors of her era  Vox

J.D. Salinger son typing up father’s handwritten work for digital  Quartzy

Franz Kafka papers lost in Europe but reunited in Jerusalem  BBC 

Take a Virtual Tour of Jane Austen’s Library  Open Culture

‘Landmark’ BBC series on the novel kicks off year-long celebration of literature  The Bookseller

***LITERATURE: TONI MORRISON 

Toni Morrison and the Power of Literature  New York Times

The Toughest Sentence Toni Morrison Ever Wrote  The Walrus  

Toni Morrison Deconstructs White Supremacy in America  Open Culture

Going to the Movies with Toni Morrison  New Yorker  

Don’t Call Toni Morrison a Poet  New York Times

***POETRY

How Devotional Poetry Unlocks the Bible's Surprises  Christianity Today

'The Negro Artist' tells his own identity story through poetry  Columbia Missourian  

'At Last History Has Meaning': The Poetry of Jean Arasanayagam  The Wire

Writing for future generations: New poetry collection by James Jay looks at life from behind the bar  Aztec Daily  

'A Frank O'Hara Notebook' gives us two poets and New York City in the '60s  SF Gate

Walt Whitman Isn’t America’s Greatest Poet  National Review 

23 collections of Canadian poetry to watch for this fall  CBC 

The Case of the “Disappearing” Poet  New Republic 

***GENDER    

Men avoid reusable shopping bags to not look gay: study  New York Post 

What the research says about hormones and surgery for transgender youth  Journalist’s Resources 

 The female spies who helped liberate WWII France  Washington Post 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

"Erased from Public Memory": The History of Anti-Latino Violence in the US  WNYC Studios 

White people who sign up for tours of old slave plantations are posting negative reviews because the tour guides made slavery seem all icky and stuff  Washington Post 

U.S. State Department confirms alleged leader of white-nationalist group is an employee Associated Press

Hispanic women no longer account for the majority of immigrant births in the U.S. Pew Research Center

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans  Associated Press  

A furore over an offensive advert divides Singapore  Economist  

The challenges for black performers in ‘white’ roles  Washington Post 

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Court OKs Copyright for Banana Costume’s Artistic Features  Bloomberg

Lawyers’ Recent Stagnant Wages Highlighted in ABA Profile  Bloomberg

***BORDER ISSUES

100 Immigrants Pepper-Sprayed At Louisiana ICE Facility  BuzzFeed News

***RELIGION

A desperate, panicked, and openly theocratic evangelical movement is falsely demonizing secularism and those who believe in the separation of church and state as a threat to religion (opinion)  Above the Law 

Losing My Religion at Christian Camp  Longreads 

Evangelical Lutheran Church first 'sanctuary church body' in US  CNN

Assemblies of God Elects First Woman to Top Leadership Team  Christianity Today

Religiously unaffiliated people face harassment in a growing number of countries  Pew Research Center

Are podcasts replacing church for some believers?  Baptist News

Evangelical community thriller is so-so, but actors are charming  Washington Post

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

Pete Buttigieg hires the first faith outreach director of the 2020 campaign  Washington Post

Why do evangelicals oppose gun control? (Opinion)  The Week 

***GOOD NEWS

Oregon man reunited with $23,000 in cash discarded in Humboldt recycling bin  Press Democrat

Actor Danny Trejo rushes in to rescue child in Sylmar car crash ABC-7 

***ART & DESIGN 

25+ Simple Tattoo Ideas Offering Creative Ways to Say More with Less My Modern Met

Giant emoji painted on house roil California community  Associated Press

***MUSIC 

Alma Deutscher: The prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart  60 Minutes

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

15 years ago, New York’s attorney general investigated pay-for-play in the radio industry. Insiders say the practice lives on — in a more sophisticated form  Rolling Stone

Would you care if music disappeared from FM radio? You may only have a decade to save it  CNBC 

***FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES 

Story Pitches  LA Taco

Journalists to help edit/rewrite existing articles  Healthline

Pitches for its upcoming issues  Roadtrippers Magazine

Freelance pitches  Runner's World magazine  

Journalists, writers, photographers, videographers who identify as disabled: essay ideas on how your particular challenge influences the way they work and what you produce  High Country News

Seeking new writers Modern Parent  

Freelance science writers  Stacker  

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

A Potential Title IX Supreme Court Case?   Inside Higher Ed 

9 women sued Dartmouth for ignoring sexual misconduct. The college settled for $14M  USA Today 

Title IX a Sticking Point in Talks Over New Higher Ed Law  Inside Higher Ed 

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

The US funeral industry is getting innovative  Axios 

The rural America death spiral  Axios

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Why People Move  Flowing Data 

A 50,000 Person Harvard Study Reveals the 3 Ways to Spot the Most Toxic Employees  Inc.  

What to Do When You Feel Uninspired at Work New York Times

Meet the next generation of entrepreneurs: They’re all over 65  MIT Technology Review     

***HEALTH

Researchers Find Proteins That Might Restore Damaged Sound-Detecting Cells in The Ear  Hopkins Medicine

Advanced sleepers go to bed early, rise early because of natural body clock  UPI

Scientists Determined Why Room Temperature Is So Important for Sleep  Curiosity 

We've Known How To Treat Pneumonia For Decades, Why Is It The No.1 Killer Of Children?  Seeker 

Hearing aids: You ain't heard nothing yet  CBS News  

Penn Engineering’s Blinking Eye-on-a-Chip Used for Disease Modeling and Drug Testing  Medium

***TRAVEL 

The Best and Worst US Airports of 2019 The Points Guy  

***SPORTS & GAMES

Video-Game Violence Is Now a Partisan Issue  The Atlantic

A chess obsessive resigned to his fate  Washington Post

Video games’ real problem? The gamers (opinion)  Washington Post

Walmart pulls violent video game displays from its stores, but it will still sell guns  CNN

***FAMILY

Less Sex, Fewer Babies: Blame The Internet And Career Priorities  NPR   

What Parents May Not Realize When They Post About Their Kids Online  NPR 

***ANIMALS 

Woman sent to hospital after posing with octopus on face  KIRO-TV 

***SCIENCE 

Is the Threat of ‘Fake Science’ Real?  Lawfare 

Probing the Mysteries of Gravity  Undark 

It’s important for scientists (and others who care about it) to tell the story of science, while not trying to hide its flaws  Inside Higher Ed

Particle physics once again finds itself at a crossroads: which big particle-collider experiment to build next  Quantam Magazine 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Your Therapist’s Prescription? The Right Book New York Times

Study: More than half of clinical trial abstracts published in top psychiatry and psychology journals exaggerate the significance of study findings  Medscape  

When Did Self-Help Become Self-Care? New York Times

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Our Brains Tell Stories So We Can Live Without inner narratives we would be lost in a chaotic world Nautil.us 

A protein in your brain behaves like a virus, infecting your cells with memories  Massive Science 

***CHINA 

China bans movies, actors from prominent Taiwan film awards  ABC News

Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices The Guardian 

***POLITICS

The World's Military Spending, Visualized  Digg  

Orange County, longtime GOP stronghold, now has more registered Democrats than Republicans  LA Times 

46% of U.S. social media users say they are ‘worn out’ by political posts and discussions  Pew Research

***RESEARCH 

Dorothy Bishop on correcting one’s own errors  Bishop Blog

Pepsi employee caught masquerading as unbiased academic, sticks to the act  CrossFit 

Pacific Standard is shutting down, cut off from its major foundation funder  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***HIGHER ED

Court Approves Purchase of Law School by For-Profit  Inside Higher Ed 

More Private Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but Don’t Expect to Pay Less  New York Times 

Dispute Over Minority Affairs, Collapse of a Student Senate  Inside Higher Ed

Author discusses new book on inclusion, free speech and political correctness on campus  Inside Higher Ed 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Thinking about Liberty University and decades of journalism struggles at private colleges  Get Religion 

LGBTQ advocates want intervention to break what they call a long-standing pattern of discrimination at one of the nation's most prominent religious institutions  Inside Higher Ed 

Transgender student suspended from Christian college after top surgery  NBC News  

Northwest Nazarene University satellite now in orbit, sending data back to Nampa  KTVB

***TEACHING

A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement  Nature

Talk to Text: A Hack on Grading  Faculty Focus 

***STUDENT LIFE

7 things everyone should do while they’re in college that can help them in the future  TED 

Helping Students With Disabilities  New York Times

Half of young Americans say their degree is irrelevant to their work  MarketWatch

No, Half of Young Americans Don't Believe College Is Unnecessary  Inside Higher Ed

After racist ‘troll storm,’ AU grad awarded over $700,000  Washington Post 

***ACADEMIC LIFE  

Another professor is under fire for using the slur in class while discussing a work by James Baldwin  Inside Higher Ed

Professor fired over confrontation with protesting students  The Star  

A significant minority of tenured faculty spend their lives undermining others (sub. req’ed)  Times Higher Ed 

Articles of Interest - August 5

***JOURNALISM

Women Rewriting the Rules of Reporting in the Arab World  The New York Times

What newsrooms need to know about Americans’ news habits  RTDNA

Investigative journalism students play a key role in overturning a conviction  Harvard’s Nieman Report

I’ve Seen the Limits of Journalism  The Atlantic  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Dying Gasp of One Local Newspaper  The New York Times 

A Future without a Front Page  The New York Times

***FAKE NEWS 

He Was The Face Of A Bike-A-Thon To Fight Cancer. He Was Also A Fake  The New York Times

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

10 facts about Americans and Twitter  Pew Research 

The 2019 Instagram Rich List — Who Earns The Most From Sponsored Posts?  Hopper HQ 

TikTok, The Internet's Hottest Meme Breeding Ground, Turns 1  NPR

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK 

Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind  MIT Tech Review  

EU ruling says sites could be liable for user-tracking Facebook Like buttons  The Verge

Why doesn’t Facebook help after your account gets hacked?  Digitsal Trends 

Facebook says it dismantles covert influence campaign tied to Saudi Arabia  Reuters

***BIG DATA & AI 

Chaos Computing: What it is and why we should care about it?  Medium  

These studies offer clues about the early universe and the arrow of time and “hope that we can describe even these very messy, complicated systems with simple patterns”  Quanta Magazine

MIT Debuts language designed for Bayesian stats and machine learning: great for tracking objects in space, estimating 3D, the structure of a time series  Infoq

National Reconnaissance Office product Sentient: “an omnivorous analysis tool…pointing satellites toward the most interesting parts of that future” making “things simpler downstream for human analysts” The Verge 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Capital One Says Hacker Breached Accounts Of 100 Million People; Ex-Amazon Employee Arrested  Forbes  

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US  The Guardian

Kids at the center of facial recognition  Axios 

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Tips Offered by Science Agency  Bloomberg

***PRODUCING MEDIA

PR’s Journalistic Roots Help Brands Transition to Digital  Story Hunter

***INTERNET

People forged judges’ signatures to trick Google into changing results  ArsTechnica

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA   

Tech giants crush other media despite looming threats  Axios 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Motivated Reasoning  Becoming (my blog)

The trick that makes you overspend  BBC  

***GRAMMAR

The Birth of the Semicolon  The Paris Review 

Grammar rules are an invention: It’s time to stop taking them so seriously NBC News

A Defense of the Semicolon and Other Adventures in the English Language New York Times

***WRITING & READING

Dallas bodycam footage released showing moments before death of unarmed man  NBC News 

Authors Guild Hides Jokes In Their Copyright Notices  Tech Dirt

***LANGUAGE

Because Internet,' A Guide To Our Changing Language, LOL  NPR

Is the English language better because of the Internet? This linguist thinks so  CTV 

***LITERATURE 

From every teen to annoying: are today's young readers turning on The Catcher in the Rye?  The Guardian 

A School Librarian's Philosophy of Lost Books  School Library 

How Japan's modern literature came under Nietzsche's spell Japan Times

***BORDER ISSUES

Border Patrol Detained a 9-Year-Old American Girl on Her Way to School for 32 Hours  GQ

California professors install seesaws along U.S.-Mexico border wall  NBC News

***POETRY

I’m ditching social media for poetry books this summer  The Times

Opera inspired Walt Whitman; now his poetry is doing the same for musicians  Star Tribune 

The place of poetry and the poetry of place  SMH

***GENDER   

Transgender treatment: Puberty blockers study under investigation  BBC 

This Journal's Future Is Female  Inside Higher Ed

Craving Freedom, Japan's Women Opt Out Of Marriage  The New York Times

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

How white nationalists have co-opted fan fiction  Wired 

‘It was terrifying’: Black Chadds Ford couple left shaken by white Pa. trooper’s alleged misconduct  Philadelphia Inquirer 

***CRIME & COURTS

Man calls cops on himself asking for help: Body cams show cops making jokes after they'd restrained him and he'd gone limp  Dallas News 

Amazon Ring alerts often tie up police with false alarms  Cent 

No Immunity For Cops Who Arrested A Man For Creating A Facebook Page Mocking The Police Department  Tech Dirt 

Court warns reporters to be careful publishing reports from police logs  Universal Hub 

***RELIGIION

Early Christian 'Church of the Apostles' Possibly Unearthed Near Sea of Galilee  Live Science 

The Story Behind John Allen Chau, An American Missionary Who Was Killed While Working  NPR

Evangelical Publisher’s Africa-Themed Bible School Kit Had Kids Pretending To Be Slaves  Huff Post 

What did church teach white students posing with guns in front of Emmett Till marker?  Religion in the News

Radical Baptist church preaches LGBTQ hate just miles from California’s Capitol  LA Times

Evangelicals’ Civility  Religion in Public 

U.S. Jews know a lot about religion – but other Americans know little about Judaism  Pew Research 

Christian group warns against rise of 'Christian nationalism'  The Hill

***GOOD NEWS

Nurse helps save driver who crashed into her home  Fox 35

***REALLY?!

Texas Man Caught With Missile Launcher In Checked Baggage At BWI Airport  CBS Baltimore  

The runner who makes elaborate artwork with his feet and a map  The Guardian

Will Hitler HQ makeover create a Nazi theme park?  BBC

***ART & DESIGN

Thousands of Miniature Mirrors Dazzle and Refract in Multi-Media Sculptures by Lee Bul  The is Colossal  

Where Does Major American Art Come From? Mapping the Whitney Biennial  The New York Times 

Fine and Street Art Aesthetics Merge in Anthony Lister’s Expressive Murals  The is Colossal

Yulia Brodskaya Reveals Her Process of ‘Painting With Paper’ in a New Book  The is Colossal

Meticulous Portraits of Young Women by Ozabu Are Eerily Fused with Plants and Feathers  The is Colossal 

An Artist Crochets a Life-Size, Anatomically-Correct Skeleton, Complete with Organs  in Art, Biology, Creativity, Science Open Culture

***MUSIC 

Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense (video)  

Showtime's four part docuseries on Rick Rubin  Showtime 

The Wizard of Oz vs Lil Nas X (video)  Lewis Wake Memes

***ARTICLES ABOUT JOBS

Journalism career advice  Twitter threat   

This Google Executive Reviewed More Than 20,000 Resumes--He Found These 5 Stunning Mistakes Over and Over  Inc

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT  

Ohio State’s troubled sexual assault center failed to report 57 potential felonies, audit finds  Dispatch

Students accused of sexual harassment sue California universities LA Times

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The Invention of Money  New Yorker 

***ENVIRONMENT 

Trails of Wind (visualization)  

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in One Day to Combat Drought  Bloomberg

***HEALTH

Babies get critical gut bacteria from their mother at birth, not from placenta, study suggests  Science Mag

Instagram’s ‘clean eating’ culture is everywhere. It could be giving rise to a little-known eating disorder  The Lily 

Where People Don't Get Enough Sleep, Mapped  Digg  

Dark mode isn't as good for your eyes as you believe  Wired

High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism  University of Cambridge  

***TRAVEL

Following a similar move at Pittsburgh airport, friends and family will now be able to greet passengers at their gate in Tampa  Afar 

***FOOD

Krispy Kreme is redesigning its stores for the first time in a decade and making its menu even more sugar  CNN 

Is it unsafe or just unsightly? There’s an art to assessing produce  Washington Post 

America's Most Popular Burger Places, Visualized  Digg 

The first guacamole recipe written in English came from a British pirate  Vox

***CHILDREN 

Why Kids Invent Imaginary Friends  The Atlantic 

Behind gender-reveal party fouls, a parenting truth  Washington Post 

Kids See Bearded Men As Strong — But Unattractive, Study Finds  NPR

Dying Dad Writes 'I Love You Like...' Book for Young Son   MSN 

Japanese park encourages kids to play with saws, light bonfires for learning experiences   SoraNews24

***ANIMALS 

Pit bull grabs baby by diaper, saves her from fire  ABC-13

Meet he’e the octopus  The Guardian

***SCIENCE

A scientific Ponzi scheme  University of Pittsburg 

The Milky Way is warped around the edges, new star map confirms  National Geographic 

Japanese Scientists Plan to Create Human-Mouse Hybrids: Here's How  Live Science 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Should Psychology Journals Adopt Specialized Statistical Review?  Sage Journals

Paths to Treating Mental Illness (opinion)  The New York Times

Neural correlates of weighted reward prediction error during reinforcement learning classify response to cognitive behavioral therapy in depression  Science Mag 

How expectation influences perception MIT Tech Review 

The Psychiatric 'Wonder Drug' That Almost No One Is Using VICE

***NEUROSCIENCE  

A cold case team is searching for who betrayed Anne Frank  National Geographic  

Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that indicate how expectation influences perception MIT 

UCSF Researchers Synthesize Speech From Brain Waves MIT Tech Review

***RESEARCH  

Some of the scientists said that the prospect of financing blinded them to the seriousness of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual transgressions  The New York Times

Fudged research results erode people’s trust in experts  The Conversation 

Why we shouldn’t take peer review as the gold standard  Washington Post  

Joint position statement on predatory publishing  Taylor & Francis Online

***HIGHER ED

Wealthy Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid  Propublica

Tribal Colleges Struggle to Connect  Diverse Educaiton  

Major Universities are launching cannabis degrees and courses  Quartz

Federal panel on accreditation will study how regional agencies should monitor politicians' influence over public colleges  Inside Higher Ed 

“The $300 textbook is dead,” says the CEO of textbook maker Pearson  Vox

Some Colleges Collect More From Their Students Than They Spend Actually Teaching Forbes  

Grandson of NNU Founder Passes Away   Northwest Nazarene University

***TEACHING 

Author discusses approaches that work to get students to the finish line  Inside Higher Ed

***STUDENT LIFE

Are New Graduates Happier Making More Money or Having More Time?  Harvard Business Review

Millennials say dating has gotten 'way too expensive,' 30% can't even afford love  USA Today  

A Fraternity Member Who Had "A Fascination With Death" Allegedly Encouraged Five People To Kill Themselves  BuzzFeed News

New data on the first three jobs held by graduates of six popular majors show career pathways are a swirl rather than a straight line  Inside Higher Ed 

22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”  Vox 

Almost 70 percent of college students favor banning assault-style weapons  Newsweek 

Why is the teen birth rate falling?  Pew Research

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Major study led by a lifelong Republican finds no evidence that professors are discriminating against conservative students  Pacific Standard

For academics, what matters more: journal prestige or readership?  Science Mag

Academic freedom, scholarly responsibility and the new gender wars  University Affairs  

College faculty have become more racially and ethnically diverse, but remain far less so than students  Pew Research

 

Articles of interest - July 29

***TECHNOLOGY 

This website uses AI to turn your selfies into haunted classical portraits  The Verge

Brain-computer interface Neuralink is state of the art, but still has a long way to go  MIT Tech Review 

A distinguished centenarian scientist prophesies the future: Cyborgs will save humanity Economist 

A new tool uses AI to spot text written by AI  MIT Technology Review

***BIG DATA & AI 

Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous (a missile hitting a satellite creates a huge amount of space shrapnel)  Economist 

“I’m a data scientist who is skeptical about data”  Quartz 

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Teen Love for Snapchat Is Keeping Snap Afloat  Wired 

Women are getting jaw shots to look like their Instagram filters New York Post  

***MOBILE 

Mobile Spend Takes More Than Half Of Search Budgets  Media Post  

AP Explains: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you  Associated Press

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

‘Death of A Salesman’ Playing Out at TV Networks  Broadcasting & Cable

***JOURNALISM

A journalist's guide to open-source tools Media news  Journalism.co

Tools and tips for digging into Facebook from two investigative journalists  The GroundTruth Project 

Whose stories get told? Why media diversity matters  The Hill 

How to cover 11,250 elections at once: Here’s how The Washington Post’s new computational journalism lab will tackle 2020  Nieman Journalism Lab

What multimedia journalists say makes a good news director  RTDNA

The Washington Post is hiring not one but two reporters to cover the videogame industry  JournoTerrorist 

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

5 key takeaways about the state of the news media in 2018  Pew Research Center

The next media mega-merger  Axios 

I was owed about $5,000 from late-paying publications. I tried to hold them all accountable  Wudan Yan Blog

Digital news platform Patch pivots away from advertising to payments  Axios 

Shady Online Marketers Are Selling Links In Articles On The New York Times, BBC, CNN, And Other News Sites  BuzzFeed News

***FAKE NEWS 

Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life  BBC 

5 Things to Know About Military Romance Scams on Facebook New York Times

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Go claim your $125 from Equifax’s data breach settlement  Slate

Researchers spotlight the lie of ‘anonymous’ data  Tech Crunch  

Chicago police have for years compiled profiles on every citizen who spoke at public meetings of the city’s police disciplinary panel  Chicago Tribune 

Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings  The Guardian

53% of IT security managers don't know whether the cybersecurity products they use actually work as promised  Axios

Why Facebook’s new ‘privacy cop’ is doomed to fail (opinion)  The Conversation

Louisiana declares state of emergency in response to ransomware attack ArsTechnica

Libraries push back against Linkedin learning over data privacy  eLearning 

***INTERNET

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online  Pew Research Center

The Census Could Undercount People Who Don’t Have Internet Access  Slate

  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

The Good Samaritan Experiment  Becoming

The science of regrettable decisions  Vox

A Harvard Law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he?  The Cut

What's the difference between a lame excuse and good one? A philosopher thinks she has the answer  NBC News

Junky TV is actually making people dumber — and more likely to support populist politicians  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***WRITING & READING

Don’t steal, don’t lift: Thoughts on the consequences of plagiarism  Robert M Chapple 

How to Use a Thesaurus to Actually Improve Your Writing (video)  Big Think 

The Jane Austen Fiction Manuscript Archive Is Online: Explore Handwritten Drafts of Persuasion, The Watsons & More  Open Culture 

True crime book for every US state  New York Times 

***LANGUAGE 

Can Artificial Intelligence Decipher Lost Languages? Researchers Attempt to Decode 3500-Year-Old Ancient Languages  Open Culture 

Is the internet killing language? LOL, no  Vox  

Animal Sounds Around the World  Scholarly Kitchen

***LITERATURE

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among 13 authors longlisted for Booker Prize, the UK's most prestigious literary award  Publisher’s Weekly 

Takeaways from the revealing new Toni Morrison documentary  CBC 

Born 200 years ago, Herman Melville was globalisation’s first great bard  Economist

Behind the Myths of Scott and Zelda's Epic Romance  Literary Hub

Rudyard Kipling and the American imagination  Economist 

10 Surprising Facts About Pride and Prejudice  Mental Floss

***POETRY

Port Kembla couple explain poetry is on the rise thanks to Instagram and slam nights Illawrra Mercury 

At age 101, this woman released her first collection of poems  Washington Post 

The heartbreaking poetry a 17-year-old wrote before he was shot to death Washington Post  

The Way I Begin Poems: Edaki Timothy  Medium 

Was the poet John Keats a graverobber? BBC

***GENDER   

Another Major Error Found in a Peer-Reviewed Paper Used to Support the IAAF Regulations of Female Athletes  Roger Pielke Jr Blog

Why half the scientists in some eastern European countries are women  Economist

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

The Problem With Diversity Questions  Inside Higher Ed 

They look white but say they're black: a tiny town in Ohio wrestles with race  The Guardian

New Study Says White Police Officers Are Not More Likely To Shoot Minority Suspects  NPR

Critics of Peer Review Ask How ‘Race Science’ Still Manages to Slip Through Undark

***LEGAL ISSUES  

Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there  Economist

California Bar 'Inadvertently' Reveals Essay Topics Days Before Exam  Law.com

***LEGAL ISSUES & THE MEDIA

Reporters Committee, AP continue fight against FBI’s FOIA non-compliance  RCFP  

Judge dismisses Sandmann lawsuit against the Washington Post CNN

Appeals court rules Baltimore police mandatory non-disclosure agreements unconstitutional  RCFP 

***BORDER ISSUES 

Migrant children camps: Thousands of unaccompanied migrant children could be detained indefinitely  CBS News

No shower for 23 days: U.S. citizen says conditions were so bad that he almost self-deported  Dallas News

***RELIGION

In U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,' A Restless Search For Meaning  NPR 

6 facts about what Americans know about religion  Pew Research Center

What happens when a leader in the purity movement gets a divorce?  Big Think

Tennessee man says his sexual orientation stands between church & father's funeral plans  WTVC 

For some in America, religious freedom has limits A personal and political account of discrimination against Muslims  Economist

Europe experienced a surge in government restrictions on religious activity over the last decade  Pew Research Center

What Americans Know About Religion — And What They Don’t  FiveThirtyEight 

Joshua Harris' separation from wife and faith is 'hard to hear', says megachurch he used to pastor  Christianity Today 

Video links Beth Moore, Russell Moore, James Merritt to ‘Trojan horse of social justice’  Religious News Service

***MEGACHURCHES

The Village Church sued for more than $1 million over alleged abuse at church camp  Religious News Service

Crystal Cathedral, the original evangelical megachurch, has a conversion to Catholicism  LA Times 

Willow Creek plans reconciliation service to move on; Hybels not involved  Religious News Service  

Chinese megachurch pastor imprisoned for faith in Jesus hit with more charges 7 months after arrest Christian Post 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Small church makes big news with ‘America, love it or leave it’ sign  Baptist News 

Netflix Docu concerns secret Christian organization in Washington  People 

***GOOD NEWS

Sisters read bedtime stories on Facebook Live so kids can fall asleep to a story each night  ABC

Human chain forms to save swimmers caught in rip current during Tropical Storm Barry Washington Post 

Google Glass helps kids with autism read facial expressions   Stanford

‘It wasn’t in his job description’: Metro police officer escorts a mom and her tantruming autistic child home Washington Post

Recovering Veterans Help Injured Sea Lions Return to the Ocean  NBC-LA  

A 6-year-old was swept out to sea, and a group of brothers dove in after her  Washington Post 

Hair stylist carries her red salon chair to the homeless  KARE-11 

73-year-old, his dogs rescued after 4 days in remote Oregon by long-distance mountain biker  ABC

A boy with one hand met a soccer player with the same limb difference, and the photo went viral  Washington Post   

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmer from rip currents at Panama City Beach  Associated Press 

***REALLY?!

Utah boy advertises 'Ice Cold Beer' at root beer stand  Associated Press 

Australian women freed after complimenting kidnapper's flowers  NDTV  

***ART & DESIGN

Melancholy Creatures Explore Imagined Worlds in Wistful Murals by Hayley Welsh  The is Colossal 

The winners of the 2019 iPhone Photo contest  Diyphotography

***MUSIC  

Pop Songs Are Sung So Quickly These Days—Why?  GQ

How big stars maximize their take from tours  Economist

Kanye West’s choir covers two Nirvana songs (video)  

 ***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT  

Suit Seeks to Protect Students Accused of Sexual Assault  Inside Higher Ed

Professors discuss federal laws and institutional policy around consent, and what colleges get wrong  Inside Higher Ed

The evidence is clear and convincing: universities’ approaches to Title IX are broken  The FIRE

Do Title IX Protections Discriminate Against Fraternity Members?  Inside Higher Ed

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

How Peppa Pig became an LGBTQ icon  Vox  

Television producers need to stop encouraging teen drinking – here’s how they can The Conversation

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

China has now reached parity with the U.S. on the 2019 Fortune Global 500—a signifier of the profound rivalries reshaping business today  Fortune

Why is the U.S. facing a federal firefighter shortage?  PS Mag 

Many consumers neither read nor understand the contracts they sign  Economist

Brutally Honest Advertising Slogans  Sad & Useless

***BUSINESS OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Sweden is going cashless  CBS News 

Chinese and Taiwanese companies combine to outnumber US companies for first time  Fortune

***ENVIRONMENT 

America's dirtiest beaches are prone to unsafe bacteria, report shows  USA Today 

Putting ecocide on a par with genocide  The Guardian

***HEALTH

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes  MIT News

Wonder where generic drug names come from? Two women in Chicago, that's where Los Angeles Times   

Weird New Kinds Of Cocaine Could Start A “Hidden Epidemic” Of Health Threats BuzzFeed News

***HEALTH: LIFESTYLE 

Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia  Science Daily

How Atkins Became Keto  Medium 

Keto diet: weight loss and disease treatment  Vox

***MEDICAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

New embryo-inspired bandage that speeds wound-healing developed; material automatically contracts on contact with skin  Harvard 

Liver transplants could be redundant with discovery of new liver cell  Science Daily 

Doctors In The U.S. Use CRISPR Technique To Treat A Genetic Disorder For The 1st Time NPR

***TRAVEL

Older drivers are more likely to be distracted by tech while driving, AAA report  USA Today

***SPORTS & GAMES 

Baseball card collecting world rocked by fraud scandal, FBI investigation  Axios 

Teenager becomes Fortnite's first-ever solo world champion  CNN

***ANIMALS  

Officials Investigate Award-Winning Lamb for Performance-Enhancing Drugs  Geek.com

Looking to declaw your cat? Don’t look in New York anymore  Associated Press

Police Department Lets People Pay Parking Tickets with Donations for Shelter Cats  My Modern Met

How to Make Quicksand Like an Octopus  Daily Jstor

Two dogs save the life of their 87-year-old owner when he got stuck in knee-high mud  Daily Mail  

11 Fierce Facts About Tigers  Mental Floss

***PSYCHOLOGY 

How well the brain ejects waste may affect disease susceptibility  Axios

5 Toxic Subtypes of Narcissism  Psychology Today

***PHILOSOPHY

In our Universe, time seems to go from past to future, not in reverse. But what if time doesn’t even have a direction?  Aeon 

***HISTORY 

The unsung hero of WWII who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and told the world about its horrors--or, he tried to  Economist

***POLITICS

Pro-Trump Republican aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar charged with felony theft  The Guardian

Georgia election officials accused of destroying evidence  Associated Press

***RESEARCH 

How a data detective exposed suspicious medical trials  Nature 

Our data “reveals the scale of scientific misconduct in Australia, although senior scientists claim it is just the tip of the iceberg”  BMJ Journals 

Satirical contributions in toxicology  Springer

What’s published in the journal isn’t what the researchers actually did  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science 

How One Researcher Is Looking to Improve Peer Review  Wiley 

New Guidelines for Statistical Reporting: a requirement to replace P values  New England Journal of Medicine  

Predatory journals are infiltrating citation databases  Springer 

***HIGHER ED

Growing Number of San Diego Community College Students Transferring to 4-Year Institutions  Times of San Diego   

Has College Gotten Too Easy?  The Atlantic

The Most Expensive Public Colleges And Universities In The United States, Visualized  Digg  

Armed Ole Miss Students Posed With an Emmett Till Memorial Sign. They Went Unpunished by the University  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Chegg's alternative data may be showing cracks in the textbook retailer's engagement  Thinknum

University Fires 9 Police officers for offensive comments Washington Post  

***HUMANITIES 

Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life  BBC

Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education  Inside Higher Ed

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Liberty University's "culture of fear" where Jerry Falwell Jr. "silences students and professors who reject his pro-Trump politics..."  Washington Post 

Firing of Nazarene Professor Over Novel Threatens Academic, Artistic Freedom (press release)

Nonprofit defends LGBTQ students from their universities Religious News Service

***TEACHING 

Want to Reach  All of Your Students?  Here’s How to Make  Your Teaching More Inclusive  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***STUDENT MEDIA  

The Dead or Dying State of Student Journalism at Independent Schools Medium

In landmark victory for student press rights, Ninth Circuit rebukes UCSD’s censorship of satirical student newspaper  The FIRE

The Dead or Dying State of High School Student Journalism at Independent Schools Medium

***STUDENT LIFE

Millennials use PowerPoint to help friends score dates New York Post

Famous Birthdays Is Wikipedia for Gen Z  The Atlantic  

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Wall Street Journal op-ed on faculty work and pay irks academics  Inside Higher Ed

I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side  Vice

Articles of Interest - July 22

 ***JOURNALISM

Working Across Disciplines: A Manifesto for Happy Newsrooms  Nieman Reports Harvard’s Nieman Reports  

Judge quashes SFPD warrant used to search journalist’s phone  San Francisco Chronicle

Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism  PressThink

Trump’s New Favorite Channel Employs Kremlin-Paid Journalist  Daily Beast 

Trust in News is Correlated to Distribution Modes  Monday Note

10 tips for covering white supremacy and far-right extremists  Journalists Resources 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

App for journalists: Voice Record Pro, for transcribing audio interviews  Journalism .co 

The best free screen recorders of 2019  Digital Trends 

Facebook Video Best Practices Checklist Social Media Today 

Twitter’s Head of Content Shares What Video Ads Work Best  Story Hunter

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

How a GateHouse-Gannett merger would work  Poynter 

To Slow Decline, Newspaper Print Editions Should Act Their Age (opinion)  Editor & Publisher

***FAKE NEWS

The Guy Who Started the Area 51 Madness Did It as a Joke — and Now He’s Freaking Out  Vice  

Man punched by Buzz Aldrin still says moon landing was fake  USA Today 

Deepfakes Pose Increasing Legal and Ethical Issues for Hollywood  Hollywood Reporter

When It Comes To Vaccines And Autism, Why Is It Hard To Refute Misinformation?  NPR  

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse Associated Press

Send a Flat Earth Believer off the edge!  Go Fund Me

Anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation The Guardian

***TECHNOLOGY

Kids Think A TV Is An iPad, Don't Understand Why It Doesn't Pause  Digg  

Flame-throwing drone  The Verge 

The Navy spent $30B and 16 years to fight Iran with a littoral combat ship that doesn't work  NBC News 

***BIG DATA & AI  

P-values are inherently confusing for many people but can be an important part of data scientist decision-making (just don’t rely too heavily on them)  Medium 

P-values are a bit like medical needles: they’re intended for personal use and it’s dangerous to share them Toward Data Science

How quickly can AI solve a Rubik’s Cube? In less time than it took you to read this sentence  Washington Post

This AI seamlessly removes moving objects from videos  The Next Web

30 intro psych textbooks: the vast majority defined or explained statistical significance inaccurately  Psychological Science 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Seven ways journalists can up their social media game  European Journalism Observatory

Instagram Slowly Tests Hiding The Number Of Likes On A Post  NPR   

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Your Greater Goal  Becoming (my blog)

***WRITING & READING

The Art Of Writing Bad Ads  Medium  

What If MFA Programs Turn Good Writers Into Bad Ones?  The Walrus 

***LANGUAGE

Google Translate’s camera can now automatically detect languages  Venturebeat  

He said, ze said: Faith Salie on preferred gender pronouns  CBS News 

The internet is changing language less than curmudgeons fear  Economist

***LITERATURE 

Buchi Emecheta: Google Doodle celebrates British-Nigerian writer of 20 novels about race and gender  Independent 

Rediscovering Natalia Ginzburg  The New Yorker 

***POETRY

Tiger Poets: ‘It’s about … being able to see what you have went through, and what you overcame’   WHYY  

How poetry can transform your school  Tes  

The moon as metaphor and the poetry of Apollo 11  Tampa Bay Times  

Modern poetry’s sentimentality problem  New Statesman

Why Read Poetry? Poetry sections in major bookshops are shrinking – and is anything really being lost  Cherwell 

If people can’t express anguish with poetry, then what’s the country coming to: Harsh Mander on Miya poets  National Herald India  

How Poetry Can Help Communicate Science  Scientific American 

'Offensive' poem about Condoleezza Rice stokes New Hampshire verse rift  The Guardian

Science and Poetry: More Similar Than You Think  WGBH

***POETS 

Audre Lorde’s Berlin  The New York Times

'I will never hear my father's voice': Ilya Kaminsky on deafness and escaping the Soviet Union  The Guardian  

Omar Sakr and the poetry of displacement and dispossession  SMH 

Twenty-Four Poems in 24 Hours: A writer’s crazy journey into the depths of poetic inspiration  Mauitime

A look at Mary Pat Shely’s poetry  Winchester Sun

A conversation with FSU graduate and poet Dorothy Chan about 'Revenge of the Asian Woman'  Tallahassee Democrat   

Poet finds higher spirit, sensuality in nature and relays that impact through her work  CBC 

***GENDER    

Second Mississippi gubernatorial candidate says he will not be alone with a woman who is not his wife  CNN

The disagreement over scholarly debate about gender identity rages on  Inside Higher Ed 

Martina Navratilova on Megan Rapinoe and the Trajectory of Gay Women in Sports  The New Yorker 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

13 Philadelphia officers to be fired over racist, offensive Facebook posts  NBC  

The Rise of the Chinese-American Right  National Review

Trump's Remarks Against Congresswomen Are Not The Only Example Of The 'Go Back' Taunt  NPR 

In a recently resurfaced recording, Trump proposed a white-versus-black-contestant season of 'The Apprentice' Business Insider

***FREE SPEECH 

HBO Gets to Argue Michael Jackson Estate Is Violating First Amendment  Hollywood Reporter

1st Amendment Challenge Over DMCA's Anti-Circumvention Provisions Can Move Forward  Tech Dirt 

This article could be illegal in Arkansas  Reporter’s Committee for the Freedom of the Press

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Gigi Hadid Beats Instagram Post Copyright Lawsuit  Hollywood Reporter

Verizon Not Liable for Employee Theft of Customer’s Nude Photos  Bloomberg

Court rules Andy Warhol's Prince Portraits are fair use  The 1709 Blog

Marvel Finally Beats a Lawsuit Over the 'Iron Man 3' Poster  Hollywood Reporter

***CRIME & COURTS

The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence  ProPublica

Simulators teach police and their critics when to shoot  The Economist  

Why Don’t Police Catch Serial Rapists?  The Atlantic

***BORDER ISSUES

A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children  Propublica

Marine Corps veteran denied entry to US for citizenship interview  The Hill

New Asylum Rule Leaves Migrants In Tijuana Confused And Desperate  KPBS

If We All Left to “Go Back Where We Came From”  Flowing Data 

A restaurant in the North Carolina city where Trump held his rally is donating to aid immigrants   CNN

Immigration Police Detain, Free 3 young girls who are US Citizens after holding them for 12 hours in an attempt to force their parents to  Chicago Sun-Times

***EMOJIS 

The 🙃Emoji Is The Breezy, Nihilist Face Of 2019  Buzzfeed News 

Emoji Mashup Bot gives life to unidentifiable emotions  Daily Doot

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Google and Facebook Are Quietly Tracking You On Porn Websites  New York Times

How Americans — Some Knowingly, Some Unwittingly — Helped China's Surveillance Grow  NPR

Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon's Ring Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local Police  BuzzFeed News

Google Chrome Update Will Close 'Loophole' That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode  Gizmodo

Data Leak Warning Issued To Millions Of Google Chrome And Firefox Users  Forbes 

***RELIGION

A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World  Pew Research Center

The Dark Reality Of Celebrity Endorsed Mega-Churches  Refinery29  

Church And Clergy Have Fallen Out Of Favor, New Polls Show  NPR  

Why does God need public records? In Alabama, that’s a real question  AL.com  

Evangelical author who wrote a controversial book on abstinence and 'purity' in marriage announces he has split from his wife  Daily Mail 

***GOOD NEWS

Thieves stole $9 from a girl's lemonade stand for charity. Police and neighbors rallied to give her more than $300  CNN  

Student walks 20 miles to new job – so CEO gifts him a car  New York Post

96-year-old WWII veteran drives into Chick-fil-A with flat tire nearly in tears: manager springs into action  NBC 

A carpenter from Iowa who only owned two pairs of jeans and a rusty old truck saved up $3 million to pay the college tuition of 33 strangers  Fox 35

Wedding photographer remakes album for couple who lost everything in Camp Fire  KCRA

'Refused to let warrior be buried alone': Hundreds attend Vietnam veteran's funeral in Niles  South Bend Tribune

Italian Olympic swimming champ saves drowning tourist New York Daily News

***REALLY?! 

City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away  Miami Herald

Nebraska woman claims Spider-Man sculpture is ‘a hate crime against the church’  WQAD

A Florida woman was fined $100,000 for a dirty pool and overgrown grass  USA Today 

Canadian Police Accidentally Livestream Double Homicide Press Conference Using Facebook's Cat Filter  TIME

***ART & DESIGN 

Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Murals Turn Buildings into 3D Abstractions  My Modern Met

The 50 Ugliest College Campuses Complex

***MUSIC 

An Iowa agency director emailed Tupac lyrics to 4,300 employees. He was asked to resign  USA Today   

Wedding photographer remakes album for couple who lost everything in Camp Fire  KCRA 

Beatles Songs Re-Imagined as Vintage Book Covers  Open Culture 

From Beyoncé to Bob Dylan, why music docs are all over our screens The Guardian  

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation  The Week 

***FILM

When Harry Met Sally' and the 'High-Maintenance' Woman  The Atlantic

Tom Cruise’s leather jacket in the ‘Top Gun’ sequel shows just how crucial China is as a movie market  CNBC 

Why China’s best-known artist — and director of the acclaimed 2017 film Human Flow — returned to the subject of migration for The Rest

***FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES 

Freelance Pitches  LAist Studios 

Freelance pitches  Medium's Zora magazine  

Freelance writers  A well-funded L.A. startup  

Freelance pitches   The Cut

Freelance culture stories  Texas Monthly

Media-related freelance pitches  Columbia Journalism Review

Mandarin freelance writer  Culture Trip, L.A. 

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

The global business supply chain relies on 16 million slaves  Quartz

Record 70.8 Million People Forcibly Displaced Globally Last Year  Bloomberg 

Most Americans See American Dream as Achievable  Gallup

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

A 40-Year Scientific Study Reveals the Richest People Are Never the Most Talented (and Why That's a Really Good Thing) Inc 

Toilet paper disruption  Vo

What your spending habits say about who you are  CBS News 

He Built A $1 Billion Business Where All 700 Employees Work Remotely Forbes

***ENVIRONMENT

Visualizing Just How Much Hotter Climate Change Will Make Your City  Digg 

Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change Vox

***HEALTH

Opioid Distribution And Sales Data Release Sheds Light On Opioid Prescribing  NPR  

When it comes to Sunscreens, the SPF isn’t as critical as you think  Curiosity 

There Is No Such Thing as a Sugar Rush  Elemental

Vast Majority Of Dietary Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health or Put Off Death  Hopkins Medicine 

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990  New York Times

The future of fitness is together but alone  The Verge

2 Nurses In Tennessee Preach 'Diabetes Reversal'  NPR   

Christian publisher changes name after cannabis confusion  The Guardian 

Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?  Nouvelles

***TRAVEL 

A Series of Maps Reveals the Difference in How Cities are Perceived by Tourists and Locals  Arch Daily 

Airlines are finally fixing the middle seat  Fast Company 

5 Themed Road Trips You Can Take This Summer  Mental Floss

 ***FOOD

The Apple ready to disrupt the industry  California Sunday

The Top 10 Cities with the Most Ice Cream Shops Per Capita  Yahoo News 

Nestle Creates New Chocolate—With No Added Sugar  Bloomberg

Arkansas is the latest state to ban calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers” Vox

Restaurants Under Strain As Price Of Avocados Nearly Triples  NPR  

***FAMILY 

Surprising New Names Top 2019’s Popularity List  Nameberry 

***ANIMALS 

Goats can distinguish emotions from each other's calls  The Guardian 

12-year-old boy designs bow ties to help pets get adopted  NBC 

Scientists discover Snowball the cockatoo has 14 distinct dance moves (video)  The Guardian

***SCIENCE

A material way to make Mars habitable  Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  Harvard 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Who Invented the Therapy in Those Joseph Nicolosi Books Banned by Amazon?  Throckmorton Blog 

New bill allows Oregon students to take 'mental health days' NBC News 

The mysterious case of the man who draws in his sleep  BBC 

***PHILOSOPHY 

Millennials, moral relativism and Iris Murdoch  Religious News Service 

***ETHICS

The lost art of ethical decision making  Tech Republic   

Microsoft joins project on ethical artificial intelligence  Phys.org

***CHINA 

China’s economic growth slides — and that could be bad news for U.S.  LA Times   

***POLITICS

An escalation in America’s slide toward fascism  Huffington Post

How Political Science Became Irrelevant  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***RESEARCH 

The F-word, or how to fight fires in the research literature  AHRECS

Why are there more and more retractions?  RTS (Swiss Radio)

Journal criticised for study claiming sun is causing global warming  New Science

100 rules for publishing in top journals  Nature Index

Why it’s so hard to reform peer review  Mind Matters 

***RESEARCH: THE REPLICATION CRISIS 

Fixing health care’s replication crisis is important for researchers and patients  Stat News  

Reproducibility fix: Easy in principle, hard in practice  Bio World

***HIGHER ED

Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks  BBC

Hackers breach 62 US colleges by exploiting ERP vulnerability ZDnet

A Legendary Scientist Sounds Off on the Trouble With STEM Chronicle of Higher Ed

The value of education is not what you think (opinion)  The Week 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

The Jonas Brothers’ Dad is working with Liberty University  Huffington Post 

Annie Wright of George Fox University wins 2019 Ad Rutschman Girls Small College Athlete of the Year  NBC News 

Biola president makes $559K  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

***TEACHING

A New Interactive Visualization of the 165,000 Most-Frequently Assigned Texts in College Courses  Open Culture 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of an increasingly divisive public intellectual  Inside Higher Ed 

Prof quits after allegations of cocaine binges and out-of-control parties  New York Post  

University Of Pennsylvania Defends Professor Who Said ‘Our Country Will Be Better Off With More Whites And Fewer Non-Whites’  CBS Philly

Students Seek Ouster of Penn Law Professor Over Race Uproar  Bloomberg

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Ethical concerns surround candidate for Student Media director position  The Crimson White 

After 65 years, Oregon student newspaper moves to online format  The Bulletin

***STUDENT LIFE

American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts  Ars Technica

 It's been millennials vs boomers for too long: it's time to start blaming Generation X  The Guardian

'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College  NPR

Univ of Michigan student stripped of Miss Michigan World America title  Detroit Free Press   

Articles of interest - week of July 16

***TECHNOLOGY 

Amazon Alexa Calls Police On Man Who Was Allegedly Beating His Girlfriend  WILM 

VIDEO: Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An Armband  NPR

A Canadian bioethicist says a plan to edit human embryos to prevent deafness is "offensive"  CBC

Will California’s New Bot Law Strengthen Democracy?  The New Yorker 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA  

I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut  Vice

Here’s How To Stop Data Brokers From Advertising To You On Facebook  Buzzfeed News 

Conservatives pretending to be suppressed by social media dominated social media  Vox

Here’s how you can go back to the old Twitter layout   

The Hidden Costs of Free Social Media  Foundation for Economic Education 

***MOBILE 

Chinese app downloads surge in US  Axios 

Kids are spending over 30 hours a week on phones, survey finds  Cnet 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

I’m a hacker, and here’s how your social media posts help me break into your company  Fast Company  

Google admits leaked private voice conversations  CNBC 

EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters  Vice 

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

Podcast events are making a killing  Axios 

Facebook struggles to lure video creators amid intense competition  Economic Times

Facebook's war to win over creators  Axios

How to shoot stellar slow-motion video on your phone  Wired  

***INTERNET

Craigslist's Craig Newmark: 'Outrage is profitable. Most online outrage is faked for profit  The Guardian

How to fix the internet, according to its pioneers  Quartz 

***JOURNALISM

Tools and tips for digging into Facebook from two investigative journalists  The Ground Truth

Why Journalists Should Care About Collective Wisdom  Immerse  

ProPublica and NBC show how righteous media serve democracy  Baltimore Sun

‘We’re Almost Extinct’: China’s Investigative Journalists Are Silenced Under Xi  New York Times

A Nellie Bly Memorial Is Being Planned for New York City’s Roosevelt Island  Mental Floss  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

Starbucks will stop selling newspapers come September 1  New York Post 

Here’s how some for-profit local news outlets are building subscriptions  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS

A digital breadcrumb trail for deepfakes  Axios

Deepfakes have YouTubers worried: Vidcon offers a way to push back  Cnet

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships  Vice

We tell ourselves conspiracy theories in order to live  The Outline  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Let Go of it  Becoming (my blog)

What makes people change their lives entirely and how can we best become our true selves  The Guardian 

It’s Never Going to Be Perfect, So Just Get It Done  New York Times 

***GRAMMAR

What Happens to Spelling Bee Champions When They Grow Old?  MEL Magazine

It Might Be Time to Update the Old ‘Alfa-Bravo-Charlie’ Spelling Alphabet  Atlas Obcura

***WRITING & READING 

The Power of a Good Sentence Why writing one isn't as easy as you think  The Walrus 

The Cost of Reading: the uneven burden taken by women writers in literary citizenship  Longreads 

***LITERATURE

New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more  LA Times

***GENDER   

Mississippi Politician Refuses To Let Female Reporter Travel Alone With Him  NPR 

The Women’s World Cup showed what women’s sports should be: This is what happens when women athletes don’t have to fight for relevance  SB Nation 

Robert Foster, GOP governor candidate, denies woman reporter access because of her gender  Mississippi Today 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

The Dominance of the White Male Critic  New York Times

You All Look Alike to Me’ is hard-wired in us  UC Riverside 

Hate Crime Divides School  Washington Post

Aziz Ansari thinks white people are trying too hard with 'Crazy Rich Asians'  CNN

Georgia landlords evicted white woman for having black guests, ACLU lawsuit alleges  NBC News 

How news outlets are dealing with the 'moral dimension' of covering Trump and his racist tweets  CNN

'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets  NPR

A Detroit festival charged white people $20 and black people $10, then they got hit with backlash  CNN

***LEGAL ISSUES / CRIME

Does including “in my opinion” protect me from a libel or defamation suit? Student Press Law Center 

DOJ Says Local Governments Need To Prepare For Ransomware Attacks  NPR

A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say: One lost custody of his daughter  MSNBC 

 ***RELIGION

Growth and Decline in American Religion over the Last Decade  Religion in Public 

The decline of the Christian bookstore  Slate 

Christian speaker removed from conference over church’s views on women, gays  Baptist News  

Behold, The Millennial Nuns  HuffPost  

US man accused of sex abuse at Kenyan orphanage he founded  Associated Press 

State Department Conference Aims To Identify Victims Of Religious Persecution  NPR

How religious restrictions around the world have changed over a decade  Pew Research Center

Researcher Identifies 'Oldest Handwriting of a Christian' In Ancient Papyrus Letter From Roman Egypt Newsweek

After 2016 Bible Slip, Trump Lashed Out at ‘So-Called Christians,’ Book Says  New York Times

***RELIGION AND BORDER ISSUES

Dr. Dobson’s visit to the border  Dobson Newsletter  

James Dobson's anti-immigrant rhetoric is dangerous  Sojourners 

***GOOD NEWS

Rejected from culinary school because she is deaf, woman goes on to launch her own pizza empire  The Week  

After final cancer treatment, little girl donates birthday gifts to sick kids  NBC News 

Strangers come together on Twitter to find dress for girl with autism  The Week  

Three young brothers started a candle company to buy themselves toys. Now they donate $500 a month to the homeless  Washington Post 

Athlete, 66, Has Run 45 Marathons with People Who Have Disabilities: 'It's Like Their Super Bowl'  People

A dying woman raised money for her own funeral: Strangers donated so much, she’s now giving away the surplus  Washington Post

***REALLY?!

Drunk Yoga: fun night out or workout disaster?  New York Post 

Worker falls into 8-foot tank filled with liquid chocolate, paramedics find him covered from 'head-to-toe'  Fox News

Metal drinking straw impales UK woman’s brain, killing her New York Post 

Illinois mother accused of driving with kids on top of SUV in inflatable pool  USA Today 

NY father and daughter charged with armed robbery WCAX  

Family Saves Octopus Stranded: Surprised by what it does the next day  The Epoch Times 

Man breaks into King Co. Sheriff’s Office, brings donuts, wants jail to avoid roommate  Q-13

***MUSIC  

Lennon or McCartney? Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Figure Out Who Wrote Iconic Beatles Songs  Open Culture

What TikTok's Explosion Could Mean For Music  NPR

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Battle for the future of Spanish-language TV  Axios

***FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES  

Pitches on "Stranger Things" and other shows   Bitch Media

Pitches for "Building Bridges"  YES! Magazine

Long travel and design-focused stories  Apartment Therapy

Pitches for beverage alcohol industry stories  SevenFifty Daily

Freelance tech pieces  The Daily Beast  

Pitches for culture stories and features  The Outline

How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?  The Hustle 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them  The Atlantic 

Harvard suspends star economics prof after sexual harassment claims  New York Times

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Odds Are, Your Doctorate Will Not Prepare You for a Profession Outside Academe  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven  NPR

***BORDER ISSUES  

Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims  Propublica  

Concern Grows Over Plan To Scale Back Program That Protects Military Families From Deportation  NPR

Border crisis conditions for migrants, according to a lawyer who’s volunteered there for years  Slate 

Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids Propublica 

3-Year-Old Asked To Pick Parent In Attempted Family Separation, Her Parents Say  NPR

The US is quietly opening shelters for babies and young kids: One has 12 children and no mothers  Reveal News 

California Set To Expand Medicaid To Undocumented Young Adults  NPR

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Branding has a moral responsibility  Fast Company   

Digital Tax Passed In France Is Aimed At U.S. Tech Giants  NPR  

The future of work in America  McKinsey

How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?  The Hustle 

***ENVIRONMENT 

Trees emit a surprisingly large amount of methane  Wired 

These rare blue clouds could be headed your way  PopSci

Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says  Wired

***HEALTH 

The meat-allergy tick also carries a mystery killer virus  Wired 

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions: The Cures Are Faltering New York Times

Is my insomnia all in my head? Why my brain might be sleeping without me knowing  Telegraph  

In US 1st, baby is born from dead donor’s transplanted womb  Associated Press

***TRAVEL

How to Fall Asleep on a Plane  Life Hacker  

Attendance falling at American Landmarks  Politico 

How to Get Through Airport Security Faster  Life Hacker

***SPORTS & GAMES

Why Do Sports Fans Watch, and Rewatch, Injury Footage?  New York Times

Robot umpires: MLB is testing technology in Atlantic League  Washington Post

Poker Bot Beats The Professionals At 6-Player Texas Hold 'Em  NPR

Chess Grandmaster Igors Rausis Caught Cheating  Bleacher Report 

We Watched 906 Foul Balls To Find Out Where The Most Dangerous Ones Land  FiveThirtyEight  

***FOOD

Hershey’s Co. sued over 'misleading' White Reese’s packaging  Fox News  

When Natural Disasters Strike, Operation BBQ Swoops In With Relief — And Ribs  NPR

***ANIMALS 

Heroic dog saves sleeping deputy constable from Montgomery County house fire  ABC-13

Drunk man sends injured baby bird to wildlife rescue center in an Uber  WFSB   

Why Dogs Now Play a Big Role in Human Cancer Research  Wired

Tourists Plays Around With An Octopus, Don't Realize It's One Of Australia's Most Venomous Species  Digg 

***SCIENCE 

Why we see the colors of faces differently than other things  Wired

NASA drops insane map of 4,000 planets outside our solar system  CNET

We Have The First-Ever Images of Molecules Changing Their Charge State  Science Alert

***PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE

30 intro psych textbooks: the vast majority defined or explained statistical significance inaccurately  Psychological Science  

REM sleep silences the siren of the brain  NIN 

***CHINA 

Google Working On AI In China Has Billionaire Peter Thiel, Others Raising Major Concerns  Media Post  

China Box Office Drops in First Half Despite 14.5 Percent Jump in Hollywood Revenue  Hollywood Reporter 

***POLITICS 

Trump campaign uses stock video pretending it portrays supporters  Associated Press 

Kantar Forecasts $6 Billion in Political Ad Spending for 2019-2020 Election Cycle  Kantar Media

Huge Turnout Is Expected in 2020. So Which Party Would Benefit?  New York Times

***RESEARCH 

Here’s how to deal with failure, say senior scientists  Nature Index

Scandal-weary Swedish government takes over research-fraud investigations  Nature 

The risk of embarrassing, high-profile retractions also prevents data from being published that could correct the published literature  Wiley 

Research publications: does piling them high sell them short?  Times Higher Education 

Replicator Degrees of Freedom Allow Publication of Misleading 'Failures to Replicate'  SSRN

Reproducibility crisis, the scientific method, and the quality of published studies: Untangling the knot   Wiley 

Rules to stamp out export of unethical research practices to poorer countries  gaining momentum  Times Higher Education 

Inside a “Fake” Conference: A Journey Into Predatory Science  Technology Networks

The greatest threat to medical science is not fabrication of results but ‘presentational fraud'”  BMJ

***HIGHER ED 

Bachelor’s Degree Movers  FlowingData 

Univ of Texas will give full scholarships for tuition and fees to in-state students with household incomes of $65,000 or less  Statesman 

Hackers Demand $2 Million From Monroe College  Inside Higher Ed 

Colleges Are Shutting Down, and Yankton Was a Precursor  The Atlantic

More Latinx Students, Stagnant Latinx President  Inside Higher Ed

Sorry, Headhunters, but the Healthiest Presidential Searches Are Open  The Chronicle of Higher Ed  

In the U.K., a Surge in Chinese Applicants  Inside Higher Ed

Accreditor approves Ashford U's nonprofit conversion  Education Dive 

The Downside of Reduced Student Borrowing  Inside Higher Ed

2 Indiana virtual schools received lots of public money: Now, the state wants $40 million of it back Washington Post

5 Years Later, Grand Valley Resolves Federal Complaint  Inside Higher Ed  

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS  

Michael W. Smith, Kevin Jonas to start music center, label at Liberty University  Religious News Service

He was hired to teach at Olivet Nazarene University: And then someone read his book Chicago Tribune 

PLNU students serve children in Philippines  Church of the Nazarene

***TEACHING

Survey shows nearly half of students distracted by technology  Inside Higher Ed

5 Key Aspects of Teaching Innovation In 2019  Entrepreneur

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Virginia school district orders high school student journalists to delete a video report documenting the school's poor conditions  Pilot Online 

Study: Millennials Worry About Media's Impact On Democracy  Media Post  

***STUDENT LIFE

Amazon fined a college student $3,800 for returning a rented textbook 4 days late  Business Insider 

Teens are abandoning hyper-produced personalities for people who seem just like them  The Atlantic  

Student Loans Are The Hardest On These Borrowers  NPR

Articles of interest - July 8

***TECHNOLOGY

Over 80% of facial recognition suspects flagged by London's Met Police were innocent, report says  ABC News 

Forecasters Caution 5G Will Interfere With Gathering Weather Data  NPR

In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business?  The Guardian

***BIG DATA & AI 

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time  MIT Technology Review 

Artificial intelligence is coming for our faces  Wired 

Brown University researchers show ability to store and retrieve image data on molecules smaller than human DNA  New Scientist 

A new business in small satellites orbiting the Earth  Economist

The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics  BBC 

Not all weather satellites are equal  Wired

Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate our Consumption of Scholarly Literature?  Scholarly Kitchen 

Using AI to speed up the processing of space images Where no neural network has gone before  Economist 

What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care?  Scholarly Kitchen

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce  University of Cambridge

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Instagram is sweet and sort of boring—but the ads!  Wired 

‘Influencer’ bride tries to pay wedding photographer with exposure but fails spectacularly  Indy

Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities  The Next Web

Twitter bans 'dehumanizing language' aimed at religious groups  Mashable 

***MOBILE 

Heedless smartphone zombies keep stepping out in front of cars  Economist 

***JOURNALISM

 Watch A Reporter Block A Man From Entering Her Shot Like A Boss  Digg 

Journalism Job Cuts Haven’t Been This Bad Since the Recession  Bloomberg 

Behind the scenes with The Weather Channel’s mixed reality broadcasting Immersive Shooter

As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too  New York Times

This is a great example for a statistics class, or a class on survey sampling, or a political science class  Stat Modeling

***FAKE NEWS

Fact check: Trump promotes fake Ronald Reagan quote about him  CNN

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

How to protect your privacy in Chrome  Washington Post

Yes, your emails are being tracked: Here's how to stop it  Mashable 

The state DMVs allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan hundreds of millions of Americans' faces without their knowledge or consent  Washington Post  

Trick those #!@% spam calls with a fake phone number   CNET

A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over  New York Times

Zoom zero-day vulnerability could let websites turns your Mac's cameras without permission  The Next Web 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

How stock photography is made  Vox

***INTERNET 

The internet has made dupes—and cynics—of us all  Wired  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Be a Poet   Becoming (my blog) 

***GRAMMAR

How to Use a Semicolon Correctly  Life Hacker

Is an emoji a word or a gesture? Both  Quartz 

***WRITING & READING

How technology is changing the craft of screenwriting  BBC 

Microsoft's Ebook apocalypse shows the dark side of DRM  Wired  

The best books to read at every age, from 1 to 100  Washington Post

New ways of selling books clash with France’s old pricing rules  Economist

Papermaking master a gem in a digital age  Daily Iowan

10 of the Best-Selling Books in History (Minus Religious Texts)  Mental Floss

The unlikely rise of book fairs in the Middle East  Economist 

An interactive map of over 5,000 book covers, organized by machine learning  Pudding 

My Latinx students write what they know. And their words are powerful  LA Times 

***LITERATURE

Carrying a Single Life: On Literature and Translation  New York Review of Books

Nigerian Schoolgirls' Abduction Told In 'Beneath The Tamarind Tree'  NPR

Brenda Maddox, biographer of Nora Barnacle and others in literature, dies at 87  Boston Globe

***LANGUAGE 

Want a truly mind-expanding experience? Learn another language  The Guardian  

***POETRY 

She wrote a poem about a vagina. It landed her in jail  CNN

Here’s how to arrange the poems in your poetry manuscript  The Press-Enterprise 

Watch Your Poetry With The Visible Poetry Project  Book Riot

***GENDER   

Firefighter whose male colleagues told her she was 'too weak' now carries THEM out of burning buildings after hitting the gym  Daily Mail

It could take 118 years for female computer scientists to match publishing rates of male colleagues  Science Mag 

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Emojis increasingly appear in court cases and judges struggle with how to interpret them KTVQ

Dueling fake "independent" websites leads to unclean hands finding, but some injunctive relief  Tushnet Blog

***CRIME & COURTS

FBI Records Could Have Solved A Civil Rights Cold Case. Now It's Too Late  NPR  

Professor faces 219-year prison sentence for sending missile chip tech to China  The Verge 

The Supreme Court wraps up its term, inching to the right  Economist

Red Oak Man Wins Settlement After Being Arrested for Criticizing Police  WHOT-TV   

***RELIGION

Following plagiarism charges and multiple retractions, a priest resigns from a position at a television network  Church Militant 

Mormon and the tricky process of leaving the Church  The Verge  

Pope moves America's 'first televangelist' closer to sainthood  Reuters 

Pastor builds monster truck for Jesus  AL.com 

When Philip K. Dick turned to Christianity: Soon after he became a countercultural hero  Salon

How California’s megachurches changed Christian culture  Durango Herald 

Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy   Religious News Service 

U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion Remains Low  Gallup 

Study: White Evangelicals Least Likely to Say the U.S. Has a ‘Responsibility’ to Accept Refugees  Relevant Magazine

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign  Associated Press

The Religious Right is Still Fanning Fear of California LGBTQ Resolution  Right Wing Watch  

The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity Support for Trump comes at a high cost for Christian witness (opinion)  The Atlantic

***CHRISTIAN BOOKS

A Christian bestseller (and CT Book of the Year) was targeted by a major counterfeiting scheme  Christianity Today 

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven changed Christian publishing forever—and tore a family apart  Slate 

***GOOD NEWS

New York police went to a Whole Foods store about a suspected shoplifter: Then they paid for her groceries  NBC News

Beloved 'singing doctor' who sang to 8,000 babies after delivery gets heartfelt honor  GMA

How one couple's years-long battle against leukemia led to happily ever after  ABC News 

Woman Paints Her Children's Drawings And Transforms Them Into Incredible Pieces Of Art  Digg

***REALLY?!

Watch 32,000 Dominos Fall in an Extremely Satisfying Way  Mental Floss

13-year-old girl's rigorous study finds hand dryers can hurt children's ears  WKYC

10 Scientific Benefits of Kissing  Mental Floss

***ART & DESIGN

User Inyerface: All of the worst UI practices in one evil form

The 5 Top Destinations for Art and Design Lovers in August  Architechural Digest 

***MUSIC 

Walkman turns 40 today: How listening to music changed over the years  Business Insider

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88   Associated Press  

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

The End of an Era: MAD Magazine Will Publish Its Last Issue With Original Content This Fall  Open Culture

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Lawsuit by student accused of sex assault seeks class-action status against Michigan State  Detroit Press Press

A bookkeeper in Indonesia who recorded her boss’s lewd phone call as proof she was being harassed must serve at least 6 months in prison for distributing obscene material  New York Times

University barred from punishing student in unusual Title IX case  Inside Higher Ed 

***BORDER ISSUES 

Jurors refuse to convict activist facing 20 years for helping migrants  The Guardian

Federal Agents Joked About Migrant Deaths, Propublica Reports  NPR

Hispanic evangelical group offers to help migrant children Baptist Standard

A Pastor Who Was Put On A Watch List After Working With Immigrants Is Suing The US BuzzFeed News

Fiona Apple donating two years worth of song's royalties to help pay migrants' legal fees The Hill  

Hispanic evangelical group offers to help migrant children  Baptist Standard

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The art of selling scent in the internet age  Fast Company

How accessible technology is overcoming barriers in the workplace  Verdict

***ENVIRONMENT 

The Secret Language of Trees: A Charming Animated Lesson Explains How Trees Share Information with Each Other  Open Culture

Planting more trees could suck up a huge share of carbon emissions  MIT Technology Review

The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim  Los Angeles Times

***HEALTH

 What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America  The Atlantic

Can Sunscreen Really Repair Your DNA? Wired

Antivaxxers turn to homeschooling to avoid protecting their kids’ health Are Technica

Man dies after adding a teaspoon of caffeine powder to protein shake New York Post

***HEALTH RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY 

An Italian clan’s curious insensitivity to pain has piqued the interest of geneticists seeking a new understanding of how to treat physical suffering  Smithsonian Magazine

Alexa could detect whether you're having a heart attack, study suggests USA Today

***TRAVEL

Strange Facts About the U.S. Condé Nast Traveler  CNN

***SPORTS & GAMES 

The future of sports gambling  The Week

Unflappable. Unapologetic. Unequaled: The greatest U.S. women's soccer team ever  Sports Illustrated

***FOOD

Woman Who Licked Tub Of Blue Bell Ice Cream In Viral Video Could Face 20 Years In Prison 5 News

Italian Chefs React In Relative Horror At YouTubers Making Pesto  Dig 

Scientists Engineer A Smooth, Beanless Coffee NPR

The Changing American Diet  Flowing Data 

***ANIMALS 

This couple took engagement photos with dogs And cats In need of homes  Huffington Post

Why Are Octopuses So Smart?  The Atlantic  

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Catholic medical journal pulls paper on conversion therapy over statistical problems  Retraction Watch

The all-too-understandable urge to buy a better brain Vox  

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception  Quanta Magazine

Could Lab-Grown Brains Develop Consciousness?  Singularity Hub

Does Consciousness Exist Outside of the Brain? Psychology Today

Scientists are giving dead brains new life  New York Times

How our brain sculpts experience in line with our expectations  Aeon Essays

***PHILOSOPHY 

Plagiarizing articles in philosophy  Wiley Online

***HISTORY 

Stravinsky’s “Illegal” Arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner” (1944) Open Culture

When Charlie Chaplin Entered a Chaplin Look-Alike Contest & Came in 20th Place Open Culture

Trump's 'Revolutionary War Airports' Memes and Reactions   eBaum’s World

Review of The Weather Machine By Andrew Blum  Economist

Florida principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact Palm Beach Post  

***CHINA  

Inside the fight for Hong Kong  Macleans 

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border  Vice 

Taiwan’s Status is a Geopolitical Absurdity  The Atlantic  

***POLITICS

Some Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted ‘propaganda’: It was the Declaration of Independence  Washington Post 

Reactionary nationalism is a challenge to liberalism--and conservatism  Economist

***RESEARCH 

The researcher behind the smartphone “horns” study sells posture pillows  Quartz  

Nature says it wants to publish replication attempts. So what happened when a group of authors submitted one to Nature Neuroscience?  Retraction Watch

A plant scientist has sued his university and 4 female students, accusing them of leaking a confidential investigation report to the media Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Statisticians clamor for retraction of paper by Harvard researchers they say uses a “nonsense statistic”  Retraction Watch 

***HIGHER ED

Why Is There So Much Saudi Money in American Universities?  New York Times

Demand for Campus Child Care Is Growing: Choosing How to Provide It Can Be Fraught (sub. req’d) The Chronicle of Higher Education  

The Education Deserts of Rural America  The Atlantic 

Guilford College is changing the way it does most everything in an effort to stem its enrollment decline: But officials say it is also leaning in to its mission  Inside Higher Ed

The Education Deserts of Rural America  The Atlantic

Study: Millions of U.S. Students Are Without Home Internet  Gov Tech 

DeVos rescinds rule forcing colleges to disclose debt and salary data  CNBC  

ASU tries to boost Degree Completion With Blockchain Inside Higher Ed

What universities can learn from one of science’s biggest frauds Nature

Grand Canyon University spends $21.6M to buy church near Phoenix campus  Arizona Central

Are Small Private Colleges Worth the Money?  The Atlantic

Author in her new book discusses the challenges colleges, particularly religious institutions, face in mitigating sexual assault  Inside Higher Ed

Rejection of LGBTQ student group leads to a fight at "unambiguously Christian" Baylor Texas Tribune

USC to pay UC San Diego $50M over Alzheimer's research  Washington Post

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

New study finds “important deficiencies” in university reports of misconduct  Retraction Watch

I Help People Cheat Their Way to Getting PhDs  Vice 

***STUDENT LIFE

The ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees and universities that actually reduce your earning potential  Telegraph

Millennials Rely On Parents For Financial Help, Study Shows  NPR

Articles of Interest - July 1

 ***TECHNOLOGY

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat  MIT Tech Review

Busy boyfriend creates chatbot to reply to girlfriend’s message  Abacus

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students  Propublica 

Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline  Vice

Fake noise will be added to new electric cars starting today in the EU 33  The Verge

A device to detect aggression in schools often misfires  Wired 

***BIG DATA & AI 

What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care?  The Scholarly Kitchen

Drag-and-drop data analytics  MIT Tech Review 

Why Python may not be the best for machine learning  IT Pro Today

Researchers have added a capability to their ‘Northstar’ interactive data system that can “instantly generate machine-learning models” to use with their exiting data sets in order to generate useful predictions  Tech Crunch

Using AI to speed up the processing of space images Where no neural network has gone before  Economist 

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat  MIT Tech Review 

Physicists are beginning to question whether focusing on symmetry is still as productive as it once was Quanta Magazine  

Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate our Consumption of Scholarly Literature?  Scholarly Kitchen 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things USA Today

Twitter won’t censor Trump’s rule-breaking tweets, but it will make them harder to find Vox

***MOBILE  

One third of adults use their phone as their primary way to go online  Pew Research Center  

Using mobile phone data to estimate air pollution exposure  Phys.org 

***JOURNALISM

How introverts and extroverts can be better at small talk Quartz at Work  

Fighting Theranos Charges, Holmes Blames Advocacy Journalism  Bloomberg

Trump jokes to Putin they should 'get rid' of journalists  The Guardian 

Court gives broad meaning to “confidential” in FOIA exemption for commercial and financial information  SCOTUS Blog 

4 key tips for reporting on and writing about people with disabilities   Journalists Resource

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

TV is still the most common way for Americans to get local news, but fewer people are watching  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Nearly Half the Newspaper Jobs are Gone  Journalism.org  

The Associated Press and Google are building a tool for sharing more local news — more quickly  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS

The Washington Post’s Guide to Manipulated video  Washington Post 

This ingenious algorithm outsmarts deepfakes   Fast Company 

Adobe develops tool to identify Photoshopped images of faces  Digital Trends 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Hackers are stealing years of call records from hacked cell networks  TechCrunch

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments: Your Data Is at Risk  Wired

Over 1,000 shopping sites, from J.Crew to Walmart, are deceiving users, study shows  Fast Company 

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel's Own Features Against It  Wired

How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives  Engadget 

***INTERNET

The infrastructure mess causing countless internet outages  Wired

The Rise and Fall of Babe.Net and The Aziz Ansari Story  The Cut 

The Worm That Nearly Ate The Internet  New York Times 

The Wayback Machine can now highlight changes in copy on websites  The Next Web

 ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

‘We’ couples  Becoming (my blog)

***WRITING & READING

How to Rescue a Wet, Damaged Book: A Handy Visual Primer  Open Culture

Top Library Award  Stripped over history of discriminatory and predatory behavior  Smithsonian Magazine 

***LANGUAGE

The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language  The Week

50 People Show Us Their States' Accents  Condé Nast Traveler

***LITERATURE

25 Wedding Readings From Classic Literature  Bustle 

Hipster Summer Reading List 2019 An artisanal guide to obscure books based on 100 million checkout records  Pudding  

Why We Shouldn't Teach Literature With Excerpts  Ed Week

***POETRY

Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry  NPR 

Joy Harjo Reads “Grace” (video)

15 poems about happiness to reset your day  Book Riot 

Three Poems: A series about the lives and experiences of African Canadians who joined the Union army in the American Civil War  The Walrun

There’s A Poem Hidden In This New 150-Foot-Long Word Search In Douglas Park  Block Club Chicago 

Austin mayor to broaden City Council prayer to include poetry, meditation  Stateman

***POETS

Bella Thorne Said She’s Baring All In Her New Poetry Novel  BuzzFeed News

Review of “Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years”  London Review of Books 

'America's most understood poet' gets a worthy biography  Post-Gazette 

Poet Holly Prado Dead at 81  My News LA  

'The Last Poems of James Tate  New Yorker 

***GENDER   

'You Don't Own Me,' A Feminist Anthem With Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy  NPR

US women’s soccer games now generate more revenue than men’s—but the players still earn less  CNBC   

The Real Meaning of Trump’s ‘She’s Not My Type’ Defense (opinion)  The Atlantic 

Meet Emma Willard, the First Female Map Maker in the U.S., and Her Brilliantly Inventive Maps (Circa 1826)  Open Culture 

Ack! I need chocolate! The science of PMS food cravings  The Conversation 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

California natural hairstyles: The state is set to become the first to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles  CNN 

Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion New York Times

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Deepfake revenge porn distribution now a crime in Virginia  Ars Technica

Spotify Settles Copyright Lawsuits Brought by Songwriters  Hollywood Reporter

Anti-vax teen that fought ban amid chickenpox outbreak loses in court—again  Ars Technica

***CRIME  

State Troopers Confiscate An Activist's Phone, Accidentally Record Themselves Planning To Falsify A Police Report Against Him  BoingBoing

Hidden Brain: How Private Prisons Affect Sentencing  NPR

Freed after 26 years on death row, farmworker files suit for false imprisonment  ABC-7

***RELIGION

Evangelical pastors' hidden role in human smuggling's boom  The Guardian  

U.S. Methodists Meet To Consider What Comes Next After Disagreements Over LGBT Clergy  NPR 

PC(USA) to ordain first-ever openly nonbinary clergy candidate  The Christian Post 

Why Do People Say "Jesus H. Christ," and Where Did the "H" Come From?  Mental Floss

A Minneapolis church was expelled by its evangelical denomination for supporting same-sex marriage  CNN  

American cops have openly engaged in Islamophobia on Facebook, with no penalties  Reveal News 

5 facts about religion in Canada  Pew Research Center 

Died: Apologist & Theologian Norman Geisler  Christianity Today 

John MacArthur’s Story About MLK Jr.’s Assassination and Evil Insinuations  Walter Throckmorton  

***SIKHS

Let’s Talk About Turbans (Gasp!)  Funny or Die

Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway  Los Angeles Times

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Inside the Trump campaign's plan to re-energize evangelicals  Axios 

Is fear motivating evangelical support for Trump?  MSNBC 

***GOOD NEWS

Parking violators can pay tickets with school supply donation for limited time   Las Vegas Now

Chick-fil-A Employee Literally Jumps Out The Drive-Thru Window To Save A Choking Boy's Life  WSB

This 13-year-old opened a bakery: For every cupcake he sells, he gives one to the homeless  Washington Post  

This woman has been on a three-year road trip documenting acts of kindness  Washington Post

***REALLY?!

Couples can officiate their own wedding in the District of Columbia  Washington Post 

Dozens of Drivers Get Stuck after being rerouted by Google into an empty field  ABC-7 

Deputies arrest Alabama man with famous pet squirrel after stolen motorcycle chase  WHNT

People Are Making Trump Photos With Extremely Long Tie To Annoy The President  Sad and Useless 

Woman banned from Walmart for eating half of cake, refusing to pay for other half  Wichita Falls Times Record News 

North Carolina man sues Hardee’s, claims civil rights issue involving hash browns  Fox 43

Traveler sues to get back $120,000 that agents seized, but FBI says it’s too late  The Olympian   

Man proposes to his girlfriend by tattooing 'Will you marry meow?' on his bum  Metro News 

Two thieves stole a package meant for a sick 5-year-old. Then they tearfully returned it  USA Today

***ART & DESIGN

Paris’s Arc de Triomphe to Get Artistic Treatment in 2020  Afar 

In 1886, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Known Fruit in the World: Download Them in High Resolution  Open Culture 

What Art Icons Would Look Like In Today’s Society  Sad & Useless

Colorful intersections are about more than art  WXXI 

Miniature Faces Add Three-Dimensional Personality to Ceramic Vessels and Tableware  The is Colossal

***MUSIC 

How music about space became music about drugs  MIT Tech Review  

Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen: the love affair of a lifetime  The Guardian

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

How judges added to the grim toll of opioids  Reuters 

Anger Poll: 84% Say We're Madder Than A Generation Ago  NPR

The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia  BuzzFeed News

Americans Still Greatly Overestimate U.S. Gay Population Gallup 

Surveillance tech is making gentrification worse  The Week

***BORDER ISSUES

Prominent evangelicals are fighting over whether it's Christian to hold child migrants in awful conditions  The Week 

Border Patrol turning away diaper and toy donations  The Texas Tribune 

The Billion dollar Business of Migrant Shelters  New York Times 

How this border transformed a subcontinent: India & Pakistan (video)  Vox 

Wayfair Employees Walk Out To Protest Sales To Immigrant Detention Facilities  NPR

Immigrant Children In Border Camps Locked In Dangerous Conditions, Inspectors Find BuzzFeed News 

What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico Pew Research Center

A Father And Daughter Who Drowned At The Border Put Attention On Immigration  NPR

Children's magazine Highlights denounced migrant family separation in a plea for 'human decency'  CNN

Trump admin's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents  NBC News

Who’s behind the law making undocumented immigrants criminals? An ‘unrepentant white supremacist’   Washington Post 

'It is immoral': Former first lady Laura Bush criticizes the separation of migrant children from their parents   Business Insider 

Kids set up lemonade stand to help raise money for detained migrant kids at the border  The Hill    

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

Google Says the Best Bosses in the World Do These 10 Things  Inc.com

The surprising benefit of being bored at work  Quartz 

The United States of Unemployment Benefits: Here's What You Need to Know in 2019  How Much 

***HEALTH

10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too  New York Times

Children wise to fear hand dryers, and 13-year-old proves it with published paper  CBC 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 120 others at Statehouse blast vaccinations  Dispatch  

A Better Measure of Health Than Body Weight  The Atlantic  

How much alcohol can you drink safely  New York Times

Signs of 'Hidden Consciousness' May Predict Who Will Emerge from a Coma  Live Science

Reversing the Damage of a Stroke  New York Times

The psychedelics evangelist: A German financier wants to turn magic mushrooms into modern medicine  Stat News  

There's More Evidence That Too Much Sitting Can Be Very Unhealthy NPR

***FOOD & DRINK

Oh, Just an Utterly Insane Japanese Robot Restaurant  Messy Nessy 

900-year-old grape pips reveal unbroken history of French wine variety  The Guardian

Taco Bell’s pop-up hotel in Palm Springs sells out in minutes  Press Enterprise 

All the Indian Food at Trader Joe's, Reviewed  Thrillist 

***ANIMALS 

Researchers model how octopus arms make decisions   AGU Newsroom

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?  Mental Floss

***SCIENCE

Yes, it’s worth arguing with science deniers — and here are some techniques you can use  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Bizarre radio burst traced back to its origin in deep space  National Geographic

***PSYCHOLOGY 

What's So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh  Scientific American

Fake Smiles Don't Always Improve Mood  NPR 

***CHINA  

Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association  Sports Illustrated

The next stage in China’s fight against gaming addiction could ban “puppy love”  Quartz

5 essential apps for traveling in China  Abacus 

***POLITICS

Here’s who employees at big tech companies are supporting in the Democratic presidential primary  Vox

Tulsi Gabbard Says a Teen Hacked a Replica of Florida's Election System. She's Wrong  Vice

Republicans far more likely than Democrats to say fact-checkers tend to favor one side  Pew Research Center

***ETHICS

NAHJ slams AP for using migrant photo on Twitter  iMediaEthics

Viewing pornography increases unethical behavior, according to new research  PS Mag

When astronaut Sally Ride died, it raised the question of how deeply an obituary should delve into the private lives of public people (podcast)  WNYC 

***HIGHER ED

Critics want the Univ of Oklahoma to make public findings about allegations of sexual misconduct  by former president  Inside Higher Ed 

Parents of Murdered Student Sue U. of Utah for $56 Million, Claiming Gender Discrimination  ABC News  

West Virginia joins other states in offering free tuition at community colleges: But the new law is unique in asking all students seeking eligibility to pass a drug test  Inside Higher Ed

US college campuses are becoming increasingly racist, report finds  New York Post 

Betsy DeVos formally revokes gainful employment rule  Education Dive

'Shocking' Cut May Force Layoffs for Alaska's Universities  Inside Higher Ed

Jerry Falwell Jr. questions evangelical leader over criticism of facilities holding migrant children TheHill

LGBTQ students fight for rights at 'unambiguously Christian' Baylor UPI 

A  new federal court order may have significant implications for adjudicating campus rape cases on private campuses  Inside Higher Ed

***TEACHING 

How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections  The Chronicle of Higher Education 

What Should You Do if Your Students Say ‘Like,’ Like, Every 10th Word?  The Chronicle of Higher Education 

The Unbearable Pointlessness of PowerPoint  The Chronicle of Higher Education

***STUDENT MEDIA   

Student Journalists Expose High School’s Use of Prison Labor  The Marshall Project  

Hacker shuts down Ottawa student newspaper website  Ottawa Citizen 

College Forgets How The First Amendment Works; Targets Its Own Student Newspaper With A Public Records Request  Tech Dirt 

***STUDENT LIFE

International students can apply for work authorization 90 days before they graduate, but they're facing application processing times that routinely exceed that  Inside Higher Ed

In the U.S., teen summer jobs aren’t what they used to be  Pew Research Center 

Seventh Circuit upholds accused student’s due process, sex discrimination claims  The FIRE

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

University of California, Davis, is latest institution to adopt a reference check policy in fight against faculty misconduct  Inside Higher Ed 

New Ways to Power Up and Re-energize Faculty Meetings  PBS 

 

Articles of Interest - June 24

***TECHNOLOGY

The Invisible Battle for America’s Airwaves Popular Mechanics

Tesla Arcade Let’s You Play a Videogame Right in Your Car  Wired  

Ever Plugged A USB In Wrong? Of Course You Have. Here's Why NPR

***JOURNALISM 

Trump threatens Time journalist with prison over photo  BBC

Five NY1 anchors file age and gender discrimination lawsuit against the New York station  CNN

***FAKE NEWS

"First-generation fact-checking” is no longer good enough. Here’s what comes next Harvard’s Nieman Lab  

Identifying a fake picture online is harder than you might think The Conversation

Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns  Ars Technica  

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Deepfakes?  The Fashion Law Blog

***BIG DATA & AI  

Imminent quantum supremacy may turn out to have an important application after all  Wired  

Walmart is using AI-powered cameras to track theft in 1,000 stores: It’s called Missed Scan Detection technology  Business Insider 

Can AI spot early signs of schizophrenia?  Science Daily 

How machine learning can be used to drive experimental quantum physics discoveries  Pyys.org 

The concept of the data lake has edged its way into wider business strategy for many orgs  IT Proportal

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Social media can hurt. Here are 6 ways to reduce its harms Fast Company

Facebook wants to create a worldwide digital currency Libra could be massively disruptive—including to the social network itself Economist 

If Slack is so good, why are so many companies trying to fix it? Vox 

Instagram Advertising By Micro-Influencers: Do You Know It, When You See It? NPR  

***TIKTOK 

Meet TikTok: How The Washington Post, NBC News, and The Dallas Morning News are using the of-the-moment platform  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

TikTok Has A Predator Problem. A Network Of Young Women Is Fighting Back BuzzFeed News

Brands and advertisers are scrambling to tap into TikTok Fast Company

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

I’m a journalist but I didn’t fully realize the terrible power of US Border officials until they violated my rights and privacy  The Intercept

Google Chrone has become Surveillance Software   Washington Post

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records - single employee clicked on an email link that allowed them to upload malware Associated Press

***PRODUCING MEDIA

NASA releases 140,000 high-resolution photos from its archives This is Colossal

Tools to fix your noisy video chats, send emails with confidence and improve your newsletters  Poynter

***INTERNET

How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use  Economist

Is Firefox better than Chrome? It comes down to privacy  The Washington Post

The Most Visited Websites In The World, Visualized  Digg

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

Your career as a Painting not a Ladder  Becoming (my blog)

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?: What Research Shows, and What You Have to Say  Open Culture

Gardening Fixes Everything  Forge

***LANGUAGE

Latin is dead—yet it also lives on  Economist

The Lost Words: An Illustrated Dictionary of Poetic Spells Reclaiming the Language of Nature Brain Pickings

How to change a word’s meaning: misogyny  Economist

***POETRY 

Poetry paints a lyrical picture of Canada  The Record

‘The spirit of activism has always been in LA poetry’ KCRW

Reviving Northern Ireland's poetry scene one poem at a time BBC

‘Dreaming of Stones’: Poetry collection offers spiritual solace  Chicago Tribune

The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write’ and other best poetry of the month  Washington Post

***POETS

Meet Joy Harjo, The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate  NPR

How Erasmus Darwin’s Poetry Prophesied Evolutionary Theory  The Wire

Eve L. Ewing on ‘1919,’ her new poetry collection about Chicago’s little-known race riot  Chicago Tribune 

Psychiatric survivor Mel Starkman turned his experiences into poetry and activism The Globe

***LEGAL ISSUES 

What the google-genius copyright dispute is really about  Wired

How 25 countries in the Americas could end up allowing gay marriage Economist

Who owns song lyrics on the internet? It's complicated  Wired

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Scandalous Trademark Registrations Hollywood

***CRIME 

What it’s like to spend half a life in solitary confinement  Economist

Supreme Court rules 'crime of violence' law is unconstitutionally vague UPI

***RELIGION

'Throughline' Traces Evangelicals' History On The Abortion Issue  NPR  

Southern Baptist leader allegedly told woman her rape was a ‘good thing,’ according to lawsuit  Houston Chronicle

Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case NPR

Netflix says it won't 'make any more' episodes of Amazon Prime's 'Good Omens' after Christian petition  The Hill 

Man who says he founded ‘Biblical Flat Earth Society’ busted on 56 counts of child sexual exploitation News Observer

Dying churches merging with megachurches a growing trend, some oppose 'drastic change'   Christian Post

Did Oxford Scholar Secretly Sell Bible Fragment to Hobby Lobby Family? The Daily Beat  

After refusing archdiocese’s order to fire gay teacher, school is told it will no longer be recognized as Catholic Washington Post

China tariffs could lead to a ‘Bible tax’ in the US, say Christian publishers Religious News Service

My Pastor Bought a Brand New Sports Car (music video) 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

Is the Religious Right Privileged? (opinion)  The New York Times

‘Hail Satan’ prayer at Alaska gov’t meeting sparks protest  The Washington Post

***RELIGION & LGBTQ

LGBTQ Movement's Culture War With The Religious Right Persists  NPR

Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores CNN

***GOOD NEWS

A young girl was afraid of IVs. So she invented a teddy bear to disguise them CNN

Nursing student honored for her role in saving 3-year-old's life   Local 10

***REALLY?!

North Alabama ‘attack squirrel’ suspect posts video while on the run...with another squirrel WAFF-TV

Seagulls keep couple hostage in their own home for six days by attacking them every time they leave house Telegraph

103-Year-Old Sprinter Sets Senior World Record In New Mexico NPR

Minor league outfielder forgets score, tosses ball in play into the stands, costs team game Golf Digest 

Alaskans Attend Reindeer Yoga Classes  NPR  

***ART & DESIGN

Researchers find a way to use minute samples to detect forged paintings Economist

Pistol that Van Gogh used to shoot himself sells for $145,000  Reuters

5 keys to accessible web typography  Better WebType

Fold-up kayak is a work of oar-igami art  Wired

***MUSIC 

Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin Riffs Might Be Up For Grabs Bloomberg

His Biggest Hit Sold More Copies Than Any of the Beatles’. So Why Haven’t You Heard of Him? Narratively   

A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music NBC News

***FREELANCING

Reporting on the homeless, solution journalism features and timely art and culture pieces  Los Angeleno 

branded content  USA Today  

Pitches related to mental, emotional, social, and sexual health  SELF magazine

Pitches for investigative reporting projects related to global trade and environmental crisis  Mongabay 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

How facial recognition is fighting child sex trafficking Wired  

HR Isn’t Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment  The Atlantic

***BORDER ISSUES

Texas Republican says conditions in migrant detention centers are worst he's ever seen  Axios

Lawyers claim infants, children are in dangerous situation at border detention site NBC News

Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility  Associated Press

1st-Generation Mexican American Aids Migrants In The Desert  NPR

Why Sarah Fabian Argued Against Giving Kids Toothbrushes The Atlantic

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The promotion curse: Updating the Peter principle Economist

This Japanese Company Charges Its Staff $100 an Hour to Use Conference Rooms Bloomberg

Toxic workplaces can be found in every sector Economist

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits (sub. req’ed) WSJ

California and Texas have different visions for America’s future Economist

The share of US job posts offering unlimited vacation is up sharply Quartz

***ENVIRONMENT 

Scientists discover sea of fresh water under the ocean Quartz

State of Alabama permitted 3M to release toxic chemicals into Tennessee River for years, records show WHNT-TV

633 divers set world record cleaning ocean floor off Deerfield Beach  Orlando Sentinel  

How spy satellite info is providing a historical record to track climate changes  NPR

***HEALTH

Ranking the Best Children's Hospitals  US News

Here’s How to Get Stronger After 50  Outside 

The Hidden Cost of GoFundMe Health Care New Yorker

New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A. New York Times

How A Break From Alcohol Influences Health  NPR

***TRAVEL 

Foreign travellers to America face scrutiny of their online activity Economist

Around the World in 80 Sandwiches  The Thrillist  

The 10 best travel experiences around the world, ranked by TripAdvisor USA Today

How to be a better tourist  BBC  

11 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet, According to a Veterinarian  Mental Floss

***FOOD

Don't Buy Another Piece Of Cheap Meat Until You Watch This  Mashed 

How The Chow Mein Sandwich Claimed A Small Slice Of New England History  NPR

***FAMILY 

5 facts about same-sex marriage  Pew Research Center  

Couples who meet online are more diverse than those who meet in other ways, largely because they’re younger  Pew Research Center  

***ANIMALS 

You Were Probably Forced To Read A Book About A Dog Dying In Grade School And We'll Never Know Why Buzzfeed News   

The startup Bark has the most dog-friendly office ever Fast Company  

Legalized Marijuana May Be Increasing Pot's Hazard To Pets  NPR

Pets have gained the upper paw over their so-called owners Economist

Stopping bees swapping hives keeps disease down and productivity up Economist

Giant Squid, Phantom of the Deep, Reappears on Video  The New York Times 

***SCIENCE

It's quiet out there: scientists fail to hear signals of alien life The Guardian

A theory of information that could explain living systems   Aeon

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Understanding Microsleep — When Our Minds Are Both Asleep and Awake  The Crux

Machine learning predicts psychosis from subtle changes in word choices  Medgadget 

Neuroscience Study Explains Why We Go Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole  Inverse  

***HISTORY 

The gay first lady wrote love letters to her longtime partner  The Washington Post 

A Crispy, Salty, American History of Fast Food Smithsonian  

***POLITICS

How White Politicians Can Talk About Race  NPR  

Knitting Site Bans the Support of Donald Trump  The Cut

Study: Americans have little understanding of their political adversaries   The Atlantic

***HIGHER ED 

Audit says CSU stashed away $1.5 billion and raised tuition 10 News  

What It’s Like When Your College Shuts Down  The Atlantic

Soaring college costs crushed millennials once, and their kids are next NJ.com

University President Orders Lady Gaga taken down: Explanation angers many on campus Inside Higher Ed

Tools to fix your noisy video chats, send emails with confidence and improve your newsletters   Poynter

With skills mapping, colleges create a 'universal language' to explain value Ed Dive

Designing Meaningful and Measurable Outcomes: A First Step in Backwards Design Faculty Focus

How cut-rate SoBe hostel launched Jerry Falwell Jr. ‘pool boy’ saga, naked picture hunt   Miami Herald  

Taylor University president resigns after hosting VP Pence as commencement speaker  Religious News Service

***TEACHING

Professor requires his students to check in for class on a new app he developed Inside Higher Ed 

Teaching without Talking  Faculty Focus

What Grades Mean  New York Times

***STUDENT LIFE

Our Top 6 Pieces of Career Wisdom for New Grads (and Everyone Else Too)  First Round Review

Students Provide Guides For Paying For College  NPR

How Dorm Rooms Can Affect Grades  Inside Higher Ed

Study: More than 40% of young people ditch deodorant  Fox 43

9 College Hashtags That Every Student Should Follow  Study Breaks

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Things I Have Suffered While a Visiting Assistant Professor in Central Maine

Professor sues Wesleyan U, saying it failed to act against students who falsely called him a "sexual predator" for two years  Inside Higher Ed

 

Articles of Interest - Week of June 18

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Facebook Announces Plans To Launch Cryptocurrency Called Libra NPR

An Animated Ranking Of The Most Popular Social Media Networks Since 2003   Digg

Fortnite Eclipses Facebook, Instagram as Tweens' Preferred Social Platform: Study Hollywood Reporter

Brands Push Back On Partnering With Social Media Influencers  NPR

The rise of the computer-generated influencer on social media  New York Times 

Sudan and the Instagram Tragedy Hustle The Atlantic

***MOBILE 

How to save text messages on your iphone  Wired

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster  New York Times

A Duke study recorded thousands of students’ faces. Now they’re being used all over the world Duke Chronicle

A license plate scanning company was hacked, and now thousands of images of drivers are on the dark web  Vice

Why airport facial recognition raises privacy concerns  Washington Post

U.S. Reportedly Trying To Implant Malware That Could Sabotage Russia's Electrical Grid  NPR

***INTERNET

Dropbox Just Announced a Major Redesign That You're Going to Love, Until You Realize it Has A Fatal Flaw Inc.

How to Get Past Paywalls in Chrome's Incognito Mode  Life Hacker 

***BIG DATA & AI 

AI can tell when actors are kissing—and maybe when you are, too  MIT Technology Review  

The Problem with Quantum Computers  Scientific American  

How To Run a Hive Script on an AWS Hadoop Cluster  Virtualization Review 

A guide to some of the key terms associated with the technology, an increasingly useful tool for businesses that improves as it crunches more data  Fortune  

***JOURNALISM

The news and information that U.S. adults actually read doesn't always match up with the topics they claim they want covered more  Axios

How we Helped our Reporters Learn to Love Spreadsheets  New York Times

Dan Rather’s single biggest secret for interviewing powerful people  Vox

The New York Times has a course to teach its reporters data skills, and now they’ve open-sourced it Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA 

“Tying together two rocks doesn’t make them float”: Why newspapers are facing the end of scale Digital Publishing News 

Audiobooks are no longer exempt from the broader shifts in the podcast world  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS

A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook CNN

Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn ABC News

Adobe has an ambitious plan to help the public spot fake images Fast Company  

About three-quarters of Americans favor steps to restrict altered videos and images Pew Research Center

***WRITING & READING

Are Colleges Friendly to Fantasy Writers? It’s Complicated  Wired 

List Of All Emojis!   

***LANGUAGE

Language wars: the 19 greatest linguistic spats of all time The Guardian

UVA Scientists Use Machine Learning to Improve Gut Disease Diagnosis University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science 

***PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism – What can curb the scourge?  University World News 

Senior Chinese law researcher target of PhD plagiarism claims  South China Morning Post

***LITERATURE

A Very Happy 50th Birthday To 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'  NPR  

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen  CNN 

***POETRY

Review of Campbell McGrath’s New and Selected Poems  The New York Times

Sanderson Dean’s ‘Stark Raving Dad’ turns frazzled parenting into poetry  Mercury News 

With his translation of some of the best works by legendary poet Sachal Sarmast, Ghaffar has once again, outdone himself   The News Sunday

This 13-year-old is teaching people about climate change through poetry  CBC  

Human factor behind integrating technology into learning  University World News  

A poet-to-poet perspective on the life and works of St. Francis Assisi  Angelus News 

Food Poetry Walk  Greenfield Recorder 

***GENDER   

This Picture Featuring 15 Tech Men And 2 Women Looked Doctored: The Women Were Photoshopped In

BuzzFeed News 

Eight women who achieved personal or professional milestones after the age of 50  Washington Post 

All-Women Sailing Crew Raises Awareness of Plastic Pollution TIME

Female Historians Try to End the I-Didn’t-Know-Any-Women Excuse for Men-Only Panels  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Gender Stereotypes Banned in British Advertising  New York Times

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

 'Avengers,' But Make It Without Women, Or Men Hugging, Or Levity In General    NPR

The disturbing return of scientific racism  Wired

Documentary About Charleston Church Shooting Explores Forgiveness  NPR

Looking Under the Hood: 14 Years Photographing White Power The Daily Beast  

Key findings about U.S. immigrants  Pew Research Center

***FREE SPEECH

Is offering assistance to illegal immigrants a protected religious practice?  Economist

The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York PC Mag

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Texas court says photographer has no recourse against university copyright infringement  Houston Chronicle

Genius accuses Google of copying its lyrics data (updated) Apostrophes were reportedly the telltale clues Engadget  

Twitter user banned, claims “viewpoint discrimination”: Court disagrees  Technology & Marketing Law Blog

***RELIGION

Atheists & Agnostics Also Frequently Believe in the Supernatural, a New Study Shows  Open Culture

Died: Lloyd John Ogilvie, Celebrated Preacher and Senate Chaplain  Christianity Today 

The Southern Baptists are beset by two related fiascos  Economist 

Ex-pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing $800,000 from Texas megachurch  ABC-13

Tennessee preacher-cop calls for execution of LGBTQ people  CNN

Man Runs Into Riverside Church And Allegedly Says He’s Going To Shoot Everybody  CBS-LA  

Church-state group complains: 18 players baptized at school football field  AL.com

How Should Christians Have Sex? (opinion)  New York Times

***GOOD NEWS

This Guy Offered "Free Dad Hugs" At A Pride Parade And People Really Needed Them   BuzzFeed News

He is a stylist to Hollywood stars: But his most personal work is giving cuts to the homeless Washington Post 

This carpenter builds crutches for kids: Now it’s his turn to walk  National Geographic  

Calgary Couple uses shopping spree win to stock up groceries for Calgary Food Bank  Social Sharing  CBA

Teen boys save woman's life: Four teenage boys save 90-year-old Oklahoma woman from burning house  CBS News 

***REALLY?! 

Alcohol is now being marketed as a ‘wellness’ drink  New York Post 

Have You Seen The Hot Cheetos And Forever 21 Collab?  Essence 

Florida social media coordinator paid in hot dogs  The Take Out  

A Honda lawnmower is now the fastest in the world, hitting 100 mph in 6 seconds  CNN

Taiwan Is in the Clutches of a Claw Machine Craze Atlas Obscura

***ART & DESIGN

Frida Kahlo's only known voice recording possibly found in Mexico  The Guardian 

The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Are Breathtaking  Digg

Women Who Draw: Explore an Open Directory That Showcases the Work of 5,000+ Female Illustrators Open Culture  

Highways and Rivers Form Capillaries on Anatomical Paper Organs by Katrin Rodegast This is Colossel

***FREELANCING 

Narrative nonfiction on the intersection of culture and politics  Catapult Story

Writing packages  Medium's Blop Culture magazine  Medium

Story ideas on culture, books, music, film & beyond  Bitch Media

***SOCIAL ISSUES

Thorn uses Amazon-powered AI to save minors from sex trafficking  Quartz

Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong New York Times

***IMMIGRATION  

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.  Pew Research Center

Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Still  TIME 

In nearly 100-degree heat, migrants still packed outside in camp at international bridge USA Today

The U.S. Wants Visa Applicants' Social-Media Handles  The Atlantic

***ENVIRONMENT

The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice  Wired

The global plastic problem is even bigger than you think  Axios

The Brilliant Colors of the Great Barrier Revealed in a Historic Illustrated Book from 1893  Open Culture

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Boundaries   Becoming (my blog)

***HEALTH

Two-hour ‘dose’ of nature significantly boosts health – study  The Guardian

The association between quality measures of medical university press releases and their corresponding news stories—Important information missing PLOS

Am I Sleeping Too Much?  GQ

Marijuana Damages Young Brains (opinion) The New York Times

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide Associated Press

***MEDICAL RESEARCH

Scientists may soon be able to make a universal blood type Sillicon Republic

Meta-Research: A comprehensive review of randomized clinical trials in three medical journals reveals 396 medical reversals  eLife 

UVA Scientists Use Machine Learning to Improve Gut Disease Diagnosis  University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science 

***TRAVEL

Yes, an Epic Around-the-World Train Trip Actually Exists  Afar  

20 of the world's most beautiful Buddhist temples National Geographic

The (New) Great American Road Trip: Where Else to Stop in All 50 States  InsideHook

***FOOD

Why Food Reformers Have Mixed Feelings About Eco-Labels  NPR

Five Myths about Fast Food  Washington Post 

Realistic Ceramic Sculptures of Decadent Desserts Examine Our Culturally Complex Relationship With Food  This is Colossal

***FAMILY

Ancestry and other DNA-testing companies are bringing old family secrets to light: These friends are now dealing with the truth about their fathers Huffington Post

How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids Flowing Data

***ANIMALS 

Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes  NPR  

This Guy Offered "Free Dad Hugs" At A Pride Parade And People Really Needed Them People fell into his arms crying Buzzfeed News

An Everyday Ritual Becomes a Zoological Tour with a Japanese Company’s Animal Tea Bags This is Colossal

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales  Associated Press

***SCIENCE

Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe  Wired

Science is often poorly communicated. Researchers can fight back  Vox

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Adolescents' Tech Addiction Is A Growing Problem, Therapists Say  NPR

No, You’re Not Addicted to Social Media  Undark

***CHINA 

In China, What 's The Attitude On The Street About The U.S.? Economist

How the trade war with China could crush California’s $2.7 trillion economy CNBC

***ETHICS

Ethics in Scientific Research: An Examination of Ethical Principles and Emerging Topics  RAND  

Deep ethics: The long-term quest to decide right from wrong  BBC

***RESEARCH 

Mexico Backs Down on Researcher Travel  Inside Higher Ed Rules  

Peer review is not just quality control, it is part of the social infrastructure of research  The London School of Economics & Political Science  

How a Single Paper Affects the Impact Factor: Implications for Scholarly Publishing  Arvix  

The troubles of high-profile open access megajournals  SpringerLink

***HIGHER ED

Trump administration seeks overhaul of federal standards for college accreditors  Inside Higher Ed

Private Nonprofit College Closures, 2016-Present  Inside Higher Ed

University suspends library director over controversial photo display  National Coalition Against Censorship

AAUP votes to censure or sanction three institutions at its annual meeting  Inside Higher Ed

Liberty University cuts divinity faculty  Inside Higher Ed

Liberty grad arrested for statutory rape  Christian Post 

***TEACHING

We Don’t Trust Course Evaluations, but Are Peer Observations of Teaching Much Better?  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Diversity as a Course Requirement  Inside Higher Ed 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

The Professor and the Adjunct The New Yorker

Appeals court reinstates a long-standing tenure denial case brought by a black law professor against a predominantly black university  Inside Higher Ed

***STUDENT LIFE

12 years after starting college, white men have paid off 44% of their student loans, while black women owe 13% more  Market Watch

A brief history of cheating at video games  Engadget

What the ideal president looks like to Millennials  YouGov

***STUDENT MEDIA  

A Student Is Expelled After Multiple Sexual-Assault Accusations. Could the University Have Stopped Him Sooner?  Chronicle of Higher Education

Kentucky university student newspaper struggles after loss of adviser and funding for student stipends  Student Press Law Center

 

Articles of Interest - June 10

***JOURNALISM

“You put that many people together from so many backgrounds, of course they’re going to start chasing each other with machetes”  Columbia Journalism Review

What to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Crowdsourcing Project Propublica

Rural teens seek (but rarely find) themselves in local news coverage Reynold’s Journalism Institute  

Redacted briefs before Supreme Court violate First Amendment (opinion)  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press  

The value of bias in a quest for inclusive journalism RTDNA

**THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Micropayments-for-news pioneer Blendle is pivoting from micropayments Harvard’s Nieman Lab

These Reporters Lost Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back Against Big Tech BuzzFeed News

 Five futures for journalism  Salon

Sobering reality for news outlets: Your readers are somewhere else 99% of the time  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says New York Times  

That “$4.7 billion” number for how much money Google makes off the news industry? It’s imaginary Harvard’s Nieman Lab

How the Star Tribune became the most successful metro paper in America — a decade after going broke  Traffic

***FAKE NEWS 

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians Associated Press

Congress to investigate deepfakes as doctored Pelosi video causes stir CNN

The Real Problem With Fake News  The Atlantic

The one Weird Trick will help you spot Clickbait  TED 

To detect fake news, this AI first learned to write it  Tech Crunch 

***TECHNOLOGY

When Grown-Ups Get Caught in Teens’ AirDrop Crossfire The Atlantic  

Machine Learning Experts Have Found A Way To Edit Videos Of People Saying Words They've Never Said  Digg 

Why Is It So Hard to Solve Problems with Technology? Scholarly Kitchen

***BIG DATA & AI 

Google’s AI can create videos from start and end frames alone  VentureBeat  

How do neural networks see depth?  ZD Net

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Pizza Place In California Wants Patrons To Put Away Their Cellphones  NPR

Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News ArsTechnica 

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ has Instagram influencers flocking to the site of the disaster  BGR

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems: The Results Are Alarming Ed Week

How to stop robocalls—or at least slow them down  Wired

Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the internet to help solve crimes The Conversation

CBP says traveler photos and license plate images stolen in data breach Tech Crunch

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

The Danger of Love  Becoming (my blog)

Work-Life Balance Is a Myth: Do This Instead  TIME

Be a Better Conversationalist by 'Supporting' Instead of 'Shifting'  Life Hacker

***WRITING & READING

13 methods for achieving your writing goals  PR Daily

Why Writing Better Will Make You a Better Person  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How I Taught My Kid to Read  The Atlantic

***LITERATURE

Dispute Arises Over ‘No-No Boy,’ a Classic of Asian-American Literature With a Complex History  New York Times 

10 Facts About Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!  Mental Floss

***POETRY

How poetry influenced scientists  Cosmos Magazine

Jim Harrison’s Essential Poetry  National Review

The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson review — a superb study of Coleridge and Wordsworth The Times

When Poets Pray  Presbyterian Outlook

Poetry and the Art of Minimalism  Thrive Global

How Instagram Could Stifle a New Generation of Poets Ozy

There's a Poem for Every Reader (sub. req’ed)  Wall Street Journal

For Poet Billy Collins, the Vineyard Is an Entrancing Isle Vineyard Gazette

***GENDER   

Gender disparity still exists in authorship of academic medical research especially in the last author position  JAMA 

Bias in Science Hiring: New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences Inside Higher Ed

Women in Animated Films Make Up Only 17% of Lead Characters  The Wrap

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

Racial and gender biases plague postdoc hiring  Science Mag

Inside an all-white town’s divisive experiment with cryptocurrency Wired

A new podcast amplifies Asian American stories  Columbia Journalism Review

***FREE SPEECH

Texas becomes 17th state to enact campus free speech legislation The FIRE

Alabama governor signs campus free speech bill into law  The Hill

***LEGAL ISSUES  

Sorry, but you can’t copyright a meme  The Next Web

Court: Arresting A Driver For Shouting 'Fuck You' Out The Window At A Nearby State Trooper Is Unconstitutional  Tech Dirt

InfoWars Pays $15K to Settle 'Pepe the Frog' Copyright Lawsuit  Hollywood Reporter

 ***RELIGION

Amber Scorah On Losing Her Faith, And Her Son, In 'Leaving The Witness'  NPR

Southern Baptists discuss whether one woman can preach AL.com

Evangelicals opening to science-friendly “process” theology, says Thomas Jay Oord  Vancouver Sun

Univision, sued for news story about Evangelical Church Miami Herald

Former Liberty University professor convicted of child sex solicitation News Advance

Her Evangelical Megachurch Was Her World. Then Her Daughter Said She Was Molested by a Minister New York Times

***GOOD NEWS

97-year-old vet with the 101st parachutes again over Normandy Clarksville Now   

Woman given just 3 days to live at birth graduates from college — with honors The Week

Formerly homeless man readmitted to University of Texas after leaving school in 1975  NBC News

Indiana teacher takes students' drawings and turns them into stuffed animals  The Week

He checked on elderly resident, fed neighborhood cats and gave hugs to people going through hard times  BuzzFeed News

***REALLY?!

Grocer designed embarrassing plastic bags to shame shoppers into bringing reusable ones: Plan Backfires BongBong

The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews Hustle

***MUSIC 

Learning to Love the Music You Hate  Topic

The sociology of country music lyrics  Economist

***FILM

Watch 3,000 Films Free Online from the National Film Board of Canada Open Culture

The Films that Defined Generation X BBC

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Mobile Internet Usage Reaches 800 Hours A Year Media Post

America's rural radio stations are vanishing – and taking the country's soul with them The Guardian

What Loosening Restrictions On Radio Consolidation Could Do, And What It Already Has  NPR

Longtime TV weatherman off air since slamming station's code red 'corporate initiative' during broadcast  Newsweek

***JOBS

You’re probably answering these 5 common interview questions wrong Fast Company

Career advice for TV Journalists  Twitter

Three men who all told very different lies on their resumes (and still got the job) Mel Magazine

***FREELANCING 

Personal essays and reported features on the integral role pets play in millennials' lives Bustle 

The Sierra Club is looking for new environmental writers

Food pitches  Topic magazine  

Pitches for an upcoming “Books & Authors" issue  High Country News   

Writers and photographers to produce Portland-based neighborhood guides Portland in Color and Travel Portland

Freelance pitches  Medium's new publication for women of color

Freelance games writer  Radar

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities Associated Press

Americans’ views flipped on gay rights. How did minds change so quickly?  Washington Post

Better Schools Won’t Fix America (opinion)  The Atlantic

***SOCIAL ISSUES: ABORTION

5 facts about the abortion debate in America  Pew Research Center

In Alabama where lawmakers banned abortion for rape victims—rapists' parental rights are protected Washington Post  

A majority of Americans think abortion will still be legal in 30 years, but with some restrictions  Pew Research Center

***IMMIGRATION

3 myths about Mexico and migration, debunked  CNN

Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons, Doctors Say   New York Times

Not content with merely providing unsanitary conditions for border detainees, CBP decides to poison the entire El Paso area  Washington Examiner

Georgia professor’s immigration comments cause stir on social media AJC

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

More Americans Are Living Solo, and Companies Want Their Business Wall Street Journal

The weakness of online consumer reviews  The Week

***ENVIRONMENT

Art from invasive species creates conversations about conservation  MPR News   

Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska Wreaks Havoc on Communities and Ecosystems  Smithsonian 

More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding NPR

Amazon Rainforest Deforestation in Brazil on the Rise for Years  Bloomberg

***HEALTH

How Early Trauma Can Shape The Brain's Response To Pain  NPR 

A new study of how spin in coverage of medical studies affects perceptions BMC Medicine

How Safe is Sunscreen?  New York Times

If You Can Do This Many Pushups in a Row, Harvard Scientists Say Your Risk of Heart Attack Is Over 30 Times Less  Inc.

How old are your organs? To scientists’ surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells Salk Institute for Biological Studies 

Apple's 'noise' app Buzzes your wrist whenever you're in a loud environment  Wired

Don’t trust advice from streaming ‘health’ films, experts say New York Post

More evidence that autism is linked to gut bacteria Economist

***TRAVEL

136 Maps Reveal Where Tourists & Locals Take Photos in Major Cities Across the Globe Open Culture

Forget the Bahamas. China's cruises are where it's at  Wired

***FOOD

A slick video with claims about artificial food spreads online even though some of the claims are fake  CNN

The Majic of Japan’s Convenience Store  BBC

***IMMIGRATION 

Trump Administration Cancels English Classes Soccer Legal Air for Unaccompanied Child Migrants in US Shelters  Washington Post

Taking on the system: 'Dreamers' are getting law degrees Associated Press

American Bar Association Says Immigration Courts Are 'On The Brink Of Collapse'  NPR

***ANIMALS 

A New Photo Book Documents the Wonderful Homemade Cat Ladders of Switzerland Open Culture

Prison Dogs Of Angola New York Times

Ogden restaurant won’t allow service dogs; customers upset Fox-13

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests Associated Press

Bees can link symbols to numbers: study  RMIT University

How to Get Your Neighbor’s Dog to Stop Barking Incessantly Life Hacker

***SCIENCE 

Physicists see a quantum leap, halt it, and reverse it Wired

Share your science with a story  Science Mag

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Human Brains Are Sensitive To Musical Pitch, Unlike Those Of Monkeys  NPR 

The Men’s Mental Health Double-Bind  Psychology Today

***NEUROSCIENCE  

How Did You Learn to Type?  Life Hacker

How the brain changes when mastering a new skill Science Daily

***PRODUCTIVITY

How Did You Learn to Type?  Life Hacker

I've been working from home for 9 years — here are my best productivity hacks  Business Insider

***HISTORY

The Roads of Ancient Rome Visualized in the Style of Modern Subway Maps Open Culture

Marie Curie Became the First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize, the First Person to Win Twice, and the Only Person in History to Win in Two Different Sciences Open Culture

***RESEARCH 

Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography  Chronicle of Higher Education 

If the journal accepts the manuscript with only minor suggestions for improvement, authors then withdraw the paper and aim for a higher–impact factor journal The-Scientist

Exposing Hidden Defects in Citation Statistics and Journal Impact Factors  Clarivate Analytics

Knowledge and attitudes among life scientists towards reproducibility within journal articles  Bio Rxix 

After outcry, USDA will no longer require scientists to label research ‘preliminary  Washington Post

***HIGHER ED

Bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profiling  CNN

Study: College degree a good investment, despite cost  KSNT 

Oral Roberts University pays $300K in recruiting settlement  Associated Press 

Jerry Falwell Jr. Deletes Crude Tweet over Prayer Over Trump at Church  Christian News

Louisville's Southern Baptist seminary rejects call to make slavery reparations Courier Journal

Psychology and Christianity intersect at new Houston Baptist University institute Houston Chronicle

***TEACHING 

How to Make the Best of Bad Course Evaluations  Chronicle of Higher Education

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Newspapers thrown away at two universities following publication of controversial articles  Student Press Law Center

Civil Liberties Watchdog accuses Rutgers of using unconstitutional process to found student press  Inside Higher Ed 

***STUDENT LIFE

An astounding number of American college students are going hungry or homeless Business Insider

After Restraint And Seclusion, Students With Disabilities Pay An Emotional Toll  NPR

***ACADEMIC LIFE  

Sexual harassment, misconduct behind medicine professor’s dismissal Stanford Daily

A warning from the academic underground of adjuncts and contingent faculty Science Magazine

 

 

Articles of Interest - June 3

***TECHNOLOGY

Because of AI, the value of a computer science degree will “diminish over time,” says investor Mark Cuban  Vox 

This AI uses echolocation to identify what you're doing  Wired 

Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans  Economist

***BIG DATA & AI 

A means to preserve the integrity of video, AI models and digital archives—data that can be easily manipulated to change historical facts  Computer Weekly 

Google’s AI can create videos from start and end frames alone  Venture Beat 

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are clearly visible in the sky—and astronomers aren’t happy  MIT Technology Review

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA  

People Are Spending More Time on Instagram, at the Expense of Facebook and Snapchat  Adweek 

The quiet power of sound design  Wired 

Nancy Pelosi accuses Facebook of 'lying to the public' after it refuses to remove fake video  Mashable  

Instagramming Crowds Pack National Parks  NPR  

***WRITING & READING

A high school student says her principal’s graduation speech plagiarized Ashton Kutcher  FOX-8 

My phone helped me fall in love with books again  Salon  

***LANGUAGE

This crafty robot can write in languages it’s never seen before  Wired 

Iceland is inventing a new vocabulary for a high-tech future  Quartz 

***LITERATURE

Best Fiction – Spring 2019  The What 

Tony Horwitz, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dies At 60  Slate

The best recent poetry – review roundup  The Guardian

'Start With Truth And End With Art': Poet Ocean Vuong On His Debut Novel  NPR

How can I expand my reading of Indian literature?  The Guardian

Review: ‘Normal People’ harkens to 19th century literature to tell compelling contemporary love story  Post & Courier   

***POETRY

‘Don’t Read Poetry’ is a literary manual for the Instagram era  Washington Post

Five Centuries of Yiddish Poetry, Written by Women  Forward 

New doctors in Scotland are being given a book of poetry to help them deal with the stresses of the job  The i Paper

The Univ of Tenn at Chattanooga Poetry program receives $1 million endowment  News-9 

Foals Frontman Yannis is Currently Obsessed with Poetry And The Band Low  Vice 

An introduction to Georgian poetry, and the country’s beautiful alphabet Emerging Europe

Poetry Out Loud: The Finale Edition  Book Riot

***POETS

The Cautionary Tale of the ‘Female Byron’  The New York Times 

Fans Worldwide Prepare To Honor Bicentennial Of Walt Whitman's Birth  NPR 

A San Diego Poet and What She Saw in El Salvador  Consortium News

Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and the complex life of the ‘poet of America’   The Conversation

Tips from a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet  Everett Herald

What a San Diego Poet saw in El Salvador  Consortium News  

***GENDER   

Why women are called 'influencers' and men 'creators'  Wired 

Professor paid less than men: Judge says that doesn’t matter  Inside Higher Ed  

Virtual reality: how women are taking a leading role in the sector The Guardian

A Starbucks Customer Ordered a Simple Coffee. Then the Barista Went Too Far Inc.

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Kishi Bashi Uses The History Of Japanese Internment To Explore America Today  NPR

Who's doing the heavy lifting in terms of diversity and inclusion work?  Inside Higher Ed

Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill: Stamp puts Tubman's face on the twenty  USA Today

Who Counts as a Person of Color? Conversations on Diversity  Inside Higher Ed

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Is a construction company right in suing a cafe over the word cat?  The Guardian

Former student sues Oklahoma University over false rankings  The Oklahoman

This Teen Planned A School Shooting. But Did He Break The Law?  NPR

 ***GAMES & SPORTS

What online chess taught one teen about digital life  Wired  

Facing the ubiquity of fortnite in our kids' lives  Wired  

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

Security Experts Express Concern Over Electronic System To Check-In At Polling Places  NPR 

Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms  Washington Post 

Flipboard database hacks exposed users' account information  Cnet

Secret tracking device found in Navy email to Navy Times amid leak investigation raises legal, ethical questions  Military Times 

Russia demands Tinder give user data to secret services  Associated Press

Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete  Ars Technica

Privacy is Apple’s most premium product  The Next Web

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

Old politicians flock to new film media  Axios 

YouTube doesn’t want you to download their videos  Tools for Reporters  

***RELIGION

The False and Idolatrous Narrative of 'American Christianity' (opinion)  SoJo 

After harassment of Sikh bus driver, Maryland school district agrees to awareness training  Religious News Service 

The so-called (Billy Graham) Library is not a library: It has no archives. It has no archivist  Religious News Service 

Why politics may kill white churches (opinion)  Religious News Service

***RELIGION & MONEY 

Evangelical financial watchdog faces scrutiny over backing of errant megachurch  Religious News Service

The preachers getting rich from poor Americans  BBC 

A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’  Washington Post   

***POLITICS

Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X outvoted their elders in 2018 midterms  Pew Research Center

***GOOD NEWS 

Arizona softball team throws head-shaving party in support of teammate’s cancer fight  WHNT

I hated my neighbor: Then one lesson led to a life-changing friendship  Washington Post

Georgia girl saves sister from drowning in pool  WSAV-3  

***REALLY?!

6 Ideas That Were So Ahead Of Their Time Everybody Went Nuts  Cracked 

Lego dispute of biblical proportions sees Bible loving exhibitor walk from show  Stuff New Zealand 

***MUSIC 

Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry  The Verge

Generative music apps let your phone write songs for you  Wired   

***FILM

Carpe Diem! Dead Poets Society Turns 30: See Where the Cast Is Now  People 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Video measurement standard inches closer to reality  Axios   

Meredith Sells Sports Illustrated to Authentic Brands Group for $110 Million  Variety

***JOURNALISM

Phone Records of AP Journalists Seized by US Government  New York Times  

The latest key newsroom job: membership editor  Digiday 

Former reporter creates ‘Rate my Professor’ for newsrooms  Columbia Journalism Review 

Is this the greatest timed shot in TV journalism?  BoingBoing  

Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Journalism  The Atlantic

***FAKE NEWS 

To fight deepfakes, researchers built a smarter camera  Wired 

How Russia’s disinformation strategy is evolving  Poynter 

I plant trees for a living, but Flat Earthers tell me they don’t exist  Quartz  

I was a Macedonian fake news writer’  BBC  

Researchers Want to Build Fake Photo Detection Tools Right Into Our Cameras  Gizmodo

This doctor is recruiting an army of medical experts to drown out fake health news on Instagram and Twitter  CNBC

Twitter Buys Machine-Learning Startup That Helps Detect Fake News  Media Post  

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Washington Univ sued for violating the Public Records Act  KOMO News

Rutgers trampled the constitution by letting students vote to defund the newspaper, group says  NJ.com

***JOBS

How to quit your job on your terms  Poynter 

Tips on how to break into "long-form investigative journalism"  Twitter 

***FREELANCING

9 tips for branding yourself like a pro   Freelancers Union 

Freelance digital-only or digital-radio pitches on immigrant food, culture and history  PRI  

No, Freelancers are not banks  The Free Lancers 

The New York Times' Wordplay's Solver Stories  New York Times

Radical essay ideas  RaceBaitr

Paid contributors  Vegan lifestyle magazine launching in July  Twitter

Thoughtful, engaging book reviews between 1200-2500 words  Rumpus

Personal essays with a research/critical component  Catapult Story

Personal essays on mental health  The Breakdown

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT  

Southern Baptist leaders plan to remedy ‘insufficient’ approach to abuse claims  Religious News Service  

This Elite Science Group Finally Has A Way To Expel Members For Sexual Harassment BuzzFeed News

How reporting sexual harassment impacts a woman’s career  Fast Company

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Key findings about U.S. immigrants  Pew Research Center

Birth Control Still Tops List of Morally Acceptable Issues  Gallup

***BORDER ISSUES

I gave water to migrants crossing the Arizona desert. They charged me with a felony  Washington Post 

Extending 'Zero Tolerance' To People Who Help Migrants Along The Border  NPR

Nearly 900 migrants found at Texas facility with 125-person capacity: DHS watchdog  ABC News  

More people are actually moving from the US to Mexico  Business Insider

Botched family reunifications left migrant children waiting in vans overnight NBC News  

***HEALTH

10,000 Steps Per Day? Fitness Trackers Push It, But How Many Do You Really Need?  NPR

Is working out at the crack of dawn the key to productivity? We put it to the test  Fast Company

New compound which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs discovered  Science Daily

Viruses and other parasites may sync with their host’s biological clock — or reset it — to gain an advantage  Quanta Magazine

For Patients, It Matters How You Tell Your Story To A Doctor  NPR

***VACCINES

How the anti-vaccine movement crept into the GOP mainstream  Politico

Professor who links vaccines to autism funded through university portal  The Guardian

***TRAVEL

There Are Two Types of Airport People  The Atlantic

13 Ways Hackers Get You When You Travel  Reader’s Digest 

***FOOD

What banned substances might be hiding in your groceries? Find out now  The Guardian 

Fears grow over 'food swamps' as drugstores outsell major grocers  The Guardian 

***FAMILY

Does Having Divorced Parents Affect Your Marriage?  The Atlantic

Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions  Pew Research Center

***CHILDREN 

Nearly 30% of teens sleep with their phones, but parents’ device use may be more problematic  Quarz

The world slime convention! Let's Goo!  Wired 

You can’t teach schoolkids ‘resilience’ when they’re micromanaged every day  The Guardian 

***ANIMALS  

Octopuses' Big Brains And Unique Behavior Spur Basic Research  NPR

***NEUROSCIENCE  

The wagon wheel effect shows the limits of the human brain  Wired  

The Crucial Role of Brain Simulation in Future Neuroscience  Singularity Hub

***PHILOSOPHY

What wrapping a rope around the Earth reveals about the limits of human intuition  Aeon

***PRODUCTIVITY

10 Productivity Hacks From  Wired 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Measure Up  Becoming (my blog)

Why compassion fades  Big Think 

***HIGHER ED 

USC’s social work school may lay off nearly half of its staff and eliminate most of its part-time teaching positions  LA Times

College Students Aren't Checking Out Books at Libraries  The Atlantic

Investigation Finds No Basis for Former Arizona State U. Professor’s Viral Claims of Corruption  Chronicle of Higher Ed

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State  BuzzFeed News

Christian College Professor Resigns in Protest After School Leaders Conceal Lewd, Sexist Comments by Prominent Dean  Bayou Brief 

***LIBERAL ARTS 

The liberal arts are under attack: So why do the rich want their children to study them?  Washington Post

The value of a liberal arts education is more than most know  The Hill  

***TEACHING 

How Should Professors Respond When Students Ask for Accommodations?  Ed Surge 

Why One University Went All Out on Teaching Reading  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Why a New Kind of ‘Badge’ Stands Out From the Crowd  Chronicle of Higher Education

Aiding the Writing-Stalled Professor  Chronicle of Higher Education

Jury Trial for Caltech scholar who claimed he was fired for whistleblowing  Pasadena Now