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Article ID: 693902

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

American Sociological Association (ASA)

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue in what was dubbed a “Unite the Right” rally, which had been organized mostly online. The next day, August 13

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3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693531

Facebook’s Release of Content Guidelines a Step in the Right Direction, Virginia Tech Expert Says

Virginia Tech

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26-Apr-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693305

Applying Network Analysis to Natural History

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

By using network analysis to search for communities of marine life in the fossil records of the Paleobiology Database, the team, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was able to quantify the ecological impacts of major events like mass extinctions and may help us anticipate the consequences of a “sixth mass extinction.”

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23-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693290

What Are ASMR Videos? How Do They Work? A Psychologist Explains.

Arizona State University (ASU)

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23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693299

Telling Job Seekers How Many Other People Have Applied Increases Applications, Could Boost Diversity

Tufts University

Telling job applicants how many people applied for a job on LinkedIn – regardless of whether the number of applicants was high or low – increased the number of applications, a finding that could help companies that are seeking more diverse applicant pools, according to a new analysis from Tufts economist Laura Gee, Ph.D.

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23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693245

Body's Natural High, Prescription Drug Misuse, Health Implications of Legalized Marijuana, and More in the Marijuana News Source

Newswise

The Latest News On Marijuana Research

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20-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692901

Researchers Use Search Engines, Social Media to Predict Syphilis Trends

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur.

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16-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692724

Distracted by Social Media, But Students Are Still Listening

American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that social media distraction in the classroom interferes with visual, but not auditory, learning in college students. The paper is published in Advances in Physiology Education.

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12-Apr-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692699

‘Fake News’ Audience Among the Heaviest Internet Users, Study Finds

Northwestern University

Findings suggest real news is failing as a corrective to false information perpetuated by fake news

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12-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692680

The Data Debacle: Many Unaware Researchers Study Their Social Media

University of Kentucky

If you're unaware that your tweets could be analyzed by researchers and published in studies without your consent, you're not alone. A majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers often gather and study their tweets according to a new study.

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12-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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