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Article ID: 705460

Helping Families Navigate the Digital World

Seattle Children's Hospital

Digital devices like the iPad have only been around for about 10 years, but in that short amount of time, they have become ingrained into everyday life and research examining their impact on young children is limited.Tune into 60 Minutes this Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT as Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, discusses with Anderson Cooper the evolving digital age children are growing up in today and how his research hopes to uncover the impact this new era has on a child’s developing mind.

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Article ID: 705161

Creighton professor dedicated to rooting out social media's trolls

Creighton University

An expert in online behavior and social media networks, Samer Al-khateeb, PhD, is in his first semester on the Creighton faculty and working on a book on social cyber-forensics, a field in which he’s been active for several years dating back to his graduate school days at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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10-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    4-Dec-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703776

Developing Tools to Combat ‘Fake News’

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

In order to combat this issue, tools and practices need to be developed to help consumers and journalists filter the information they are constantly being fed.

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12-Nov-2018 9:50 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704454

Breaking Through The Medical Fake News Bubble

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

To combat "fake news" that undermines health information, a pair of health scientists explain what to think about when trying to break through people's spheres of influence when it comes to research.

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27-Nov-2018 10:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 704368

NYU School of Medicine Releases Largest-Ever Open-Source Dataset to Speed Up MRIs using Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Facebook AI Research

NYU Langone Health

NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology is releasing the first large-scale MRI dataset of its kind as part of fastMRI, a collaborative effort with Facebook AI Research (FAIR) to speed up MRI scans with artificial intelligence (AI). This initial dataset release includes more than 1.5 million anonymous MR images of the knee, drawn from 10,000 scans, in addition to raw measurement data from nearly 1,600 scans.

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26-Nov-2018 12:00 PM EST
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    21-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704125

Canadians’ and Americans’ Twitter language mirrors national stereotypes, researchers find

McMaster University

A new study examining differences in the language used in nearly 40-million tweets suggests national stereotypes—Canadians tend to be polite and nice while Americans are negative and assertive—are reflected on Twitter, even if those stereotypes aren’t necessarily accurate.

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16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 703912

When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

Stony Brook University

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary research from 2017 about late-night tweets.

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13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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