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2017-04-20 08:01:08     Reality Check: Are lower earners bearing the tax burden? - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39641222

The claim: Low and middle earners are bearing the burden...
Reality Check verdict: The government is very reliant on ...

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/Channels/economy and politics

2017-04-15 07:24:44     AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals | Technology | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...t-biases-research-reveals?...

An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised ... computers to interpret everyday language has been shown ... gender and racial biases.
The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequa ...

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/Channels/AI

2017-04-11 17:01:38     Why people prefer unequal societies : Nature Human Behaviour

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0082

There is immense concern about economic inequality, both... scholarly community and in the general public, and many ... equality is an important social goal. However, when peop... the ideal distribution of wealth in their country, they ... unequal soc

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2017-04-11 08:59:53     Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT 'cowboys' ride into sunset | Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/a.../us-usa-banks-cobol-idUSKBN17C0D8

Bill Hinshaw is not a typical 75-year-old. He divides hi... family – he has 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildr... U.S. companies avert crippling computer meltdowns.
Hinshaw, who got into programming in the 1960s when comp ...

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/Channels/techie/programming

2017-04-10 08:01:48     Why algorithms aren't working for women

http://www.feministcurrent.com/...ithms-arent-working-women/

Algorithms are everywhere. They’re the unnoticed mecha... determine everything from the temperature in your office... your Facebook feed, to the information Google shows you ... But there’s one big problem: these algorithms are not ... value-neutr

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/Channels/HCI stuff/intelligent interfaces
/Channels/HCI stuff/privacy and data control

2017-04-10 07:21:46     Inside Your Users’ Minds: The Cultural Probe · An A List Apart Article

https://alistapart.com/article/culturalprobe

By analyzing the results of your cultural probe, you can... of how users behave: what they love and hate, what motiv... what they do and why. Solutions based on this knowledge ... give users what they need, rather than what they say the... also help i

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2017-04-03 21:05:14     The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data - Atlas Obscura

http://www.atlasobscura.com/...o-changed-how-we-see-data?...

When he wasn’t blackmailing lords and being sued for l... Playfair invented the pie chart, the bar graph, and the ...

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2017-03-29 23:52:52     Measuring Worth - About Us

https://www.measuringworth.com/aboutus.php

There are two missions of this site. The first is to mak... public the highest quality and most reliable historical ... economic aggregates, with particular emphasis on nominal... measures, as well as real (constant-price) measures. The... here on the

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/Channels/techie/open data

2017-03-23 07:59:41     Peer review: a flawed process at the heart of science and journals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420798/

But does peer review `work' at all? A systematic review ... available evidence on peer review concluded that `the pr... review is based on faith in its effects, rather than on ... answer to the question on whether peer review works depe... `What is pe

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2017-03-21 20:19:19     Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” Is Our Most Misread Poem

https://www.theparisreview.org/...t-misread-poem-in-america/

Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”... everyone gets it wrong.

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/Channels/walking

2017-03-17 18:15:08     A bad abstract is good enough to be published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General | Quick Thoughts

https://jcoynester.wordpress.com/...ntal-psychology-general/

Some abstract succeed in telling a good story by distort... details of what was done and what was found . Some manus... way into prestigious journals because the editor and rev... by what they read in the abstract and don’t notice tha... with what i

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2017-03-13 18:47:54     Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI

http://www.kurzweilai.net/...thought-say-ucla-scientists?...

Illustration of neuron and dendrites. Dendrites receive ... stimulation (via synapses, not shown here) from neurons ... and propagate that stimulation to the neuron cell body (... sends electrochemical stimulation via an axon to communi...
Dendrites h

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/Channels/cognition and art/brain-stuff

2017-03-01 23:00:24     Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/veles-macedonia-fake-news/

stories in The Guardian and on BuzzFeed revealed that th... of 55,000 was the registered home of at least 100 pro-Tr... of them filled with sensationalist, utterly fake news

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/Channels/economy and politics

2017-02-14 10:57:46     University attacked by its own vending machines, smart light bulbs & 5,000 IoT devices | Network World

http://www.networkworld.com/...bs-and-5-000-iot-devices.html

Today’s cautionary tale comes from Verizon’s sneak p... 2017 Data Breach Digest scenario. It involves an unnamed... seafood searches, and an IoT botnet; hackers used the un... vending machines and other IoT devices to attack the uni... network.

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/Channels/HCI stuff/internet of things

2017-02-06 08:46:22     In referees we trust?: Physics Today: Vol 70, No 2

http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/PT.3.3463

In 1936 refereeing was not a universal practice at the w... scientific journals. It was not even a universal practic... Review. Einstein’s previous submission to that journal... Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) paper, was not sent out fo...
So Einstein

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2017-02-02 15:37:54     MacKay | Serendipity

http://www.easterbrook.ca/steve/?s=MacKay

We started from the question of how to take “back of t... calculations and make them explicitly shareable over the... shareable, but to turn them into structured objects that... updated, linked to evidence and so on (in much the same ... entries are

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/Channels/sustainability
/Channels/visualisation

2017-02-01 21:38:41    

http://emotions.periscopic.com/inauguration/?...

The inaugural address contains the first words uttered b... It is an untarnished moment during which the American le... presidential tone, inspire a country, put an election to...
An examination of the facial expressions of the last six ...
Shown here

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/Channels/HCI stuff/emotion and fun
/Channels/visualisation

2017-01-29 19:50:37     Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms - The Local

http://www.thelocal.at/...-hackers-as-guests-locked-in-rooms

One of Europe's top hotels has admitted they had to pay ... Bitcoin ransom to cybercriminals who managed to hack the... system, locking hundreds of guests in or out of their ro... was paid.

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2017-01-26 08:31:13     Based on a *True* True Story? — Information is Beautiful

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/...-a-true-true-story/

Based on a True True Story?
Scene-by-scene breakdown of Hollywood films

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2017-01-24 09:42:15     WikiCFP : Call For Papers of Conferences, Workshops and Journals

http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/home

WikiCFP is a semantic wiki for Calls For Papers in scien... fields. There are about 50,000 CFPs on WikiCFP. Over 100... use WikiCFP each month.

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/Channels/research methods
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2017-01-19 20:05:39     Humans aren’t the only great apes that can ‘read minds’ | Science | AAAS

http://www.sciencemag.org/...-only-great-apes-can-read-minds

For years, only humans were thought to have this key cog... attributing “false belief,” which is believed to und... empathy, teaching, and perhaps even language. But three ... apes—chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans—also know ... a false bel

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/Channels/cognition and art/consciousness

2017-01-15 15:33:53     Impact of Social Sciences – 10 Chrome extensions to help manage references, notes, citations and capture information.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/...citations-and-capture-information/

From literature searches to collaborative online writing... amount of the research process now takes place online.®.. Tattersall provides a list of useful Google Chrome exte... added to the browser to help facilitate the daily academ... Recommendat

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/Channels/bibliographic

2017-01-15 10:10:30     Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman | Technology | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...nagement-is-ruining-our-lives

The allure of the doctrine of time management is that, o... might finally be under control. Yet work in the modern e... for its limitlessness. And if the stream of incoming ema... Inbox Zero can never bring liberation: you’re still Si... boulder up

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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2017-01-11 13:03:40     Study finds women don't get same credit men do for co-authored papers

https://www.insidehighered.com/...-do-co-authored-papers?...

Her findings:
Men and women who are solo authors of most of their pape ...
When men co-author papers, each such paper is associated ...

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/Channels/research methods/metrics and altmetrics

2017-01-09 21:58:36     The Humans Working Behind the AI Curtain

https://hbr.org/.../the-humans-working-behind-the-ai-curtain

Our team learned from two years of researching the world... where content moderation is a steady stream of gig work,... practices of both the largest and the smallest companies... involve literally thousands of decisions about what cont... delete.

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2017-01-03 15:06:38     Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles / Boing Boing

https://boingboing.net/...utomated-book-culling-softwar.html

Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a ... called Chuck Finley -- entering fake driver's license an... into the library system -- and then used the account to ... books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the sy... that the bo

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/Channels/bibliographic

2016-12-27 19:54:49     Mapped: Which country is across the sea from Wales' coast? - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38331563

Have you ever stood on a beach in Wales and wondered wha... side of the ocean?
Finding the answer is not as simple as drawing a straigh ...
Map experts at Esri UK have created an interactive map w ...
Pembroke in Pembrokeshire, for example, faces Antarct

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/Channels/maps and geography
/Channels/Welsh

2016-12-27 09:25:00     BBC - Future - The man who studies the spread of ignorance

http://www.bbc.com/...an-who-studies-the-spread-of-ignorance

Proctor had found that the cigarette industry did not wa... know the harms of its product, and it spent billions obs... the health effects of smoking. This search led him to cr...
Agnotology is the study of wilful acts to spread confusi ...
It comes fr

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/Channels/digial media
/Channels/economy and politics
/Channels/research methods

2016-12-27 08:59:23     The farmer who built her own broadband - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37974267

"I'm just a farmer's wife," says Christine Conder, modes... members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is al... internet pioneer.
Her DIY solution to a neighbour's internet connectivity ...
That is 35 times faster than the 28.9 Mbps average UK

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/Channels/sustainability

2016-12-25 08:31:14     From yoga pants to smart shoes: The technology of touch - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38385039?CMP=share_btn_me

Imagine being able to navigate the streets just by recei... your footwear. Or feeling a tingle in your yoga tights i... position needs improvement.
And what if you could feel the things you're touching as ...
This is the science of haptics, the intersec

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/Channels/HCI stuff/eHealth
/Channels/physicality

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