Friday, January 20, 2017

Assorted links

1. Life on a submarine.

2. The NYT on where fake news comes from. I think the current media enthusiasm understates the difficulty of separating "fake" from not "fake" in all but the most obvious cases, of which the case in the article is one example.

3. This Atlantic piece channels The Bell Curve on the importance of worrying about Americans of low intelligence but never mentions either the book or Charles Murray. Amazing. Where was the editor on this one?

4. Advances in cultural appropriation: beer yoga

5. On the health effects of diet soft drinks. Whew! It is episodes like this that make me worry just a bit about adding press mentions to the department's annual review form that feeds into the merit pay process.

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