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What causes fake news, and what are its solutions? Journalists from NPR, CNN and the founder of PolitiFact weigh in – Poynter

What causes fake news, and what are its solutions? Journalists from NPR, CNN and the founder of PolitiFact weigh in – Poynter | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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To fight online trolls, we must teach teenagers how to think like them

To fight online trolls, we must teach teenagers how to think like them | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
High school students can use empathy to fight back against trolls on twitter and other social platforms, according to the latest research on critical thinking skills, fighting fake news and supporting the First Amendment.
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Wheelchair-bound American Airlines passenger left overnight in airport

Wheelchair-bound American Airlines passenger left overnight in airport | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A 67-year-old woman was reportedly left in a wheelchair overnight at Chicago O’Hare International Airport after her American Airlines flight to Detroit, Mich., was canceled. Olimpia Warsaw had flow…
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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
New neuroscience research helps us maintain a work-life balance, handle job stress, increase success and wellbeing, and experience more happiness.
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How fake news can exploit pictures to make people believe lies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How fake news can exploit pictures to make people believe lies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
There are a range of hidden factors that influence whether we believe information, and an ANU researcher is warning something as simple as a photograph can make false claims seem more credible.
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Have science questions? This site has peer-reviewed studies with answers. - The

Have science questions? This site has peer-reviewed studies with answers. - The | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
PLOS Blogs covers everything from genomics to scientific controversies, biology to paleontology.
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Children's Books Get More Political and More Progressive

Children's Books Get More Political and More Progressive | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
More and more parents are buying picture books with politically progressive messages for their young children.
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A 3-Year Plan for Creating a 21st Century Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal

A 3-Year Plan for Creating a 21st Century Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Get Your Teen to Read a Classic Novel With Instagram Stories 

Get Your Teen to Read a Classic Novel With Instagram Stories  | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A third of today’s teenagers don’t read books for pleasure, reports a survey from the American Psychological Association. That’s nearly triple the number reported in the 1970s. And yet teens are reading—perhaps more than ever before. Glued to screens, they’re voraciously consuming words in the form of texts, photo captions, hashtags, notifications and news snippets splashed on social media.
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Did You Know the World Map You Grew Up With is Wrong?

Did You Know the World Map You Grew Up With is Wrong? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Did you know the world map you use probably isn't accurate? There's a growing shift away from the Eurocentric Mercator projection, which greatly distorts the sizes of countries.
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Study: Fake news is making college students question all news

Study: Fake news is making college students question all news | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“Our report suggests that in some ways, we have created for young people an extremely difficult environment of news. We need to figure out ways to guide them so they can navigate it,”
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Using Project Veritas As A Source Is Still Causing Headaches For Federal Prosecutors In Washington

Using Project Veritas As A Source Is Still Causing Headaches For Federal Prosecutors In Washington | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Prosecutors argue they didn’t intentionally mislead a judge and defense lawyers in withholding dozens of videos secretly recorded by Project Veritas during Inauguration Day protest-planning meetings.
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Podcasts Are Getting Newsier. Here Are 8 New Ones Worth a Listen. - The New York Times

Podcasts Are Getting Newsier. Here Are 8 New Ones Worth a Listen. - The New York Times | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Before ‘The Daily,’ five-day-a-week podcasts on current events were a rarity. Now ABC News, Vox, The Washington Post and other news organizations have gotten in on the game.
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Security footage shows woman in wheelchair was not abandoned at O’Hare Airport - The

Footage from security cameras at O'Hare International Airport show the woman whose family claimed she was left stranded in her wheelchair for hours after her flight was canceled was able to get out of the chair and take two smoke breaks before she was picked up by relatives.
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Allsides for Schools

Allsides for Schools | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Tools & Educator Resources Tools Useful tools for both students and educators. tools Educator Resources Classroom activities and lesson plans for educators. educator resources
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The Difference a School Librarian Can Make, According to a Parent

The Difference a School Librarian Can Make, According to a Parent | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
I consider myself lucky that my daughter got to experience having a really amazing school librarian. I can’t begin to tell you the difference it made to her elementary school years.
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How to stop your brain’s addiction to bad news

How to stop your brain’s addiction to bad news | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Your brain is wired to pay attention to bad news. Here’s how to hack that.
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Stop Dismissing Inclusive Children's Books as 'Too Political' | Literary Hub

Stop Dismissing Inclusive Children's Books as 'Too Political' | Literary Hub | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In a recent article for The Atlantic, Joe Pinsker reports on a recent trend of “woke” picture books, citing sources at Publisher’s Weekly and Barnes & Noble on the popularity of chi…
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Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Glacier cores reveal Icelandic volcano that plunged Europe into darkness
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Alex Edmans: What to trust in a "post-truth" world | TED Talk

Alex Edmans: What to trust in a "post-truth" world | TED Talk | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias -- the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs -- can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil's advocate in your life.)
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‘Defining the universe’: An essential in writing about survey data

‘Defining the universe’: An essential in writing about survey data | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Given the wide range of people we speak to for our polls – and the many issues we ask about – it’s important to be as clear as possible about who says what.
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“It Is Really Hard to Know What is Real” - Nieman Reports

“It Is Really Hard to Know What is Real” - Nieman Reports | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
They are not subscribing to newspapers. They are not watching television news. They seem to be on social media apps pretty much constantly, without much …
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Amazing Tweet Thread on Map Projections! // Exquisite Tweets from @neilrkaye, @clemens1986, @michaelpweir, @PaulHBeckwith, @pbett, @febrarium, @kmagnacca, @BarbyWT, @diafol1, @jjeadon, @CharlesPlager

Amazing Tweet Thread on Map Projections! // Exquisite Tweets from @neilrkaye, @clemens1986, @michaelpweir, @PaulHBeckwith, @pbett, @febrarium, @kmagnacca, @BarbyWT, @diafol1, @jjeadon, @CharlesPlager | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Amazing Tweet Thread on Map Projections!
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WHO scientists used Photoshop to doctor images in cancer research

WHO scientists used Photoshop to doctor images in cancer research | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Researchers affiliated with WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have been exposed for manipulating images in multiple research papers they have published over the years.
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