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The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds

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Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.

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Scientists Want to Study Your Tweets; Is It Ethical?

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Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and five other institutions are collaborating to explore legal, ethical, and privacy concerns surrounding a field of study so new it lacks ethical standards.

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Hurricane Harvey Through the Eyes of the Internet

USC Information Sciences Institute's John Heidemann tracks internet outages as they hit Southeast Texas

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Parenting in the Age of YouTubeKids

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Benjamin Burroughs spends hours studying children's videos on YouTube. A father of three kids who teaches and researches how technology shapes people's lives, Burroughs is fascinated by the growing number of fun, elaborate entertainment videos aimed at babies, toddlers, and children up to 5 years old. The videos may offer parents a break and provide young minds with stimulating content.

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Psychologists Available to Discuss Charlottesville Violence

As you are reporting on various aspects of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, psychologists are available to discuss how white supremacy, racism and prejudice can lead to extremism, how police should handle potentially violent demonstrations and how to help children and adults deal with trauma and grief.

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APA Offers Resources for Dealing with Racism, Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence

The American Psychological Association has many resources available for the media and the public in covering and dealing with the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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By the Numbers: American Youth Increasingly Exposed to Extremist Messages Online, Virginia Tech Expert Says

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Virtual Detectives Use Social Media to Study Global Fashion Trends

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Each day billions of photographs are uploaded to photo-sharing services and social media platforms, and Cornell University computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze this visual treasure trove through deep-learning methods. Kavita Bala, professor of computer science; Noah Snavely, associate professor computer science at Cornell Tech; and Kevin Matzen have released their results in a new paper, “StreetStyle: Exploring world-wide clothing styles from millions of photos.”







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