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Is social media behind the rise of veganism?: More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the

blog post image Is social media behind the rise of veganism?: More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?

After years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world: But messaging apps are picking up the

blog post image After years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world: But messaging apps are picking up the slack, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds in its 2018 Digital News Report.

Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks: Over the last two decades, large-scale

blog post image Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks: Over the last two decades, large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases have resulted in high levels of morbidity, mortality, and overall economic burden for affected regions. As complex networks become increasingly popular...

The scariest chart in Mary Meeker’s slide deck for newspapers has gotten even a teeny bit scarier: Since 2011, the share

blog post image The scariest chart in Mary Meeker’s slide deck for newspapers has gotten even a teeny bit scarier: Since 2011, the share of Americans' media consumption that happens in print has dropped about 40 percent. But the share of American ad dollars that go to print has dropped more than 60 percent. Print...

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve - Web Courseworks: "The annual Hype Curve evaluation each year is to speak

blog post image 2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve - Web Courseworks: "The annual Hype Curve evaluation each year is to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. We use our knowledge of practical use cases to...

Team-based learning (TBL) in the medical curriculum: better than PBL?: Internationally, medical schools have long used a

blog post image Team-based learning (TBL) in the medical curriculum: better than PBL?: Internationally, medical schools have long used a variety of approaches to develop hybrid Problem based learning (PBL) curricula. However, Team-based learning (TBL), has gained recent popularity in medical education. TBL maintains...

What to Do When a Patient Has a 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo: “We’ve always joked about this, but holy crap, this man

blog post image What to Do When a Patient Has a 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo: “We’ve always joked about this, but holy crap, this man actually did it.” This is a good account in The Atlantic and highlights the ethical debate about consent. Many doctor and medico-legal comments have been circulating on social media...

Using social media to support small group learning: Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less

blog post image Using social media to support small group learning: Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less didactic lecture-based teaching. This creates new challenges and opportunities in how students are best supported with information technology. We explored how university-supported...

Technology as the New Tobacco - The Scholarly Kitchen: Comedian Bill Maher draws a disturbing parallel between social media

blog post image Technology as the New Tobacco - The Scholarly Kitchen: Comedian Bill Maher draws a disturbing parallel between social media and cigarettes.

Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says: Adults often bemoan the amount of time young

blog post image Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says: Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a...

Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News: You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing

blog post image Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News: You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you won’t...

67% of Americans use social media to get some of their news; Twitter and Snapchat for news are getting more popular: Sixty-seven

blog post image 67% of Americans use social media to get some of their news; Twitter and Snapchat for news are getting more popular: Sixty-seven percent of Americans report getting some of their news via social media at some point, according to a Pew Research survey of just under 5,000 U.S. adults conducted last month...

Development of games prevents cognitive decline in elderly people: The study in Brazil involved a control group and a third

blog post image Development of games prevents cognitive decline in elderly people: The study in Brazil involved a control group and a third group of people who learned to play video games

Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study:

blog post image Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study: Objective To investigate the association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all cause mortality. Design Prospective population based...

Acid attacks have been happening in the UK for 200 years, so why are we only talking about them now?: Around eight years

blog post image Acid attacks have been happening in the UK for 200 years, so why are we only talking about them now?: Around eight years ago, when researching the screenplay for my short film “Shrouded”, I spoke to women who were victims of acid attacks, but had chosen to wear the Niqab to cover their scarred faces. The...

AI Can Help Patients Recover Ability to Stand and Walk: Neural nets and robotic harnesses can aid patients after spinal

blog post image AI Can Help Patients Recover Ability to Stand and Walk: Neural nets and robotic harnesses can aid patients after spinal cord injury, stroke. "After the volunteers walked roughly 20 meters using the neurorobotic platform to familiarize themselves with the apparatus, three patients with spinal cord...

Charlie Gard judge said case highlights "pitfalls" of social media: Mr Justice Francis said the case had escalated to an

blog post image Charlie Gard judge said case highlights "pitfalls" of social media: Mr Justice Francis said the case had escalated to an 'international scale' and had even involved President Trump, the Vatican and Theresa May and allowed ill-informed statements to dominate the public debate. In applying existing and...

Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and the new old fear of manipulating the masses: "Fears of mass manipulation by new media are

blog post image Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and the new old fear of manipulating the masses: "Fears of mass manipulation by new media are as old as mass media themselves. Almost every expansion of media or new media technology provoked paranoia about the contagious emotions of 'the masses.'"

WHO | Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO has been informed of a cluster of illness and deaths

blog post image WHO | Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO has been informed of a cluster of illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of DRC. On 11 May, the Ministry of Health informed WHO that of 5 laboratory samples tested for...

An Animated Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and How the Media Creates the Illusion of Democracy:

blog post image An Animated Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and How the Media Creates the Illusion of Democracy: For nearly as many years as he’s occupied the public eye, famed linguist and anarchist philosopher Noam Chomsky has made claims that might have discredited other academics.