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Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, report finds

16 Jan 17:07 | U.S. News

Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse, according to a RAND Corporation report. read more »

Check Out What's New For You This January

10 Jan 17:00 | Entertainment

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Twitter, Trump and sexual assault: A call to men for action

8 Jan 15:23 | U.S. News

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men to condemn violence against women, finds a first-of-its-kind study by Michigan State University scholars. read more »

Everyone loves a good story….

28 Dec 2017 | Entertainment

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Could a new app help cure loneliness?

21 Dec 2017 | World

Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their more »

Fake social media accounts can be hazardous to your health

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Fake social media accounts already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher says these automated accounts are even more dangerous -- they can be bad for your more »

How great is the influence and risk of social and political 'bots?'

20 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

The role and risks of bots, such as automated Twitter accounts, in influencing public opinion and political elections continues to provoke intense international debate and controversy. read more »

How do you spot a Russian bot?

18 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

A team of researchers has isolated the characteristics of bots on Twitter through an examination of bot activity related to Russian political more »

Music streaming sites benefit indie singers at the expense of top 100 artists

18 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

While free or low cost music streaming sources like Spotify decrease the use of paid music platforms, such as iTunes, a new study shows they significantly increase exposure for and access to lesser known or indie artists that fall outside the top 100 or even top 500 listings. read more »

Better than peppermint bark, bark, bark

17 Dec 2017 | Entertainment

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The Gift That’s Naughty and Nice

16 Dec 2017 | Entertainment

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Books to Give You Bragging Rights

14 Dec 2017 | Entertainment

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Books to Give You Bragging Rights

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Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

6 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health more »

Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. read more »

What's Your Literary Flaw?

30 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

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Whats Your Literary Flaw?

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Small news outlets have big impact on public discourse

10 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

If three small news outlets wrote about a topic such as jobs, the environment or immigration, discussion of that topic rose notably across social media, a new large-scale study reports, and public opinion on the topic could be swayed several percentage points in the stories' ideological directions. read more »

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

8 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

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Why did the penguin cross the road?

7 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

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Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’ and social media-driven echo chambers

7 Nov 2017 | World

The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, UNESCO said in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of more »

Holiday gift ideas from the pros

7 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

Plus, a chance to win book picks from our authors!read more »

Dare to Go Darker with Fifty Shades

6 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

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Youth uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens

3 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the more »

Social media data use needs tighter research controls, experts say

2 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Information shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users' consent, a study more »

By the pricking of our thumbs...

31 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Wicked reading this way comes! View in Browser:

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These Books are the Cat’s Meow

29 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

The Purr-fect Reads for National Cat Day View in Browser:

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Information re-sharing on social network sites in the age of fake news

26 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

New research has found because people want to react and fill in the blanks during extreme events such as shootings, they tend to spread information rapidly no matter whether or not the news is true or false and the source is trustworthy or more »

Make No Bones About It 💀

26 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

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With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

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Machine learning detects marketing and sale of opioids on Twitter

26 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online. read more »

You’ve Got the Write Stuff

25 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

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Scare up a Little Fun This Halloween

24 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Trick-or-Treat Your Kids to these Spooky Books View in Browser:

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Book Some You Time

21 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Books to Help You Become Your Best You View in Browser:

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These Reads are Ready for their Close Up

20 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

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The Man Booker Prize Winner Everyone is Talking About

18 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders View in Browser:

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Celebrating the New Nobel Prize Laureate

6 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day and more recommended readsread more »

Make Space on Your Shelf

5 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

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The 2017 National Book Awards Finalists Are...

4 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Presenting our five 2017 National Book Award Finalistsread more »

Books So Good They’ll Go Platinum

3 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Stories from Some of the Biggest Names in Music View in Browser:

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Take a Peek at What's Coming Up!

2 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

Coming Soon in Fiction & Nonfiction View in Browser:

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New for You in History & Politics

1 Oct 2017 | Entertainment

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Nothing Is Better Than Reading Together

29 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Stories for Adults & Kids to Share View in Browser:

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New for You in Historical Fiction

27 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Discover New Historical Fiction Books View in Browser:

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Be a Part of Banned Books Week

25 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Celebrate the Freedom to Read without Censorship View in Browser:

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Shhh! These books have a secret…

22 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Riveting reads you won’t be able to put down View in Browser:

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Llamas and Dragons and Corduroy, Oh My!

21 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Introducing Penguin Print House View in Browser:

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Reliance On 'Gut Feelings' Linked To Belief In Fake News

20 Sep 2017 | World

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests. read more »

Political Polarization? Don't Blame The Web, Brown Study Says

20 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by a Brown University economist has found that recent growth in polarization is greatest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely to use the internet and social more »

Discover the companion volume to The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

18 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

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From the Page to the Red Carpet

17 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Our 2017 Emmy Award Nominees View in Browser:

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Variety is the Spice of Life: Add a Few Paperbacks

16 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive.

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The Life of a Book

16 Sep 2017 | Entertainment

Get the Inside Scoop on Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhereread more »