Confirmation Bias: Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?

– Hey, hey, come here.Do you know that Rupaul claimsthat Trump touched him inappropriately in the ’90s,or that Obama signed an executive orderbanning the Pledge of Allegiance in schools nationwide?Okay, we all know that that was some grade A,top shelf, premium, fake news.But you knew that, right?You’re way too smart and well-informed to fall for […]

Behind the Headlines – August 16, 2019

– (female announcer) Production funding forBehind the Headlines is made possible in part by:the WKNO Production Fund,the WKNO Endowment Fund,and by viewers like you. Thank you.– County Commissioner and candidate for mayor,Tami Sawyer tonight on Behind the Headlines.[dramatic orchestral music]I’m Eric Barnes with The Daily Memphian.Thanks for joining us.I am joined tonight by Tami Sawyer,County […]

POP CULTURE: Why We Love Disaster News

In another incident todayten people died in a terrible (inaudible) crashthere was a huge fireball…Female Reporter: After days of torrential rain thelandslide completely buried the house killing theinhabitants, 32Male Reporter 2: Shortly after take-off the plane’s left-handedjet blew up. Passengers reported hearing a bang before (fades)Female Reporter 2: When the giant crocodile rushed to him […]

Important news from Speaking of Chemistry

Matt: You may want to sit down for this.These things are never easy.I’m just going to come right out and let this disembodied voice say it:Disembodied Reactions Voice: Speaking of Chemistry is leaving the Reactions channel.Manny: But we are excited to announce that you’ll be able catch us over on the newand improved C&EN channel […]

American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)

[FDR]: So first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have tofear is fear itself. Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzesneeded us to convert retreat into advance. Yesterday, December 7, 1941—adate which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenlyand deliberately attacked by naval and air forces […]

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