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Can Algorithms Help Wind Down Mass Incarceration?

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:20pm

How Do Algorithms Predict Criminal Behavior? (Above the Noise/KQED)
Host Myles Bess takes a deeper look at how algorithms are being used in the criminal justice system — and whether not computer programs make better predictions about criminal behavior than humans.

Algorithms and Criminal Justice Reform

It’s no Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science

Where Are All the Green Spaces?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:22pm

Featured Resource: Holes of Happiness (Pothole Gardener)
“Holes Of Happiness” is a short documentary looking at the reactions of the public to some pothole gardens that have been popping up around East London. Artist Steve Wheen, better known as the Pothole Gardener, aims Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science

Do No-Kill Shelters Really Benefit Animals?

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:22pm

This post is part of KQED’s Do Now U project. Do Now U is a biweekly activity for students and the public to engage and respond to current issues using social media. Do Now U aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for learners of all ages. This Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science

Would You Support a Ban on Disposable Chopsticks?

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:43pm

This post is part of KQED’s Do Now U project. Do Now U is a biweekly activity for students and the public to engage and respond to current issues using social media. Do Now U aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for learners of all ages. This Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science

Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 5:33pm

Featured Media Resource: Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News? (Above the Noise/KQED)
In this video, host Myles Bess breaks down the research around why our brains can so easily make us believe that fake news is real news.

ABOVE THE NOISE, a new YouTube series Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science

Should We Use Drones to Pollinate Crops?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:47pm

This post is part of KQED’s Do Now U project. Do Now U is a biweekly activity for students and the public to engage and respond to current issues using social media. Do Now U aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for learners of all ages. This Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science

Should Science Be a Political Issue?

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:35pm

Featured Resource: Voices From the March For Science? (Above the Noise/KQED)
Thousands of people of all ages participated in marches for science across the country on April 22. But some scientists feel that marches like these are a mistake and risk politicizing science. In this Read More …

Source:: DoNow Science