The Daily Populous

Saturday February 10th, 2018 night edition

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"Facebook became inhospitable terrain for those who want to offer quality content like ours.".

—Sérgio Dávila, Folha de S. Paulo.

By contrast, the newspaper's analysis found, "fake news pages received five times the number of engagements that professional journalism received.".

"These problems have been aggravated in recent years by the mass distribution of deliberately false happened in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.".

The decision to abandon Facebook was ultimately "a reflection of internal discussions about the best ways to get the content of the newspaper to reach its readers," the paper concluded.

Responding to Folha's move, Jeff Benício, a columnist for the Brazilian news and entertainment website Terra, urged other organizations to do the same.

"If there's a mass exit, the social network will lose relevance and become...a virtual space for family and friends to joke around. »

Can UV Light Fight the Spread of Influenza?

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The findings suggest that use of overhead far-UVC light in hospitals, doctors’ offices, schools, airports, airplanes, and other public spaces could provide a powerful check on seasonal influenza epidemics, as well as influenza pandemics.

Several years ago, Brenner and his colleagues hypothesized that a narrow spectrum of ultraviolet light called far-UVC could kill microbes without damaging healthy tissue.

The far-UVC light efficiently inactivated the flu viruses, with about the same efficiency as conventional germicidal UV light. »

Chimpanzee Self-Control Is Related To Intelligence, Georgia State Study Finds

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ATLANTA—As is true in humans, chimpanzees’ general intelligence is correlated to their ability to exert self-control and delay gratification, according to new research at Georgia State University.

The research finding relates back to the famous “marshmallow test,” an experiment originally performed at Stanford University in the 1960s.

This was the first such study to examine the relation between general intelligence scores and delayed gratification abilities in chimpanzees. »

Neutral Milk Hotel's 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' Turns 20

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Not much more time had to pass before In The Aeroplane Over The Sea was a genre unto itself.

In the ’90s the scene was a critical cause célèbre, and rightfully so, yet these days Aeroplane overshadows over the entire operation.

Some of that stature had to do with the mystery surrounding Neutral Milk Hotel and Mangum in particular, which ramped up in Aeroplane’s aftermath. »

Boston University Student Quits After Charlottesville Rally

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Fuentes said that he has received 15 death threats via email and social media in the past week.

Some right-wing extremists are slated to speak at the rally, and Boston leaders have spoken out against hate and violence in advance.

We must, I believe, explicitly denounce white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that make such claims. »