Need a little boost during finals week?

Check out the winners of the “Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards“!

FLOW ART STATION. “Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’.” FLOW ART STATION. 10 May 2017. Web. 22 May 2017. <https://flowartstation.com/2017/05/10/hilarious-winners-of-the-first-annual-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards/&gt;

 

 

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The Great A.I. Awakening

“How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.”

By GIDEON LEWIS-KRAUS

Read more from the New York Times Magazine HERE.

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N.a. “The Great A.I. Awakening.” Mobile.nytimes.com. 14 Dec. 2016. Web. 16 May 2017. <https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/magazine/the-great-ai-awakening.html?nytmobile=0&gt;

Fighting Fake News!

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“Did your mother call you to tell you that liberals hate science?  Did your Facebook feed pop up with an article on a new pesticide that’s going to kill us all?  Did one of your friends breathlessly tell you that president-elect Donald Trump was going to pardon mass shooter Dylann Roof?  You might have heard any or all of these stories, but there’s one thread connecting all of them: they’re not true.The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you’ll use for the rest of your life.  This LibGuide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online, plus a chance to exercise your newfound skills. Please feel free to share this guide with others.  If you are a librarian, you are welcome to use this guide and its contents for your own purposes.”

http://iue.libguides.com/fakenews

“The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead wins the National Book Award

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“Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.”

Read more HERE.