Should facial recognition software be banned on college campuses?

A heated debate is occurring at the University of Miami.

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  • Students say they were identified with facial recognition technology after a protest at the University of Miami; campus police claim this isn't true.
  • Over 60 universities nationwide have banned facial recognition; a few colleges, such as USC, regularly use it.
  • Civil rights groups in Miami have called for the University of Miami to have talks on this topic.

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What blinking slowly means to cats, according to science

Scientists confirm that slow blinks are an effective way to connect with a cat.

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  • Cats accept the presence of humans with whom they exchange a slow blink.
  • A slow blink is likely a visual statement of nonaggression.
  • Owners and strangers alike can bond with a cat using the slow-blink greeting.
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    Typeface matters: Donations go up depending on typeface choice

    A study in the hospitality industry shows the importance of design, including during a pandemic.

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    • Ohio State University researchers found that the right type choice drives up donations in the hospitality industry.
    • Warmth-focused versus competence-focused messages were matched with handwritten or machine-written typefaces.
    • This research could help restaurants and hotels make targeted design choices as they struggle to survive.
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    Study: Pandemic rumors may have killed hundreds of people

    Pandemic rumors and information overload make separating fact from fancy difficult, putting people's health and lives at risk.

    • An "infodemic" describes a dangerous time when an overload of information makes evaluating that information difficult.
    • A new study found that pandemic rumors and conspiracies lead to people mistrusting governments and health agencies, leading to hundreds of avoidable deaths.
    • Experts recommend that health agencies track misinformation, while individuals take steps to protect themselves from the infodemic.
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    The benefits of a good apology and how to make one

    A good apology can do great things. A bad one can cause trouble. Know the difference.

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    • No one likes to admit they were wrong, but we still have social norms that suggest we all do it from time to time.
    • A well done apology can show respect, build trust, save relationships, and maintain your self-esteem.
    • Saying "I'm sorry you feel that way" does not count.
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