Fake News Vaccine
Hoax and fake news can spread like a virus (yeah, literally viral). That has inspired Cambridge scientists to develop a psychological “vaccine” to help people be immune from fake news on the internet. It works exactly like a vaccine: readers will be exposed to a small dose of fake fact, along with a general warning about fake news. More on Yahoo News.
I know. I know. These days all we hear about is the inauguration. To be honest, I also feel like I’m drowning in the plethora of information and articles. So, for you, I summed up highlights of interesting things inauguration-related to keep up with:
The women’s march!
..because what else? After all the hassles, the pros and cons, and the political/non-political dramas, it finally happened. Crowd experts estimate that the women’s march had 3 times more people than the inauguration itself. Talk about priorities. More on NYTimes.
Trump, the moth
The new president already inspired so many people. Including evolutionary biologist Dr. Vazrick Nazari who just discovered a moth species and decided to name it trump. Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, to be exact. Look, the resemblance is uncanny.
Wanna know something ironic? The rare moth are only known to live in some part of Southern California and Mexico. Yep, Mexico. More on WSJ.
The Trump-Musk unlikely team-up
After hinting about his space exploration ambitions in inauguration speech, the new president meet up with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is arguably the most important person in space exploration these days. Since the campaigning era, Musk has never been Trump’s biggest supporter. He even noted that he was “not the right guy.” Adding that “He doesn’t seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States.” – CNBC
These days, everything is political. So was Melania Trump’s choice of fashion, who many agreed was very Jackie O. American fashion designer Ralph Lauren dressed both Hillary Clinton and the new first lady. The matter of dressing Trump for inauguration has been a hassle since some designers like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford openly stated that they are not up for the opportunity.
Featured image: CNN