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What if it happened again? What we need to do to prepare for a nuclear event

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imageAtomic cloud over Hiroshima.By 509th Operations Group via Wikimedia Commons

As we observe the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it may seem like the threat from nuclear weapons has receded. But it hasn’t; the threat is actually increasing steadily. This is difficult to face for many people,...

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There's no code of ethics to govern digital forensics – and we need one

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imageHow to deal with all that digital evidence?West Midlands Police, CC BY-SA

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am neither a digital forensics practitioner nor do I play one on television.

I am, however, a professor in, and former chair of, an academic department at a research university that houses a graduate program in...

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How Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter taught us not to look away

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imageKen Kendricks Jr puts his hands together in prayer at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown on August 22 2014. Adrees Latif/REUTERS

One year ago, on August 9 2014, then-police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Wilson estimated during the grand jury hearings that the entire incident...

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How can we support kids in learning more than one language?

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imageThose who know more than one language have a competitive edge.The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA

There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages.

Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the labor market, with those fluent...

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Rather than make energy more expensive, it's time to invest in the technologies of tomorrow

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imageThe EPA Clean Power Plan imposes limits on power plants' carbon emissions. ataferner/flickr, CC BY-NC

Democrats (myself included) enjoy ridiculing Republicans who deny the scientific consensus behind climate change. But we then deny the inconvenient truth behind our own preferred climate policies: they will have regressive...

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Lackluster jobs growth and stagnant wages show why the Fed shouldn't raise interest rates just yet

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imageWorkers are still feeling a little pinched.Empty wallet via www.shutterstock.com

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that in July, the economy created 215,000 jobs, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3% and hourly wages over the past 12 months grew by 2.1%. Meanwhile, consumer prices are up only...

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The shaming of Walter Palmer for killing Cecil the Lion

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imageAngry messages taped up outside Palmer's dental office were repeated thousands of times online.Eric Miller/Reuters

US trophy hunter Walter Palmer must be the world’s most hated dentist.

News that Palmer had killed Cecil, a handsome and well-known lion in Zimbabwe, sparked outrage both online and off.

Palmer quickly...

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The little-known history of secrecy and censorship in wake of atomic bombings

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imageTwo months after the bombing at Hiroshima. US Department of Defense

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago, is one of the most studied events in modern history. And yet significant aspects of that bombing are still not well known.

I recently published a social history of US censorship in the aftermath of...

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Can't seem to stop those ads following you around? Why not become 'metaliterate'?

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imageInformation overload?Leo Hidalgo, CC BY-NC

In today’s mobile media environment, an incredible amount of information is available to every one of us, every minute of every day.

With our cell phones close by, we can easily search for answers to trivia questions, word definitions or find the perfect recipe for the...

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