Data can be used to limit damage from natural disasters and to improve our lives.
Trump supporters at a rally in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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A survey of voters shows white racial identity is on the rise. Psychologists explain how it's affecting the presidential election and how it will change American politics of the future.
A still image captured from a video from the Tulsa Police Department shows Terence Crutcher with his hands in the air.
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A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.
Teams collaborate to attack each other’s systems, and simultaneously defend their own.
By 2020, the cybersecurity industry will need 1.5 million more workers than will be qualified for jobs. What's the solution? Getting high school and college students excited about the industry.
A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
Hex code from the Blaster worm reveals the potential motivations of the worm’s creator.
How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
Good investment? What do your friends think?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
What makes your brain go all-in on what it thinks you’re seeing?
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How does your brain deal with the ambiguous and variable visual information your eyes collect? Neuroscientists think it bets on what's the most likely version of reality.
Ford, Brezhnev and their aides smile for the cameras as they sign the Helsinki Accords.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership departs from a half-century of diplomatic progress tying environmental and human rights issues to trade and security pacts.
The Lincoln Brigade Memorial in San Francisco.
For many contemporary observers, the Spanish Civil War was seen as very much of a piece with the war against Hitler and Mussolini. But then things changed. Why?
The rays of hope are there, if you look for them.
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Amid the gloom, here are some hopeful signs that we can meet our climate obligations.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten?
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How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?
Why race-conscious policies matter.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
The rate of suicides in jails is increasing.
A few high-profile cases of jail inmates who committed suicide reveal only a fraction of the problem. NYU expert digs into why jail suicides may be on the rise -- again.
Women have borne the brunt of global inequality.
The corporate world must embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority.
Warren Buffett’s voice has been one of the loudest arguing it’s time to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires like him.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
Living in supported smart technology homes is liberating for young people with disability who would otherwise be trapped in unsuitable nursing homes.
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Thousands of young people with disability who end up in nursing homes lead lives of isolation and boredom. Better and smarter housing finance and support options are at last being developed.
Does the place of breakfast matter?
More than 15 million children live in homes that do not have enough food. However, the number of children taking advantage of free breakfast in schools is low. What can schools do?
Old enough to break down? Electronic voting machines.
Decade-old computer equipment underpins the country's most important civic process. What happens when it breaks down?
Just a few of Donald Trump’s Twitter followers.
The jester of Twitter doesn't need traditional media or campaign war chests. Here's why.