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After this episode, you’ll be able to explain how quantum mechanics affects everything from the way your jeans are cut to the headphones you use. Cindy Zhi/The Conversation NY-BD-CC

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: The explainer episode

The explainer episode. The Conversation, CC BY67.5 MB (download)
Today on Trust me, I'm An Expert, we're explaining the tricky topics: what is quantum mechanics? What does the research say about lone actor terrorism? And why do people like pimple popping videos?
Anti-terror police guard the house of the family that detonated bombs in Surabaya, Indonesia, May 15 2018. Fully Handoko/EPA

How people become suicide bombers: the six steps to terrorism

To prevent people from climbing the staircase to terrorism, educating people about the values of tolerance should start early.
An armed member of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps stands guards near the terrorists detention center inside the compound of the Mobile brigade police headquarters in Depok, West Java on Thursday. Mast Irham/EPA

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Analysis from two experts on reasons behind the recent terrorist inmates' brutal act in a maximum-security prison in Depok, West Java and how Indonesia can prevent similar attacks from happening.
A man places a placard before a vigil remembering the victims of a deadly van attack at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto on April 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

How Toronto is recovering from the van attack

Toronto is grappling with a new normal a week after a heinous van attack killed 10 people and left many injured. Here's how cities recover from disasters, both emotionally and physically.
A group of women pay their respects at a memorial wall dedicated to the victims of the Toronto van attack. Wednesday, April 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

If misogyny was a factor, is Toronto rampage a terrorist act against women?

The word "terrorism" has not been used officially to describe the Toronto van attack. But if it's shown the accused was inspired by misogyny, Canadian law allows for terror to be added to murder charges. Should it?
Two students comfort each other during a candlelight vigil held to honour the victims of Elliot Rodger in Isla Vista, Calif., in May 2014. Was Toronto’s van attack suspect inspired by Rodger? (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The dark possible motive of the Toronto van attacker

Was the suspect in Toronto's van attack inspired by a misogynist mass killer in the United States?
A Toronto policeman is being praised for the way he apprehended a suspect who was accused of killing 10 people by driving a van onto a busy sidewalk.

Why didn’t he shoot? The Toronto cop who did everything right

The Toronto cop who apprehended the van attack suspect is being lauded internationally for refraining from using deadly force as he apprehended him. Here's how everything went right for the constable.
The scene of the April 22 attack. EPA/Heydayatullah Amid

Eyewitness: a deadly bombing in Kabul

An attack on a voter registration killed at least 57 people, and left scores more deciding where to go now.

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