When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media.
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The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. And so?
The most recent police debacle to hit the news involves the Oakland Police Department and a sex scandal. No big shocker huh?
Consider how public policy treats firearms access among the seriously mentally ill – an especially difficult question that often arises after rampage shootings
California’s largest independently owned parking management company, Nexus Parking Solution (NPS), has recently launched an initiative to begin designated parkings spots for women citing “safety concerns”.
As someone who has researched and taught about sex work and human trafficking for more than two decades, I know that for some individuals, no amount of evidence or logic will change their opinion that sex work is intrinsically wrong.
For excavators – archaeologists, but also looters like the Islamic State, or ISIS – the opportunity for discovery in modern Iraq and Syria is dazzling. The countries lie within the Fertile Crescent,…
The IT companies and the European Commission also aim to continue their work in identifying and promoting independent counter-narratives, new ideas and initiatives, and supporting educational programs that encourage critical thinking.”
Prescription opioid abuse and its downstream effects have reached epidemic proportions in the United States.
The level of security and safety in the commercial airline industry is mainly judged by examining specific types of fatal incidents and compliance with existing regulations.
Did you hear about the secret meeting earlier this month at Harvard Medical School? The one where scientists schemed to create a parentless human being from scratch?
Despite this academic support, the nation is arguably no closer to consensus on this issue than it was 150 years ago.
Populist leaders today may not abolish multi-party systems, free press, individual freedom, or instigate actual war both inside and outside the country. But we can’t ignore the danger they present.
Less than a decade after the introduction of the first iPhone, more people reach for their smartphones first thing in the morning than reach for coffee, a toothbrush or even the partner lying next to them in bed.
These inaccurate statements are either intentional lies meant to mislead the public or they are evidence that the people who are supposed to be in charge of oversight do not know what they are supposed to be overseeing.
Ultimately, it’s an evolutionary arms race. Offspring continually evolve strategies to steal resources, while mothers evolve strategies to defend their resources.
Generic – or what is now considered “old school” – phishing attacks typically took the form of the infamous “Nigerian prince” type emails
For the record, I’ve been a “vegetarian” for about 20 years and nearly “vegan” for six. I’m not opposed to these eating practices.
In a surprise move on Wednesday Donald Trump formally named Monica Lewinsky as his Vice Presidential pick even after Ted Cruz and Kasich bowed out of the race.
Very few notions generate as much intellectual resistance, hostility, and derision within academic circles as a belief in the historical importance or efficacy of political conspiracies.
On April 19, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. The resolution has sparked debate, but for most public health experts, the idea that pornography…
One of the prominent themes in this year’s presidential primaries is the state of the American military. In his April 27 foreign policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump summed up the majority…
Directed by Michael Ratner, “Gonzo @ The Derby” premieres at 10 a.m. May 3 online at espn.com/30for30/shorts and will air during the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on May 6.
U.S. institutions of higher education and U.S. local governments are under extraordinary pressure to cut costs and eliminate from institutional or governmental ledgers any expenses whose absence would cause little or no…
Amid the global threat of terrorism, the actual attacks that occur can vary widely. Terrorists aim at different targets in different locations, and tend to be either shooting or bombing or both