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  • Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes on Social Media
    by Staff on May 16, 2021 at 11:42 am

    5/16/21 Truth decay Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Researchers have found that just twelve individuals are responsible for the bulk of the misleading claims and outright lies about COVID-19 vaccines that proliferate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. read more

  • Agreement Reached for Bipartisan Probe into U.S. Capitol Riot
    by Guest Writer on May 14, 2021 at 11:46 am

    5/14/21 Insurrection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee announced an agreement Friday to form a panel to conduct a bipartisan investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.  The deal was announced in a statement by committee Democratic Chairman Bennie Thompson and its top Republican, John Katko.  read more

  • Cyberspace Is Neither Just an Intelligence Contest, nor a Domain of Military Conflict; SolarWinds Shows Us Why It’s Both
    by Staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:44 am

    5/14/21 ARGUMENT: Cyberspace operations Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Operations in cyberspace—at least those perpetrated by nation-state actors and their proxies—reflect the geopolitical calculations of the actors who carry them out. Strategic interactions between rivals in cyberspace have been argued by some, like Joshua Rovner or Jon Lindsay, to reflect an intelligence contest. read more

  • “Paradigm Shift” to Fight Airborne Spread of COVID-19 Indoors
    by Staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:42 am

    5/14/21 Pandemic prevention Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink. A group of 39 researchers from 14 countries, including two from CU Boulder, say that needs to change to reduce disease transmission and prevent the next pandemic. read more

  • Supply Chains and National Security—the Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    by Guest Writer on May 14, 2021 at 11:40 am

    5/14/21 Supply chain security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments National power relies on globally efficient and intertwined supply chains. These highly interconnected supply chains are a fact of life, bringing benefit and vulnerability. Supply chain vulnerability stretches across whole sectors of the U.S. economy and is a national security issue in that sense: a set of interests that if disrupted could directly affect the health and well-being of the United State and its allies. read more

  • Crashing Chinese Rocket Highlights Growing Dangers of Space Debris
    by Staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:38 am

    5/14/21 Space debris Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments This weekend, a Chinese rocket booster, weighing nearly 23 tons, came rushing back to Earth after spending more than a week in space—the result of what some critics, including NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, have attributed to poor planning by China. Pieces of the rocket, dubbed Long March 5B, are believed to have splashed down in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, and no one was injured. read more

  • A Dangerous Fire Season Looms as the Drought-Stricken Western U.S. Heads for a Water Crisis
    by Guest Writer on May 14, 2021 at 11:36 am

    5/14/21 Wildfires Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal in much of the region. Reservoirs are being drawn down, river levels are dropping and soils are drying out. read more

  • New Biodefense Lab to Focus on Food Security
    by Staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:34 am

    5/14/21 Food security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will begin a five-year partnership to help safeguard the U.S. food supply. read more

  • Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers | ISIS Used Chemical Weapons | Chip Funding, and more
    by Staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:32 am

    5/14/21 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 Marine Corps Officer Becomes First Active-Duty Service Member Charged in Jan. 6 Attack, DOJ Says  (Kristine Phillips and Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY) read more

  • New Legal Tools to Combat China Threats | Wuhan Lab COVID Escape? | Apple Using Forced Labor from Xinjiang, and more
    by Staff on May 14, 2021 at 11:31 am

    5/14/21 Our picks: China watch Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 New Anti-Spying Laws Turn Spotlight on Academics “Working for the Enemy”  (Charles Hymas, The Telegraph) Ministers may be given civil powers to impose curbs on suspected foreign agents, even if there is not enough evidence for a prosecution. read more

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