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  • U.S. counterterror official: Iran spends $1 billion annually supporting terrorism
    by Guest Writer on November 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

    11/16/18 TerrorismEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsThe United States Coordinator for Counterterrorism said that Iran spends nearly $1 billion annually supporting terrorist groups across the Middle East, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe reported Thursday. read mor […]

  • U.S. documents suggest charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Assange
    by Guest Writer on November 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

    11/16/18 The Russia connectionEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsU.S. court documents suggest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been criminally charged by prosecutors in a case that could be related to the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. elections. read mor […]

  • The bitter lesson of the Californian fires
    by Guest Writer on November 16, 2018 at 11:45 am

    11/16/18 California firesEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  0California is burning, again. Dozens of peoples have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the state’s history. read mor […]

  • Using social media to weaken impact of terrorist attacks
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:44 am

    11/15/18 Terrorism & social mediaEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsGovernments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism experts from around the world offer guidance to authorities to better manage the impacts of terror attacks by harnessing media communication. read mor […]

  • World’s biggest student-led cybersecurity games announce winners of CSAW 2018
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

    11/15/18 CybersecurityEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsA team of four computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) once again took home top honors at the 15th anniversary edition of  Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the world’s largest student-run cyber security event. Hosted by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, this year’s event was held 8-10 November and featured international competitions, workshops, and industry events. read mor […]

  • Preventing chemical weapons as sciences advance and converge
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:40 am

    11/15/18 Chemical weaponsEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsRevolutionary advances in science and technology are threatening the ability of the Chemical Weapons Convention to prevent the development, possession and potential use of chemical weapons. Scientists warn of this increased chemical weapons risk, which is the result of rapid scientific change. read mor […]

  • Houston's urban sprawl dramatically increased rainfall, flooding damage during Hurricane Harvey
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:38 am

    11/15/18 FloodsEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Commentsread mor […]

  • Technology assesses bridge safety after powerful storms
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:36 am

    11/15/18 Infrastructure protectionEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsHurricanes and heavy rains often cause strong, overflowing river currents that can damage critical infrastructure, such as bridges. For example, after Hurricane Katrina, many National Guard convoys loaded with aid did not drive on bridges for fear the bridges could not support the heavy trucks. To safely transport, they had to use roundabout roads or boats to reach Katrina survivors. read mor […]

  • Natural solutions can reduce global warming
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:34 am

    11/15/18 Climate risks mitigationEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsRestoring the United States’ lands and coastal wetlands could have a much bigger role in reducing global warming than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive national assessment to date of how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and stored in forests, farmland, grasslands and wetlands.  read mor […]

  • Was your voting machine hacked?; surveillance kills freedom; anatomy of a conspiracy theory, and more
    by Staff on November 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

    11/16/18 Our picksEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  0China violated Obama-Xi cyber pact banning cyber-enabled economic espionage: NSA official (Andrew Blake, Washington Times) China has violated a bilateral agreement with the United States, reached during the Obama administration, that bans either country from conducting state-sponsored, cyber-enabled economic espionage against each other, a top U.S. National Security Agency official claimed Thursday. read mor […]

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