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  • Social Media and Vaccine Misinformation
    by Staff on February 18, 2020 at 11:40 am

    2/17/20 Truth decay Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments People who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media, according to a study of vaccine knowledge and media use by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. read more

  • Courtrooms Seldom Overrule Bad Science
    by Staff on February 18, 2020 at 11:38 am

    2/17/20 Courts & science Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments In television crime dramas, savvy lawyers are able to overcome improbable odds to win their cases by presenting seemingly iron-clad scientific evidence. In real-world courtrooms, however, the quality of scientific testimony can vary wildly, making it difficult for judges and juries to distinguish between solid research and so-called junk science. read more

  • Strengthening the U.S. System of Care for Infectious Diseases
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:44 am

    2/16/20 Epidemics Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments What does experience with past outbreaks suggest about the strengths and gaps of the current system of care for rare but serious infectious diseases? How might the current system be strengthened or more formalized to address those gaps? How could a more formalized system be financed, both in terms of initial investments and long-term sustainability? A study published by RAND in 2018 offers answers which relevant to the present. read more

  • Brazil: Court Accepts Homicide Charges over Dam Collapse Which Killed 270
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:43 am

    2/17/20 Infrastructure Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments More than 270 people were killed in January 2019 when Brazil’s Brumadinho dam burst. Last Thursday a Brazilian state court decided that the former CEO of Brazilian mining giant Vale and employees of a German safety auditor will have to stand trial for homicide. read more

  • German Extremists Planned Mosque Attacks to Plunge Country into “Civil War”: Prosecutors
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:42 am

    2/17/20 Terrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Following police raids across Germany late Friday, in which twelve members of a far-right extremist terror cell were arrested and in which documents and phones were seized, investigators say that the extremists were planning “shocking” large-scale attacks on mosques in Germany. read more

  • Building the Cybersecurity Workforce of the Future
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:40 am

    2/17/20 Cybersecurity Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments This year marked the third Cybercore Summer Camp for area high school students and teachers, and the first year that cybersecurity was included in the STEM Summer Camp for younger students at the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI). It was also Idaho’s first year as a statewide participant in the national Girls Go CyberStart competition. And 2019 saw two area high school students spend the summer as cybersecurity interns at the laboratory. INL offers a recap of all the ways “INL is building the cybersecurity workforce of the future.” read more

  • Out-of-Context Photos Are a Powerful Low-Tech form of Misinformation
    by Guest Writer on February 17, 2020 at 11:38 am

    2/17/20 Truth decay Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When you think of visual misinformation, maybe you think of deepfakes – videos that appear real but have actually been created using powerful video editing algorithms. The creators edit celebrities into pornographic movies, and they can put words into the mouths of people who never said them. read more

  • Aliens May Be Sending Us Probing Messages Every 16 Days
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:34 am

    2/16/20 Planetary security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Breakthrough Listen Initiative on Sunday released data from the most comprehensive survey yet of radio emissions from the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy, the region around its central, 4-million-solar-mass black hole, and observations of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov. read more

  • The Next Deadly Pathogen Could Come from a Rogue Scientist. Here’s How We Can Prevent That.
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:33 am

    2/17/20 Argument Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments In the past few years, something new has become possible in biology: cheaply “printing” DNA for insertion into a cell. read more

  • Russia Knows Just Who to Blame for the Coronavirus: America
    by Staff on February 17, 2020 at 11:33 am

    2/17/20 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Last week marked the deadliest day yet in the battle with coronavirus, with 242 deaths reported in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. Amy McKinnon writes in Foreign Policy that as the virus has spread around the world, so to have conspiracy theories cropping up everywhere from India to Australia. read more

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