A quarter century of righting wrongful convictions

Twenty-​​​​five years ago today, an Illi­nois court over­turned Gary Dotson’s con­vic­tion for rape and aggra­vated kid­nap­ping after DNA tests per­formed on the bio­log­ical evi­dence in the orig­inal rape kit excluded […]

A virtual outbreak offers hints of Ebola’s future

Some com­puter sim­u­la­tions focus on the risk of Ebola spreading to other coun­tries. Alessandro Vespig­nani, at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, cre­ates those models, using infor­ma­tion about air travel and other kinds of […]

Aid to the rescue

In a paper pub­lished in 2011 Markus Brückner, then of the Uni­ver­sity of Ade­laide, esti­mates the impact of aid on 47 coun­tries between 1960 and 2000. Donors tend to give […]

Market Basket: A tale of 2 executives

As Market Basket busi­ness nego­ti­a­tions go on behind closed doors, the drama of the ordeal is playing out on a very public stage. After what seemed like much silence, there came […]

Ebola and the fiction of quarantine

Amid heated debate, the Ebola virus came to the United States on Sat­urday, August 2, 2014, aboard a Gulf­stream jet char­tered by the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion. The […]