Who must be killed to beat ISIS and al Qaeda?

Ana­lysts and his­to­rians of ter­rorism are divided on the effec­tive­ness of “lead­er­ship decap­i­ta­tion” — an approach that has been at the heart of the Obama Administration’s policy through the widespread […]

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Immigrants and crime: Crunching the numbers

The basic claim is at best unsus­tain­able or more likely pure fic­tion. A fact cre­ated out of thin air,” Ramiro Mar­tinez, a crim­inal jus­tice pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, told PolitiFact. […]

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Who commits mass shootings?

Much more than race, gender appears to have a direct cor­re­la­tion on whether or not someone becomes a killer. “Murder is a man’s crime,” said James Alan Fox, a crim­i­nol­o­gist at […]

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What Tsarnaev deserves

Now the real Boston Marathon trial can begin. A fed­eral jury’s deci­sion to con­vict Dzhokhar Tsar­naev of 30 charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bomb­ings was the most anti­cli­mactic of […]

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Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles

In med­i­cine, finding a sub­stance that attacks can­cerous tumors without destroying the healthy tissue around it has long been the Holy Grail. From tar­geted reme­dies such as mon­o­clonal anti­bodies to surgery, […]

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Give the unemployed a second chance

With three unem­ployed workers for every job opening, employers can be selec­tive. In star­tling research, Rand Ghayad, a labor econ­o­mist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, found that prospec­tive employers con­sis­tently threw out […]

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My business accepts Bitcoins

The five-​​​​year-​​​​old dig­ital cur­rency is increas­ingly being adopted by brick-​​​​and mortar busi­nesses, including den­tists, pet bou­tiques — even a small honey busi­ness in Utah. In 2012, about 1,000 busi­nesses used BitPay, […]

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