When peace officers dress for war

Much has been written about how the mil­i­ta­rized response of local police made mat­ters worse in Fer­guson, Mo., fol­lowing the Michael Brown shooting on August 9. Many point to the […]

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Why big data isn’t necessarily better data

Tech companies—Facebook, Google and IBM, to name a few—are quick to tout the world-​​​​changing powers of “big data” gleaned from mobile devices, Web searches, cit­izen sci­ence projects and sensor networks. […]

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Special Report: Learning In The Digital Age

Higher-​​​​education admin­is­tra­tors are warming up to adap­tivity, too. In a recent Inside Higher Ed/​​Gallup poll, 66 per­cent of col­lege pres­i­dents said they found adaptive-​​​​learning and testing tech­nolo­gies promising. The Bill […]

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Influential Few Predict Behavior of the Many

To demon­strate their tech­nique, Yang-​​​​Yu Liu of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston and his col­leagues looked at the entire human meta­bolic net­work and found that con­cen­tra­tions of about 10 per­cent of […]

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