In defense of Facebook’s newsfeed study

Is it prob­lem­atic that Face­book was the one to run the study, and for com­mer­cial pur­poses? If you’re feeling exploited — either by Facebook’s col­lec­tion of data or by the […]

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Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Col­orado movie the­ater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger. All were young loners with no crim­inal his­tory who went on shooting sprees, leaving devastated […]

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Why bill success is a lousy way to keep score in Congress

Joshua Tucker: The fol­lowing is a guest post from John Wilk­erson and Nick Stramp of the Uni­ver­sity of Washington’s Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence and David Smith of the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ences at Northeastern […]

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