Blog:  iNSolution

You can’t shut down government text-​​mining

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors David Smith and Ryan Cordell are inter­ested in hidden social net­works. In par­tic­ular, they want to under­stand how ties between edi­tors, writers, politi­cians, busi­ness mag­nates, etc., made the […]

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Two realities: science and the federal budget

Last week I met with asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence W. D. Kay, hoping for a primer on the fed­eral budget. I keep hearing terms like seques­tra­tion and appro­pri­a­tions and […]

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Ecosystems serve up a healthy portion of prevention

A few months ago incoming fac­ulty member Brian Hel­muth saw a camel on the side of a river in the East Hammar Marsh in Basra, Iraq. “At first I thought, […]

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Data for the debates

Sixty mil­lion people are expected to tune in on Wednesday night to watch the first pres­i­den­tial debate of this elec­tion season. While the debates them­selves may not deter­mine the outcome […]