Immigration and crime: What does the research say?
by cosmoso

Charis Kubrin, University of California, Irvine; Graham C. Ousey, College of William & Mary; Lesley Reid, University of Alabama, and Robert Adelman, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Editor’s note: In his first week in office, President Donald Trump showed he intends to follow through on his immigration promises. A major focus […]

11-Page Memo Proposes Using National Guard To Round Up Immigrants
by cosmoso

Homeland Security proposed mass deportations in 11 states in a memo leaked through the Associated Press yesterday, while the Trump administration claims it was rejected as an ‘early draft’ White House spokesman Sean Spicer said there was “no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants” despite the leaked memo […]

Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Gets Investments From Top 3 Japanese Banks
by cosmoso

Tokoyo, Japan just got a whole lot more bitcoiny — and investors are looking up After nearly a year of bitcoin rallying in the Asian pacific, the largest bitcoin exchange in Japan, bitFlyer, has managed to raise over 3 billion Yen ($27 million USD) from the top three banks in the country, Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho […]

Tiny satellites poised to make big contributions to essential science
by cosmoso

Tiny satellites, some smaller than a shoe box, are currently orbiting around 200 miles above Earth, collecting data about our planet and the universe. It’s not just their small stature but also their accompanying smaller cost that sets them apart from the bigger commercial satellites that beam phone calls and GPS signals around the world, […]

ACLU Has Filed Lawsuit Challenging Executive Order on Refugees
by cosmoso

President Trump’s executive order banning Muslims and refugees from terrorist prone Middle Eastern nations is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union The National Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole, tweeted this morning that the ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s executive order barring refugees from middle eastern countries to enter […]

2017 is Stranger Than George Orwell Imagined..
by cosmoso

A week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s “1984” is the best-selling book on Amazon.com. The hearts of a thousand English teachers must be warmed as people flock to a novel published in 1949 for ways to think about their present moment. Orwell set his story in Oceania, one of three blocs or mega-states […]

CDC Cancels Climate Change Conference in February
by cosmoso

A major, almost overnight shift of Democrat to Republican values in the White House has yielded chilling effects throughout the country, climate change being affected the most Yesterday, Badlands National Park had tweeted pro-climate change scientific data, only to be taken down hours later and a statement released by the park saying the person who […]

The factories of the past are turning into the data centers of the future
by cosmoso

We live in a data-driven world. From social media to smart cities to the internet of things, we now generate huge volumes of information about nearly every detail of life. This has revolutionized everything from business to government to the pursuit of romance. We tend to focus our attention on what is new about the […]

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?
by cosmoso

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading news. When it’s all mixed in with reliable information from honest sources, the truth can be very hard to discern. In fact, my research team’s analysis of data from […]

In our Wi-Fi world, the internet still depends on undersea cables
by cosmoso

Recently a New York Times article on Russian submarine activity near undersea communications cables dredged up Cold War politics and generated widespread recognition of the submerged systems we all depend upon. Not many people realize that undersea cables transport nearly 100% of transoceanic data traffic. These lines are laid on the very bottom of the […]