Archive for ‘March, 2014’

May the Loudest Voice Win?

  As far as free speech cases went, it was a strange one. An elementary school in North Carolina told a male student, Grayson Bruce, to…

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Big Data for Big Problems

  In Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question,” the year is 2061, and for decades a computer called Multivac has been helping humanity design the…

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Sunday Links: March 9th, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   An update on the unrest in Venezuela. [BBC]   Cities are losing the fight to regulate guns. [The Atlantic]…

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Avoiding Another Cold War

  The unrest in Ukraine has reached a fever pitch. Following the departure of President Yanukovych from Kiev, Russia has sent troops to three military bases…

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The Necessary Unfairness of College Admissions

  It starts at the beginning of high school, for some even earlier: your principal, your teachers and your guidance counselors tell you that if you…

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