Violence
Firearm homicide rate higher in US counties with greater income inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a new study.... more
Coming to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hulu in March  Windows Central · 16 hours
Kate Beckinsale in "The Widow" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon) Prepare yourself: Things are going to get mysterious. The month of March, to put it simply,... more
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these... more
Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns... more
Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap error pleads not guilty  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Tennessee nurse charged with reckless homicide after a medication error killed a patient has pleaded not guilty more
Great disparities exist in how news media cover terror attacks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Terror attacks carried out by Muslims receive on average 357 percent more media coverage than those committed by other groups, according to a University of Alabama researcher's newly... more
Branson hunts cash for Virgin space ventures  Sky News · 6 days
Sir ‎Richard Branson is hunting new funds for his commercial space ventures, months after halting a $1bn (£775m) Saudi-funded deal amid an international furore over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. more
China's Didi to restructure following passenger murders  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Chinese ride-hailing leader Didi Chuxing will streamline operations and make cuts to non-core business units as it doubles down on safety after the murders of two passengers clobbered its image, a source familiar with... more
China’s Didi is laying off 15% of its staff  TechCrunch · 1 week
China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi plans to let go 15 percent of its employees or about 2,000 people this year, sources told TechCrunch. The cut comes as the beleagured transportation... more
New Oxford University study finds no link between games and violence  Windows Central · 1 week
There's another study making the rounds. Over the past few years, there has been a fierce debate about whether certain video games cause violent behavior among... more
Blockchain can strengthen the credibility of meta-analyses  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When it comes to accumulating and assessing research evidence, meta-analyses are considered the gold standard as they allow researchers to analyze results from many studies on the same question. It is sometimes the case,... more
Better Worlds: a science fiction project about hope  THE VERGE · 1 week
Contemporary science fiction often feels fixated on a sort of pessimism that peers into the world of tomorrow and sees... more
Nano drops a million times smaller than a teardrop explodes 19th century theory  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Droplets emanating from a molecular 'nano-tap' would behave very differently from those from a household tap 1 million times larger -- researchers... more
Nano drops explode 19th century theory  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Droplets emanating from a molecular "nano-tap" would behave very differently from those from a household tap 1 million times larger—researchers at the University of Warwick have found. This is potentially crucial step for a number of... more
Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Today, a new breed of electronic devices, bearing unique properties, is being developed. As ultra-miniaturization continues apace, researchers have begun to explore the intersection of physical and chemical properties occurring at the molecular scale. more
New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows a statistical connection between homicide, blighted buildings and convenient stores. more
Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2D material  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have directly imaged 'edge conduction' in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, a newly discovered 2D topological insulator and quantum material. The research makes it possible to exploit this edge conduction feature... more
New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study led by LSU Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Matthew Valasik is the first to show a statistical connection between... more
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico's violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. more
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An astrophysics institute says it has "reduced activities" at two research sites in central Mexico because astronomers suffered so many assaults and other crimes more
Mental illness not to blame for gun violence, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Counter to a lot of public opinion, having a mental illness does not necessarily make a person more likely to commit gun violence. According to a new study,... more
As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Six months after an episode of “Homeland” showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) Vice President’s pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder... more
What FamilyTreeDNA sharing genetic data with police means for you  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Law enforcement can now use one company’s private DNA database to investigate rapes and murders. more
Serial fans, watch the HBO trailer for new Adnan Syed documentary - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The murder case that inspired the first season of the hit Serial podcast is getting a fresh look. more
Watch the HBO trailer for new Adnan Syed documentary, Serial fans - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The murder case that inspired the first season of the hit Serial podcast is getting a fresh look. more
Facebook bans four armed groups in Myanmar  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension and violence, after it banned four armed groups from its service. The U.S. company... more
Facebook bans four insurgent groups in Myanmar  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension and violence, after it banned four armed groups from its service. The U.S. company... more
YouTube expands test of its Instagram-like Explore tab to more devices  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
YouTube is expanding the test of its “Explore” feature, a new discovery tool it first introduced as an experiment within its iPhone app last year. Similar... more
New on Amazon Prime Video: White Dragon, Lorena and Giant Beast  Windows Central · 3 weeks
If you're into murder and mysteries, the month of February is for you on Amazon Prime video. It's time for another new generation (yes, again) to... more
Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Migrant women with temporary visa status are particularly vulnerable when it comes to domestic and family violence. That vulnerability is intensified when you add technology to the mix. more
A popular genealogy website just helped solve a serial killer cold case in Oregon  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
On Thursday, detectives in Portland, Ore. announced that a long-cold local murder case finally came to a resolution, 40 years... more
Police: Man executed in Texas in 1999 killed Oregon woman  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A convicted murderer who was executed by the state of Texas in 1999 has been identified via DNA as the person who killed a 20-year-old woman in Portland,... more
SteamWorld Dig 2 joins Xbox Play Anywhere  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Now you can play SteamWorld Dig 2 anywhere. Recently, SteamWorld Dig 2 launched on Xbox One without my fanfare. The game takes you on a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. When an... more
School suspensions don't stop violence – they help students celebrate it  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When school officials suspend students, the idea is to maintain a safe environment and deter violence and other problematic behavior on the school campus. more
School homicides have become more common and more deadly, CDC data show  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what too many students across the country already know: The incidence of... more
Putting understudied terrorists under a microscope  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bombs exploding, hostages taken and masked gunmen firing machine guns are all types of terrorist attacks we've seen. According to new Michigan State University research, it's the attacks we don't see—cyberattacks—that happen more often and can... more
Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Part of what makes terrorists so frightening is their penchant for unpredictable, indiscriminate violence. One day they could attack a global financial center. And the next they could hit a neighborhood bike path. more
Engineers develop novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two-dimensional (2-D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) nanomaterials such as molybdenite (MoS2), which possess a similar structure as graphene, have been donned the materials of... more
Researchers understand reproductive behaviors and olfactory abilities of African pouched rat  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Thousands of people - many of them children - are hurt or killed by land mines each year, so finding these devices before they explode is... more
Scientists tackle breeding challenges of land mine-finding rats  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Thousands of people—many of them children—are hurt or killed by land mines each year, so finding these devices before they explode is critical. more
Taking magnetism for a spin: exploring the mysteries of skyrmions  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices. more
Andes Grew to Towering Heights in Two Explosive 'Growth Spurts'  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
As the now-iconic Andes Mountains rose skyward along the western coast of South America dozens of millions of years ago, violent volcanic activity rocked the continent, a new... more
Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices. more
YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know what’s changing about the planet  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire culture of... more
Taking magnetism for a spin: Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications... more
YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know that the planet is doing okay  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire... more
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