The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
By Sheril Kirshenbaum, Douglas Buhler, The Conversation
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation.
By Lucia Perez Diaz, The Conversation
A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya.
By Nicole L. Novak and Natalie Lira, The Conversation
In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. California led the nation in this effort at social engineering.
By Trina Hamilton and Winifred Curran, The Conversation
Gentrification is not the only path for improving urban neighborhoods. A cleanup in Brooklyn and Queens offers another, more inclusive model that scholars have dubbed 'just green enough.'…
By Tamar Carroll, Lara Nicosia, The Conversation
Wikipedia's coverage on women is less comprehensive, and its volunteer editor base is mostly male. What can be done to change the numbers?…
By William J. Kinsella, The Conversation
During the Cold War, the U.S. built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
By Nathaniel von der Embse, The Conversation
In order to prevent future mental health problems among at-risk students, schools must do a better job of screening for mental health problems earlier.
By Stephanie Malin, The Conversation
Today, most of the uranium that powers U.S. nuclear reactors is imported. But many communities still suffer impacts of uranium mining and milling that occurred for decades to fuel the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms race.
By Hiba Baroud, The Conversation
This year’s report urged the government and private sector to increase spending by US$2 trillion within the next 10 years, in order to improve not only the physical infrastructure, but the country’s economy overall.
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