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PODCAST | Funding the “Raindrops:" DoD and the US Research Ecosystem

By Rushyannah Killens-Cade and David Stout
The Department of Defense (DoD) shares a symbiotic relationship with the U.S. research ecosystem -- one that has generated tremendous breakthroughs for national security and economic prosperity
Streets under water and homes partially submerged in extensive Hurricane Harvey flooding in Texas on August 31, 2017

Living with Environmental Change

By Joan Aron, Allyson Kennedy and Britta Voss
Science has the capacity to bring together people, ideas, and solutions across borders, disciplines, sectors, ideologies, and traditions. This was the theme of the 2019 Annual AAAS meeting, with over
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Consent in the context of genetic information: Does it really only belong to you?

By Shanni Silberberg and Lucy Erickson
“Genetics isn’t just about you. It’s about your family, too.” -- 23andMe Remember the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when Facebook allowed some people’s personal data to be passed to an app called “This
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Do No Harm: An Ethical Data Life Cycle

By Vandana Janeja
Although research protocols to protect human beings have been in place for a while now, the pervasiveness of multiple types of data and their use make it less clear where the impact on human beings is
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Increasing participation of women in computing fields: A data science perspective

By Vandana Janeja and Lucy Erickson
We live in an age when everyone understands the importance and pervasiveness of data—the pictures we take, the activities we track, the transactions we make, and the websites we visit. Data can often
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Blockchain: What is it really?

By Justin Li
Moving from 2018 and into 2019, the world of cryptocurrencies has been through a tumultuous year. But as the focus has increasingly shifted to blockchain technology instead, let's step back and take a