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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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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
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1.5 to Stay Alive!

By Gillian Bowser and Elisabeth Gilmore
With much fanfare, in 2015, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The 21st Convention of Parties (COP21) adopted The Paris Agreement as a plan for global action to mitigate
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Advances In Science Propel Optimism

By Sutyajeet Soneja
My fellow scientists, as you continue to work towards bigger and better things, keep being a force for science. But more importantly, be a force for optimism.