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The Terrorism Ecosystem

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of reports of terrorism. Yet we all can do something to stop it. This is especially true of those who work (as I do) at journalism: writing news and editing and publishing. Do journalists have a special duty when terrorism becomes news? It’s widely thought that journalists […]

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The Lumps Problem

The Big Flash picture of the cosmic microwave background radiation shows the early universe was smooth as butta but today it has great clusterings of galaxies with giant gaps between. Theory says it got this way with gravity. The tiny variations shown in the Big Flash picture were unstable. Anywhere that was a fraction denser […]