Alan Barclay

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Beware! 8 sinister consequences of Google and Amazon drones

Last week, Google unveiled Project Wing, the company's take on delivery drones and its latest attempt to use tech and data to make the world a better place -- Google says it will initially use drones for disaster relief.<p>But I'd be remiss if I didn't point out a few of the possible unintended …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

First female Navy commander leaves ship amid affair claim

<b>The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is understood to have left her vessel after allegations of an affair with one of her officers.</b><p>Cdr Sarah West, 42, was coming to the end of a seven-month deployment on board the Type 23 frigate HMS Portland.<p>The Ministry of Defence would not …

The Power of Maps, Past and Present

New ways of envisioning how America once looked, and how it is changing.<p>One of our partners in our American Futures project, along with <i>Marketplace</i> radio, is the Esri mapping/geographic-info company of Redlands, California. Here are two interactive maps Esri has recently produced that I think are …

The drug legislation dilemma

Copyright: Benis Arapovic | Dreamstime.com A menace to society? Our current policies to control drugs and alcohol are having ‘disastrous results’, …