Amanda Eggert

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Geologists: Supervolcanoes Can Bury Huge Expanses, But Only in Slow-Motion

Geologists offer evidence that the biggest volcanic eruptions ooze their way to destruction.<p>If you live in the western United States, the chances are very good that you live within the cradle of a supervolcano. Yellowstone is but the most famous example.<p>There are volcanoes, and then there are …

Earth Science

Five Hammock Camping Myths, Busted

Yep, hammocks are great in the winter too! (Image courtesy of Serac Hammocks.) "Camping" is a word that invokes a certain scene in most people’s …

Camping

16 YA Books You'll Want To Read This Spring

Time to start book budgetin'.

Books

This one interactive map hints at how much data we're all sharing

Today, the activity tracking service Human released a cool visualization that shows all the physical activity of its users in a few major cities around the world for a 24 hour period.<p>Whether or not you’re interested in being motivated to get a few more steps in each day or not, it’s one hell of a …

Apps

Missouri Democrats continue nearly 19-hour filibuster of anti-LGBT religious freedom measure

Missouri Democrats took control of the state Senate floor around 4:30 PM CT Monday to filibuster an anti-LGBT "religious freedom" measure, and they …

How Does Big Data Change Social Media Marketing Strategies?

The amount of data businesses have today to analyze and utilize is unprecedented, and it’s literally growing every second. With so much data …

The growth of executive power has turned politics into war

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about polarization in politics. Need a primer? Catch up here.</b><p><i>Dana Nelson is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt chair of English and American studies at Vanderbilt University. She</i> …

Political Science

ISIS Head Possibly Killed in U.S. Strike

Middle East

100-Foot Asteroid Flies by Earth Without Colliding

Whew!<p>We can all breathe a sigh of relief. A 100-foot wide asteroid whizzed by the Earth on Monday night and (obviously) avoided a collision with our …

At Supreme Court, Debate Over Phone Privacy Has A Long History

Underlying the debate over Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is the idea that cellphones hold the most intimate details of our daily lives. That wasn't always so obvious. As the role of technology changes, so have our attitudes, and one …

Privacy

The Second Largest Religion in Each State

<i>Click to enlarge</i><p>While the United States population has become less religious in recent years, the overwhelming majority of Americans still identify …

Pop Culture

Brilliant Data Visualization Brings The History Of Hip Hop To Life

Rapid advances and innovations in digital information technology have given us the means to gather data and produce new information on a massive scale. How do we bring this information to people in ways that are both informative and easy to comprehend? Sophisticated data visualization is one …

Data Visualization

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …

Central African Republic

21 Scary Things Big Data Knows About You

What does big data know about <i>you</i>?<p>Quite a lot.<p>Every time we use a computer, access our phones, or open an app on a tablet, we’re leaving a digital trail. Most people are vaguely aware that Google knows what they’ve searched for, or that Facebook knows who their friends are, but it goes much, much …

Angry Birds

B-52 bombers to take on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> American B-52 bombers are "ready and able" to strike ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, a top Air Force official confirmed Monday.<p>The air campaign against ISIS is "taking a toll on our aircraft, our readiness and our airmen" but the "venerable B-52 ... remains ready and able to meet …

Military

JFK's Nephew Blows the Whistle on Syria -- ISIS is a Product of US Intervention for Oil

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivered a searingly astute summation concerning the truth behind the U.S.’ presence in the Middle East — its subservience to …

Middle East

Wet Lands

02/22/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>GEOGRAPHY</b><p>A new visualization shows where Earth’s rain falls—and when. (Geographical)<p>Create your own rainfall map with MapMaker Interactive’s precipitation layer.<p><i>Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key</i> …

Geography

Fire Globe Delivers Esri 3D Visualization to US Firefighters

The National Interagency Fire Center Migrates to the Esri Platform and Improves Situational Awareness<p>February 23, 2016<p><b>Redlands, California—</b>The …

Google Earth

PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

PostGIS is a geospatial database extension of PostgreSQL. This technology can be used to find geometry, longitude, latitude, distance, and other …

Open Data: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases 275 Geospatial Datasets Online

From Signal:<p>DHS opened 275 geospatial datasets, half of the agency’s offerings through the ArcGIS Online program that manages the Homeland …

Homeland Security

Why Python (IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization)

Why are you recommending Python? That's the question a colleague of mine asked when I was pitching Python for data science work. It is a fair …

Data Science

Another Islamic State jailer who held Western hostages identified as Londoner

A member of a British cohort within the Islamic State that oversaw the brutal detention and beheading of Western hostages in Syria has been identified as Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old convert to Islam who grew up in West London.<p>Kotey is the second militant among the group of Islamic State jailers …

Time I

Christian college professor to step down after saying Muslims worship same god

A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got into trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same god will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night.<p>Christian college moves to fire professor who said Muslims worship …

Religion

UAE official says country ready to send ground troops to Syria

A top official in the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants as part of an international coalition.<p>Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash made the comments in the federal capital of Abu Dhabi, days …

5 Easy Steps for Perfect Homemade Dehydrated Backpacking Meals

by Austin Campbell February 06, 2016 2 Comments<p>Feed Your Hiker Hunger with a Homemade Dehydrated Meal<p>One of the joys of backpacking is a hearty meal …

Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News' Murdoch to Drill for Oil in Syria, Violating International Law

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its children to die of starvation—another country …

Middle East

New Report Reveals U.S. Out of Step with International Law on Police Use of Force; Urges UN Experts to Address Police Violence Against Black Americans

Justin Hansford – Professor, St. Louis University School of Law; Sara Mokuria – Co-Founder, Mothers Against Police Brutality. Photo credits Daniel …

Creationist views 'risk going unchallenged in schools'

Radicalisation Prevent strategy has led to a "hypersensitivity" in schools about addressing Muslim creationist beliefs, a head teacher has warned<p>The Government's Prevent strategy, introduced to tackle radicalisation in schools, has been blamed for creating a "hypersensitivity" among teachers when …

Religion