Tim Schisler

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NASA creates NExSS for life search

A new NASA collaboration will use a systems science approach – looking at the big picture, cutting across different scientific disciplines – to seek …

The Myth of Police Reform

The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.<p>There is a tendency, when examining police shootings, to focus on tactics at the expense of strategy. One interrogates the actions of the officer in the moment trying to discern their mind-state. We ask ourselves, …

Justice

Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.<p>On April 24, 2003, shortly after the completion of the human genome project, its director Francis Collins and his team posed 15 grand challenges to the scientific community. They …

Genetics

Some Guy in Omaha Is Building a Warp Drive

And there is other big science news, too. Get ready to feel small.<p><b>This week is the perfect time</b> to take stock of your personal achievements from the past year. Did you lose those 10 pounds? Get that new job? Finish that screenplay? Effectively bend the fabric of space?<p>That's exactly what David …

The Grid Reliability Myth

On August 1, 2011, a feral heat wave grasped Texas by its drought-parched throat. Temperatures remained over 100 degrees for 40 days -- dozens of people died. Air conditioners all over the state struggled valiantly to cool buildings -- much of their effort leaked out into the hot Texas sky. Then, …

At MoMA, How 'Tactical Urbanism' Can Preserve the Future of Cities

As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."<p>In the overcast light of a Mumbai slum, six men surround a rectangular frame that has been set on the ground. It is hoisted …

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