Victoria Montes

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Racist Cops, Abused Women and the Blue Wall of Silence

While 10 percent of the general population will experience domestic violence, 40 percent of law enforcement families will, according to two studies …

Law Enforcement

Neural Networks: What Are They, And Why Is The Tech Industry Obsessed With Them?

The likes of Google and Facebook are pegging their futures on neural networks. Here’s why they’re the future of computing.<p>From Deep Dream to Deep Drumpf, everyone’s talking about neural networks these days. But what the heck <i>are</i> neural networks and what do they mean for the future of computing and …

The Secret, Social Lives Of Mountain Lions

A lone hunter stealthily stalking its prey; a shrill cry in the night.<p>Mountain lions may conjure up terrifying images in our minds, but researchers show that our fears might be based on mythology rather than scientific observation.<p>Mark Elbroch, a wildlife biologist with the Panthera Puma Program, …

Wildlife

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

Flint's toxic water crisis was 50 years in the making

In the fall of 1966, African American activists from the impoverished North End of Flint, Michigan, turned out en masse for a series of hearings on racial inequality sponsored by the state's Civil Rights Commission. One of those who testified, Ailene Butler, drew links between the segregationist …

Snorkeling

Too Many Young Adults Are Still Living at Home, and It's Hurting the Economy