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How to prepare for the next Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc in the Bahamas, where it killed more than 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings. Then it hit North Carolina, where it stranded 800 people on Ocracoke Island because of storm surges that flooded roads, houses, and businesses. And a tornado spawned by Dorian on North Carolina’s coast leveled countless trailers and mobile homes that…
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Published On: September 18, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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How should we respond to hate?

Six months ago, a gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 people in the worst atrocity in the modern history of the country. Months later, a man declared himself a “supporter of the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto” in an anti-immigrant screed and then murdered 22 people in El Paso, Texas. And several other potential…
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Published On: September 17, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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How to make sense of the Democratic presidential race in real time

Who will challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election? The 10 Democrats who participated in the latest debate Thursday in Houston revealed a variety of strategies. Julian Castro took on frontrunner Joe Biden. Andrew Yang separated himself from his rivals by offering prizes of $1,000 a month to 10 people. Leading progressives Elizabeth Warren and Bernie…
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Published On: September 16, 2019 | Tags: ,,,
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Where are all the women in early English literature?

English anthologies make it seem like Jane Austen was the only woman who published anything worth reading before the eighteenth century. But why? Blame the pride and prejudice of nineteenth century men who excluded women from the original literary canon, according to researchers at Northeastern’s Women Writers Project. In the late nineteenth century, when English literature…
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Published On: September 9, 2019 | Tags: ,,,
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Will Space Command help or hurt international relations in space?

The United States recently established Space Command, a military headquarters for space operations that President Donald Trump described as a way to “ensure that America’s dominance in space is never questioned and never threatened.” But, says Mai’a Cross, a professor of political science and international affairs at Northeastern University, sending the military into space could create conflict where there…
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The people in your life are the key to surviving a hurricane

Strong community ties and government support for homeowners living in vulnerable areas boost survival rates and aid in recovery in the wake of hurricanes and other large-scale disasters, says Northeastern professor Daniel Aldrich. Aldrich, whose latest research examines the connection between social ties and the ways people respond to hurricane evacuations, says friends, neighbors, and family…
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Published On: September 5, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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Northeastern researchers team up with Accenture to offer a road map for artificial intelligence ethics oversight

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, and concerns over data use and security grow after each high-profile scandal, the discussion among researchers, policymakers, and consumers has centered on how to ensure that human values such as privacy and autonomy are protected as we adopt these systems. These discussions have driven efforts to develop ethical guidelines for…
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Published On: August 30, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,,,
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India has a plan to deport millions of Muslim immigrants. Here’s why it’s failing.

More than four million residents of India may be blacklisted as foreign migrants on Saturday, in what is being called the biggest disenfranchisement exercise in history. But the crackdown on illegal immigration is unlikely to trigger instant deportations on a grand scale, according to Northeastern professor Liza Weinstein, whose focus includes the urban political economy of India. Too many people…
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The federal deficit is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2020. Here’s what that means.

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year, according to a new forecast from the Congressional Budget Office. The good news, says Alan Clayton-Matthews, an associate professor of economics and public policy at Northeastern University, is that unlike a household debt, the growing national debt “never has to be paid…
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Published On: August 29, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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Seafood processing plants are harsh workplaces. They don’t have to be.

Advanced sensing, automation, and artificial intelligence are changing workplaces in many industries. But these changes don’t have to mean that robots are replacing humans. Researchers at Northeastern are working with the seafood processing industry as a test case to learn more about how robots could be integrated into the workforce. These robotic coworkers would simultaneously…
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