Why do tigers have stripes?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Why do tigers have different stripe patterns?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Ethnic minorities at much higher risk of homicide in England and Wales

Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage – cases per 100,000 people – applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Undocumented immigration either cuts or has no effect on crime

"[U]ndocumented immigrants had no significant effect on violent crime and actually had a significant negative effect on property crime."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~6 min

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Reptiles: one in three species traded online – and 75% aren't protected by international law

Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.

Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Migrants arrested for tending plants in the flats, houses and attics where cannabis is grown in bulk are often victims of trafficking and "debt bondage" – yet

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Family photos at work curb fraud and unethical activity

When employees display photos of their friends and family at work, they're less likely to engage in fraud or unethical behavior, researchers say.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Forensic breakthrough helps explain how innocent people's clothing fibres could end up at crime scenes

New research shows fibres can transfer between people without any contact.

Matteo Gallidabino, Senior lecturer in Forensic Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Expert: Fraud via voting by mail is very unlikely

"Voter fraud is very rare, and the risk of widespread fraud is probably very minimal, even with all-mail elections," a political scientist argues.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

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AI for self-driving cars doesn’t account for crime

AI for self-driving cars may need fixes to deal with ethical gaps. Namely, what happens if people triy to use an automated vehicle to do something bad?

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

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