Law prof: Today’s militias are more Klan, less patriot

Militias today have more in common with white supremacist groups like the KKK than those from the American Revolution, says professor Greg Ablavsky.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Nuclear threats are increasing – here's how the US should prepare for a nuclear event

What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.

Cham Dallas, University Professor Department of Health Policy & Management, University of Georgia • conversation
Aug. 6, 2020 ~13 min

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Gun culture isn’t just one thing in America

Only a marginal part of American gun culture is political, new research suggests. It documents a mentality called "gun culture 3.0."

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

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A restart of nuclear testing offers little scientific value to the US and would benefit other countries

Seventy-five years after the first nuclear detonation and nearly 30 years since testing was banned, the US is considering resuming live nuclear testing.

Miles A. Pomper, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury • conversation
July 14, 2020 ~10 min

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To cut military suicide risk, push safe gun storage?

"We cannot simply wait to know a service member is at high risk for suicide before we encourage safe storage or temporary storage away from home."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

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What is tear gas?

The chemical weapon, tear gas, was used in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orlando and several other cities to control crowds protesting the death of George Floyd. But what is it? Does it cause harm?

Janice Chambers, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine; Director, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Mississippi State University • conversation
June 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Algorithm could sniff out smuggled nuclear material

A new algorithm could speed up detection of weapons-grade nuclear material at national borders to protect against nuclear terrorism, researchers report.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Bricks can become ‘cameras’ to locate nuclear material

A new method can turn bricks into 3D "cameras" to help find clues in the hunt for weapons-grade nuclear materials.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~3 min

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