Infrastructure, shallow earthquake contribute to Italian towns’ destruction

Pro­fessor and post-​​disaster recovery expert Daniel Aldrich dis­cusses this week’s earth­quake in Italy, what the country has and hasn’t done to pro­tect itself against seismic activity, and what it will take for the affected com­mu­ni­ties to heal.

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3Qs: Gawker case sets a ‘dangerous precedent’

Gawker​.com, the flag­ship site of Gawker Media, pub­lished its final piece Monday, Aug. 22. Here, Dan Kennedy, asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Jour­nalism, weighs in on the impli­ca­tions of the gossip site’s shut­tering, the “trou­bling” mechanics behind the suit that served as its demise, and what the future may hold for inde­pen­dent media organizations.

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Biological detectives use Big Data to track disease progression

Just as inves­ti­ga­tors use evi­dence to recon­struct crime scenes, North­eastern data sci­en­tist Olga Vitek hunts down and ana­lyzes mol­e­c­ular changes that drive dis­eases to recon­struct their bio­log­ical “crime scenes.” The evi­dence she com­piles in her mas­sive datasets leads to ear­lier diag­noses and more effec­tive treatments.

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