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Researchers, including computer scientist and former Member Dana Randall , are experimenting with sets of simple robots in an effort to learn how to control them so that they function in a manner similar to swarms of bees or colonies of ants: Each individual...
Lorraine Daston, Institute Trustee and Director of the Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, has been awarded the international Dan David Prize , which recognizes innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.
In the West, when non-white men are implicated in cases of sexual harassment and violence, the debate inevitably is much less about the nature of gender-based violence and its systemic presence in our societies, and much more about the "evidence" these cases provide for claims...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writes about American leftists and U.S. foreign policy: First and foremost, the left needs to think seriously about the use of force, which is the central issue in foreign-policy debates. It is right...