• Doomsday Clock at 5 Minutes to Midnight

    Doomsday Clock at 5 Minutes to Midnight0

    The board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced yesterday that the doomsday clock is now at 5 minutes to midnight. The announcement symbolizes the Scientists’ concern that over the past 2 years the world has not come closer to eliminating the threat of nuclear weapons or reducing the risk of nuclear

  • Math Helps with Identification of Terrorists

    Math Helps with Identification of Terrorists0

    Using mathematics to identify terrorist networks.  According to research by Professor Herbert Hamers and two other researchers at Tilburg University mathematical methods and game theory can help identify key players and their hierarchy in terrorist networks. Applying the models can, according to the researchers, lead to a quicker elimination of key figures within terrorist cells.

  • Background: To Bomb Or Not To Bomb

    Background: To Bomb Or Not To Bomb0

    It’s a question that has been on social scientists’ minds for ages: why don’t we just always attack the people we fear, instead of trying to keep the peace? This issue was particularly acute during the Cold War. In this tense period, entire continents could have been reduced to rubble at the flick of a