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Wheaton ROTC draws fire over faith requirements for leaders

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Religious Liberty | Mikey Weinstein, the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), is known for his tenacious application of the First Amendment’s…

Forecasting Ebola

Forecasting Ebola

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Researchers use high-powered computers to predict a deadly virus’ spread

A conservative Texas town votes to kick out fracking

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Residents of Denton, Texas, a town about 45 minutes north of Dallas, voted last week to ban the oil extraction process known as fracking. Short for hydraulic…

Veterans Day gains new significance on college campuses

By Michael Cochrane
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Veterans Day | Even before World War II ended, Congress passed the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944 which became popularly known as the G.I. Bill. Under the act,

Why we don’t have online voting (and won’t for a long while)

By Michael Cochrane
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Elections | Society deems the voting process so important that it must be 100 percent reliable. We may tolerate failures with our cars and computers, but not our…

U.S. Army on the front lines of Ebola vaccine development

By Michael Cochrane
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Ebola Virus | Infectious diseases are among the many enemies the U.S. Army has contended with over the years, and its experience in fighting them is being brought to bear…

Nuclear option

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Revolutionary fusion power moves closer to reality

Hunt for mystery sub in Sweden evokes Cold War tensions

By Michael Cochrane
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International | It wasn’t exactly The Hunt for Red October , but the week-long search for a mysterious submersible in Swedish waters brought back 30-year old memories of…

War against ISIS finally gets a name

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After weeks of air attacks by U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the high profile fight against Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent…

With new technology, Navy drones can swarm an enemy ship like sharks

By Michael Cochrane
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Defense | Fourteen years ago this week, the USS Cole , a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer refueling in Yemen, was attacked by suicide bombers who sidled up to the ship…

Far from battle, drone pilots still feel stress of war

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Drone operators can track enemy targets for weeks, analyzing the carnage unleashed by their missile strikes for hours afterward during long shifts. Then they…

Cardless charge

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Will Apple Pay change the face of e-commerce?

 
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