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New data unearths pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees — employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season — encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee’s own food. Researchers used 120 pristine honeybee colonies that were placed near 30 apple orchards around New York state. After ...

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Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think

At least twice a day, the data recorder on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter beams images to a station in White Sands, New Mexico. That data gets copied to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, and then copied again to computers at Arizona State University in Tempe. Two other ...

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Gun Violence Researchers Race to Protect Data From Trump

Around 11 am Pacific on January 20th, while newly-inaugurated President Trump finished a celebratory lunch in the Capitol Rotunda, Magdalena Cerdá noticed something different about the White House’s website: All of its references to climate change had disappeared. Cerdá is an epidemiologist at UC Davis’ Violence Prevention Research Program, which focuses ...

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Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data

This weekend, potentially 200,000 people—mostly women, and many sporting pink #pussyhats—will descend on Washington, DC for the Women’s March on January 21st. What initially began as a Facebook event has morphed into a cultural moment, a juxtaposition of the previous day’s inauguration of America’s 45th president, Donald Trump. Heather Whaling ...

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Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

At 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, scientists, archivists, and librarians were hunched over laptops, drawing flow charts on whiteboards, and shouting opinions on computer scripts across the room. They had hundreds ...

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One Great Way to Reduce Gun Violence? A Whole Lot of Data

At their core, data tell stories. They reveal patterns, show changes over time, and confirm or challenge our theories. And in cities across the country, mayors, police chiefs, and other local leaders are turning to data to help them understand and address gun violence, one of the most persistent crises they face. Innovative, ...

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network. In a statement, Yahoo said user information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, ...

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