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Figuring Out Fingerprints

- For years, experts argued that latent fingerprint identification was infallible. That perception has slowly given way to a more realistic view of the science’s shortcomings.

Exploding Terrorist Myths

- Divining human motivation is never easy, and it's doubly difficult when gender bias gets in the way, say those who have studied what motivates female terrorists.

Safeguarding Children

- Nathan had a credit history that went back for 10 years, several credit cards, and a foreclosed home on record. But Nathan was only 14 years old, and his credit history was established by someone who had stolen his Social Security number.

Can the United States Bounce Back?

- Americans may think they are more prepared for a devastating earthquake than they truly are, according to a report on earthquake resilience authored by the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Earthquake Resilience.  

Calculating Casualties

- EMCAPS, a tool used to estimate how many people may be killed or injured in various emergencies, is getting updated.

The Arc of NOAA's Assistance

- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration does a lot more than let people know when to get out their umbrellas: sometimes it warns them to head for the hills or stack the sandbags.

Notorious Markets

- The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released a list of “notorious markets.” The list includes online and physical locations that have been subject to counterfeiting and anti-piracy enforcement  

Getting Out in a Hurry

- When personnel are trapped in a foreign country during a crisis, companies often turn to groups that specialize in evacuations.

Deterring Chemical and Biological Attacks

- The United States should concentrate on detering and dissuading its enemies from developing biological and chemical weapons.

Security Fatigue is a Real Threat

- Even the best security guards have to fight their own biology and environment to stay alert during late-night shifts.

A Little Dab Will Do Ya (In)

- A new DNA test can help law enforcement determine the age of a victim or suspect from a single drop of blood.

Improving Ferry Security

- The Government Accountability Office reports that ferries are an attractive and vulnerable terrorist target.

Anxiety: Catch It

- New research suggests that anxiety may be contagious in animals. Could the theory explain human reactions to issues such as terrorism?
 




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