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Companies in Crisis

By Pawan Naidu

Virtually every day at least one company goes through a public relations (PR) headache and they have to temper public outrage. Sometimes there are scandals that gets ahold of the public’s attention.

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exPLAINers of the Week June 4-10

By the Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week.

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

By Michael Strauss

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No matter how exotic the locale or how unusual the scientific concepts, most science fiction ends up being about quintessentially human (or human-like) interactions, problems, foibles and challenges

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Non-war gun deaths higher in U.S. than in many democracies

By Taylor Palmby

Guns have been a hot topic of debate over the past few months, with passionate participants arguing for and against stricter gun control.

California’s Rumble in the Jungle

By Pawan Naidu

California’s unique primary system can leave a party off the general election ballot

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Shoe Off!

By Teodor Teofilov

It wasn’t too long ago when all you needed to do when you arrived at the airport was to hand over your ticket, board the plane and enjoy the flight to your destination (unless you have aviophobia). Those were simpler times but a lot has changed since the 1970s and the rules for the dreaded security line are in place to keep us safe.

Virtual Reality Surgery

By Pawan Naidu

A new virtual reality system might be the key in getting surgeons prepared for the operating table.

Tobacco Advertising in the US and EU

By Teodor Teofilov

Regulating the leading cause of lung cancer isn’t as simple as it seems.

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Commentary: Missouri Senate – Hawley (R) vs McCaskill (D)

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MZ) has been Missouri’s US Senate representative since 2006. She is a former prosecutor and has been a prominent figure in Missouri politics since 1982 when she was first elected to the State Assembly. McCaskill is known as a senator willing to cross party lines and for being close to her constituents by holding many town hall meetings.

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Commentary: Texas Senate – Cruz(R) vs O’Rourke(D)

By Pawan Naidu

What would your reaction be four years ago, if I told you Texas would be anything but solidly Republican in the November 2018 race? Don’t feel bad, I would have been right there with you, but here we are.