Fall of Facts

By Teodor Teofilov

When democracy is in crisis, we look for truth in facts. However, they are losing their ability to unite us around a consensus.

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Commentary: Nevada Senate Race

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Sean Dean Heller (R-NV) has managed to keep one of the Senate seats in Nevada red, against the state’s move to becoming blue. However, the former Secretary of State of Nevada has his work cut out for him in the November elections as he is set up to defend his seat against Rep. Jacky Rosen.

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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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Evolution of Airport Security, or Why We Have to Take Off Our Shoes

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.