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Stories by Joshua A. Krisch

Monkey See, Monkey Speak

Scientists use language and logic to translate monkey sounds into English and develop linguistic rules for primate dialects.

December 19, 2014 — Joshua A. Krisch
Bad Science and "Folk Psychology" Guided CIA Torture Techniques

Bad Science and "Folk Psychology" Guided CIA Torture Techniques

Yesterday the Senate Intelligence Committee released a scathing report on CIA interrogations conducted in the wake of September 11. The committee concluded that the CIA misrepresented so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" like waterboarding as far less brutal and far more effective than they actually were.

December 10, 2014 — Joshua A. Krisch

Science in a Republican Senate: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Republican Party is widely predicted to win control of the Senate as a result of today's midterm elections. In broadstrokes, that outcome portends a green light for the Keystone XL Pipeline, a blow to the Affordable Care Act and a push for corporate tax reform.

November 4, 2014 — Joshua A. Krisch

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