And stop letting hospital security guards carry guns; there are better ways to keep patients and staff safe
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The arrest of a Harvard scientist earlier this year on charges of lying about working for the Chinese government was a wake-up call
We must begin moving beyond militarism, as Martin Luther King urged more than 50 years ago
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Evidence gathered in sexual-assault cases could catch more criminals—if anyone bothered to look
Conservation projects in the developing world should invest in local scientific talent and infrastructure