Study examines diversity, social mistrust

Some researchers have argued for years that high rates of ethnic diversity in a community can eat away at social capital, the interconnectedness among neighbors that helps give rise to a functioning society. A new study led ...

How a 'repair economy' creates a better community

John switches on the power saw he's bought secondhand on eBay. The machine "arcs—shooting out a visible electric charge. So he takes it apart to investigate. He identifies the problem: the field coil, a current-carrying ...

737 MAX disaster pushes Boeing into crisis mode

After a second air disaster involving the 737 MAX 8, aviation giant Boeing swung into crisis mode, losing $25 billion of market capitalization and suffering a severe hit to its reputation.

How social networks can save lives when disasters strike

Soon after my family moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, we heard Mayor Ray Nagin's first warnings about Hurricane Katrina. With two young children, a job I hadn't started yet, and little in the way of savings, my ...

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