Biracial and passing — as black

WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2010 — In a country with Jim Crow segregation laws and the “one-drop rule” determining who was black and therefore where and what a person was permitted to be, it’s easy to see why those who plausibly could, might pass…

Why it’s hard to crash the electric grid

Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part of the U.S. power grid might, like domi…

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