Philadelphia Amtrak accident and rail safety
Questions surrounding the Philadelphia Amtrak accident that killed eight and injured more than 200 continue to grow.
From the Middle East to our own backyard, terrorists are changing our way of life and giving us cause for constant vigilance.
Brandon Prins, a political science professor and Global Security Fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, has collaborated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers on global security concerns and nuclear weapons proliferation. Read more.
To infinity and beyond
NASA’s space program has changed significantly in the past few years, but scientists —soon to be joined by private citizens—continue to have their eyes on the sky, searching for information in our vast universe.
Jeff Moersch, an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, is studying martian geology to understand the planet’s potential for having once harbored life and helping develop better spacecraft mission research tools. Read more.
Immigration is a hot-button issue and will likely be a key debate as we near the 2016 presidential race.