A Road Map for the Next Decade in Particle Physics: Insights from Physicists

Karsten Heeger, a physicist at Yale University, stated that the U.S. will need to give up leadership in certain areas in particle physics. He emphasized the impact this would have on the field and beyond. The draft report advises the federal government to continue with committed projects, such as increasing the collision rates of the Large Hadron Collider, constructing the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, and a limited version of DUNE. The committee stressed the importance of supporting early-career scientists who will take over these projects in the future. Dr. Murayama highlighted the significance of grabbing the attention of staff members who communicate with Congress about the department’s budget. He acknowledged that basic research is a tough sell but emphasized the long-term benefits in fields such as medical applications, materials science, and technology. Dr. Murayama also noted that particle physics goes beyond its impact on society, stating that it is at the heart of understanding our origins and future.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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