On Feb. 20, the long-running PBS science series NOVA will air "Mind of a Rampage Killer," an hour-long documentary on the neuroscience behind teen rampage shooting violence, like the recent tragedy in Newtown. Can science help us understand what makes a young man walk into a movie theater, church, or classroom full of children and open fire? Miles O’Brien hosts and reports on "new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die."
I've peeked at the work in progress, and it's going to be a really intense program, well worth watching. Trailer above.
Writing in Slate, Cathy “Weapons of Math Destruction” O’Neill, a skeptical data-scientist, describes the ways that Big Data intersects with ethical considerations.
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In his weekly address, President Barack Obama this week pledged $4 billion in federal funding for computer science education in schools throughout the nation.
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