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Science & Society News

Learn what is happening inside the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Stay up-to-date on our research, events, and student activities.

Tue, Jan 21

Internet Freedom Ten Years In

Hillary Clinton gave her first speech on internet freedom 10 years ago today…

Fri, Jan 17

Scientists Assemble Frog Stem Cells Into First ‘Living Machines’

The so-called ‘xenobots’ could replace traditional metal or plastic robots without polluting the planet, but they raise ethical questions

Thu, Jan 16

How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where it Falls Short

Records from Florida, where law enforcement has long used the controversial technology, offer an inside look at its risks and rewards.

Thu, Jan 09

Tackling Technology’s Unintended Consequences

With a new center at Duke, a former Facebook policy director hopes to explore solutions for vexing policy issues in the tech world.

Sat, Dec 28

Social Media and the 2020 Elections, Part 1 of 3

How will social media affect the 2020 elections? We talk with three experts: Matt Perault of Duke University, Prof. Kathleen Stanberry of Elon University, and Prof. Joseph Cabosky of UNC Chapel Hill.

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