2019 Issue

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Protecting children using data science

Colleen Janczewski combs through the records of 7,000 children referred to the state’s Child Protective Services to identify the families most in need of help.

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The battle against fake news

Maria Haigh and Wonchan Choi are developing better ways to spot and expose bogus news by exploring fact-checking methods in the United States, Korea and Ukraine.

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Cataloging the aquarium

Fascinated by his childhood aquarium, Mike Pauers has devoted himself to documenting new varieties of the popular ornamental fish called Labeotropheus.