Earth to Techies: Let’s Map It All

To make nuclear bombs, you float a gaseous uranium compound down long distances until molecules with the heavier U-238 isotope fall away, leaving only highly fissionable U-235. That’s why during the Cold War the U.S. flew U-2 spy planes over the Soviet Union to film...

Academic Freedom Is Withering – WSJ

Academic freedom is in crisis on American campuses. Last year, the National Association of Scholars recorded 65 instances of professors being disciplined or fired for protected speech, a fivefold increase from the year before. Yet many of academia’s defenders brush...

Nasdaq Amends Its Diversity Plan

By Adena T. Friedman Feb. 28, 2021 4:28 pm ET The Nasdaq stock exchange in New York, Jan. 2, 2020. Photo: Bruno Rocha/Zuma Press Nasdaq recently submitted a proposal to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission focused on diversity of the boards of companies listed...

Will Maduro’s Canary Sing? – WSJ

Some 3,500 miles from Washington, on the African archipelago of Cape Verde, the Justice Department is in a struggle with Venezuela over a U.S. extradition request for Alex Saab. The Colombian-born naturalized Venezuelan works for the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro....