Back Talk

Spring 2019

Seeking Openness

Why it’s crucial to address exclusionary practices.

Winter 2019

Lost Science

The impact of the Muslim travel ban is far-reaching, writes Johns Hopkins civil engineer Sauleh Siddiqui.

Summer 2018

Start Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma

It’s time to stop using the words “unprecedented” or “one in a pick-your-large-number-year flood” to fool ourselves into believing that we’re experiencing one-off weather that can’t be defended against.

Winter 2018

So Long, Trial and Error

Why computer simulations are key to the future for better health care.

Winter 2017

Finding Harmony

Daniel Naiman, professor of applied mathematics and statistics, explains why music could have the power to entice more young people into STEM fields.

Winter 2016

Why ‘Back Doors’ Are a Bad Idea

… and why continued debate leaves us vulnerable. For the first time in history, the technology industry has achieved a…