Scientists and farmers are collaborating on a quest for more efficient irrigation. Now, software is adding piles of new data to help manage water on the farm.
The debate over the death penalty is situated in a tragic little corner of the US "culture wars," where some Southerners insist that their moral beliefs require them to execute thy neighbor.
Nicole Aschoff is a sociologist and writer living in the Boston area. She is a contributing editor at Jacobin magazine and she blogs at thisgameisrigged.wordpress.com.