Surviving Premonitions of the Apocalypse

ACADEME BLOG

On May 10, the New York Times’ daily news highlights included the following lead items:

In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

By Marc Santora

The authorities said laptops and the Internet were used in more than two dozen countries to steal from A.T.M.’s, including 2,904 machines in New York City, in one day.

After Plant Explosion, Texas Remains Wary of Regulation

By Ian Urbina, Manny Fernandez and John Schwartz

Last month’s devastating blast in West, Tex., did little to shake local skepticism of government regulations, and recent efforts to push for more oversight have faced strong resistance.

Citrus Disease with No Cure Is Ravaging Florida’s Groves

By Lizette Alvarez

So far, efforts to find a way to stop the spread of citrus greening have failed, and the damage is growing increasingly extensive.

Opinion/Op-Ed Contributor

The Next Pandemic: Not If, but When

By David Quammen

The new…

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