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Fighting Isis With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

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Kobani, Syria

An explosion in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State fighters in October 2014. Researchers found a spike in the formation of small online groups connected to the Islamic State before the attack began in September of that year.

Credit: Sedat Suna/European Pressphoto Agency

After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism.

From The New York Times
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