Category Archives: News and updates

Equal Pay & Paycheck Fairness Act: Good research topics

With the failure to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and the recent recognition of Equal Pay Day, a good research paper topic might be to discuss the sociology, politics or economics of equal pay for equal work. In the United …

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Science and technology latest: Ships, smartphones, and lunar eclipses

This week in trending news, science and technology have been making headlines on topics from the lunar eclipse and this year’s blood moon frequency, plans by NASA and Lockheed to launch a robotic spacecraft in 2016, the Navy’s christening of …

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Heartbleed virus highlights need for strong password list

The latest computer news concerns a new computer virus that is putting user information at risk. Known as “Heartbleed,” the virus may affect as many as half a million computer sites. Experts recommend that users create a strong password list …

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Dido Elizabeth Belle’s true story told in Belle movie

In 2013, two award-winning films highlighted the black historical experience in America. Chiwetel Ejiofor played Solomon Northup, a free man from upstate New York who is sold into slavery, in the Oscar award winning 12 Years a Slave. In director …

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Research topic: Is Divergent seen as a feminist movie?

The big screen release on March 21, 2014, of the first book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth tells the tale of teen heroine Tris, played by Shailene Woodley, making her way in a dystopian world. Both the book …

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Hollywood success of biblical movies as a research topic

Hollywood has long made biblical movies: Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956), Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959), and many more. A little research shows that these films were able to achieve success financially in Hollywood, particularly during the 1940s …

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Research topic on fraternity houses: Campus fun vs. safety

A recent article in The Atlantic magazine by Caitlin Flanagan revealed a disturbing picture of dangerous campus life and misogynistic behavior at fraternity houses at American colleges. Often drunk young men perpetrate crimes of violence and sexual abuse all in …

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Colleges use data mining to achieve student advantage

Spurred on by the problems of high student debt, colleges and universities in the past few years have resorted to data mining to improve academics and college GPA and to increase their graduation rates. Student advantage spikes after schools guide …

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Fukushima radiation leak raises nuclear power concerns

It’s been three years since the Fukushima radiation leak but the effects are still keenly felt. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, protestors rallied in London to voice their opposition to the use of nuclear power plants. By massing in the …

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M82 supernova: good research paper topics for astronomy

The recent discovery of the supernova in the M82 galaxy is a great opportunity for good research paper topics for your astronomy class. For information for your term paper on this event or the formation or significance of supernovae in …

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