Cover world politics issues for your next research paper

You may not be a big fan of world news or world politics unless your major is international studies or economics. But with the next presidential election looming ahead, this is a good time to get acquainted with the hot issues in political news. Voting for the next leader of the free world is very important.

Which world politics topic interests you the most? (Credit: UWP.com)

Which world politics topic interests you the most? (Credit: UWP.com)

Whoever wins the election will be grappling with global issues such as nuclear proliferation and climate change. You can use this opportunity to prepare yourself for voting in the 2016 election and write a killer research paper at the same time. Read more

Ashley Madison hackers and computer safety as your research topic

What exactly is the motive of the anonymous computer hackers who have released the user names and contact information of more than 30 million people with accounts on Ashley Madison, the website that arranges extramarital affairs? While they haven’t clearly stated their reasons, they have called out the parent company and users of Ashley Madison for their “fraud, deceit and stupidity.” As journalists go through the released information, it is expected that celebrities and newsmakers, such as Josh Duggar, who had two accounts on the site, will be revealed.

What can be done to stop hackers? (Credit: Bob Choat)

What can be done to stop hackers? (Credit: Bob Choat)

But what may be more damning in the long run is what the site’s hack means for everyone’s computer safety. For your next computer science or criminology research paper, consider discussing one of the above topics and what can be done to prevent such serious hacking situations. Read more

Remembering Julian Bond, Civil Rights leader, in your next research paper

Civil Rights leader Julian Bond died August 15, 2015, at a hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness. The former student of Martin Luther King Jr. also became instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement, and many believed at one time that he would become the first African American president of the United States.

Learn more about the late Julian Bond. (Credit: Nikki Khan/Washington Post)

Learn more about the late Julian Bond. (Credit: Nikki Khan/Washington Post)

Bond served as chairman of the NAACP, as well as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. For your next history paper, discuss the works of Julian Bond and his legacy as a Civil Rights leader. Read more

Environmental research topic: EPA behind polluted water spill

A team of EPA workers caused a major spill of polluted water and toxic waste while working on a waste containment project at the Gold King Mine in Colorado. The team’s goal had been to take the polluted water, treat it and ultimately reduce the metal pollution entering into nearby Cement Creek.

The EPA is to blame for the mine waste in Gold King Mine. (Credit: Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

The EPA is to blame for the mine waste in Gold King Mine. (Credit: Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

The plug holding back the toxic waste was released, accidentally causing groundwater contamination not only in Cement Creek, but also traveling into the Animas River, a tributary of the San Juan River. For your next research paper in your environmental sciences class, consider discussing the contamination and its impact on the communities affected. Read more

Research topic: Gender identity and gender roles in children’s toys

Gender identity and gender role are important fields in anthropology and sociology. Children are exposed to gender specific toys, gender-based advertising and gender expectations as to their gender roles in society as soon-to-be men and women. Many parents are trying to reverse the trend, and promote a gender-neutral environment of play that allows children to play with whatever toys they want.

Discuss the gender divide in children's toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Discuss the gender divide in children’s toys. (Credit: thesundaysundae)

Interesting research paper topics are to write about gender in children’s toys and advertising. Read more

Bilingual education pros and cons as your research topic

Good research paper topics are to discuss various aspects of bilingual education. Some say teaching children in their native language can help them grasp concepts more easily, while they learn English. Others advocate for English-only so children gain proficiency in English more quickly.

Learn more about bilingual education for your research paper. (Credit: Livingbilingual.com)

Learn more about bilingual education for your research paper. (Credit: Livingbilingual.com)

Other critics say all students, whether immigrant or not, should be multilingual so they can better compete in a global market. California Senator Ricardo Lara introduced a bill to bring bilingual education back to his state. Read more

Cover the first Republican debate in your research paper

The actual 2016 election may still be more than 14 months away, but Republican voters had a chance to check out the Republican presidential candidates in the first debate of the election cycle on Thursday, August 6, 2015. But with 19 candidates currently vying for the nomination, one of the most interesting things about the presidential debate is that only the top 10 candidates will be participating.

Learn more about the first Republican debate. (Credit: Politico)

Learn more about the first Republican debate. (Credit: Politico)

And then of course, everyone was curious as to what Donald Trump would do. For your next communication or political science research paper, consider discussing the topics covered and the presidential candidates’ responses as your topic. Read more

Discuss the underground railroad saving Yazidi women from ISIS in your research paper

A new Frontline documentary shares the story of an underground railroad created to save the Yazidi women. Called Escaping ISIS, the film focuses on how these women and girls, who live in northern Iraq, are being enslaved and tortured by Islamic militants.

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

For your next religion based research paper, consider discussing the documentary and how it will help the Yazidi women escape ISIS. Read more

Research topic: Was the Chattanooga shooting a terrorist attack?

Four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Officer are dead after shooting suspect Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military centers in Tennessee on July 16, 2015. The suspected shooter also was killed in the Chattanooga shooting.

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

So far authorities have not indicated that Abdulazeez was affiliated with a terrorist group, and many are wondering if this was a terrorist attack or a more random act of violence. Read more

Research topic on El Chapo and the war on drugs

The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera (otherwise known as El Chapo), escaped from a high-security prison in Mexico via an underground tunnel on July 11, 2015. This is not the first time the head of the Mexican drug cartel has found a way to free himself from jail.

How will El Chapo's prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

How will El Chapo’s prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

El Chapo, which is Spanish for Shorty, previously escaped from prison in 2001, possibly in a laundry cart. What does this mean for the War on Drugs? Read more