Twitter hack and computer hackers as research paper topics

It’s happened again—computer hackers have infiltrated a major company’s information. The Twitter hack affected millions of its users, whose data is now said to be available on the dark web for sale. While there are definitely hackers with bad intentions out there, so-called white hat hackers are trying to stop the destruction.

Here's what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Here’s what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Research paper topics could study the rise of the different groups of hackers, as well as an examination of significant hacks in history. Want to stop this from ever happening to you? The first advice experts always offer is simple: change your password. Read more

Undocumented immigrants as your political science research topic

Crockett High School valedictorian Mayte Lara Ibarra didn’t expect a tweet about overcoming her own barriers to success to go viral. But by so casually declaring that she was an undocumented immigrant, the internet chatter soon became a roar. How can this viral tweet, and the response it received, be used to look at the topic of illegal immigrants?

Find out more about undocumented immigrants for your next research paper. (Credit: Twitter via NBC News)

Find out more about undocumented immigrants for your next research paper. (Credit: Twitter via NBC News)

Consider the explosion of both praise–and hatred–for a research paper topic in civic, political science or pop culture course. Read more

Research paper topic: Primary election rules and the role of superdelegates

The 2016 U.S. primary elections have generated a lot of controversy and dissatisfaction with the election process. Both Republican Party candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders have generated massive popular support and yet their candidacy is in doubt because of the role of superdelegates.

Primary election rules grow increasingly important as the campaign draws closer to parity. (Credit: Democracy Chronicles)

Primary election rules grow increasingly important as the campaign draws closer to parity. (Credit: Democracy Chronicles)

In July 2016, both Democratic and Republican conventions will finalize the choice for their party nominee to run on the ballot in November’s presidential election. Calls to change the election laws and role of superdelegates could fuel your next research paper. Read more

Internet privacy research paper topics

There are numerous interesting research paper topics on Internet privacy.

Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

You can discuss the need for an Internet bill of rights recommended by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web; data privacy at public libraries; and online privacy and reputation management. Read more

Research paper topics on HB2 and civil rights

Civil rights for the LGBT community seemed to be improving in recent years. However the recent North Carolina law, known as HB2, has put transgender rights in particular back in the spotlight.

Find out more about HB2 for your next research paper. (Credit: WRAL.com)

Find out more about HB2 for your next research paper. (Credit: WRAL.com)

Gender identity is a complicated subject that is being discussed more openly than ever before and offers many research paper topics to consider, from the psychological to the current focus on civil rights and how laws will be changed and shaped to work with the changing level of acceptance in the U.S. Read more

America’s addiction to prescription painkillers as your research paper topic

As we learn more details about the death of rock star Prince, more attention is being focused on the widespread misuse of prescription painkillers. Statistics show that painkillers like oxycodone are the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. accounting for one death every 19 minutes.

Find out more about prescription painkillers for your next research paper. (Credit: Soren Dreier)

Find out more about prescription painkillers for your next research paper. (Credit: Soren Dreier)

When access to prescription painkillers is cut off then the next move is to street drugs like heroin. Both types of drugs have the same chemical structures and provide the same results. Consider taking a look at America’s growing opioid epidemic for your next research paper. Read more

Research paper topics: Captain America Civil War and the United Nations

Marvel’s newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, posits the notion that the Avengers need to be held accountable for their actions. The solution? Form a United Nations taskforce to oversee the group, assign them to missions, and answer for the problems they cause.

Learn more about the United Nations through Captain America: Civil War. (Credit: io9/Gizmodo)

Learn more about the United Nations through Captain America: Civil War. (Credit: io9/Gizmodo)

Captain America, who has been burned by international oversight before (Marvel’s World Security Council was infiltrated by a fanatic spin-off of the World War II Nazi party in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) argues that accepting oversight from the United Nations would mean the Avengers had less ability to make their own decisions about where and when to intervene. Read more

Copyright law and the Happy Birthday song as your research topic

“Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear (name). Happy Birthday to you.” Believe it or not, those four repetitive words earned Warner/Chappell, the publishing branch of the huge Warner Music Group, $2 million a year in royalties. A legal battle brewed over the rights to the song when filmmaker Jennifer Nelson challenged copyright laws to the popular birthday music.

The Happy Birthday song is worth millions of dollars in licence fees every year to music publishing company Warner/Chappell. (Credit: Will Clayton/Flickr)

The Happy Birthday song is worth millions of dollars in licence fees every year to music publishing company Warner/Chappell. (Credit: Will Clayton/Flickr)

Interesting research paper topics would be to write about the history and the copyright law on the “Happy Birthday to You” song. Read more

Panama Papers and income inequality as your economics research topic

Details are still trickling out about the leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca. Known as the Panama Papers, the 2.6 terabytes of data reveal a trove of information about tax havens and money laundering perpetrated by some of the world’s wealthiest citizens.

Find out more about the leaked Panama Papers here. (Credit: BBC)

Find out more about the leaked Panama Papers here. (Credit: BBC)

Not only does this recent event provide multiple research paper topics in terms of tax evasion and other economic issues, it also shines a light on income inequality. Read more

Discuss LGBT rights and marriage equality in your next research paper

The history of LGBT rights and marriage equality in the United States offers many areas to explore in a research paper.

Learn more about LGBT rights. (Credit: RAC.org)

Learn more about LGBT rights. (Credit: RAC.org)

The latest comes courtesy of the North Carolina state legislature, which, in a special session, overruled previous anti-discrimination legislation established earlier in the year in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more