Write about Jack the Ripper in your criminology research paper

For more than 125 years the world has speculated about the identity of Jack the Ripper. Armchair detective Russell Edwards, in his book Naming Jack the Ripper, claims the mystery has been solved thanks to forensic and DNA evidence.

Due to DNA evidence, the mystery of Jack the Ripper has been solved. (Credit: The London Dungeon)

Due to DNA evidence, the mystery of Jack the Ripper has been solved. (Credit: The London Dungeon)

With this new research, the Jack the Ripper victims can rest in peace and the other Jack the Ripper suspects will have their names cleared. Why have Jack the Ripper and other famous serial killers fascinated us for so long? Exploring research in criminology and crime scene investigations provides answers. Read more

Go geeky with a computer systems research paper

You don’t have to be a geek to write a research paper on the subject of technology. Whether it’s the latest in computer systems, the Internet or the web, you can easily find good resources that are easy to understand and use in your papers.

Learn more about technology by writing a research paper on computer systems. (Credit: Damian Dovarganes, AP)

Learn more about technology by writing a research paper on computer systems. (Credit: Damian Dovarganes, AP)

The big challenge in researching these subjects is that things are changing so fast you have to make sure that your information is up to date. Let’s look at some resources and ideas on how you can research technology, computers and the Internet. Read more

Computer science research topic on Sony hacking

Hackers have been, well, wreaking havoc of late. The latest victims appear to be Sony PlayStation network users who found themselves the target of computer hackers over the weekend of August 23 – 24, 2014.

The Sony PlayStation 4 with the DualShock 4 controller.(Credit: Evan-Amos)

The Sony PlayStation 4 with the DualShock 4 controller.(Credit: Evan-Amos)

While the computer hackers or hacker, who identified themselves with the Twitter handle @LizardSquad, did not attempt to compromise the personal data of Sony PlayStation network’s 53 million users, the hacker did make a bomb threat against an airline flight a Sony executive was traveling on. If you’re looking for a good research paper topic in computer science, consider these recent issues in cyberterrorism and cybersecurity. Read more

Use Facebook news as your media or technology research paper topic

Once again there is news about Facebook that has users upset. The social media giant is no stranger to criticism, from concerns about invasion of privacy to changes in the user interface.

A Facebook "like" marks the entrance to Facebook headquarters. (Credit: Jan Jekielek/The Epoch Times)

A Facebook “like” marks the entrance to Facebook headquarters. (Credit: Jan Jekielek/The Epoch Times)

But the latest Facebook controversy revolves around an app scam—the color change app—and changes to Facebook Messenger. Read more

Research paper topic on Shark Week: More fact or fiction?

Fans may still be tuning in, but that doesn’t mean that many aren’t furious with the Discovery Channel, which has yet again offered up mostly fictitious programming during their now infamous Shark Week. This season’s “catch”?

Shark Week presents issues of what is fact or fiction. (Credit: SharkWeek.tumbler)

Shark Week presents issues of what is fact or fiction. (Credit: SharkWeek.tumbler)

That would be Shark of Darkness: The Wrath of Submarine, which follows on the heels of last year’s Megalodon Mockumentary. Will the lack of facts create yet another Shark Week controversy? Read more

SpaceX Dragon as your aeronautics research topic

Have you heard of SpaceX? Short for Space Exploration Technologies, SpaceX is a leader in the field of commercial space flight. NASA has purchased SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ships to resupply the International Space Station. Recently, the company, headed by Tesla Motors exec Elon Musk, aired a live broadcast of the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on its way to put a new commercial satellite into space.

The SpaceX Dragon. (Credit: SpaceX.com)

The SpaceX Dragon. (Credit: SpaceX.com)

The company is looking to build a launchpad in Texas, supported by state and local funds. With NASA out of the space shuttle business since 2011, it has begun relying more and more on commercial space flight companies to support its missions. If you are looking for a good research paper topic in aeronautics, astronomy, or aviation, consider looking into SpaceX and other commercial space flight companies. Read more

Use “Mission Blue” for your next marine biology research paper topic

Worried about saving the planet? Well, oceanographer Sylvia Earle would say that we should start by saving the ocean. Earle is at the center of the Mission Blue documentary by Robert Nixon and Fisher Stevens, which opened in early 2014.

DJ And Sylvia Shooting. (Credit: Kip Evans/Mission Blue)

DJ And Sylvia Shooting. (Credit: Kip Evans/Mission Blue)

The film not only captures the damage being done to earth’s oceans, but also showcases Earle’s fascinating life and barrier-breaking work in the sea. If you’re interested in learning more about oceanography, marine biology or water pollution, you should use the Mission Blue documentary as your main research topic. Read more

Mars exploration: Astronomy research paper topic

The joint is jumping – on Mars! A good research topic for your science, engineering or astronomy class is to report on the exciting new projects happening on the Red Planet.

View of Victoria Crater from panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. (Credit: JPL.NASA.gov)

View of Victoria Crater from panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. (Credit: JPL.NASA.gov)

Recent science articles report how the Opportunity rover broke the record for off-Earth travel, and how a new lander will research Martian soil, minerals and atmosphere. Consult science and technology journals and websites for information on Mars exploration. Read more

Research topic debate on women in space

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy opened on August 1, and recently, Zoe Saldana spoke to Devin Faraci of Badass Digest about how roles for women in spacemeaning roles for women actors in science fiction and fantasy films (SFF)are better than their counterparts in more realistic films. But while there may be more empowered roles cropping up in SFF films, are things really “better for women in space,” as Saldana quipped?

A history of women who have gone to space. (Credit: SpaceKate.com)

A history of women who have gone to space. (Credit: SpaceKate.com)

If you’re looking for a good research paper topic in women’s studies, film studies, or science fiction, take a look at the reality of both women in science fiction and fantasy and female astronauts. Spoiler alert: it’s not as rosy as the Hollywood version. Read more

“Australia” as your evolution research paper topic

The PBS Nova series “Áustralia,” which began with “Australia: First 4 Billion Years” continues on Wednesday July 23, 2014, with “Life Explodes.” This episode explores how the fossil record shows the emergence of life from the sea to dry land. Of all the continents on earth, none has preserved the story of life’s emergence on earth as Australia has. All across the continent one can find fossils that show its history; there is a story of survival in every rock, hill and mountain.

"Australia" is a PBS series that shows how life emerged from the sea. (Credit: blogs.weta.org)

“Australia” is a PBS series that shows how life emerged from the sea. (Credit: blogs.weta.org)

Not all of “Australia” is set to cover prehistoric sea creatures and the Paleozoic era. Future episodes in the series are slated to focus on the world of large reptiles and the trajectory of evolution after massive extinction. Read on for more about the series’ launch, and consider some of these ideas as possible topics for research papers in geology or paleontology. Read more