Author Archives: Christian Swann

Research Links PTSD to Blasts in Comba

  Posted in New York Times, June 10, Pg. A19 | Alan Schwarz   They are among war’s invisible wounds: the emotional and cognitive problems that many troops experience years after combat explosions sent huge shock waves through their brains. Whereas the link between concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder has become clearer in recent years, […]

Dear RA

Dear RA, I just want you too know how much I literally loathe you with every ounce of my being. I am a strong person, an #athletic, I worked out, do yoga, pilates, martial arts, golf, tennis, run, swim, hike, bike, fight, shoot and loved with all of my being, as long as I remember.  […]

September 22

Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault

Vanessa Grigoriadis “Want to meet at my dorm? Less carrying for me.” Emma Sulkowicz, a.k.a. the international sensation “mattress girl,” is emailing from her phone in her Columbia University dorm high up over Morningside Heights, where she lives in a single room within a six-person suite. “My friends and I got the first place in […]

September 04

Just Another Jihadist Pipe Dream

Christian Swann Sept.4, 2014 In the security world today, there is not a day that goes by, that we don’t hear about chemical agents and biological threats towards us. There is always somebody, somewhere trying to cook up something. I started writing an article about a month ago on Japanese Aum Shinrikyo, whom you will […]

July 02


Independence Day! One of my favorite holidays. Last year we drove out to the lake on the golf cart, where thousands of people gather every year with, blanket, food and kids in hand. Last year though, Maiya was getting ready to turn 3. So I dug in the range bag and took along a few […]

June 30

Facebook Alters 689,000 Users News Feeds’ For Psychology Experiment

Previously written by Russell Brandom for The Verge According to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Facebook altered the News Feeds for hundreds of thousands of users as part of a psychology experiment devised by the company’s on-staff data scientist. By scientifically altering News Feeds, the experiment sought to […]

June 27

If Dildos Were Guns, These Kids Would Be Dead.