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Former Governor Paterson, Protests and Physicians

Staten Islander Doug Brinson shows his approval of the NYC medical examiner's finding that Eric Garner's death from a police chokehold was a homicide.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, David Paterson, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Botox may have cancer fighting role

Research on mice found that using the toxin to kill nerves could halt the growth of stomach tumours and make them more vulnerable to chemotherapy.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

Science Daily

Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Mother Jones

Let Us Now Psychoanalyze Famous Men

Bob Somerby calls my attention to the following bit of psychobabble from Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo of the New York Times .


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

The nation has been gripped by the ongoing protests following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Family, Kids

The Buy Nothing Year: How Two Roommates Saved More Than $55,000

I'm a freelance writer who has published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others, and the author of the Forbes ebook "The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today's World."


Related Topix: Stanford University, Journalism


Senior Systems Engineer at Columbia University

The Columbia University Libraries Information Technology Office seeks an experienced Senior Systems Engineer.


Sys-Con Media

Wucker Named Vice President of Studies for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Michele Wucker, president of the World Policy Institute, will join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in September as its new vice president of studies.


Related Topix: St Martins Press, Publishing, Media

Tue Aug 19, 2014


5 Cool New Security Research Breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security '14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.


Related Topix: Georgia Tech, iPod, University of Chicago, California

The News-Star

Williams: Take a look at what tuition pays forWilliams: Take a look...

Williams: Take a look at what tuition pays for Columnist Walter Williams gives you a look at what tuition pays for Check out this story on According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and ... (more)


Related Topix: George Washington University, UC Santa Barbara, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois, Opinion

The New York Observer

An Arab Novelist Experiences the Trials of Going Home in 'May in the Summer'

"Every person is a child at home," reads an Arabic saying at the beginning of May in the Summer , Cherien Dabis' very good second feature, which examines cultural rifts in Amman, Jordan.


Related Topix: Amreeka, Jordan, World News, Travel, Middle East Travel, Jordan Travel, Amman, Jordan Travel, Wedding


Book Notes: An environmental 'what if?'

'The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future,' by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia

Cosmetics Design

Columbia University Medical Centre pill to reverse hair loss

Scientists at Columbia University have taken a pill that treats bone marrow disorders and used the treatment to reverse hair loss in patients with alopecia.


Environmental Leader

Waste-to-Energy Could Supply 12% of US Electricity

If all of the municipal solid waste that is currently put into landfills each year in the US were diverted to waste-to-energy power plants, it could generate enough electricity to supply 12 percent of the US total, according to a study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University.


Deming Headlight

Esther Cepeda: Teaching changes can better students' STEM learning

Every once in a while, research quantifies the effects of certain education policies on students.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal

An Appreciation: David Rosand

News of the death of David Rosand, the Meyer Schapiro Professor Emeritus of Art History at Columbia University, on Aug. 8, sent a shock wave through the vast international community of scholars, art lovers and admirers of the city of Venice whose perceptions this remarkable, brilliant man affected and whose lives he touched, as a teacher and ... (more)



Bronx River Health Checkup Shows Ebbs and Flows

Scientists, environmental advocates and private citizens are getting their feet wet to find out how healthy the Bronx River is.


New York Daily News

Brooklyn medical student discovers way to save women from bleeding to death during childbirth

A Brooklyn medical student may have found a way to save millions of women in poor countries from bleeding to death during childbirth.


Related Topix: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

The Times

Nine candidates recommended for NSU president

Nine candidates recommended for NSU president Search Committee will meet Thursday in Natchitoches to select semi-finalists for interviews Check out this story on Of the nine candidates, three have been or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Natchitoches, LA, University of Arkansas, University of Louisville, University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of Kentucky


Laguna Blanca Welcomes Rob Hereford as New Head of School

As the new school year approaches, Laguna Blanca School is pleased to announce its new head of school, Rob Hereford.


Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Vanderbilt University, University of Georgia, Teachers College, Columbia University