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3 hrs ago | NY1

Program Allows High School Students to Get Training in Lab Skills, Neuroscience

There are some young scientists doing some serious brain research this summer as part of a Columbia University program.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

7 hrs ago | TechTarget

Ranum Q&A: How to make the grade in information security metrics

Marcus Ranum chats with Columbia University's Joel Rosenblatt to learn how "apples to apples" comparisons helped automate critical security processes.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Opinion

11 hrs ago | Media Research Center

NBC Host: - Life in the Womb Much Busier Than You Might Expect'

Well, Savannah Guthrie probably shouldn't wait by the phone for any Planned Parenthood or NARAL awards.


Related Topix: Today, Entertainment, Television

12 hrs ago |

New details about shipwreck under Ground Zero

An apparent shipwreck found beneath Ground Zero. The story was fascinating enough from the start - and now we know just how old it might be.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster

15 hrs ago | Science Blog

Small RNAs in blood may reveal heart injury

Like clues to a crime, specific molecules in the body can hint at exposure to toxins, infectious agents or even trauma, and so help doctors determine whether and how to treat a patient.


Related Topix: Biology, Molecular Biology, Science

20 hrs ago | Community Advocate Newspaper

Student-run science program holds first statewide elementary school science fair

Marlborough - "I used to think engineering was hard and for grown-ups," commented Kyle Ha, a fifth grader from Worcester, "but building a better flashlight taught me how cool it was."


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Yesterday | The Heartland Institute

Vouchers Improved Sweden's Schools

Last week, a well-regarded education economist from Columbia University wrote an opinion article in Slate saying a universal school choice program has caused Sweden's student achievement decline .


Thu Jul 31, 2014

Daily Kos

Hedge Funder Paul Singer to Make a Killing, Argentina's the Carcass

The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E. Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a position where it now has to contemplate a humbling surrender.... "We've had a lot of bombs being thrown around the world, and this is America throwing a bomb into the global economic system," said ... (more)


Related Topix: Explosion, Financial Markets, Liberal Political News

News Max

Cuomo's Scandal Parallels Christie's as Jon Stewart Mocks Him

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. New York's Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, and Republican Chris Christie of New Jersey say they share essential values as the sons of Sicilian women.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Chris Christie, Publishing, Media, New Times, Fordham University, Onondaga County, NY

Stars and Stripes

McRaven not alone in moving from military to academia leadership

Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U. S. Special Operations Command, speaks to airmen of the 58th Special Operations Wing during a visit to Kirtland Air Force Base on June 18, 2013.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Kirtland Air Force Base, US Navy, Mitch Daniels, US Governors, Purdue University

Real Clear Politics

The Ocean Map That Changed the World

This map marks both a scientific and an imaginative revolution. When it was published in 1977 by Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen, two oceanographers at Columbia University, there had never before been a map of the entire ocean floor.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

National Geographic

Wooden Ship Unearthed at World Trade Center Site From Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia

Excavations at the World Trade Center site uncovered the remains of a ship built with timber harvested in the early 1770s.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Anthropology, Archaeology, Science

The Age

Secrets revealed of the mysterious ancient ship found in the World Trade Centre ruins

Sunken treasure: Workers uncover planks of the ancient ship at the World Trade Centre constuction site in 2010.


Related Topix: New York

Medical News

Plastic surgeons consider themselves the most capable injectors, shows study

In recent years, minimally invasive aesthetic injectable procedures have grown in popularity as more and more men and women are seeking age-defying treatments.


Related Topix: Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Nursing, Health

North County Public Radio

Cuomo's opponents up the ante in Moreland Commission criticisms

Governor Andrew Cuomo's opponents in the November races are stepping up accusations over the ethics commission scandal, and citing sections of state law that they say might have been broken by the governor's aides.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Chris Christie

Medical News

Alcohol abuse is a major concern for reservists returning home

Returning national guardsmen more likely to turn to alcohol than general public when faced with issues at home, according to new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Regardless of traumatic events experienced during deployment, returning National Guard soldiers were more likely to develop a drinking problem if faced with civilian ... (more)


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Health

Medical News

Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute participate in NIH StrokeNet via Columbia University

A new network of 25 regional stroke centers and satellite facilities - the NIH Stroke Trials Network - is working to change the way stroke research is conducted in the U.S. Despite advances of the last two decades, stroke remains a major public health problem.


Related Topix: Health

Point of View

The Murder of the Middle Class

Did you know that America's middle class is getting murdered? It is. I should know.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environmental Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014


It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept....

It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept. 11, 2001, and the eve of the Revolutionary War.


Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Lawsuit challenges write-in rules under California's top-two system

An independent write-in candidate who ran in the primary to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging California's ban on write-in contenders in the general election.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Los Angeles County, CA