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What an academic hoax can teach us about journalism in the age of Trump

Call it, if you like, a replication experiment. Twenty-one years ago, the New York University physicist Alan Sokal attempted to prove that the influence of postmodern ways of thinking in the humanities had reached the point where academic nonsense was indistinguishable from academic sense. As a physicist, Sokal found writing about science to be particularly...

Watch Shakira Surprise NYC Fans With A Performance In The Park

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Shakira recently took quite the musical walk in the park in New York City. The Colombian superstar surprised fans (including a few New York University graduates) with an impromptu performance in Washington Square Park on Wednesday. Over...Show More Summary

Watch Shakira Surprise NYC Fans With A Performance In The Park

Shakira recently took quite the musical walk in the park in New York City. The Colombian superstar surprised fans (including a few New York University graduates) with an impromptu performance in Washington Square Park on Wednesday. Over...Show More Summary

Study Finds Need for Educating Older Adults on Outdoor Fall Prevention

Many older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new study by New York University researchers.

Erectile dysfunction medicines do not cause melanoma, analysis of large studies finds

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

Pharrell Williams Speaks About Women’s Rights During NYU Commencement Speech (Video)

Pharrell Williams gave an empowering speech for New York University‘s commencement ceremony on Wednesday (May 17) at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. The Grammy-winning singer and producer received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree and spoke about women’s rights. “Your generation is unraveling deeply entrenched laws, principals, and misguided values that have held women [...]

Pharrell Addresses Gender Inequality in NYU Commencement Speech: Watch

Pharrell addressed the New York University Class of 2017 on behalf of the honorary degree recipients during the school’s 185th Commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium today. Watch the speech below. During the speech he addressed gender inequality and women’s rights. Show More Summary

However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They're Struggling

Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, assistant professor of international education at New York University, has written thousands of pages’ worth of research and commentary over the course of his career. But growing up, his teachers gave him no reason to believe he would end up in this position. Show More Summary

ASU and NYU researchers look to boost crowdsourced brainstorming

(New York University) The very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd context, the researchers sought to determine what effect peripheral tasks -- such as rating and combining others' ideas had on ideation performance.

Certain immune reactions to viruses cause learning problems

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems.

Beauty requires thought, neuroscientists find

(New York University) Experiencing beauty requires thought, a team of neuroscientists finds, in a new study that confirms an 18th-century claim by the philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Rodents with trouble walking reveal potential treatment approach for most common joint disease

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Maintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented osteoarthritis in animal models of the disease, according to a report published in Nature Communications online May 11.

Our taste in movies is highly idiosyncratic -- and at odds with critics' preferences

(New York University) Our taste in movies is notably idiosyncratic, and not linked to the demographic traits that studios target, finds new study on film preferences. The work also shows that moviegoers' ratings are not necessarily in line with those of critics.

R.I.P. William Baumol

Here is an obituary: William Jack Baumol was born on February 26, 1922, and died on May 4, 2017. He was an American economist. He served as the professor of economics at New York University, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton...

In home healthcare, not speaking patients' native language negatively affect care outcomes

(New York University) The study examined language concordance visits -- duty calls where the provider spoke the same language as the patient or an interpreter accompanied the provider -- for registered nurses (RN) and physical therapists (PT) from home health care services in the New York City area. Show More Summary

Falkland Islands basin shows signs of being among world's largest craters

(New York University) A basin in the Falkland Islands exhibits traits of a large impact crater, according to a new analysis by a team of scientists.

It Only Takes A Few Countries To Kickstart A Decarbonization Revolution

Markus Hagemann, Utrecht University and Andrzej Ancygier, New York University In 2016, more renewable energy was added to the global grid than ever before, and at a lower cost. A global energy revolution is clearly underway. What catalyzed...Show More Summary

To sell more healthy food, keep it simple

(Journal of Retailing at New York University) A leading expert in changing eating behavior provides an organizing framework that proposes dozens of small, low-cost in-store changes that retailers can use to boost sales of healthy fo...

Preschoolers' story comprehension similar for print and digital books

(New York University) The content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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