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Meet the College Student Who Started a ‘Restaurant’ in His Dorm Room

"I recognize how presumptuous it is to casually cook and get so much attention." The week, the world learned about Jonah Reider, a 21-year-old Columbia University senior who's operating a "restaurant" (of sorts) named Pith, which he runs out of his dorm room. Show More Summary

Self-Powered Nanoparticles Travel Against Blood Flow to Stop Bleeding

Scientists at University of British Columbia have developed an unexpected new way of treating internal bleeding using self-propelled particles that can swim against the flow of blood. While various anti-coagulants have been developed, getting them to the bleeding locations can be very difficult. Show More Summary

The Hottest Restaurant In New York City Is In A Dorm Room

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Where's the hottest, hardest restaurant to get into this season in New York City?  If you're like Al Roker in the video below and guessed a dorm room, you win. It's called Pith, and Columbia University senior Jonah Reider prepares and...Show More Summary

D.C. Workers Could Soon Get 16 Weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave

If the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 passes, almost everyone who works in the District of Columbia will qualify for up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave. Image: Shutterstock The post D.C. Workers Could Soon Get 16 Weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave appeared first on RH Reality Check.

An idea for a rainy day: Automated kiosks loan out umbrellas for free

We all get caught in downpours without an umbrella every now and then. For students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, however, that will no longer be a problem. A kiosk from a new firm called UmbraCity is offering...Show More Summary

10 Tricks Successful People Use To Make Smart Decisions

Your days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. A study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by a good 70 decisions a day. Some decisions are minor, like what to eat, which route to drive to work, or in what order to tackle tasks. Others are more [...]

Microsoft, Tesla, build battery that knows how much (energy) you suck

Bendy chemical cocktails designed to give anything a jolt when it needs one Engineers from Microsoft, Tesla, and Columbia and Massachusetts universities have teamed up to develop what on paper looks like a revolution in consumer battery technology that meets demands for fast charge, long life, and the ability to bend.…

D.C. residents may be guaranteed 16 weeks of paid family leave

Councilmembers in the District of Columbia introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 on Tuesday, which could make the nation’s capital the first city to offer paid family and medical leave for nearly all its residents. Continue reading ? The post D.C. residents may be guaranteed 16 weeks of paid family leave appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered

Last August, the University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first location to have a semi-automated umbrella sharing service, thanks to a new company called UmbraCity. The photo below shows UmbraCity co-founders Amir Entezari (left) and…

New self-propelling powder can treat severe bleeding and heal wounds: researchers

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada have developed a potential new treatment to stop severe bleeding after trauma. It comes in powder form, and is made of particles that propel themselves against blood flow, delivering coagulants to difficult-to-reach places inside the...

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can feces fuel cars?

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Some engineers use their training to build bridges or develop new products. Kartik Chandran, a new MacArthur “genius” grant winner, has a different dream: transform rivers of feces into usable fuel.The Columbia University professor and environmental engineer’s goal is both filthy and ingenious. Show More Summary

Getting An Icy Reception

(Dorm | Columbia, MO, USA) Dorm | Columbia, MO, USA Categories: Extra Stupid School Tags: Dorm Dorm | Columbia, MO, USA(I am a residential advisor in a dormitory at my university. The dorm that I work at also has a dining hall attached to it. Show More Summary

Is pre-K just test-prep?

Submitted to the Daily Herald, Columbia, TN, Sept. 29.According to a recent study from Vanderbilt University, children who voluntarily participated in a pre-K program did better on kindergarten readiness tests than children who did not...Show More Summary

How to pick the right college while avoiding debt

People walk on the Columbia University campus in New York City. John Wasik explains what parents and students should look for in a college to avoid student loan debt. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Yesterday, John Wasik...Show More Summary

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere show No. 4: David Lerner and Gary Marcus

Growing interest in entrepreneurship is driving a culture change across Columbia University. And Silicon Valley’s pay-it-forward culture is a huge help to startup founders. Culture matters whether you’re starting up or helping others to do so. That was the message from the latest guests on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere, my radio show on Sirius XM Channel 111. […]

Graetz: Can A 20th Century Business Income Tax Serve A 21st Century Economy?

Michael J. Graetz (Columbia), Can a 20th Century Business Income Tax Regime Serve a 21st Century Economy?, 30 Australian Tax Forum 551 (2015): This article is the text of the Parsons Lecture given by Michael Graetz at the University of Sydney Law School in April 2015. In it the author...

Woman jumps to her death from Columbia dorm: cop sources

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A 33-year-old woman apparently jumped to her death from a Columbia University dorm early Monday, police sources said.

Translating Shakespeare is 'As Sad as Night'

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Oregon Shakespeare Company is doing translations of all of Shakespeare's plays to make them more comprehensible. Why? According to a Columbia University professor, because: Most educated people are uncomfortable admitting that Shakespeare's language often feels more medicinal than enlightening. Show More Summary

In Volkswagen emissions fraud scandal, proprietary software is the real villain

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

“Proprietary software is an unsafe building material. You can’t inspect it.” Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen made that observation 5 years ago, and it's timely today, as the Volkswagen emissions fraud scandal--enabled by...Show More Summary

Jeff Lynne's ELO releasing 'Alone in the Universe' in November, share "When I Was a Boy"

by Bill Pearis When Jeff Lynne announced that ELO had signed with Columbia and they'd be releasing a new album "soon" he meant it. Alone in the Universe is the name of ELO's first new album in 14 years and...

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