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Brain Stimulation Induces Feelings Of Extreme Thirst In Mice

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

By directing pulses of light onto specific regions of the brain, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center induced feelings of extreme thirst in perfectly well hydrated mice — causing them to drink the equivalent of seven pints of water for a human. Read more...

Universal Togetherness Band, A Forgotten Gem Of Chicago Soul

This Numero Group collection showcases the brilliance of a decades-old and forgotten house band for the Columbia College audio engineering program. [ more › ]

MSNBC Guest uses the Blizzard to Whine about the GOP

Jeffrey Sachs, an economist with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, whined about the GOP “voting down science” in the Keystone XL pipeline bill and blamed oil companies for climate change/global warming. Also, Sachs is a well-known top-down international development advocate (i.e. throw money at poor countries no matter what).

“The Statistical Crisis in Science”: My talk this Thurs at the Harvard psychology department

It’s noon Thursday, January 29, 2015, in William James Hall 765: The Statistical Crisis in Science Andrew Gelman, Dept of Statistics and Dept of Political Science, Columbia University Top journals in psychology routinely publish ridiculous,...Show More Summary

Miss Universe 2015 Top 5 includes Miss USA Nia Sanchez

The 88 contestants of the 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant have been narrowed down to the Top 5. Here's who made the cut:Miss USA Nia SanchezMiss Netherlands Yasmin YerheijenMiss Jamaica Kaci FennellMiss Columbia Paulina VegaMiss Ukraine Diana Harkusha...

Columbia Cancer Doctor Steps Down After Silver Arrest

The director of a Columbia University cancer center has been removed from his position, after a criminal complaint revealed he allegedly referred patients to embattled State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in exchange for state grant money. [ more › ]

Carrying Their Weight: Giving Voice To Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

Last night at the President's State of the Union Address, I was honored to invite as my guest Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who has inspired us all with her performance art piece "Carry That Weight" in which she carries...Show More Summary

Alleged Columbia Rapist ‘Dismayed and Disappointed’ by Accuser’s SOTU Invitation

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Tonight Emma Sulkowicz, who drew international attention when she vowed to carry a mattress in protest after Columbia University failed to expel her alleged rapist, is attending the president's State of the Union address with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Paul Nungesser, the man Sulkowicz accused of sexual assault, has largely... More »

"SCAPE" microscope offers faster and simpler imaging of freely moving samples

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has developed a new 3D microscope prototype dubbed "SCAPE" (Swept Confocally Aligned Planar Excitation Microscopy), whichShow More Summary

Gillibrand defends activist from critics calling her 'fake'

Gillibrand defended the anti-rape activist from Columbia University against conservative critics.

Emma Sulkowicz Will Attend The State Of The Union Address

Columbia University artist Emma Sulkowicz, who has been carrying her dorm mattress in protest of campus rape, will be attending the State of the Union Address. [ArtNet] Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has published a new short story! Go read it! [Medium] Here’s a roundup of all the ridiculous abortion bills on the docket in America. [The [...]

How Governmental Sustainability Policy Can Speed the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

In the next several days, Jossey-Bass will publish a new book I have co-authored with my Columbia University colleagues Bill Eimicke and Alison Miller. It is entitled: Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Show More Summary

Christopher Emdin Discusses High Poverty Rates in US Public Schools

Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin discusses new report from the Southern Education Foundation which shows that 51% of public school students come from low income households. -- Al Jazeera America

‘Taking Hold’: Migrant worker turns Ivy League scholar

In “Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University,” author and educator Francisco Jiménez recounts his years in the Ivy League.

Columbia University Activist Emma Sulkowicz to Attend State of the Union

Tomorrow, at the State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to discuss his proposal to offer Americans free community college. But the cost of college isn't the only campus debate in recent headlines, and at least one attendee — Emma Sulkowicz — will be there to acknowledge the... More »

Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters

On February 12th the University of British Columbia is hosting a lecture by Wade Davis on the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens. Davis’ message: no amount ofShow More Summary

Mattress Carrying Columbia Senior to Attend State of the Union

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz - who gained attention last year for carrying around the mattress on which her alleged 2012 sexual assault took place - is headed to the State of the Union address. Read more...

City student joins Sen. Gillibrand at State of the Union

Columbia University senior is joining Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at State of the Union.

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