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NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads

Science journalist John Bohannon, Timothy Caulfield of the University of Alberta, and I are interviewed on NPR’s On the Media this weekend. On the Media, produced by WNYC in New York,  has begun publishing printable consumer handbooks...Show More Summary

No Freedom for 2 Chimps Being Used for Research

Two chimpanzees being used for mobility research at Stony Brook University in New York will not be released to a sanctuary because a state supreme court judge has dismissed the lawsuit seeking to grant them personhood. The reason comes down to legal precedent: A higher court ruled last year that...

New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

11 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

Cause of Death 

The New York Times has published an affecting profile of a young woman who appeared to lead a charmed life, until she became determined to kill herself. Soon after Kathryn DeWitt enrolled in her dream school, the University of Pennsylvania,...Show More Summary

Rolling Stone Gathers New Editor From Jann Wenner’s Stable

A tumultuous 24 hours at Wenner Media began with Wednesday with the resignation of longtime Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana; the filing of defamation lawsuits in New York federal district court by three University of Virginia...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Get More Film and Television Auditions

Backstage University offers professional actors weekly opportunities to boost their contacts and improve their auditioning skills. Coming up next week, work on-camera with an associate from one of New York’s biggest casting offices,Show More Summary

New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

From the University of York: A new study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections? Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be checked against the actual global warming observed so far. Most comparisons suggest that…

NYT's Jackie Calmes Unloads 16,000-Word Harvard Report on 'Conservative Media' Leading GOP to 'Far Right' Extremes (Part 1)

New York Times national reporter Jackie Calmes spent a semester at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University studying "conservative media," and this week issued an exhaustive 16,000-word report with the oh-so-objective title, "'They...Show More Summary

Will Dana, Rolling Stone Managing Editor, To Leave In Wake Of Retracted Gang Rape Article

 NEW YORK -- Will Dana, the managing editor of Rolling Stone, is leaving the publication in August, four months after the magazine retracted a bogus story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, a spokeswoman confirmed.  Dana,...Show More Summary

Ohio grand jury indicts university police officer for murder

The New York Times is reporting, A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges on Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a driver this month. In the indictment handed down by a grand jury in Hamilton County, the officer, Ray Tensing, is accused of killing the driver, Samuel DuBose, during a traffic...

Marvel Comics Gets Down to Business in Infographic Map

This infographic map locates fictional companies in the Marvel Comics Universe, spanning from New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.

Quote of the Day: “I didn’t expect the policy to change my behavior but it has”

Oh ye of little faith, look at what the youth say. At the New York Times, Sandy Keenan (not to be confused with Sandy Kenyon) interviewed a bunch of students at the University at Albany,which now, because of a new New York state law, must obtain affirmative consent before sexual activity to avoid breaking school rules. Keenan asked […]

Problems of a certain subset

I saw this New York Times column by Frank Bruni on the overscheduling of kids and it struck a chord with me: Scelfo wrote about six suicides in a 13-month period at the University of Pennsylvania; about the prevalence of anxiety and depression on college campuses; about many star students’ inability to cope with even [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Reversing the Decline of the Civil Jury Trial

Plaintiff's lawyer Stephen D. Susman has given $2 million for a first-of-its-kind project at New York University School of Law to research and promote public discussion about the vanishing jury trial.

Physics' Split Personality: Is the Dark Side Winning?

By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Menas Kafatos, PhD For some time now most of the universe has gone dark. This startling news was brought to popular attention in a June Op-Ed piece in the New York Times called "A Crisis at the Edge of Physics."...Show More Summary

Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Topic: Books When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs. "It really bothered me," she says. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Everything

Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, walks us through the genesis of the universe. Our story starts 13.7 billion years ago, where the entirety of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one-trillionth the size of a point of a pin. Show More Summary

What we can all learn from Wall Street's quarterly earnings obsession

It’s time to break free of the “tyranny” of “quarterly capitalism”, Hillary Clinton proclaimed in an economic stump speech on Friday afternoon at New York University. Translation? The Democratic Party’s front-running presidential candidate is taking aim at Wall Street – sort of. Clinton is no Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren for that matter. Show More Summary

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: ISN’T IT AWESOME HOW HILLARY’S STONEWALLING THE PRESS? If you’ve ever t…

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR: ISN’T IT AWESOME HOW HILLARY’S STONEWALLING THE PRESS? If you’ve ever thought that among all the major American newspapers, the Gray Lady existed the most in its own alternate universe, Sean Davis of the Federalist confirms your worst suspicions, with a profile of Andrew Rosenthal, the Times’ editorial page editor. Rosenthal […]

Higher Minimum-Wage Proposals Gain Ground on Both Coasts

New York announced Wednesday it plans to embrace an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers while the huge University of California system announced the same raise for its employees.

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