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‘Smart’ energy grid planned in Potsdam to keep community powered during emergencies

Research is underway on a new smart energy grid for the village, which intends to keep emergency services online in the event of a severe-weather power outage. Clarkson University, partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, National Grid and others, is designing a grid that will provide renewable and conventional electricity Continue reading ?

New York State Outlaws Posing With Big Cats, Chauncey the Cougar Snarls Somewhere

If a law recently signed into effect by New York Governor Andrew Coumo had been on the books in the 1960s, it’s possible that the Mercury Cougar might have been named something else. In that alternative universe, the law would also have...Show More Summary

When New York Ruled the Universe: Fifty Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

"That chair you're seated in is moving...Moving into the future." --Ad for the General Motors Futurama Ride. If you're like me, I'll bet there are bits of history that stop you short. In my case it's images, TV footage, even text from the 1960s. Show More Summary

FDA-approved drug restores hair in patients with alopecia areata

NEW YORK, NY (August 17, 2014) —Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes...Show More Summary

Staten Island grade schoolers start a three-day adventure at Universal Orlando Resort, courtesy of the Daily News

A group of lucky Staten Island grade schoolers touched down in sunny Florida early Sunday morning to start a three-day adventure at Universal Orlando Resort, courtesy of New York’s Hometown Newspaper.

Review of Law, When God Spoke Greek

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Timothy Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 216. ISBN 9780199781720. $24.95 (pb). Reviewed by Christian Schäfer?, Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen? (Christian.Schaefer@mail.uni-goettingen.de) [...]Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Cafe Mom, New York Institute of Technology, Haylie Pomroy Group

This week, Cafe Mom is hiring a vice president of audience targeting, while New York Institute of Technology is seeking a social media strategist. Haylie Pomroy Group needs a digital content manager, and Northwestern University is on the hunt for a content strategist for Kellogg School of Management. Show More Summary

Katie Holmes is Marvelous at the Marvel Universe LIVE! Shindig in NYC

Always up for a fun-filled evening, Katie Holmes looked to be in good spirits as she arrived at the Marvel Universe LIVE! Premiere at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City last night (August 13). Joined by Alana Feld, Juliette...Show More Summary

A Doctor Who-Themed Restaurant

6 days agoOdd : Neatorama

It looks like a tiny cafe from the front door, but open up and you'll see an immense spread of artful Whovian decor at the Pandorica, a restaurant in Beacon, New York. It's named after a prison in the Doctor Who universe. Redditor jacquelinesarah...Show More Summary

Katie Holmes Brings Serious Star Power to Marvel Universe Live!

Katie Holmes is seeing stars while attending Marvel Universe Live! at Barclays Center on Wednesday (August 13) in New York City. The day before, the 35-year-old actress was spotted looking chic in a green v-neck sweater after hitting a screening of her new film The Giver. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Katie Holmes [...]

Pre-K = Childhood's End?

??Comment posted following “As the first day of school approaches, the city trains thousands of universal pre-K teachers,” on ChalkbeatPosted on August 12.I wonder how many of those interested in teaching Pre-K in New York have readShow More Summary

SUNY is first to support campus sexual assault bill

New York's public university system is the first to support a bipartisan federal effort that would strengthen colleges and universities' assistance for sexual assault victims while establishing... To view the full story, click the title link.

Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. The scientific findings of...Show More Summary

Here's What Apple Teaches Employees In Its Ultra-Secretive Internal Training Program

The first rule of Apple University is you don't talk about Apple University. The second rule of Apple University is you don't talk about Apple University. Unless, of course, you're the New York Times, which recently got a glimpse inside the tech giant's internal training program with the help of unnamed sources. Show More Summary

Purging Atwaterism

In an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times entitled “Can the G.O.P. Ever Attract Black Voters?”, Jelani Cobb, a professor of history at the University of Connecticut, offers a possible explanation for why, despite efforts at the national, state and local levels, most African Americans refuse to consider the Republican Party. Her thesis is that […]

New York is America's 'unhappiest city' -- and the 5 happiest are in one unexpected state

New York is the unhappiest city in America, according to a recent study from researchers at Harvard and the University of British Columbia. New York City was joined by Gary, Indiana, and three cities from Pennsylvania — Scranton, Erie, and Pittsburgh — in the Top 5 unhappiest cities. Show More Summary

New York is America's 'unhappiest city' -- and happiest 5 are in one unexpected state

New York is the unhappiest city in America, according to a recent study from researchers at Harvard and the University of British Columbia. New York City was joined by Gary, Indiana, and three cities from Pennsylvania — Scranton, Erie, and Pittsburgh — in the Top 5 unhappiest cities. Show More Summary

New York Architect Picked to Lead Columbia University Architecture School

last weekArts : ArtsBeat

Columbia University on Tuesday announced that it had selected a New York architect with experience in designing structures around the world as the 13th dean of its architecture school.

The old Google TV remote Apple uses as an example of design gone wild

In case you missed it yesterday, Brian X. Chen of The New York Times penned a short but sweet profile on Apple University, the internal education program at Apple where employees and executives can learn about important business decisions (and their...

Why reform conservatives should embrace a universal basic income

Reform conservatives — colloquially known as "reformocons" — are having their day in the sun. They made the cover of The New York Times Magazine with their push to move the right away from its myopic focus on tax cuts, starving government, and helping businesses owners. Show More Summary

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