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A Gorgeous Visual Explanation of Solar Eclipses as Seen Throughout the Universe

9 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In anticipation of the upcoming 2017 solar eclipse on August 21st, The New York Times put together a short film entitled “Eclipses Throughout Our Universe” to explain what happens during a solar eclipse, how it is seen throughout different spots above the Earth and how it affects the rest of the universe. About twice a...

Sniffing the Past of human-canine history in New York, Paris and London

Dog loving travellers can now tap into the human- canine history of New York, Paris and London on the move by using a new app developed by the University of Liverpool.

What does music mean? Sign language may offer an answer, new research concludes

(New York University) How do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source, sign language, a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.

The Legacy of Lynching--Confronting Racial Terror in America

'Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, professor of law at New York University Law School and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), and Anne Pasternak, director ofShow More Summary

Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

(New York University) Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up

(Binghamton University) While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

THEY LEARNED IT BY READING YOU, GRAY LADY: Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers,…

THEY LEARNED IT BY READING YOU, GRAY LADY: Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers, but Sometimes Misfire, the New York Times reports: After a day of work at the Engineering Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Kyle Quinn had a pleasant Friday night in Bentonville with his wife and a colleague. They explored […]

Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches

(The City University of New York) Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches.

The Final Trailer for ‘The Defenders’ Teases a Brutal Fight for New York

The final trailer for Netflix’s Marvel Universe series The Defenders has dropped. The show follows the unlikely and often antagonistic pairing of Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist, who are fighting to save New York from destruction. The above trailer gives us a glimpse of the action to come. We see Luke Cage protecting […]

‘Violence and hate and blood’: UVA students describe what they saw during Charlottesville attack

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

On Sunday night, the New York Times published first-hand accounts of the violence in Charlottesville, VA from the perspective of the University of Virginia students who live, study and work in the college town that became a battlefield on Friday and Saturday. “After this weekend, there should...

What The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Was Going To Be About

Marc Webb is busy promoting his new movie, The Only Living Boy in New York, but he stopped to speak with Den of Geek about his time behind the cameras on the Spider-Man universe that eventually led to Sony and Marvel pairing up on Spider-Man: Homecoming.

NYT's Anti-Trump Hate Shows Up in Stories on 'White Rage,’ Bridezillas

Anti-Trump paranoia – it’s not just for the New York Times’ news pages. The front of the Sunday by Carol Anderson, professor of African-American studies at Emory University, “The Politics of White Resentment” and author of the surely fair and unbiased book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. Show More Summary

New battery is activated by your spit

(Binghamton University) Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.

Knicks sign rookie Damyean Dotson

The New York Knicks signed rookie guard Damyean Dotson today. Dotson, 6-6, 205-pounds, was selected by New York in the second round, with the 44th overall pick, of the 2017 NBA Draft out of the University of Houston. The Houston, TX-native played two seasons at the University of Oregon (2012-13 through 2013-14) before finishing his collegiate [...]

should grad students stop publishing? (or: why philosophers need sociology)

(This is a guest post from Samuel Loncar in response to David Velleman’s “The Publication Emergency”) In his recent post at The Daily Nous, David Velleman of New York University and Philosopher’s Imprint argues that graduate students...Show More Summary

ReKTGlobal VP of Esports Kevin Knocke Named Host of Universal Open Rocket League on NBC Sports

NEW YORK – August 4, 2017 – NBC Sports Group named gaming industry veteran Kevin Knocke as host of the Universal Open Rocket League, NBC Sports Group’s inaugural esports tournament. Knocke is the VP of Esports at ReKTGlobal, a fast-growing...Show More Summary

‘Psychopath’ MBAs have been banned at this big business school

Do your friends know you better than your boss? That’s what New York University’s Stern School of Business is banking on as they update their admissions requirements. 360-degree feedback Read more Blogs | Comments

Precision breeding needed to adapt corn to climate change

The US Corn Belt and European maize owe their existence to a historic change: the ability of this plant, originally from the tropics, to flower early enough to avoid winter. Research led by Cornell University in New York and the MaxShow More Summary

The Shadow Civil Rights Division

On Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is preparing to use the civil rights division of the Justice Department to attack universities with affirmative action programs. According to an internal Justice...Show More Summary

The biology of color

(The City University of New York) In a wide-ranging and comprehensive review, a group of evolutionary scientists, turn their attention to a diverse area of science and set out what they believe are the key questions for the future.

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