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Why I’m a Universal Basic Income skeptic, especially for poor countries

New York Times published an article last week, titled “The Future of Not Working.” In it, Annie Lowrie discusses the universal basic income experiments in Kenya by GiveDirectly: no surprise there: you can look forward to more pieces in other … Continue reading ? The post Why I’m a Universal Basic Income skeptic, especially for poor countries appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Students test prototype of a magnetic cloak

In December, five students from Stony Brook University in New York and their research professor, Nils Feege, loaded a prototype of a magnetic cloak into an SUV and set off for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, nearly 900 miles away.

Bette Kroening, pioneering owner of Bette’s Oceanview Diner, dies

Born Bette Caminez in New York City in 1945, Ms. Kroening moved to the Bay Area in 1971 after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in social work at the University of Southern California. While a social worker, Ms. Show More Summary

New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species

(Cornell University) With 7,600 lakes and 70,000 miles of creeks and rivers to monitor, Cornell researchers struggled to stay ahead of round goby and other invasive species--until they tapped into New York's network of teachers looking to bring science alive for their students. Good story for National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 27 - March 3).

“College bro blames school for his drunken punching rampage”

“A New Jersey man convicted of randomly punching fellow students at a Massachusetts university is now suing Endicott College, claiming the school was lax in enforcing underage drinking laws.” [Joshua Rhett Miller, New York Post] Tags:...Show More Summary

Super7 ReAnimates Alien and Predator, Masters More of the Universe [Toy Fair 2017]

At New York Comic Con, we got the first look at Super7's take on the Masters of the Universe, which it took up from Mattel last year. Though many of the first wave were characters we'd seen before, the next few waves look to have even more deep cuts from the subscription service previously under Mattel's command. Show More Summary

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Show More Summary

Op-Ed: Is It OK for Musicians to Punch Their Harassers?

On February 15, New York City rapper Princess Nokia performed in the UK at Cambridge University’s Charity Fashion Show, where her efforts to help raise money for the disabled took a disturbing turn. According to front-row witnesses quoted...Show More Summary

Justus Williams earns 3rd IM norm!

Justus Williams, Webster University Photo by Paul Truong (SPICE) FIDE Master Justus Williams has had an interesting ride in his chess career. Coming from Bronx, New York, he became a National Master at 12, starred in “Brooklyn Castle” in 2013, won the Junior Open back later in the same year and won the New York […]

NYU Professor and Former Leftist: Nothing Comes Close to Personal Invective, Insults, and Degrading Imagery of the Left

Michael Rectenwald is a professor at New York University (NYU). On Tuesday The O’Reilly Factor tweeted out a podcast featuring... The post NYU Professor and Former Leftist: Nothing Comes Close to Personal Invective, Insults, and Degrading Imagery of the Left appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

An investigation into the former president of the 'poor man's Harvard' has expanded

A federal investigation into Lisa S. Coico, former president of City College, the flagship of the City University of New York (CUNY), has expanded, the New York Times reported. Coico abruptly resigned in October amid an investigation...Show More Summary

Social information from friends, experts could help reduce uncertainty in crowdfunding

Social information gathered from friends and experts, depending on the complexity of the product, can decrease uncertainty in crowdfunding campaigns, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

tDCS combined with computer games at home reduces cognitive symptoms of multiple sclerosis

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Led by researchers at NYU Langone's Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, a new study reports that participants with multiple sclerosis who used tDCS while...Show More Summary

When They Met: Before ‘Moonlight’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ a Friendship Born in the Classroom

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André Holland first saw Danai Gurira at New York University, performing a monologue she wrote. Since then, they have acted and written together.

Ex-college maintenance supervisor took bribes for jobs

A former college maintenance supervisor admits he accepted $100,000 in bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for jobs. New York state officials say Dean Yerry worked at the University … Click to Continue »

'Monster' the story of a teen filmmaker caught up in a crime

Before he died in 2014, the fine young-adult novelist Walter Dean Myers wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times; the essay was a reaction to a University of Wisconsin study that found that of the 3,200 children's books published in 2013, only 93 were about black people. After articulating...

‘Nothing Is Ever Really Lost’: A Walt Whitman Novel Discovered

The New York Times heralds University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin’s latest discovery, found deep within Walt Whitman’s archives. Remarkably, this is the second time that Turpin has made news. The first was just last year when he unearthed Whitman’s 1858 self-help companion “Manly Health and Training.” Now, after combing through Whitman’s notebooks in […]

Four NYU faculty win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

(New York University) Four New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Unknown Novel By Walt Whitman Rediscovered

The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, published without a byline, was serialized in the New York Sunday Dispatch 165 years ago. Jennifer Schuessler tells how a graduate student at the University of Houston found the novel and figured out its authorship.

Teens with PTSD and conduct disorder have difficulty recognizing facial expressions

(New York University) Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School.

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