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Critically Endangered Sawfish Are Reproducing Through 'Virgin Births,' Researchers Find

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Well, that's one way to avoid extinction. Scientists have discovered some critically endangered smalltooth sawfish have been reproducing through parthenogenesis, or "virgin birth." Researchers at New York's Stony Brook University found...Show More Summary

Rihanna Wore Some Very Perplexing Rain Gear

21 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Last night, in the middle of a rainstorm in New York, Rihanna visited the Esquelita Club in midtown wearing some particularly impractical rain gear: a sequined column dress by Discount Universe that read "You will never own me, I will never fear you" on the front and back in giant sequins, some... More »

Condemning non-traditional names smacks of racism

Inflammatory Internet comments don’t usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African-Americans “just feel sorry for themselves” and compared...

Dinosaurs were Warm-blooded? Debate Hots Up

New Study Suggests Dinosaurs were Warm-blooded (Endothermic) A scientist from Stony Brook University has reassessed a study into whether dinosaurs were cold or warm-blooded.  Dr. Michael D’Emic, a palaeontologist at the New York based university, has re-examined the research in a report published last summer which proposed that dinosaur metabolism was a kind of “half-way […]

State of Plague, Part 10: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 and Part 9. By Adriana Gamondes Neoliberal Noir and the Globalized Junta On April 28th, 2015, New York University law professor Mary...

Cruz: Universities that boycott Israel should lose federal funding

NEW YORK -- Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that universities that boycott Israel should lose their federal funding. Cruz's remarks were aimed at the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which is gaining traction on college campuses. It calls for U.S. companies and universities to divest from Israel. Cruz has spoken against BDS but sharpened […]

Repressive Middle East Governments Hiding Behind Shiny International Art Buildings

“In this context of repression, it’s clear that whatever the Louvre, the Guggenheim and New York University might say, the reality is that they provide a sheen of high-end respectability to an autocratic state.”

Transgender model Hari Nef lands major contract with IMG

Transgender model, actress and recent Columbia University grad, Hari Nef, was just signed by top agency IMG Models Nef made her runway debut at this past spring New York Fashion Week, walking for VFiles, Degen, Adam Selman and Vejas....Show More Summary

"Faking" Workaholism Reveals a Deeper Workplace Problem

A recent article by New York Times writer Neil Irwin caught my attention: He describes the findings of a study from Boston University about what actually occurs within a workaholic culture. The study examined the work behavior of employees...Show More Summary

Clean water, political infighting and the View from Nowhere

I’ve asked my students to come up with examples of news stories that reflect the View from Nowhere — an idea advanced by New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen that, to oversimplify, amounts to “he said/she said” objectivity in its most mindless form — and to balance that with a second story demonstrating the […]

Sandwich Hero: One Woman's Quest to Feed the Hungry

The city orbits around eight million centers of the universe, reads Billy Collins' poem, "Grand Central," displayed on the interiors of subway cars across New York City. Lift up your eyes from the moving hive. Most of us go about our daily subterranean commute without lifting our eyes from the moving hive. Show More Summary

'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names

Inflammatory Internet comments don't usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African Americans "just feel sorry for themselves" and compared...

New York Chimps Get Their Day in Court in Personhood Case

An attorney for the Nonhuman Rights Project argued in a New York courtroom on Wednesday that two 8-year-old chimpanzees named Leo and Hercules are being unlawfully detained at Stony Brook University.

Lefty Writer Garry Wills Lauds Michelle Obama For Breaking the Right’s ‘Rules of Racial Discourse’

Last Friday, author and historian Garry Wills, who blogs occasionally at the New York Review of Books site, praised Michelle Obama for challenging, in her recent Tuskegee University commencement address, conservatives’ complacency about race in America. Show More Summary

Animal rights group asks New York judge to free research chimps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. animal-rights advocates on Wednesday called on a New York court to order a state university to release two adult chimpanzee research subjects, contending that their captivity amounts to unlawful imprisonmen...

The rape epidemic and Nicholas Kristof’s cognitive dissonance

In the wake of the notorious Emma Sulkowicz graduating from Columbia University where she made an academic career, as far as can be told, of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape, the New York Time's Nicholas Kristof has an interesting offering: When the Rapist Doesn’t See It as Rape. Show More Summary

Chimps Held in Captivity on College Campus Compared to Slaves in US Court

5 days agoNews : Vice News

The case of Hercules and Leo, two chimpanzees held at a university in New York, could address major concerns regarding the rights of animals.

How Exercise Can Fuel Mental 'Time Travel' And Boost Creativity

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By: Wendy Suzuki, NYU Center for Neural Science Published: May 19, 2015 09:00am ET on LiveScience. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker,...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Angry Faculty Savage New York University. “A real estate developme…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Angry Faculty Savage New York University. “A real estate development/management business with a predatory higher-education side venture.” Ouch.

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