Columbia University

Concerns raised over prebiotic and probiotic safety

As probiotics and prebiotics grow ever more popular, a new study asks whether we know enough about their potential dangers. After examining the …

Holistic Medicine

Texas Waiter Receives Racist Note, No Tip from Customers

While waiting tables at a Saltgrass Steakhouse restaurant in Odessa, TX Saturday, a male server claims he received a racist note with no tip from a …

Conservative View

IBM testing cryptocurrency tied to US dollar

IBM on Tuesday said it is experimenting with a new cryptocurrency that is directly tied to the U.S. dollar, in a bid to avoid the pricing volatility associated with other digital currencies.<p>The tech giant is partnering with a startup called Stronghold to launch a “stable coin,” which will serve as …

Cryptocurrency

Agnes Martin on How to Be an Artist

Agnes Martin, 1993.<br>Timothy Greenfield-Sanders<br>Hiram Butler GalleryLegendary Minimalist painter Agnes Martin led her life with a positive outlook. “I …

Jackson Pollock

Why Iran Needs Reform Before a Revolution

Those who advocate regime change in Iran are of varied political persuasions — some are monarchists, some are Marxists, and some are just fed up. But they all seem to believe that if Iran’s incorrigible “mullahs” can somehow be driven from power, their nation might finally be able to tackle its …

Economics

Taxes may not curb stubborn transportation carbon emissions

Taxing U.S. carbon emissions with an escalating levy that starts as high as $73-per-ton would have a pretty small effect on carbon emissions from the …

Fossil Fuels

IBM and Columbia University to launch new blockchain center

IBM and Columbia University are teaming up to launch a new center dedicated to researching, educating and innovating blockchain technology and data …

Blockchain

Poppy Harlow wore a diaper during interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

CNN anchor Poppy Harlow reveals she had to wear a DIAPER to interview Ruth Bader Ginsburg days after giving birth - as the network experiences an …

Parenting

Finance Professor Denies Talking About Sex to Columbia Colleague

A Columbia Business School professor said he was flabbergasted by complaints made by a former junior colleague he once mentored and denied he talked …

Sexual Harassment

Slideshow: What’s Making You Burp?

Mayo Clinic

Republicans Respond; Neighborhood Jails; Effects of Family Separation; White Fragility

On today's show:<p><b>Lauren Gambino</b>, <i>Guardian</i> political correspondent covering Congress and the 2018 midterms, talks about how Republicans in Congress are reacting to the president's summit and press conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin;<br>• City Limits reporter <b>Harry</b> <b>DiPrinzio</b> discusses how …

Vladimir Putin

Republicans still convinced Facebook and Twitter are biased against them

<b>If there’s one thing</b> we can count on in these uncertain times, it’s that no matter what happens, many Republican members of Congress will remain …

Internet

National Museum of Natural History

Q&A: Smithsonian Dinosaur Expert Helps T. rex Strike a New Pose<p>The Nation's <i>T.rex</i> has come home. Unearthed in Montana in 1988, this <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> …

Dinosaurs

Robert Kraft, New England Patriots

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS | ROBERT KRAFT | CHAIRMAN, CEO | AGE: 77<p><b>Education:</b> Columbia University, Harvard Business School<p><b>How They Acquired The Franchise:</b> …

NFL

What to Look for When Buying Supplements

Not all vitamins are created equal. Stay safe and get maximum health benefits with these tips.<p>Next time you’re supplement shopping take note: Not all …

FDA

Does Online Education Help Low-income Students Succeed?

From the start, access has been the defining achievement of online learning. Or so I thought.For a couple of decades, I championed online learning …

Higher Education

Bank of America’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer On Achieving Diversity Goals

It’s a demanding responsibility to design and implement an inclusive, global rubric for a corporation with more than 200,000 employees worldwide. But …

Bank of America

Several Colleges Already Teach the 'Big Questions of Life'

At Ursinus College, for example, the “Common Intellectual Experience” course, is organized around such questions as “What should matter to me? …

Higher Education

Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend. It was a few weeks after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman …

Journalism

Africa:Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

[Speak Up Africa] KIGALI, July 17, 2018 -- The Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) convenes national …

Public Health

The benefits of greater connections between community and Ivy League colleges (opinion)

Recent events have highlighted deep divides in our nation. While this broader societal issue extends well beyond the walls of academe, it touches all …

Higher Education

Trump sided with Putin? Well, yes, but that was 24 hours ago

Then the press conference descended into darkness ... literally. The lights had gone out.<p>"Maybe that's the intelligence agencies," joked Trump. "That …

Donald Trump

JTS Made $100M Selling Its Air Rights. Will It Give Some Money To Its Neighbors?

In 2015, Union Theological Seminary, a venerable Protestant institution in Manhattan, announced it would be opening up its campus to luxury …

Jewish Culture

IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD - Bitcoin News

Altcoins<p><b>It seems like a new alternative for Tether (USDT) pops up at least once a week recently. And the latest stablecoin to hit the market involves</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Lessons on going online-only from SeattlePI

<b>The big, bad day.</b> It has replaced the “Stop the presses!” scream as the essential newspapering experience. A publisher-type gathers the staff to …

Journalism

Move Over, Picasso: Robot Paintings Are Surprisingly Good

This still-life was painted by a robot (via Ozpainter)<p>Is there anything robots can’t do?<p>Aside from sexually please a woman and take out the trash, …

Art

The Senior Planet Course That Launches Entrepreneurs Over 60

For growing numbers of older adults, the best path toward finding meaning and money in the second half of life is by embracing entrepreneurship. The fascinating and useful Startup! course from Senior Planet — a nonprofit resource for people 60+ in New York City — is helping growing numbers of …

Entrepreneurship

Wide variation in follow-up care for women with low-risk breast cancer

(Reuters Health) - The kind of imaging U.S. women receive after treatment for non-metastatic breast cancer can vary widely, a new study finds.<p>While some women don’t even get the recommended annual mammograms, others with similar low-risk cancers are receiving expensive PET and full body scans, …

Cancer

It’s Time for Investors to Play Defense

By<p>July 17, 2018 12:05 p.m. ET<p>The effects of the Trump administration’s trade wars on the global economy and markets are front of mind for Michael …

Economy

Amusing Archival Discoveries from the Cold War

Declassified documents offer a rare window into the decision-making process surrounding some of the most consequential events on record. They allow …

National Security