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Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Asia

This may be the first substantial evidence that e-cigs could help people quit smoking

Do e-cigarettes help smokers quit or glorify a potentially unhealthy habit?<p>Public health experts are divided on the question, but a new study is the first of its kind to suggest that for some people, the devices could help more than they hurt.<p>The paper, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, …

Research

NYT’s disastrous boba story stereotyped Asian culture

Photo by Alcuin Lai, via Flickr.<p><b>On Wednesday night</b>, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>’s business section published a story about the growing number of bubble tea …

Journalism

Columbia Law School professor explains exactly how impeachment works, and what it takes for a president to be impeached

The search term "Trump impeachment" has trended on Google on and off since Donald Trump's inauguration, and it resurfaced again after the president's Charlottesville reaction.<p>What is the impeachment process, and what does a president have to do to get impeached? Columbia Law School's professor of …

Military

The media today: The death penalty of the internet

<b>It started with a tweet.</b> Amy Siskind, founder of the New Agenda, called out GoDaddy on Sunday for hosting The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, …

Journalism

Why isn’t local media covering the Clean Power Plan?

Image via Pixabay.<p><b>A daily newspaper in Texas</b> published an editorial about a month ago arguing that any changes President Trump makes to Barack …

Climate

Sports writers still struggle covering violence against women

Image via Pexels<p><b>Domestic and sexual violence are notoriously challenging</b> for journalists, especially for sports writers. Those challenges were on …

Journalism

How Arsenic Is Poisoning a Nation

Despite simple solutions, a fourth of Bangladesh’s population is still exposed to drinking water contaminated with the deadly element.<p>Now in his 60s, former shopkeeper Shahaz Uddin has been looking forward to becoming another white-bearded grandfather enjoying retirement. But there’s a signal that …

Water

An ADP director has a relationship with the activist trying to shake it up — and it shows how messy Wall Street really is

BIll Ackman. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst<p><b>Pershing Square, an activist hedge fund run by Bill Ackman, recently took a stake in ADP.</b><p><b>ADP's board includes the dean of Columbia Business School, Glenn Hubbard.</b><p><b>Pershing Square has close ties to the dean's school, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars for an</b> …

Business

Think of the kids: why marriage equality opponents are wrong on parenting

Multiple studies show children with LGBTI parents are no worse off than those with heterosexual parents, leaving opponents of same-sex marriage on shaky ground<p>People opposed to marriage equality have made a few arguments for why it shouldn’t be legalised, including one that doesn’t stack up: that …

Equality

Three-way reactions open new chemical frontiers | Cosmos

For chemists, discovering a new chemical reaction is an exciting prospect. Each new reaction we discover adds a little more to our understand of how …

Chemistry

5 Company Culture 'Slip Ups' That Will Cost You Dearly

Corporate culture is the foundation of any successful business. A joint study performed by professors from Columbia Business School and Duke’s Fuqua …

The Workplace

Sam Sanders’s podcast on Charlottesville quotes only white people. Here’s why.

Courtesy photo<p><b>My producer Brent Baughman and I had planned</b> to run an episode (of our podcast <i>It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders</i>) about The Onion (the …

Racism

The media today: <em>Vice News Tonight</em>’s shocking view of the Charlottesville terror

<b>For almost a year,</b> Vice has brought its millennial-focused style of reporting to the stodgy establishment of nightly news. Airing on HBO, <i>Vice News</i> …

Journalism

Road Trip | Not Even Wrong

Blogging will be light to non-existent for the next ten days or so, as I head out west on a road trip to see next Monday’s solar eclipse. Current …

Road Trips

Union-Bulletin managing editor on downsizing: ‘We’ve been stung’

The Union-Bulletin has been Walla Walla, Washington’s hometown paper for more than a century. While they’ve reached a point of stability after recent …

Journalism

Sign of the times: A local newsroom aims to build trust

Downtown Walla Walla, WA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)<p><b>It stung the first time</b> Sheila Hagar saw the billboard. It was late winter, and she and …

Journalism

Q&A: Peter Hessler on a foreign correspondent’s approach to Trump country

New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler. Photo by Darryl Kennedy.<p><b>In a recent issue of The New Yorker</b><b>,</b> staff writer Peter Hessler brought readers to the …

Journalism

14 Common Things That Were Shockingly Different 100 Years Ago

Why did vibrators look like egg whisks? And why did people go swimming in smocks?

Creative

Study asks whether Twitter followers influence reporters’ work

Image via Pixabay<p><b>Do the people you follow on Twitter</b>—your “followership”—influence your work as a journalist?<p>According to a first-of-its-kind study …

Journalism

Q&A: Filmmaker on FBI surveillance of her neighborhood and the fight for the records that prove it

A still from Assia Boundaoui's film, The Feeling of Being Watched.<p><b>Growing up, Assia Boundaoui</b> felt like she was being watched. She wasn’t the only …

Surveillance

Diversity in newsrooms has been bad for decades and it probably won’t get better: study

Image via Pexels<p><b>A new study says some of the biggest newsrooms</b> in the country are still failing to fulfill a nearly 50-year-old pledge to increase …

Journalism

Polarization and the public sphere: Lessons from Bowling Green and Ohio County, Kentucky

A statue of Big Red, the mascot of Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green. Photo: Andrea Wenzel<p><b>Political polarization.</b> The so-called …

Journalism

CEO backlash to Trump latest setback to president's economic agenda

President Trump is losing important friends in the corner offices of Corporate America and that could be hazardous to the health of his economic ambitions.<p>The Trump agenda, already reeling from political infighting in Washington, D.C., scandal and turmoil in his administration and missteps by the …

Kenneth Frazier

The art of the interview

I’m on deadline for a long feature, so I’ve been transcribing a lot of interviews lately. And after listening to myself fumble through tough topics …

Journalism

4 Growth Stocks That Will Own the Future

The Morgan Stanley Institutional Growth Portfolio has trounced its peers over both the short and long term.<p>For a fund manager whose top holdings are …

Finance

Single Molecule Transistors Get Reproducibility and Room-Temperature Operation

Molecular electronics promise a time when the basic building blocks of electronics are individual molecules. Of course, the transistor is today’s …

Engineering

Columbia's Noerper Sees Real Threat From North Korea

Stephen Noerper, a Columbia University professor, discusses the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu, Joe …

North Korea

Astronomers Find Best Exomoon Candidate Yet - Sky & Telescope

<b>Astronomers have found one of the best exomoon candidates based on data collected by the Kepler spacecraft. Now they just need the Hubble</b> …

Exoplanets

Get the punting fixed

This might be the 2017 college football season’s first upset: When Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops interviewed Dean Hood to become UK’s new special teams …

College Football