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2 hrs ago | Accuracy In Media

Author Says "Muslim Brother" Obama Betrays Israel

The "liberation of Palestine" is widely recognized as a euphemism for the destruction of Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism

6 hrs ago | Mashable

Nature Hits the 'Pause' Button On El Nino Development

The much-trumpeted development of an El NiA o event in the tropical Pacific Ocean has become more muted in recent weeks, yet most signs still point to El NiA o's eventual arrival, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Thursday .


Related Topix: Dance, Oceanic, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

11 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Voting Republican Is A Genetic Flaw?

The op-ed, " How Much Do Our Genes Influence Our Political Beliefs? " by Columbia University journalism professor Thomas Edsall is actually quite interesting.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Wedding

12 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Patient-specific stem cells and personalized gene therapy

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa , a leading cause of vision loss.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

16 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

The Body Learns

Sam Herman, 7, draws on the SMART Board 885, an interactive whiteboard system that uses multitouch technology, at the Macworld 2011 showroom in San Francisco on Jan. 29, 2011.


Related Topix: Computers

17 hrs ago | Business Journal

Scale Up Milwaukee taps former Allen Edmonds business development director

Moore came to Wisconsin from the East Coast, where he received his MBA from Columbia University.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Bowdoin College

21 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize

Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize.


Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer, Health, Genetics

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Tucson Weekly

Now on Shelves

There's something of the 19th-century Russian novel in this new history about the Mexican Revolution.


Related Topix: World News, Russia,

Recycling Today

Study finds tremendous energy potential from municipal solid waste

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste that is currently put into landfills each year in the United States were diverted to waste-to-energy power plants, they could generate enough electricity to power nearly 14 million homes annually, or 12 percent of the U.S.


The Item

New rabbi appointed to Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn

Congregation B'nai Israel has named Rabbi Helene Kornsgold the director of congregational learning, with direct responsibility for the Blanche Bayar Religious School.


Related Topix: Millburn, NJ, Barnard College

Blue Mountain Gallery to Present Peter Malone Solo Exhibit, 7/29-8/16

Blue Mountain Gallery will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Peter Malone, which will run from July 29 to August 16, 2014.


Related Topix: School of Visual Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University, Saint John's University (New York), Utica, NY

Scientific American

Clean Energy to Stave Off Catastrophic Climate Change Possible by 2050, Barely

The world is not on track to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius but can still hold that line with tremendous effort The Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan, is one of more than 20 fossil fuel power plants worldwide that are being fitted with carbon capture and sequestration equipment as planners anticipate tighter future ... (more)


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Canada,

Columbia Spectator

Evening with Columbia University Trustee Claire Shipman '86CC, '94SIPA

The Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C. / Columbia Alumni Association invite you for an evening with University Trustee and ABC NEWS Correspondent, Claire Shipman A A'86CC, A A'94SIPA as she talks about her latest bestseller, The Confidence Code.


Christian Science Monitor

Global climate change solution still possible ... but barely, says report

A coal-fired power plant is shown in Holcomb, Kan. A new climate change report outlines pathways for the world's top emitters to reduce their carbon emissions.


Related Topix: Holcomb, KS

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced professor studies how disease spreads, resistance to drugs

Professor Clarissa J. Nobile, who studies microbial communities, has discovered mechanisms that allow a potentially fatal biofilm to spread and resist drugs.


Related Topix: Merced, CA, UC Merced, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Business Journal

Cable expert Laureen Ong lands new gig on WWE board of directors - body slamming not required

Most recently, Ong spent three years as president of the Travel Channel, where she was responsible for building brand strategy, developing programming and creating new business opportunities for the network.


Related Topix: Montclair State University, Theater, Arts

Columbia Spectator

Becoming a Trusted Philanthropic Advisor at Columbia University

Program Description Becoming a Trusted Philanthropic AdvisorA's experiential, action-learning design allows participants to develop personal insights, discover knowledge, and build skills relevant to their specific needs.


PhysOrg Weblog

Study shows link between inflammation in maternal blood and schizophrenia in offspring

Functional magnetic resonance imaging and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia.


Sydney Morning Herald

Rock star reception for Stiglitz

A capacity crowd of two thousand packed Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday night to hear Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz warn Australia away from emulating the US economic model.


History Detectives Special Investigations Premieres on PBS

History Detectives SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries.


Related Topix: History Detectives, Entertainment, Television, University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College