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Facebook is trying to prevent NYU from examining its political ad-targeting. Researchers say they have no intention of stopping their work.

Facebook is trying to block the NYU Ad Observatory's research. Facebook/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty The NYU Ad Observatory is researching Facebook's political advertising targeting practices using a browser plug-in. Laura Edelson, a lead researcher for the project, told Business Insider that Ad Observatory is finding ads Facebook's internal archival system is missing, highlighting the importance of the work. Facebook is trying to get the voluntary research project shutdown, claiming it...
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Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  In her extraordinary new documentary film, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word,” director Yael Bridge examines the surprising rebirth of American socialism. “Socialism is as American as apple pie,” notes one of the film’s interviewees, Harvard University philosopher and activist Cornel West. That statement becomes the film’s theme.  Of course, many would dispute West’s statement. “America will never be a socialist country,” P...
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Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country wore masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 60% of Americans say they always wear ...
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Universal mask wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this third coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country were to wear masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 60% of Americans say they always ...
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Coronavirus live news: remdesivir approved as Covid treatment by US FDA; France sees record new cases

Antiviral treatment is first to treat coronavirus approved by FDA; France extends curfew; Study finds between 130,000 and 210,000 US deaths could have been avoided. Follow the latestSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.23am BST The Trump administration’s botched response to the pandemic has led to between 130,000 and 210,000 preventable deaths, according to a new from a team of...
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'He has blood on his hands': Columbia University study shows that Trump could have avoided over 130,000 COVID-19 deaths with a more robust pandemic response

President Donald Trump gestures upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump could have avoided an estimated 130,000 COVID-19 deaths had his administration acted sooner, according to a new study from Columbia University. The report, which was published on Wednesday, compared the United States' coronavirus response to that of six other high-income countries that had bett...
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Columbia University Study Says 130,000 Coronavirus Deaths Could Have Been Avoided

The lead author of the study Dr. Irwin Redlener said the "president himself became a superspreader" adding that he has blood on his hands
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No, Mouthwash Will Not Save You From the Coronavirus

You may have noticed a rash of provocative headlines this week suggesting that mouthwash can "inactivate" coronaviruses and help curb their spread. While the news is based on a new study from researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine, it's important to note that the study focused on a coronavirus that causes common colds -- not the one that causes COVID-19. "Not only did the study not investigate this deadly new virus, but it also did not test whether mouthwash affects how viruses spread...
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A series of 1-minute interactions gave a correctional officer the coronavirus, prompting new CDC guidance about brief exposure

Correctional officers at the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York, March 12, 2015. Brendan McDermid/Reuters The CDC advises anyone who's been in close contact with someone with coronavirus to quarantine for 14 days.  Close contact was previously defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 consecutive minutes. But a new study shows that a correctional officer got sick after a series of very brief interactions with inmates who later tested positive. That ...
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6 free online courses from Ivy League schools to educate yourself on race and America's long history of injustice

These humanities courses will help you understand the history of racial oppression and violence in the US. AP In the wake of protests against racism and ahead of a presidential election, now is an important time for Americans, especially non-Black people, to educate themselves on the history of race and racial oppression in the US. Business Insider found several free online courses on race and white privilege offered by top institutions like Yale University and Stanford University. The cou...
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Melatonin may increase survival chances among intubated COVID-19 patients

Researchers at Columbia University in New York have conducted a study showing that patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who require intubation and mechanical ventilation due to respiratory distress may benefit from treatment with the hormone melatonin.
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That Time William Goldman Almost Gave Up Trying to be a Writer

“I graduated from Oberlin College in fifty-two, did the Army for two years, then went to graduate school at Columbia University for two years. It was then the summer of 1956. I was twenty-four, and I’d always wanted to be a writer. I’d shown no signs of talent. I got the worst grades in class.”—William […]
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Millions of Americans have fallen into poverty since federal financial relief ended, according to 2 recent studies

Local residents line up outside the food pantry Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger to receive free food during the COVID-19 pandemic on April 23, 2020 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images The CARES Act helped ease economic burdens for Americans caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but new research shows a rising number of Americans are in poverty since this financial relief ended. reported on research out of Columbia Universit...
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Six ways machine learning threatens social justice

When you harness the power and potential of machine learning, there are also some drastic downsides that you've got to manage. Deploying machine learning, you face the risk that it be discriminatory, biased, inequitable, exploitative, or opaque. In this article, I cover six ways that machine learning threatens social justice and reach an incisive conclusion: The remedy is to take on machine learning standardization as a form of social activism.When you harness the power and potential of machine ...
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Meet Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who paid off an entire class' student loans and reportedly will now pay $140 million to settle a four-year investigation into his taxes

Smith gave the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2019. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images Robert F. Smith is a billionaire tech investor and philanthropist who founded and serves as CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Smith was the target of a four-year investigation into his personal taxes that ended when the billionaire agreed to pay $140 million in back taxes, penalties, and interest. Smith made headlines in May 2019 when he announced during his commencement add...
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What Is Court Packing? A Hot Debate Topic, Joe Biden Says ‘He’s Not A Fan’

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The inclusive underwear brand Parade is beloved by Gen Z and received $8 million in funding in its first year. Here's how its 23-year-old founder convinced investors from Warby Parker and Bonobos to go all in.

Cami Tellez, cofounder of Parade. Parade Cami Tellez, 23, is the co-founder of the Gen Z-aimed underwear company Parade.  The company was officially launched in October 2019 and has since raised $8 million in funding. In an interview with Business Insider, Tellez recounts her business journey, why she decided to open an underwear brand, and shares some of her favorite advice.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At first, it wasn't easy for Cami Tellez, 23, to find funding ...
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A New App Lets You Catalog Your Thoughts Like an Engineer

Bytebase, a new app by two Columbia University software engineers, promises to let you store your snippets, thoughts, and notes in a way that is instantly searchable and automatically organized.Read more...
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Stacking and twisting graphene unlocks a rare form of magnetism

A team of researchers at Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered that a variety of exotic electronic states, including a rare form of magnetism, can arise in a three-layer graphene structure.
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Chinese virologists linked to Steve Bannon dropped another bogus paper claiming the new coronavirus is an 'unrestricted bioweapon'

A laboratory physician prepares to perform nucleic acid testing on a novel coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images A group of Chinese virologists linked to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon released another paper Thursday claiming the new coronavirus is "an unrestricted bioweapon." The paper suggests that genetic sequences used by scientists to determine the natural origins of the virus are fake.  One of the authors, Li-Meng Yan...
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The World's First Carbon Dioxide Removal Law Database

Today, researchers at Columbia University launched the world's first database of carbon dioxide removal laws, providing an annotated bibliography of legal materials related to carbon dioxide removal and carbon sequestration and use. It is publicly available at Phys.Org reports: The site has 530 resources on legal issues related to carbon dioxide removal, including such techniques as: direct air capture; enhanced weathering; afforestation/reforestation; bioenergy with carbon capture a...
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Is There a Place for the President of the Confederacy?

FAIRVIEW, Ky. -- Drive down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in western Kentucky, past Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and take a right onto Jefferson Davis Highway, and a gray spike will begin to rise in the air.This obelisk -- once described as an "immobile thrust of concrete" rising from "poverty grass" by U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren -- marks the birth site of the lone president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Two-thirds the size of the Washington Monument, it was comple...
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Mike Pence should not be on the debate stage, according to the government's own coronavirus guidelines. He could be unwittingly putting others at risk.

US Vice President Mike Pence attends the 19th September 11 commemoration ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, September 11, 2020. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images The CDC director has cleared Vice President Mike Pence to participate in Wednesday's debate. Pence's own physician has cleared him too.  According to the CDC's own guidelines, Pence should still be in quarantine, after being in close contact with multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19 ov...
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Meet the billionaire doctors behind Regeneron, the pharmaceutical company that developed Trump's experimental COVID-19 treatment

Regeneron billionaires Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos. Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Taylor Nicole Rogers/Business Insider Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos, the billionaire doctors behind Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, are worth nearly $4 billion combined. President Trump took a high dose of the experimental 'antibody cocktail' that Regeneron is developing to treat his case of COVID-19. Even before he took the drug, the president was friendly wit...
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22 books on race and white privilege that will show you what's really happening in America right now

Thomonique Moore is a 2016 graduate of Howard University, founder of Books&Shit book club, and an incoming Masters' candidate at Columbia University's Teacher's College. Thomonique Moore During the first 2020 presidential debate, President Donald Trump did not denounce white supremacy when asked to by his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, and debate moderator Fox's Chris Wallace. Instead, he told the far-right group, Proud Boys (designated a "hate group" by civil righ...
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Hydroxychloroquine, what it is, and what it does to your body

Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malaria and autoimmune prescription drug that has shown effectiveness against viral infections in-vitro.  That versatility puts hydroxychloroquine at the forefront of a potential treatment for COVID-19.  Studies done in a lab have shown it can have a fighting chance against coronaviruses but that isn't the same as its effect in humans, with potentially dangerous side effects.  To date, FDA studies have mostly shown the drug has no impact on patient survival and imp...
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Sex-specific adverse drug effects identified by Columbia University algorithm

Columbia University researchers developed an algorithm that uses real-world data to identify sex-specific adverse drug effects, the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
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Twitter analysis suggests late nights make Trump angrier — and hurt his reelection odds

Sleep deprivation is proven to impair neurological function, which makes President Trump’s boast that he only sleeps four hours a night one of his few claims we should trust. What’s worrying for anyone who still supports him — and the rest of the world if he’s re-elected — is that Trump‘s proclivity for late nights appears to be growing. And it’s both making him angry and affecting his public performance. That’s according to a new analysis of Trump’s social media activity by Columbia University ...
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Codecademy started as a Columbia University programming club — now a reported 45 million people use the site to learn how to code for cheap

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Code Academy; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Codecademy is an online learning website focused on coding, with over 45 million users, created to teach programming in an engaging, effective way.Use it to learn 12 different programming languages such as Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages such as HTML and CSS. Basic access is free, but the site's ...
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When Does My Small Business Need a Board of Directors?

A board of directors advises and supervises an organization’s activities, representing the interests of its shareholders. And in today’s business world, boards are perhaps more important than ever, as global management consulting firm Egon Zehnder explains: “Shareholders and society as a whole now expect much more from boards of directors, as part of increased scrutiny of our institutions.” That said, if you’re a small business, you’d be forgiven for asking whether you really need a board of dir...
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