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Using Social Media for Government Research

Government information is ubiquitous in social media platforms. Government agencies at every level (federal, state/province, country, city) share a significant amount of information and data on social media. Some agencies even have several different social media accounts where they disseminate different types of information depending on the nature of the institution or department. Elected officials speaking on behalf of the government or the public office they represent behave no differently. So...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Proquest, Columbia University, Trump, U S Library of Congress, Legal Information, Voxgov, Knight First Amendment Institute, US National Archives, Using Social Media for Government Research, Social Media as Government Records, Jessica De Perio Wittman

Yes, Actually, The 1st Amendment Does Mean That Twitter Can Kick You Off Its Platform, Wall Street Journal (techdirt)

Back in February, we did a thorough debunking of Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger arguing (bizarrely, and blatantly incorrectly) that Section 230 violates the Constitution in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. It was a nearly fact free opinion piece that got so much wrong I was vicariously embarrassed for anyone who ever got a law degree from Columbia University. In the intervening months, it does not appear that Prof. Hamburger has done anything to educate himself. Instead, he appears...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Supreme Court, Court, America, Columbia University, Dc, Rupert Murdoch, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Columbia Law School, Nlrb, WSJ, Columbia

Lipid blast shield protects natural killer cells and also some cancer cells

A newly discovered fat 'shield' that prevents natural killer cells from being destroyed by their own deadly biological weapons also allows some cancer cells to evade an immune system attack, a study at Columbia University has found.
Tags: Health, Columbia University

The Cramps Legendary Concert at a California Psychiatric Hospital Gets Revisited in the New Documentary, We Were There to Be There: Watch It Online

“Somebody told me you people are crazy, but I’m  not so sure about that. You seem to be all right to me.” — Lux Interior In the late 1970s and early 1980s, “San Francisco was a much more conservative place,” says Columbia University’s Lincoln Mitchell in the documentary above, We Were There to Be There. The new film chronicles the legendary 1978 appearance of psychobilly punks The Cramps and SF-based art-rockers The Mutants at the Napa State Hospital, an historic psychiatric facility in the...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Music, California, College, San Francisco, Ronald Reagan, Columbia University, Barber, Cbgb, Josh Jones, Klein, Napa California, Sam Edwards, Lincoln Mitchell, Swain

Stop treating prescription meds and illegal drugs differently

The line between illegal drugs and prescription medication is largely arbitrary and unhelpful. Marianne Ayala/Insider When Sha'Carri Richardson was banned from the Olympics for marijuana use, people were rightly furious. But we must realize that the use of all drugs, not just marijuana, must be destigmatized. The line between drugs and medications is so blurry that it is no longer helpful. P.E. Moskowitz is an author, runs Mental Hellth, a newsletter about capitalism and psychology, an...
Tags: US, Trends, Research, United States, Columbia University, Fda, Vancouver, Boston Globe, Hart, Harvard Medical School, Vancouver Canada, SSRI, USA Track, Moskowitz, Carl Hart, Grinspoon

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Looks Like The Real Ghostbusters: The Movie

Call it fate, call it luck, call it karma, but after years, nay, decades of waiting, Ghostbusters fans are finally getting a proper sequel to the original Ghostbusters via Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife — at least, judging by that incredibly cool (and incredibly cheesy) new trailer. RELATED: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer Teases Original Team’s Return Except, I say “proper sequel” loosely as Afterlife more closely resembles a big-screen version of the amazing The Real Ghostbusters anim...
Tags: Family, Comedy, Movies, Horror, New York City, Action, Columbia University, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Peter Jackson, Ray, Peter, Dana, Harold Ramis, Stay Puft, Paul Rudd

Why information is central to physics and the universe itself

The most important current topic in physics relates to a subject that hardly seems physical at all — information, which is central to thermodynamics and perhaps the universe itself.The "dataome" is the way human beings have been externalizing information about ourselves and the world since we first began making paintings on cave walls.The dataome is vast and growing everyday, sucking up an ever increasing share of the energy humans produce. Physics is a field that is supposed to study real stu...
Tags: Information, Physics, Innovation, Columbia University, Shakespeare, Claude Shannon, Scharf, Caleb Scharf, Astrobiology Program, Hohhot Data Center, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, Bitcoin Scharf

5 data points show the career-stifling decisions working moms had to make over the last year

Getty Images Working moms polled by Morning Consult and the New York Times turned down career opportunities this year. From forgoing new responsibilities to quitting altogether, the pandemic hit working mothers hard. Turning down those opportunities could also impact their future earnings and quality of life. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic revealed just how thin the line between work and life is for American parents. Without adequate childcare, women in part...
Tags: Trends, New York Times, Delta, Ubs, Jp Morgan, Columbia University, Pesek, NWLC, Juliana Kaplan, Ben Winck, Whitney Pesek

10 Things in Politics: Trump election probe is in trouble

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trouble is brewing for a Georgia county's investigation into TrumpDemocrats are outraged over new details about FBI's investigation into Brett KavanaughThe US Olympic fencing team is in an uproar over the handling of sexual-assault claimsWhat we're watching today: The Olympics officially kick off wit...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, China, Virginia, Disney, Nbc News, US, NFL, Trends, Atlanta

DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science

Back in December 2020, DeepMind took the world of biology by surprise when it solved a 50-year grand challenge with AlphaFold, an AI tool that predicts the structure of proteins. Last week the London-based company published full details of that tool and released its source code. Now the firm has announced that it has used its AI to predict the shapes of nearly every protein in the human body, as well as the shapes of hundreds of thousands of other proteins found in 20 of the most widely stud...
Tags: London, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Columbia University, Baker, Deepmind, Demis Hassabis, Imperial College, Tom Ellis, David Baker, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hassabis, AlphaFold, Mohammed AlQuraish

Wildfire Smoke Spreads Haze and Health Warnings To East Coast

Wildfire smoke from Canada and the Western United States stretched across North America this week, covering skies in a thick haze, tinting the sun a malevolent red and triggering health alerts from Toronto to Philadelphia. Air quality remained in the unhealthy range across much of the East Coast on Wednesday morning. From a report: The map below, based on modeling from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows how the smoke spread across the country. It reflects fine particulate...
Tags: New York City, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Columbia University, North America, Environmental Protection Agency, East Coast, Midwest, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Western United States, Philadelphia Air, Roisin Commane

Explore Divine Comedy Digital, a New Digital Database That Collects Seven Centuries of Art Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy

The number of artworks inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy in the seven hundred years since the poet completed his epic, vernacular masterwork is so vast that referring to the poem inevitably means referring to its illustrations. These began appearing decades after the poet’s death, and they have not stopped appearing since. Indeed, it might be fair to say that the title Divine Comedy (simply called Comedy before 1555) names not only an epic poem but also its many constellations of artworks and...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Milan, College, Dubai, Literature, Columbia University, Salvador Dalí, Dante, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, John Ciardi, Visual Agency, Alessandro Vellutello, Bernard Mary, Divine Comedy Digital

Israeli Filmmakers Arrested in Nigeria During Documentary Shoot

Three Israeli filmmakers have been arrested and detained in Nigeria during a shoot for their documentary “We Were Never Lost,” about Jewish tribes on the African continent. Activist and Columbia University graduate Rudy Rochman, director Noam Leibman and French-Israeli journalist Edouard Benaym flew from Israel to Nigeria on July 6, according to reports. They were […]
Tags: News, Nigeria, Israel, Global, Columbia University, Rudy Rochman, Noam Leibman, Edouard Benaym

Center For Palestine Studies At Columbia University Launches New Radio Play Program

A new platform for Palestinian playwrights called NO PLACE / LA MAKAN / لا مكان had its launch event last week: The event was a conversation between Palestinian writers Selma Dabbagh and Ahmed Masoud “about what it means to write for radio and their experiences writing in, about, and outside of Palestine.” Dabbagh and Masoud are artistic advisors of the new NO PLACE | LA MAKAN | لا مكان program, and their talk marked its opening. The program, hosted at Columbia University’s Center for P...
Tags: Books, News, Bbc, Columbia University, Palestinian, Haifa, Nablus, Society of Fellows, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Masoud, Qattan Foundation, Playwrights, La Makan, Selma Dabbagh, Ahmed Masoud, Palestine Dabbagh

Revamped child tax credit is coming your way, Southern California. Here’s why – and how it will work

Gaby Hernandez-Gonzalez, mother of three, is fed up with $2,000-plus rents and gas prices climbing to nearly $5 per gallon in Southern California. She had to get a second job, costing her precious time with her children. Amid the crushing economic and human toll of the pandemic, the cost of living in her Los Angeles County hometown of El Sereno — or pretty much anywhere from the Inland Empire to Orange County  — just keeps going up, and the quality of life is going in the opposite direction. “Pe...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, La, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Social Security, Marco Rubio, Columbia University, Nancy Pelosi

65 free online courses from the best US colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and more

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Coursera, edX, and FutureLearn let you take classes from top colleges for free. Paid options grant access to certificates of completion, feedback, and even final grades. Course topics vary widely, from business and programming to writing and medicine. Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking of the top universities in the country. The schools included in the ranking...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Harvard University, New Jersey, Columbia University, University Of Chicago, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Princeton University, Caltech, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Pennsylvania, Connie Chen, Maddie Meyer Getty

'Financially Hobbled for Life': The Elite Master's Degrees That Don't Pay Off (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: Recent film program graduates of Columbia University who took out federal student loans had a median debt of $181,000. Yet two years after earning their master's degrees, half of the borrowers were making less than $30,000 a year. The Columbia program offers the most extreme example of how elite universities in recent years have awarded thousands of master's degrees that don't provide graduates enough early career earnings to begin paying down their federal s...
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'Financially Hobbled for Life': The Elite Master's Degrees That Don't Pay Off

An anonymous reader shares a report: Recent film program graduates of Columbia University who took out federal student loans had a median debt of $181,000. Yet two years after earning their master's degrees, half of the borrowers were making less than $30,000 a year. The Columbia program offers the most extreme example of how elite universities in recent years have awarded thousands of master's degrees that don't provide graduates enough early career earnings to begin paying down their federal s...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Columbia University, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Usc, Columbia, University Of Southern California, New York University, Nyu, Northwestern University, Don, Education Department, Lee Bollinger, Lauren Bartlett, John Beckman Northwestern

Vastly expensive postgrad degrees that lead to low-paying jobs

The Wall Street Journal reports on . Among the worst: a film program at Columbia University that costs an average of $181k to attend whose graduates are heating into their thirties hoping to earn $30k a year. — Read the rest
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Antoneta Kusijanović Dives Deep With Directors’ Fortnight Debut ‘Murina’

When she was growing up in Croatia, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović would often spend summers on her grandparents’ island in the Adriatic Sea, an experience “that really informed my childhood,” she says. Years later, as she was pursuing a Master’s degree in film at Columbia University, a simple image came to her: the deep blue of […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Columbia University, Cannes film festival, Martin Scorcese, Adriatic Sea, Rodrigo Teixeira, Croatia Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Why Finland & Denmark Are Happier Than the United States

We may never convince the greediest among us that money won’t buy happiness. But if we weren’t persuaded before the pandemic, it seems more of us are now, since thousands of workers refuse to return to exploitative conditions. “The Covid job market,” the Harvard Business Review admits, “is not like 2008, nor really like anything anyone has observed since the birth of modern capitalism.” This observation comes amidst a discussion of the factors influencing hiring, but most economist...
Tags: Facebook, College, Life, US, Colombia, United States, Finland, Denmark, Columbia University, Harvard Business Review, Cnbc, Danes, Sachs, Durham NC Follow, Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, Finland Denmark

Donald Rumsfeld's legacy is defined by the disastrous Iraq War and America's disgraceful use of torture

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld listens to questions during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on what military leaders knew about the combat death in Afghanistan of U.S. Army Ranger and former football star Pat Tillman, in Washington, August 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush's powerful defense secretary, died at 88 on Wednesday. His legacy will always be tied to the Iraq War and torture. Rumsfeld helped push the fals...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Washington, Senate, Islamic State, Iraq, Brown University, US, International, America, Trends, Reagan, Iran, Syria, Analysis

Congratulations to Philip Bobbitt, KBE

Akhil Reed Amar Readers of this blog may be interested to learn that Philip Bobbitt, the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University, was recently awarded an honorary knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  What follows are excerpts from the June 8 announcement, and an additional note of appreciation.  *** The British Consulate-General in New York is pleased to announce that Professor Philip Chase Bobbitt has been made an honorary Knight Commande...
Tags: UK, New York, London, US, America, Austin, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Oxford, Tony Blair, Columbia University, North America, Biden, Columbia Law School

Reducing Stress Can Sometimes Reverse Gray Hair, Study Finds

Researchers at Columbia University and elsewhere say they’ve found a way to track the graying of a person’s hair over time. It’s a discovery that also suggests stress really can turn people’s hair gray or white, and that relieving this stress can then turn the color back on, at least up to a certain point.Read more...
Tags: Science, Color, Columbia University, Hair, Biological Anthropology, Martin Picard, Human Hair, Branches Of Biology, Gray Horse, Biomarkers Of Aging, Human Hair Color, Horse Coat Colors

Stress Turns Hair Gray, But It's Reversible, Study Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Few harbingers of old age are clearer than the sight of gray hair. As we grow older, black, brown, blonde or red strands lose their youthful hue. Although this may seem like a permanent change, new research reveals that the graying process can be undone -- at least temporarily. In a study published today in eLife, a group of researchers provide the most robust evidence of this phenomenon to date in hair from around a dozen people of v...
Tags: Tech, Columbia University, University Of Miami, Martin Picard, Ralf Paus

Aliens Wouldn't Need Warp Drives to Take Over an Entire Galaxy, Simulation Suggests

A new computer simulation shows that a technologically advanced civilization, even when using slow ships, can still colonize an entire galaxy in a modest amount of time. The finding presents a possible model for interstellar migration and a sharpened sense of where we might find alien intelligence. From a report: Space, we are told time and time again, is huge, and that's why we have yet to see signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. For sure, the distances between stars are vast, but it's impor...
Tags: Tech, Columbia University, Grey, Penn State, American Astronomical Society, University of Rochester, Jason Wright, Caleb Scharf, Jonathan Carroll Nellenback Astronomer Adam Frank

Fox News has mentioned 'critical race theory' nearly 1300 times since March, according to watchdog study

Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images Critical race theory is dominating Fox News coverage, according to a new study. Media Matters for America, a left-leaning nonprofit, tracked the buzzword going back to last year. It was mentioned nearly 1,300 times in three and-a-half months. See more stories on Insider's business page. As critical race theory has emerged as a central talking point and fundraising tactic for Republicans, Fox News has been flooding t...
Tags: Politics, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Columbia University, Chart, Ucla, State, Democratic Party, Media Matters

How author Joshua Henkin transformed a 3,000-page book draft into his new novel

In Joshua Henkin’s novel “Morningside Heights,” Spence Robin, an academic giant and long-time Columbia University professor, is stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. Henkin’s father was also a Columbia professor who suffered from Alzheimer’s at the end of his life. While the character Robin is “very similar to my dad,” Henkin says, this is not an autobiographical book. Nor is it, actually, a book about the disease. This tender and touching novel explores the full lives of Robin’s family — his wi...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Elton John, Tokyo, William Boyd, Columbia University, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sarah, Columbia, Robin, Southern California

Scientists Propose 'Neuro-Rights' to Protect Brains From Future Manipulation

Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from Reuters: Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of the new tools, top neurologists said on Thursday. A set of "neuro-rights" should be added to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, said Rafael Yuste, a neuroscience professor at New York's Columbia University and o...
Tags: New York, Tech, United Nations, Columbia University, Reuters, Rafael Yuste, Yuste, Morningside Group

Critical race theory is a lucrative obsession for Republicans because the party is 'offended by the political focus on racism and racial justice'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Joe Raedle/Getty Images Critical Race Theory has become one of the most animating issues for Republicans nationwide. The academic practice is front and center on Fox News and in GOP fundraising efforts. Much of the backlash is not new, but has worsened "especially since the George Floyd murder." See more stories on Insider's business page. Republicans across the US are waging an escalating culture war against critical race theory, an academic concept or f...
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