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Stare into the abyss of a swirling black hole with this LED monolith installation (ars technica)

Enlarge / Screengrab of Jesse Woolston's latest piece, The Dynamics of Flow, debuting at Art Basel Miami Beach later this week. (credit: Jesse Woolston) Multimedia artist, composer, and sound designer Jesse Woolston has had a recurring dream for much of his life about encountering a black hole, "falling inward, and waking up terrified." (Who wouldn't wake up terrified?) According to the artist, those dreams have always been a reminder to him of "nature's terrifying awe." Now, Woolston h...
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Elon Musk has a $2.5 billion reason to move to Texas: avoiding California capital gains tax

Elon MuskPicture Alliance/Getty Images Elon Musk's planned sale of 10% of his Tesla shares is triggering a massive tax liability. In moving to Texas, Insider calculates that he could carve $2.5 billion off the final bill. Estimates by Bloomberg show Musk has likely managed to save $500 million so far. Elon Musk has made no secret of his desire to get out of California."Will own no house," he tweeted on May 1, 2020, before embarking on a selling spree to rid himself of several mansions in ...
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Centrist Dems Sink Biden's Nominee for Top Bank Regulator

Five Democratic senators have told the White House they won't support Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, effectively killing her nomination for the powerful bank-regulator position. Axios: The defiant opposition from a broad coalition of senators reflects the real policy concerns they had with Omarova, a Cornell University law professor who's attracted controversy for her academic writings about hemming in big banks. Their opposition also hints at a willingness ...
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Coffee and Provocation

Masks Work to Fight Covid Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53%, says a global study. Biden's Booming Economy Joe Biden's economy has created more jobs in 11 months than the GOP created in their last three presidencies combined. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says it underestimated June-Sept job growth by 626,000 jobs, the largest underestimate in BLS history. The US is the only leading economy where real household income (which accounts for inflation) and real GDP are higher than befor...
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Warren accuses GOP senator of 'Red Scare tactics' after he suggests Biden nominee is a communist because of where she was born

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on September 28, 2021.Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Warren blasted Kennedy after he suggested Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, Saule Omarova, is a communist. Omarova was born in Kazakhstan during the Soviet era, but came to the US in 1991 and is a citizen. "Sexism, racism, pages straight out of Joe McCarthy's 1950s Red Scare tactics," Warren said in response to Kennedy. Democratic...
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Entomologists debunk 15 myths about pests

Entomologists Jim Skinner and Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann debunk 15 myths about pests. They talk about how resilient cockroaches are and the best way to catch mice. They also debunk the myth that all ticks will give you Lyme disease. Pest control experts Jim Skinner and Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann debunk 15 myths about pests. They talk about the real reason people get mosquito bites, how resilient cockroaches are, and the best way to catch mice. They also debunk the myth that all ticks will give you Lyme...
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The way you're using email is stressing out your colleagues, a study says. Here's how to fix it.

Receiving emails outside of work hours can increase stress. Erica Shires/Getty Images Researchers investigated how non-urgent emails were received by workers when sent out of hours. They found that receivers can overestimate how urgently they need to respond, which causes stress. Being more explicit about our expectations when we send emails can help to alleviate stress. You should always be explicit about when you expect a response to an email because failure to do so stresses out your...
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WaPo's fact checker casts doubt on Robert A. Caro's "The Power Broker."

In "Robert Moses and the saga of the racist parkway bridges" (WaPo), Glenn Kessler fact-checks something Pete Buttigieg said: "I’m still surprised that some people were surprised when I pointed to the fact that if a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a White and a Black neighborhood or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach — or that would’ve been — in New York was — was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obvio...
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Cornell University Buildings Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Campus police at Cornell University are ordering four buildings evacuated after a call about bombs being placed there.
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When it comes to solar farms, sheep are great groundskeepers (ars technica)

Enlarge / Sheep may safely graze. (credit: Karl-Friedrich Hohl / Getty Images) What makes a good spot for livestock and a good spot for solar farms often overlaps. They’re both large, quite flat, and get a good amount of sun, being free from tall vegetation. As such, solar producers are increasingly leasing farm land for their operations. The increase in solar production has environmental benefits, but it can come at the price of diminished agriculture production. That’s why there’s a g...
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The founder of DeFi network avalanche says success for crypto will be bitcoin losing its crown to a stablecoin

Bitcoin crushed by US dollar urfinguss "We are not anywhere near done until the number one coin is a stablecoin," Emin Gün Sirer, CEO of Ava Labs, told Insider. Stablecoins have an advantage because they can be tied to assets like the dollar, which makes them less volatile. But stablecoins face questions from regulators about the quality of their reserves and transparency. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Emin Gün Sirer, the CEO of Ava Labs, belie...
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99.9% of Scientists Agree Climate Emergency Caused by Humans

knaapie writes: It may still be fuel for hot debate on social media, but 99.9% of scientist actually agree on the fact that humans are altering the climate. The Guardian reports that the degree of scientific certainty about the impact of greenhouse gases is now similar to the level of agreement on evolution and plate tectonics, the authors say, based on a survey by Cornell University of nearly 90,000 climate-related studies. This means there is practically no doubt among experts that burning fos...
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Cornell researchers develop a “digital twin” to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks

Researchers from Cornell University are blending food science expertise and computer programming savvy to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks.
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Did Death Cheat Stephen Hawking of a Nobel Prize?

"Did death cheat Stephen Hawking of a Nobel Prize?" asks the New York Times: When the iconic physicist died on March 14, 2018, data was already in hand that could confirm an ominous and far-reaching prediction he had made more than four decades before. Dr. Hawking had posited that black holes, those maws of gravitational doom, could only grow larger, never smaller — swallowing information as they went and so threatening our ability to trace the history of the universe. That data was obtained in...
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Bitcoin is back above $50,000 again, but its rate of growth will be eclipsed by other tokens, eventually rendering it obsolete, the founder of Avalanche says

Emin Gün Sirer Stephen McCarthy Bitcoin is going to be "eclipsed" by other systems, Emin Gün Sirer, the CEO of Ava Labs told Insider. Value is "leaking out of bitcoin" because it is not truly decentralized and uses so much energy, he said. Bitcoin has gained 440% in a year, but is lagging behind ether, which has risen 986%, while Ava Lab's avalanche is up 414%. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bitcoin will eventually be outpaced by other coins ...
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College Cityscape Pillow

Ahh, the comforts of reminiscing about your glory days in college? It would be even more comforting with Josh Seubert?s cushy throw pillow. Officially licensed by schools including the University of Virgina and Cornell University, the accent piece is embroidered with illustrations of the campus? most iconic buildings and landmarks on the front and the school's logo on the back. This pillow will feel especially at home in the rec room of someone who still cheers on their alma mater?s sports team ...
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US declares ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

By Matthew Brown | Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct. It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they’ve exhausted to find these 23. And they warn climate change, on top of other pressures, could make such disappearances more common as a warming planet adds to ...
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The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration Partners with Infor

Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property tucked into Cornell University's vibrant campus and overlooking downtown Ithaca and Cayuga Lake, New York, has decided to implement key Infor Hospitality applications to meet and exceed modern guest expectations. These applications include Infor HMS, Infor EzRMS, and Infor Sales & Catering.
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Brian Shaw, Wesley Johnson, Jay Larranga among Clippers’ coaching hires

Tyronn Lue’s coaching staff now is fully, officially staffed, reuniting past teammates and bringing back a former Clipper. In place are Brian Shaw and Jay Larranga, who will be joining the Clippers as assistant coaches next season, as Wesley Johnson and Cookie Belcher will take on player development roles. Shaun Fein also was promoted to assistant coach from his prior position as a player development coach, according to a news release from the team. Shaw is a three-time NBA champion as a member ...
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Biden to Nominate Big-Bank Critic Omarova to Head OCC -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to nominate Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova, who has criticized...
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Biden reportedly is set to nominate a law professor critical of crypto and big banks to run the OCC

The White House. Ken Cedeno/Reuters President Joe Biden is set to nominate Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, according to a Bloomberg report. The banking law professor has been a critic of cryptocurrencies and envisions a larger role for the government in overseeing banks. Omarova needs Senate confirmation to serve a five-year term. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is preparing to nomin...
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Afghan banks are running out of cash and are begging the Taliban for more money after the US froze nearly $10 billion in assets

A person holds a bundle of Afghan afghani banknotes at a money exchange market, following banks and markets reopening after the Taliban took over in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 4, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Afghanistan's banks are facing a money shortage and may have to close to the public soon. Bankers fear the situation could lead to inflated food and electricity prices, Reuters reported. The Taliban has also been unable to get its hands on billions in frozen assets. See more stori...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

Workers stand on the service structure for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-A in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with four private citizens onboard, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-A Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Cape Ca...
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Brother of Pasadena native lost in 9/11 attack finds blessings in tragedy

Pasadena native Blake Wallens was a 31-year-old vice president at a financial services company working in the World Trade Center’s North Tower when a hijacked plane crashed into it at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Wallens was one of thousands employed by Cantor Fitzgerald and its spinoff company, eSpeed International, more than 100 floors up in the air when the tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. “‘I can see a lot of smoke.”‘ Those were the penultimate words he left on a voicemail to his brother, J...
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The US froze Iran's assets for decades, and it could foretell what may happen to the Afghan central bank's nearly $10 billion the Taliban is trying to get its hands on

Taliban fighters stand guard in front of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Rahmat Gul/AP The Taliban has been unable to get its hands on billions of dollars in assets the US froze. An expert told Insider the group has "almost no chance" of getting the Afghan central bank's reserves. It's a situation that mirrors a decades-long saga between the US and Iran over frozen assets. See more stories on Insider's business page. Near...
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An expert says the Taliban have 'almost no chance' of getting their hands on the Afghan central bank's nearly $10 billion in reserves that's mostly stashed in New York

Taliban on patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul/AP The Taliban have "almost no chance" of getting the Afghan central bank's reserves, an expert said. "It's all but impossible, to tell you the truth," Cornell University professor Robert Hockett said. The majority of Afghanistan's reserves are reportedly held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Taliban have "almost no chance" of getting their hands on the nearly $10 b...
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An expert says the Taliban has 'almost no chance' of getting its hands on the Afghan central bank's nearly $10 billion in reserves that's mostly stashed in New York

Taliban fighters display their flag on patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Rahmat Gul/AP The Taliban has "almost no chance" of obtaining the nearly $10 billion in reserves in Afghanistan's central bank, an expert said. "It's all but impossible, to tell you the truth, both practically and legally," Cornell University professor Robert Hockett told Insider. The majority of Afghanistan's reserves are reportedly held by the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. See ...
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We must subsidize and regulate space exploration

Joshua Jahani Contributor Share on Twitter Joshua Jahani is a lecturer at Cornell University and New York University, and a board adviser at the investment bank Jahani and Associates specializing in the Middle East and Africa. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (popularizing the modern internet). He didn’t protect the technology because he wanted it to benefit us all. Three decades later, most of the power —...
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Research reveals the effects of acute isolation on vocal and non-vocal social behaviors in mice

Female mice exhibit a strong drive to socialize with other females following periods of acute isolation, significantly increasing their production of social calls that are akin to human emotional vocalizations, new Cornell University research finds.
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Researchers employ microbes for storing and retrieving energy from renewable sources

Cornell University bioengineer Buz Barstow is trying to solve a big problem: How to build a low-cost, environmentally friendly and large-scale system for storing and retrieving energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Currently, there are no sustainable methods for storing green energy, as batteries are environmentally toxic.
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