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The recipient of a historic pig-heart transplant stabbed a man years ago. Ethicists say criminal history shouldn't affect who gets live-saving organs.

David Bennet (right) with his surgeon, Dr. Bartley Griffith, at University of Maryland Medical Center.University of Maryland School of Medicine A man with a life-threatening heart condition received a heart from a genetically altered pig Friday. The patient in the historic procedure had been convicted of stabbing a man, according to The Washington Post. Criminal history shouldn't be a reason to deny anyone an organ transplant, medical ethicists say. In a groundbreaking eight-hour transpla...
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An anti-vaxx scientist said 'mass formation psychosis' caused people to follow COVID-19 measures. Psychologists say there's no such thing.

Dr. Robert Malone talks on his phone as he works from his office on his horse farm Wednesday July 22, 2020, in Madison, Va.AP Photo/Steve Helber A scientist coined the phrase "mass formation psychosis" on a podcast with Joe Rogan.  Dr. Robert Malone said millions of people were "hypnotized" to believe established COVID-19 facts. Psychology experts told the Associated Press there's no merit to Malone's claims.  A scientist promoting anti-vaccine conspiracies attributed cooperation with...
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Defensosomes can act as decoys to protect against SARS-CoV-2

In a new study, researchers from New York University have been examining the ability of defensosomes to combat SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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Martin Scorsese Institute to Be Established by NYU

Martin Scorsese’s alma mater, New York University, is establishing a film institute in his name after a gift from George Lucas and Mellody Hobson.
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News outlets should be openly 'pro-democracy,' journalism professor says

As threats to democracy become increasingly mainstream, traditional norms and practices of covering politics must be rethought, Jay Rosen, journalism professor at New York University, said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.
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Despite promises, Biden has yet to issue a single pardon, leaving reformers depressed and thousands incarcerated

US President Joe Biden participates in the 74th annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon of Peanut Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty Images Presidents have the sweeping ability to commute sentences, immediately freeing any federal prisoner. They can also grant pardons, which erase a criminal conviction from a person's record. But Biden, like others before him, has been hesitant to use the power early on in his presidency. At this poi...
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Evil Dead Taught Joel Coen This Important Camera Technique

When you think about it, it makes prefect sense that Sam Raimi and the Coen Brothers have worked together. Raimi and the Coens share an uncanny ability to merge comedy with violence, as well as an eccentric (and often dark) sense of humor that factors heavily into many of their films. They can also be dead serious when the occasion calls for it, as shown by their efforts behind the camera on such dramatic crime thrillers as "A Simple Plan" and "No Country for Old Men," respectively.Their shared ...
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New Senate bill to add defender ex officio position to US Sentencing Commission

As detailed in this press release from earlier this week, "U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) [have] introduced the Sentencing Commission Improvements Act, legislation that would for the first time add an ex officio member with a public defender background to the U.S. Sentencing Commission."  Here is a link to the short bill, and here is more from the press release: Currently, the Commission consists of seven members from both political parties appointed by the President an...
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Biden just gave over 300,000 workers a raise to $15 an hour

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the South Lawn of the White House on November 19, 2021.Alex Wong/Getty Images Workers on federal contracts will have a new minimum wage of $15 an hour starting January 30, 2022. The Department of Labor announced Monday that it had finalized implementation of the hike. The hike will impact over 300,000 workers, according to the Labor Department. For up to 390,000 workers, a $15 minimum wage is about to be a reality.On Monday, the Department...
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Hotel bosses are finally getting it: People don't want to work for them anymore

Hotels are struggling to hire as years of low pay, long hours, and poor benefits catch up with them. Hotel chain CEOs are acknowledging that they need to rethink how they pay workers in order to plug huge gaps in the workforce, according to comments made Monday at a hospitality-industry conference hosted by New York University, reported by industry news site Skift. The US is suffering from a huge labor shortage as workers quit their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions – whic...
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Hotel bosses are finally getting it: People don't want to work for them anymore

Americans are quitting their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions - which are all notoriously poor in the hotel industry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hotel CEOs are finally acknowledging that the industry needs better wages and benefits. Employment has plummeted during the pandemic, and average wages are below those in other industries. "We've got some heavy lifting to do" to encourage staff to return, Marriott International's CEO said. Hotels are struggling to hire as yea...
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Department Chair, Drama – Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

The Department of Drama, Undergraduate, in the Institute of Performing Arts at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University seeks an accomplished, visionary Chair to lead our uniquely structured Bachelor of Fine Arts program beginning in Fall, 2022. The Department -The Department of Drama prepares the next generation of leaders in theatre by offering an innovative, rigorous and ambitious artistic and academic education at the world’s first global network university, New York University. For ...
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Twitter's algos favour tweets from conservatives over liberals because they generate more outrage online - study

Plus: Microsoft acquires an AI content moderation startup to prevent hate speech on the Xbox and more In brief Twitter’s algorithms are more likely to amplify right-wing politicians than left-wing ones because their tweets generate more outrage, according to a trio of researchers from New York University’s Center for Social Media and Politics.…
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Putin rails against cancel culture and suggests teaching gender fluidity to kids is a 'crime against humanity'

Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Valdai Discussion Club's plenary meeting on October 21,2021, in Sochi, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin on Thursday slammed cancel culture and supporters of transgender rights. The Russian president suggested that teaching gender fluidity to kids is a "crime against humanity." Putin has been condemned worldwide over his anti-LGBTQ policies and rhetoric. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday took aim at "cancel culture" and su...
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Anxiety can give you superpowers if you harness it correctly, says an NYU neural science professor - here's how

Learning how to face the discomfort of anxiety is the first step to managing it. SeventyFour/Shutterstock Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. Her book, "Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion," talks about how to manage anxiety. She says its important to learn from the uncomfortable emotions anxiety can bring up and use them for good. Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology in the Ce...
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A Colorado woman couldn't get a kidney transplant because she refused a COVID-19 vaccine - a policy at many hospitals

Dr. Matthew Cooper carries a kidney before a transplant at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC on June 28, 2016. Molly Riley/AP A Colorado woman was denied an organ transplant after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the AP reported. Like many hospitals, Colorado's UCHealth prioritizes patients who are more likely to survive after surgery. Vaccinated people fall into that category, since they're well protected against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider'...
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Y: The Last Man Composer Herdis Stefansdottir On Writing Music For The End Of The World [Interview]

"Y: The Last Man" is a big show, but for composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir, her experience couldn't have been more intimate. "I was definitely not thinking on a big global scale," she told us. "I was in my little micro universe in Iceland, alone in my studio with a candlelight. Not really thinking outside of that. I'm diving into the internal story." The external story, based on the beloved Vertigo comic book series, shows what happens most of the living beings with Y chromosomes on the planet sudde...
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One of Colorado's largest health systems is denying organ transplants to most unvaccinated people

Dr. Matthew Cooper carries a kidney before a transplant at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC on June 28, 2016. Molly Riley/AP Colorado's UCHealth system is denying organ transplants to most unvaccinated people. Transplant centers often prioritize patients who are more likely to survive after surgery. Vaccinated people fall into that category, since they're well protected against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 100,000 Amer...
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Rutgers and NYU secure $11.6 million to establish new Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity

Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, in close collaboration with New York University, has received $11.6 million in funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop the Rutgers-NYU Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity.
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How a group with right-wing ties duped tens of thousands of Americans into buying COVID-19 drugs that don't work

Ivermectin is packaged in a plunger, designed to force the paste into a horse's mouth. Hollis Johnson/INSIDER America's Frontline Doctors, a group with right-wing ties, has been promoting fake COVID-19 treatments. It has referred people to a telemedicine site to procure those treatments for a fee. Its patients may have spent $6.7 million for medical advice and $8.5 million for prescriptions, The Intercept reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. For more than a ye...
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A new study found startling amounts of microplastics in babies' poop - far more than in adults

A baby wears amber teething beads. Petardj/Getty Images Babies may have more microplastics in their guts than adults do, a small study suggests. The researchers found 10 times more microplastics in infant feces than in adult feces. The microplastics could come from baby bottles or plastic toys that infants chew. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microplastics are everywhere. Even what should be untouched wildernesses - the icy plains of Antarctica, the crushing depths of the...
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The verdict is in: Pregnant women pass COVID-fighting antibodies to their unborn children

Obstetrician and gynecologist Yelena Rogatinskaya receives the Sputnik V vaccine in St Petersburg, Russia, on September 13, 2021. Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images Pregnant women pass coronavirus antibodies to their unborn children, a spate of research suggests. A new study found high antibody levels in newborns whose mothers had received the Pfizer or Moderna shots. Studies have also shown that mothers can transfer antibodies to infants through breast milk. See more stories on Insider's...
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Google buying a Manhattan campus for $2.1 billion

Google is cementing its status in New York City, and a commitment to in-person work, with plans to purchase a Manhattan office building for $2.1 billion. The announcement Tuesday arrives with the city buffeted by the pandemic and most offices still largely unpopulated. While CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post late last month that Google is delaying its global return to offices until Jan. 10, the commitment by the company to further invest in New York City real estate was trumpeted both by Gov...
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After returning from vacation to 765 unread emails, I tried ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt's hack of responding to everything ASAP. It just created a bunch more work.

Eric Schmidt. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach I tried a productivity hack for my 765 unread emails. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt replies to emails as soon as possible, even with one or two words. I tried it out and from what I learned, it's not a useful technique for most people. See more stories on Insider's business page. I recently took a couple of days away from work, and although I enjoyed it, I've returned to a common problem: An overflowing email inbox - 765 unreads to be exac...
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Democrats may leave a tax loophole billionaires love untouched. Closing it would dent the fortunes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.

SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk/President Joe Biden/Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos Michele Tantussi/Reuters ; Carlos Barria/Reuters; Lindsey Wasson/Reuters Democrats can't decide whether to close a tax loophole that's popular with the wealthiest Americans. The "step-up basis" loophole lets billionaires pass down investment gains without paying any taxes. Here's how the loophole works, and why Democrats are split on whether to close it. See more stories on Insider'...
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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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A third of Gen Z says climate change is a top concern. A new report says the climate crisis is pushing young adults to pursue more sustainability-focused career paths.

Climate change protesters disrupt then-candidate Joe Biden during a campaign event in New Hampshire in 2019. The Sunrise Movement calls itself a youth movement focused on preventing climate change. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Gen Z is pursuing more climate-focused career paths than older generations, a new report found. They are enrolling in more sustainability-focused college programs, The Guardian reported. Addressing global climate change is a top concern to 37% of Gen Z, per Pew Research...
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Researchers studying Facebook misinformation say they were deplatformed

New York University researchers discovered scathing new data on the spread of misinformation on Facebook, despite the site curtailing their research, even going so far as deplatforming them.
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Sweet Thing director Alexandre Rockwell: ‘Weinstein was eating hot dogs like sushi, while a student rubbed oil on his lemon-sized boils’

After winning Sundance in 1992, the director’s career stalled, thanks in part, he says, to Harvey Weinstein. It was making films with his family that saved himWhen Alexandre Rockwell’s basement flooded a few years ago, he spotted an opportunity. Why not do the repairs himself and put the $80,000 (£58,000) insurance payout towards making a new film? He hired graduate students from New York University, where he is the head of directing at the graduate film school, as crew and cast his children, La...
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The best Bluetooth keyboards for everything from tablets to PC gaming

Logitech; Rachel Mendelson/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wireless keyboards eliminate desk clutter. But Bluetooth keyboards take that one step further, freeing up a USB port and even leaving the desk behind to control your tablet, phone, or even your smart TV. The ideal Bluetooth keyboard balances that wire-free portability with comfortable keys and a smooth typing experience all without brea...
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