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Can 8 Million Daily Riders Be Lured Back to N.Y. Mass Transit?

Officials fear disastrous gridlock if people turn to cars because they remain concerned about getting the coronavirus on the subway and other public transit.
Tags: News, Subways, New York City, Commuting, Bill, Automobiles, Citi Bike, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, De Blasio, Cuomo, New York University, Schwartz, Foye, Ned, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Lamont


Why the UK has no teeth when it comes to China and Hong Kong

China’s move to impose national security law in Hong Kong has drawn international outcry, including from the UK, over worries that the territory’s treasured liberties are coming to an end. Activists have welcomed greater international attention on the issue. But the UK’s window to pressure Beijing to change course in a meaningful way has largely closed. Hong Kong has experienced shrinking rights and freedoms for years. Elected lawmakers have been disqualified from their positions and outspoken p...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, News, China, Beijing, New York University, Alvin Cheung, US Asia Law Institute


Why We Use Fake Smiles

Do you know a fake smile when you see one? I thought I did, but I only scored 8 out of 10 on this smile quiz from Professor Paul Ekman. Try it to see if you fair better than I did. We all use fake or forced smiles many times each day, and for different and valid reasons. The correct scientific terms for what we might call fake and real smiles are Duchennne (occurring naturally) or Non-Duchenne (forced). Heathline says, “A Duchenne smile is the one that reaches your eyes, making the corners wrink...
Tags: Shakespeare, Delivery, University Of California, Authenticity, Speaking, New York University, Gertrude, Smiling, Nonverbal Communication, Duchenne, Mendes, Healthline, Neuroleadership Institute, Facial Expression, Paul Ekman, Presentation Fun Facts


Scattered to the Winds, College Students Mourn Lost Semester

The unpredictability of life during the pandemic has been hard on everyone, but it has caused particular stress for many college students.
Tags: News, Maine, Loneliness, New York University, Anxiety and Stress, Colleges and Universities, Shutdowns (Institutional, Mental Health and Disorders, Denison University, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV






Statespace, the platform that trains gamers, raises $15 million

Statespace has today raised a $15 million Series A financing round led by Khosla, with partner Samir Kaul joining the board. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Lux and Expa, also participated in the round, as well as newcomer June Fund. Statespace launched out of stealth in 2017 with a product called Aim Lab, which recreates the physics of popular FPS games to help players practice their aim and work on their weaknesses. Statespace was founded by neuroscientists from New York Univ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Entertainment, Funding, Sports, NFL, Tech, Academy, Khosla, New York University, Samir Kaul, Statespace, Recent Funding, FirstMark Capital Lux, June Fund Statespace


NYU's virtual reality grad celebration was creepy and barren — I walked around in an angry-looking avatar and almost no one showed up

Theo Wayt is a reporter who's written for the Associated Press, NBC News, The New York Post, Vice, and Gothamist; he also recently graduated from New York University. NYU was the first to host a virtual reality graduation party, allowing 2020 graduates to fly around a simulated "Virtual Reality Grad Alley." 2020 graduates could design avatars and interact with each other in blocky version of New York City hotspots, but very few people showed up. The school's administration said there will be a...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Long Island, New York University, Nyu, Gothamist, Memphis Tennessee, Greenwich Village, Washington Square, Washington Square Park, Karpen, Westchester NY, New York University NYU, Associated Press NBC News


Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait

The United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging.
Tags: News, New York City, United States, Cycling, Road, Shortages, New York University, Polly, Shopping and Retail, Bicycles and Bicycling, Brooklyn (NYC, Trottenberg, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Bicycle Habitat


NYU and IBM research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data

Researchers at New York University and IBM Research have demonstrated a new mechanism involving electron motion in magnetic materials that points to new ways to potentially enhance data storage.
Tags: Science, Ibm, New York University, Nyu, IBM Research


Biotech “Mapmaker” Immunai Launches With $20M to Chart the Immune System

It may seem like an unlikely link but the body’s response to arthritis may hold answers for better cancer drugs, says Luis Voloch, chief technology officer of startup Immunai. Immune cells respond to both conditions, but in different ways. Insights into the response for one disease could inform the treatment of the other, he says.“We believe that the right way to understand many diseases, and specifically diseases that have an immune component, is by looking at all of them at once or from the t...
Tags: Startups, New York, Microsoft, Trends, Mit, Harvard University, Machine Learning, University of Pennsylvania, University Of Arizona, Biotech, Stanford University, Life Sciences, Palantir Technologies, New York University, Adaptive Biotechnologies, National blog main


Abbott's fast COVID test could be missing cases, study says

Abbott Laboratories' speedy coronavirus test, which can deliver results within minutes, could be missing a third to nearly half of positive cases, according to a study from New York University researchers published on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Abbott, New York University, Abbott Laboratories


Padma Lakshmi, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union: Livestreaming Today

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for today, and when to tune in.
Tags: Art, Music, News, Global Warming, Domestic Violence, Williams, Theater, New York University, Bobby, Gloria, Steinem, Jan, Padma, N K, Symphony Space, Lakshmi


Thomas Sokolowski, AIDS Activist And Beloved Museum Director, Dead At 70

“[He was] one of the four founders of Visual AIDS and an organizer of the first Day Without Art … [and] his nearly four-decade career in museums included tenures at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and concluded with a position, taken in 2017, as director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.” – Artforum
Tags: Art, People, Pittsburgh, New York University, Andy Warhol Museum, Grey Art Gallery, 05.07.20, Thomas Sokolowski, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum


'Never Seen Anything Like This': Experts Question Dropping of Flynn Prosecution

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's decision to drop the criminal case against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, even though he had twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators, was extraordinary and had no obvious precedent, a range of criminal law specialists said Thursday."I've been practicing for more time than I care to admit and I've never seen anything like this," said Julie O'Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor who now te...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Connecticut, New Jersey, Hogan Lovells, District Of Columbia, St Louis, Donald Trump, Justice Department, New York University


How Daptone producer Gabriel Roth became Southern California’s soul spirit guide

Gabriel Roth says he was at his best musically when he played bass on stage behind the dynamic Sharon Jones as part of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The Grammy-winning performer, producer, record label owner and engineer, who is also credited under the alias Bosco Mann, said that a huge part of his life was gone following Jones’ death in 2016. “I was very grateful for the time that I had, but at the same time, as more time passed after her death, I kind of found myself floating a little bit an...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Charles Bradley, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, San Diego, Amy Winehouse, Miami, East Coast, Jones, Bushwick, Southern California, West Hollywood, New York University


The man who predicted that Amazon would buy Whole Foods now expects the tech giant to become the fastest-growing healthcare company within 5 years

New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway thinks Amazon will be the fastest-growing healthcare company by 2025.  "I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon starts offering more robust testing than the government," Galloway told Business Insider's Sara Silverstein. Galloway has become known for his Amazon predictions. He correctly predicted it would acquire Whole Foods. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From where Scott Galloway sits, the coronavirus pandemic is accelera...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Navy, US, Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Business Insider, New York University, Galloway, JPMorgan Chase, Scott Galloway, Sara Silverstein, Sara Silverstein Galloway, Whole Foods Tech


The man who predicted that Amazon would buy Whole Foods now expects the tech giant to become the world's fastest-growing healthcare company within 5 years

New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway thinks Amazon will be the fastest growing healthcare company in the world by 2025.  "I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon starts offering more robust testing than the government," Galloway told Business Insider's Sara Silverstein.  Galloway has been known for his predictions when it comes to Amazon. He correctly predicted it would acquire Whole Foods.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From where Scott Galloway sits, the co...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Navy, US, Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Business Insider, New York University, Galloway, JPMorgan Chase, Scott Galloway, Sara Silverstein, Sara Silverstein Galloway, Whole Foods Tech


Will Joe Biden release a SCOTUS short-list and will it excite criminal justice reformers?

As revealed in this way back link, it was mid May 2016 when then-candidate "Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court."  Notably, neither Neil Gorsuch nor Brett Kavanaugh appeared on the first Trump SCOTUS short-list, but these names were added later and now they are fixed as part of the Trump Supreme Court legacy. This recent CBS article, headlined "Democrats push Joe Biden to re...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Cbs News, Joe Biden, Cbs, Biden, California Supreme Court, Leondra Kruger, Naacp, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clinton, New York University, Trump, Democratic Party


Blood Pressure Drugs Don’t Increase Coronavirus Risk, Studies Find

People taking widely used medicines did not face higher rates of infection or more severe illness, new research indicates.
Tags: News, Blood Pressure, University Of California, New York University, New England Journal of Medicine, Quarantines, Your-feed-healthcare, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Inside a NYC Hospital Coronavirus Unit During the Pandemic

Nurses from N.Y.U. Langone Health describe the toll the coronavirus is taking on their patients, and on themselves.
Tags: News, New York University, Manhattan (NYC, Quarantines, Nursing and Nurses, NYU Langone Health, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, N Y U Langone Health


Vice TV Launches New Business Show Hosted by NYU’s Scott Galloway (EXCLUSIVE)

Vice TV is launching a new weekly business show hosted by Scott Galloway, a New York Times best-selling author, tech entrepreneur and New York University business professor. Named after his popular newsletter, “No Mercy, No Malice with Professor Scott Galloway” will reveal what’s really happening on Wall Street in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and […]
Tags: New York Times, New York University, Nyu, Scott Galloway, Coronavirus, VICE TV


People who left Facebook reveal all the reasons they haven't returned even as a pandemic moves most social connection online, from better competitors to distrust of Facebook (FB)

Facebook usage has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic as people in heavily impacted areas have been forced to remain socially distanced from friends and loved ones. But people who fled the platform following a string of controversies in recent years told Business Insider they aren't tempted to go back. Two-thirds of the dozens of former Facebook users who spoke to Business Insider said they haven't returned to the platform.  They've mostly filled the void that Facebook has left through usi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Minnesota, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, United States, Bradford, Pew Research Center, Stanford University, Sean Parker, Business Insider, New York University, Boston Massachusetts, Napster


'Heads we win, tails you lose': how America's rich have turned pandemic into profit

As 26 million Americans lose their jobs, the billionaire class has added $308bn to its wealthNever let a good crisis go to waste: as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, America’s 1% have taken profitable advantage of the old saying.Some of the richest people in the US have been at the front of the queue as the government has handed out trillions of dollars to prop up an economy it shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the billionaire class has added $308bn to its wea...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, News, Microsoft, US, America, Steve Ballmer, Miami, Jeff Bezos, Collins, New York University, National Public Radio, Institute for Policy Studies, Fisher Island, Chuck Collins, Eric Yuan


Is asking for hazard pay “not becoming of a compassionate and caring physician”?

New York University residents are seeking compensation for the increased risk they face as they are called to the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but leadership has declined their request for hazard pay and now stands accused on social media of gaslighting residents. Residents created a petition, addressed to NYU Langone Medical Center leadership, outlining the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Practice Management, New York University, NYU Langone Medical Center, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Facebook was designed to be addictive, but users who broke up with the platform say they can find everything they need elsewhere, especially during a pandemic (FB)

Facebook usage has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic as people in heavily impacted areas have been forced to remain socially distanced from friends and loved ones. But people who fled the platform following a string of controversies in recent years told Business Insider they aren't tempted to go back. Two-thirds of former Facebook users said they haven't returned to the platform, according to a survey conducted by Business Insider.  They've mostly filled the void that Facebook has left th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Minnesota, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, United States, Bradford, Pew Research Center, Stanford University, Sean Parker, Business Insider, New York University, Boston Massachusetts, Napster


Facebook was designed to be addictive, but people who left the site tell us there hasn't been any reason for them to return, even during a pandemic (FB)

Facebook usage has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic as people in heavily impacted areas have been forced to remain socially distanced from friends and loved ones. But people who fled the platform following a string of controversies in recent years told Business Insider they aren't tempted to go back. Two-thirds of the dozens of former Facebook users who spoke to Business Insider said they haven't returned to the platform.  They've mostly filled the void that Facebook has left through usi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Minnesota, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, United States, Bradford, Pew Research Center, Stanford University, Sean Parker, Business Insider, New York University, Boston Massachusetts, Napster


'The country is in a state of trauma': COVID-19 has made the US a breeding ground for propaganda and a goldmine for foreign spies

The novel coronavirus outbreak has upended everyday life in the US and turned the country into a breeding ground for fake news and disinformation as citizens increasingly distrust their leaders and each other. Paul Barrett, a professor at NYU who published a report on disinformation and the 2020 election, told Insider he's seen an explosion in domestically sourced propaganda amid the outbreak. Heightened tensions and partisanship in the US make it a "natural target" for foreign interference as...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Putin, Washington Post, France, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Conservative, Iran, Beijing, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates


time for re-schooling

A lot of parents have become teachers during this pandemic as they work from home and their children learn online. I have heard many parents say how difficult teaching is and how they have new-found respect for teachers. But are we getting the best and brightest to educate the next generation? And now we have the data to prove it. According to “Academically Adrift,” a new book by my New York University colleague Richard Arum and the University of Virginia’s Josipa Roksa, just 45 percent of stude...
Tags: Learning, US, University Of Virginia, eLearning, Wilson, New York University, Plato, Harvard Medical School, Steiner, Richard Arum, Josipa Roksa, Egan, University of Montana, Rousseau, George Steiner, Kieran Egan


Researchers use electrostatic charge to assemble particles into materials mimicking gemstones, salt

Using just electrostatic charge, common microparticles can spontaneously organize themselves into highly ordered crystalline materials -- the equivalent of table salt or opals, according to a new study led by New York University chemists and published in Nature.
Tags: Science, New York University