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Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who peered at particles and saw the universe, dies at 89

Murray Gell-Mann, who transformed physics with his preternatural ability to find hidden patterns among the tiny particles that make up the universe, earning a Nobel Prize, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 89. Jenna Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, announced his death. Much as atoms can be slotted into the rows and columns of the periodic table of the elements, Gell-Mann found a way, in 1961, to classify...
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Higher education roundup

Harvard lawprof Ronald Sullivan Jr. driven from post as faculty dean of a residential house at the university after student protests of his representation of Harvey Weinstein [Jeannie Suk Gersen, New Yorker; Dianna Bell, WBUR; and for a different perspective Tyler Cowen] Stuart Taylor, Jr. has some questions about Harvard’s investigation, on charges of sexual misconduct, of noted economist Roland G. Fryer Jr. [Real Clear Investigations] 30 protesters rush the stage, ending Harvard President La...
Tags: Uncategorized, Colleges And Universities, Harvard, Racial Preferences, Sex Discrimination, Sports, Yale


A millennial entrepreneur who built a marketing and tech empire now wants to change the way you discover and buy original art

Everette Taylor is a man of many strengths. The 29-year-old entrepreneur has established himself as a marketing oracle. A millennial with his finger on the pulse of a generation of young adults carving out their own paths, in careers and in life. As owner of ET Enterprises, Taylor has started and developed several companies, including the marketing and software firms MilliSense and GrowthHackers, the data-driven social-media platform PopSocial, the drug-addiction recovery app Hayver, and the c...
Tags: Jay Z, Los Angeles, Trends, Brooklyn, Yale, Silicon Valley, Taylor, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Forbes, Richmond Virginia, Jean Michel Basquiat, Hiscox, Kerry James Marshall, George Condo, Everette Taylor


Healthy brain development is a human right, argues Yale researcher

We know that the environment in which children and young adults are raised influences healthy brain development. Now, a psychologist at Yale is taking a stance against the negative effects of a particularly harrowing environment in her own backyard: the US prison system. In a paper published May 22, 2019 in the journal Neuron, the author declares that everybody, including young offenders, deserves healthy brain development -- a right she says US jails often infringe upon.
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Climate crisis more politically polarizing than abortion for US voters, study finds

Democrats ranked global heating as the third most important issue on their list, while Republican voters ranked it last in a Yale poll Surging concern among Americans about an overheating planet has done little to shift a political polarization that has now reached a stunning extreme: climate breakdown divides Democrats and Republicans even more than abortion does. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Environment, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Yale


'Booksmart' is more than just the must-see movie of the summer: it's generation-defining

Olivia Wilde's feature directing debut, "Booksmart" (out Friday), is a hilarious high-school comedy that will resonate with you. It is generation-defining and an instant classic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   A high-school movie is done right when the moments and characters in the story are so authentic and genuine that the young people watching feel as if their lives were somehow put on film. From "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and the John Hughes classics like "Sixte...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Molly, Trends, Yale, Gigi, Barry, Bill Hader, Amy, Beanie Feldstein, Wilde, Lady Bird, Billie Lourd, John Hughes, Winterfell, Arya


Trump's blacklist of Huawei has serious implications for Red Hat, Oracle, VMware and other huge US software companies (MSFT, ORCL, VMW, RHT)

US companies caught up in the quagmire of Trump's blacklist on Huawei extends far beyond Google, Intel, Broadcom, and Qualcomm. Many enterprise software companies sell their wares to the Chinese giant, and have joint tech development or sales agreements. Those companies could be required to get US government approval to continue their business relationship with Huawei, and those licenses won't be easy to obtain, Yale professor and global competition expert Paul Bracken tells Business Insider. ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Microsoft, China, India, US, Trends, Cisco, Fbi, Beijing, Canada, United States, Yale, Huawei, Oracle, Amazon Web Services


On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel

“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds us all the more effectively of the past century of fierce debates surrounding women’s equality. And what about in tech ethics? It would seem equally non-controversial that ethical tech is supposed to be good for “people,” but is the broader tech world and i...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Media, Sexism, Government, Women, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Diversity, Logic, Policy, Hillary Clinton


'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a Yale-led study. The finding supports greater use of this treatment model in HIV clinics to improve outcomes for patients with both HIV and drinking problems, the researchers said.
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Inside view as Alejandro Aranda, ‘American Idol’ visit Folk Music Center in Claremont

Alejandro Aranda, the “American Idol” finalist from Pomona, had three events Tuesday in his hometown and one in Claremont: a live interview on KABC with Rob McMillan scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Folk Music Center. That’s not strictly an event, but as I was covering the Pomona stuff later that day, and as I live in Claremont, I made sure to be there to see whatever there might be to see. This turned out to be far more than I’d dreamed: an hour in Aranda’s presence among the store staff and the “I...
Tags: Facebook, TV, China, Sport, Soccer, Yale, Starbucks, Ellen, Local News, Harper, Glass House, Pomona, Jimmy Page, Ben Harper, Don, KABC


Yale basketball coach Jones signs extension through 2025-26

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him at the school through the 2025-26 season. Jones is coming off a 22-8 season and an Ivy League championship. Yale didn’t announce the terms of the deal. He has 310 wins over 20 seasons at Yale, […]
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"Harvard Betrays a Law Professor — and Itself/Misguided students believe that defending Harvey Weinstein makes Ronald Sullivan unfit to be their dean. Apparently the university agrees."

An op-ed by Harvard lawprof Randall Kennedy (in the NYT).In addition to his work as a professor and a lawyer, [Ronald] Sullivan, with his wife, Stephanie Robinson, has served for a decade as the faculty dean of Winthrop House, an undergraduate dormitory where some 400 students live.As a faculty dean, Mr. Sullivan is responsible for creating a safe, fun, supportive environment in which students can pursue their collegiate ambitions. Winthrop House is meant to be a home away from home; faculty dea...
Tags: Protest, Students, Law, Harvard, Yale, House, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment, Law School, Kennedy, Robinson, Sullivan, Weinstein, Winthrop, Harvard Gazette, Christakis


Surplus and Deficit: Resources of Legitimation in the “Crisis of Democracy”

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Jedediah Britton-Purdy [*] This long post sketches two thoughts prompted by time with the wide-ranging, provocative, and fecund letters that make up Democracy and Dysfunction. The first thought is that U.S. politics exhibits a surplus of claims to political authority--the right to rule. I suggest that this surplus is both a worse thing than many constitutional commentators...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Gop, United States, Yale, Citizens United, House Of Representatives, Warren


Yale study identifies how cancer drug inhibits DNA repair in cancer cells

According to researchers at Yale Cancer Center, a cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses a superpower of sorts: It is able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to survive. The study, published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggests that combining this drug, cediranib, with other agents could potentially deliver a lethal blow in cancer that uses a specific pathway -- or process -- to create DNA repair cells.
Tags: Science, Yale, Science Translational Medicine, Yale Cancer Center


Low humidity could be flu virus' best friend

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity.
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Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity.
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Scientists are working on cancer treatments that attack the disease's 'Holy Grail.' Big pharma and biotechs have already invested more than $1 billion.

A new technology could revolutionize how everything from Alzheimer's disease to autoimmune diseases and cancer are treated. Cancer has become an early focus for the technology, called targeted protein degradation or PROTAC, because there are many well-known drivers of cancer that modern medicine hasn't been able to reach.  At least $1 billion has been invested in the space by big pharmaceutical companies like Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline and biotech startups alike, one expert estimates.  Visit...
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Trump tax returns: Democrats to fight for release after Mnuchin refusal

* Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to hand them over * House to vote Wednesday to hold William Barr in contempt * Live: follow the latest US politics newsDonald Trump at the White House with the West Point football team on Monday. The moves came as the president’s bitter confrontation with his political opponents continues to intensify. Photograph: Alex Brandon/APHouse Democrats are expected to file a lawsuit or a subpoena with the federal tax authorities for Donald Trump’s returns no...
Tags: News, West Point, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Massachusetts, US, Fbi, Democrats, Yale, House, Treasury, Associated Press, University Of Chicago, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


Yale historian wins Parkman Prize for Frederick Douglass bio

NEW YORK (AP) — Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight and debut novelist Tommy Orange are among this year’s winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. The society announced Monday that Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” which last month received the Pulitzer Prize, has won one of the most prestigious […]
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Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

Frogs already knew it wasn't easy being green, but the going just got a lot tougher for the 1,012 additional species of amphibians who have now been newly identified as at risk of extinction in a Yale-led study.
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What does Earth's core have in common with salad dressing? Maybe this

A Yale-led team of scientists may have found a new factor to help explain the ebb and flow of Earth's magnetic field -- and it's something familiar to anyone who has made a vinaigrette for their salad.
Tags: Science, Earth, Yale


Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may finally have arrived

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he denied. People may know he’s a conservative and has gone years without speaking during arguments at the court. But scholars say it would be wise to pay closer attention to Thomas. Thomas is no...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Yale, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Robin, Trump, Thomas, Anita Hill


Never Let an Opportunity Slip By

Everyday opportunities are coming to you–but you  may not see them. One of the keys to success is how you take advantage of each opportunity that presents itself.  The challenge is (1) to see these opportunities and (2) make sure you take advantage of each of these opportunities and do not let them pass you by. The opportunity might call you on the phone. The opportunity might meet you in the street. The opportunity might email you. Regardless of how the opportunity approaches you, it will. Ev...
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Colorado Sen. Bennet launches Democratic presidential bid

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI DENVER — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. Bennet, a former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a policy-oriented moderate, made his announcement on CBS’ “CBS This Morning,” saying the country faces two “enormous challenges,” among others: “One is the lack of economic mobility and opport...
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From suicide prevention to genetic testing, there's a widening disconnect between Silicon Valley health-tech and outside experts who see red flags

As Silicon Valley tech companies increasingly push into the realm of healthcare, outside experts and clinicians are raising red flags. In the cases of suicide prevention, genetic testing, and e-cigarettes, lives may hang in the balance. In the tech universe, much of the motivation for a new technology is wrapped up in its potential to disrupt existing markets. In healthcare, clinicians have to think about what could happen to someone after they use the tool they are given. The risk of harm is ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, US, San Francisco, Trends, Turkey, Harvard, Yale, New York Times, Healthcare, Davis, Silicon Valley, Ross, Stanford University, Munster


Novel healthcare program for former prisoners reduces recidivism

A healthcare program tailored to the needs of recently released prisoners can significantly reduce recidivism, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. The findings show how an approach that provides community-based primary care can play a role in the nationwide effort to decrease prison populations.
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Microsoft joins group seeking to kill off historic climate change lawsuits

Legal immunity would squash raft of climate lawsuits launched by cities and counties across the US seeking compensation for damages Microsoft has become the first technology company to join the conservative-led group, which includes oil giants BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and ConocoPhillips among its founding members. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Microsoft has joined a conservative-led group that demands fossil fuel companies be granted legal immunity from attempts to claw back da...
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Microsoft joins group seeking to avoid historic climate change lawsuit

Legal immunity would squash raft of climate lawsuits launched by cities and counties across the US seeking compensation for damages Microsoft has become the first technology company to join the conservative-led group, which includes oil giants BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and ConocoPhillips among its founding members. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Microsoft has joined a conservative-led group that demands fossil fuel companies be granted legal immunity from attempts to claw back da...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, New York City, US, Yale, Wwf, Un, Janet Yellen, Jeff Bezos, Federal Reserve, Seattle, Baltimore


What will it take for the media to focus on climate change in the 2020 elections?

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listenBeto O’Rourke rolled out his climate policy in Yosemite national park yesterday. Photograph: Marcio José Sánchez/APThe Guardian is partnering with Columbia Journalism Review and the Nation today on “Covering Climate Change,” a town hall event with media leaders about how to change the media narrative on climate change. Watch the event live here between 9am and 2pm.America e...
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The media is failing on climate change – here's how they can do better ahead of 2020

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listen Young protestors hold placards at the office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell during a Green New Deal demonstration. Photograph: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock America elected Donald Trump at the end of the hottest year ever recorded, without debate moderators asking him a single question about global warming.But after three years of record temperatures,...
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