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New York City’s Summers May Heat Up

May 24, 2013
Cities are liable to heat up much more than open countryside as the climate warms, and in the case of New York City, this could mean a big increase in heat-related deaths.

Beauty and the Brain

Nov 30, 2010
How's this for a mental image? In an effort to make our synapses sexier to the general public, one enterprising neuroscience aficionado and Ph.D.-to-be cooked up a book of pretty pictures of the human brain as rendered from past to present.

Columbia Professor Faints on ‘Glenn Beck’

Apr 14, 2009
It's hard to say what made Columbia University professor David Buckner pass out during Monday's episode of "Glenn Beck," but perhaps standing so close to the Fox Newser and being obliged to describe a complex economic scenario with the aid of a cheesy graphic entitled "Path to Destruction" had something to do with Buckner's sudden need to take a break from full consciousness.

Ahmadinejad’s Camp Revisits, Revises Gay Comment

Oct 11, 2007
An aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is attempting to work some spin-control magic on what was probably (and unintentionally, according to the aide) Ahmadinejad's biggest headline-grabber from his speech at Columbia University: his assertion that, "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals like in your country."