Ilana Novick / TruthdigJul 24, 2018
A 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down a section of the Voting Rights Act “has had a profound and negative impact” on access to millions and led to more abuse, researchers say. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Donald Kaufman / TruthdigOct 19, 2017
Clinically dead patients who were revived were able to recount post-death conversations, researchers at a highly regarded medical school find. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigNov 25, 2012
MRI scans conducted by researchers at NYU’s School of Medicine have shown that the resting state functioning of brains that have suffered mild trauma corresponds to a host of problems, including cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety and fatigue. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigSep 26, 2012
NYU law professor Sarah Knuckey, one of the authors of a new report on the social effects of America’s drone war in Pakistan, talks about the “broad mental health impacts” on people who live in fear of deadly attacks from the sky 24 hours a day. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJul 26, 2012
After eight months of study, legal researchers at NYU and Fordham University this week turned out a damning review of the NYPD's behavior in policing the Occupy Wall Street protests. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 4, 2012
Throughout the recession, Apple's growth has brought hope to many; China's creative class and human capital cannot catch up to the U.S.'; meanwhile, Western intervention in Afghanistan has obviously failed, but by how much? These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Justin Elliott, ProPublicaMar 1, 2012
ProPublica interviews co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at NYU School of Law Faiza Patel to explore whether New York police crossed the line. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 6, 2011
In places like Uganda, corruption often arises out of desperation. But in America, as W.E.B. Du Bois noted toward the end of his life, “We let men take wealth which is not theirs; if the seizure is ‘legal’ we call it high profits. And the profiteers help decide what is legal.” Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 12, 2011
A team of student journalists at New York University's Studio 20 program created an extremely clever animated music video to give the American public the lowdown on "fracking," a potentially dangerous method of drilling for oil and natural gas by using pressurized liquids to hydraulically fracture subterranean rock. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 15, 2007
Oh dear -- file this one under "further evidence our democracy's in deep trouble": The Politico reports that, according to a recent poll of over 3,000 NYU undergraduates conducted by an on-campus journalism class, two-thirds said they would give up their right to vote in the next presidential election in exchange for a year's tuition at their school, while 20 percent said they'd swap it for an iPod touch. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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