‘Dorm chef’ still cooking up culinary buzz

U.S. 05/26/19, 10:37

Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted reservations.Three years after graduation, the "dorm chef " is still cooking up culinary buzz.His club, Pith, has a new incarnation. ...

Scientist who popularized term “global warming” dies at 87

New York 02/18/19, 17:12

A climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.Columbia University said the longtime professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital. A spokesman for the university's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said Broecker had been ailing in recent months.Broecker brought "global warming" ...

Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

Entertainment 02/06/19, 04:04

The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism.The announcement on Wednesday establishes Craig Newmark in the forefront of philanthropists focused on journalism, a cause he's supported with some $85 million in the past few ...

Robot, know thyself; machines get more self-aware

Science 02/04/19, 17:59

Forget dreaming of electric sheep. Robots first need to figure out how to imagine themselves.One New York robot has done just that. It's learned that it's a robotic arm using a process of self-simulation.Columbia University engineers have given the robot the ability to model itself without prior knowledge of physics ...

Happiness code deciphered

Culture 10/26/18, 12:37

What determines happiness? Each person would perhaps have their own personal definition. However, scientists have for years, attempted to determine the true source, in an effort to decipher what it is that makes people truly happy.   In 1988, Dr Howard Dickinson, was writing his doctorate thesis titled “What determines happiness” ...

O’Rourke apologizes for ‘demeaning’ 1991 student article

Texas 10/01/18, 20:40

Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is apologizing for writing in Columbia University's student newspaper nearly 30 years ago that a Broadway musical featured actresses "whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks."In the Oct. 10, 1991, edition of the Columbia Daily Spectrum, O'Rourke criticized ...

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