Food Chain?Effect: The Columbia University Medical Center will award three Columbia biologists the prestigious Horwitz Prize.
Cause: The scientists were the first researchers to demonstrate the molecular mechanisms behind circadian rhythm, which can be used to cure sleep disorders. (CUMC)

Effect: The number of military veterans enrolling in the General Studies school is predicted to decline next year.
Cause: The new GI bill will reduce veteran financial aid. (Spec)

Effect: A new play, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs“, will open at the Public Theater next week.
Cause: The playwright took a trip to Apple factories in China and discovered the “dehumanizing” working conditions. (NY Times)

Effect: You will soon be able to drink as much alcohol as you want and not get drunk.
Cause: Scientists have developed a “stay sober” pill, which greatly limits the effects of alcohol on the brain. (ABC News)

Effect:  Capitol Police investigated what they thought to be a hostage crisis on Thursday.
Cause: The Onion tweeted “witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building” as a joke, and then later tweeted, “Capitol building being evacuated. 12 children held hostage by group of armed congressmen.”  (Slate)

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