Happening in the world: Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, rejected the recommendation of researchers (from this here university, by the way) to ban a harmful insecticide from farms. (NPR)
Happening in Nick(???): Just north of the Bronx in New Rochelle, every school nurse has the usual fare — EpiPens and Tylenol — but recently, they’ve come to stock up on nalaxone, an antidote for those overdosing on heroin and other opioids. (New York Times)
Happening on campus: The Columbia Space Initiative and CU Blueshift will be hosting two space-related exhibitions. Arts and Astro will be held in the Lerner Broadway Room from 4 to 7 pm and will feature artwork and space research; Spaceposium will be held in Lerner 555 from 3 to 5 pm and will feature technical space projects and hardware.
Overheard: “There’s no essence, it’s just a bunch of turtles below” (referring, of course, to Sartre).
Health goth tip: Need to exercise but short on time? Try high intensity interval training (known as HIIT). In HIIT, you would perform a certain workout at around 80% your maximum heart rate for a short period of time, followed by a resting interval. The ratio of work to rest will vary, as well as the duration of the workout interval; personally, I do 20-second workout intervals followed by 10-second rest intervals. A HIIT workout in all would amount, for me, to about 15-20 minutes.
Cyclone by Jeanne Lanvin via the Met