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Bwoglines: Snow And Fire Edition

Happening in the World: Amazon announced it will be building HQ2 in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia. Amazon’s arrival will transform the neighborhood in Queens, taking up 4-8 million square feet of office space and bringing in at least 25,000 new employees (CNN). Happening in the U.S.: The death toll in the Northern […]

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It’s So Fucking Humid

Welcome to your October tropical vacation, courtesy of global warming! The leaves may be about to change, but it’s SWEATer weather for now. I come to you from a campus drenched in sweat- and it’s not just from stressing over midterms. Absolutely nothing seems to be fully dry, and with our lovely City-mandated heat now […]

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Bwoglines: Party’s Over Edition

An Amish party was busted this weekend by Ohio cops after 75 teens were arrested for underaged drinking. (Newser) President Obama nominated Abid Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench, making Qureshi the first Muslim in history to receive this honor. (Huffington Post) The story doesn’t die with Pablo— Netflix’s Narcos will return […]

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It’s Fucking Hot

Did we do the time warp again? Why is it so warm outside? Isn’t it supposed to be Winter in December? Bwog superstar Britt Fossum engages in the discourse regarding our unseasonably warm weather. The End is Nigh. How are we expected to study for finals when it’s a balmy 60 degrees Fahrenheit every day, […]

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What We’re Doing To The Environment And How To Fix It

Last night, Maison Francaise brought in some accomplished environmentalists to talk. Energy expert Max Rettig reports on what he heard.  Two years ago, French economist Thomas Piketty published a ground-breaking book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, about wealth inequality throughout the world. In it, he touched on natural capital only briefly. On Tuesday night in […]

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LectureHop: Apocalypse Now: A Conversation with Wallace Broecker

On Tuesday, the Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life presented the third part of its yearlong series, Apocalypse Now: End Time and the Contemporary Imaginary. Seated in front of a small audience old enough to remember the first global climate shift, Wallace S. Broecker (aka the “Grandfather of Climate Science”) expertly addressed just how […]

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BunsenBwog: Science Is A Battlefield

Grab your lab coats and slap on your safety goggles, because the world of science is in turmoil. Sort of. This week Zealous Xenobiologist Zach Kagan brings you exciting tales of global warming, stem cells, the secrets of the the brain and more. Last Wednesday Havemeyer Hall became a battleground over the future direction of Neuroscience research. In a […]

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Bunsen Bwog: Unnatural Nature

It’s Saturday, which means Chemical Charmer Zach Kagan has once again mixed a week’s worth of science news together in an erlenmeyer flask for your edification.  A landmark study from the Earth Institue suggests that ocean acidity is rising faster than any time in the history of the planet. Open water absorbs CO2 emissions, where it becomes carbonic acid. Normally […]

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Believe it or not, Columbia scientists actually have better things to do than Frontiers. Bwog presents a review of Columbia’s week in science. Headlines were compiled by Ricky Raudales, who may or may not have submitted the hawk-themed short. One panel of judges at last week’s Tribeca Film Festival included two familiar scientists, Stuart Firestein […]

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When they’re not jamming or answering our inane questions, Columbia faculty enjoy getting dirty in the lab. Bwog takes a moment to look back on this week in science. Headlines were compiled by our Resident Scary-Number-Things Expert Ricky Raudales. Using cutting-edge computer models, scientists at the Earth Observatory determined that the depletion of ozone over Antarctica has directly […]

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When they’re not headbanging or answering our inane questions, Columbia faculty enjoy getting dirty in the lab. Bwog takes a moment to look back on this week in science. Headlines were compiled by our Strong-Willed but Gentle- Handed Correspondent Ricky Raudales. A team of scientists recreated functioning enzymes that date back between one and four billion years […]

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This Week in Procrastination: En Vogue Edition

Compiling the best of the meta lists since 2006. Monday Paul Muldoon: The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will read selections of his poetry, followed by an interview.  501 Schermerhorn @ 8:00 PM. Tuesday Adam Kirsch [pdf]: The senior editor of The New Republic will discuss the lives of Allen Ginsberg and Lionel Trilling.  501 Schermerhorn @ […]

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AltSpec: Horrible Horrible Dangers Edition

Columbia has long had a penchant for the hazardous. Shopping carts, to your hands.  Just by touching them, you risk diarrhea and worse. Sleep deprivation, to your heart.  Nearly everyone with a college degree will probably have a heart attack 50 years after graduation. Cancer drugs, to your fetuses.  But now, the miraculous techniques of […]

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AltSpec: Trelawney Edition

Everyone’s elections predictions (which took up most of the “Columbia University” hits this week) came out alright, but there are still more predictions to come. Stiglitz says “Yes We Can…eventually” Eisenbach says “See?  I told you this one would be different.” A Columbia scientist says, “The predictions were too late.” Those who were around in […]

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