Here are the 55 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault

Here are the 55 schools currently under investigation:

Arizona State University

Butte-Glen Community College

Occidental College

University of California-Berkeley

University of Southern California

Regis University

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Denver

University of Connecticut

Catholic University of America

Florida State University

Emory University

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Idaho

Knox College

University of Chicago

Indiana University-Bloomington

Vincennes University

Amherst College

Boston University

Emerson College

Harvard College

Harvard University—Law School

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Frostburg State University

Michigan State University

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Guilford College

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Minot State University

Dartmouth College

Princeton University

Cuny Hunter College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Sarah Lawrence College

Suny at Binghamton

Denison University

Ohio State University

Wittenberg University

Oklahoma State University

Carnegie Mellon University

Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania State University

Swarthmore College

Temple University

Vanderbilt University

Southern Methodist University

The University of Texas-Pan American

College of William and Mary

University of Virginia

Washington State University

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Bethany College

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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How Al Feldstein’s Mad Magazine Helped Shape Modern Comedy – The Wire

What? Me Worry?

(RIP – totally shaped my worldview for irony and spin from those in “power.”)

Al Feldstein, the leader and brains behind Mad magazine during its pop culture heyday, died on Tuesday at the age of 88. Though Mad peaked long ago, its impact on the comedians of the Boomer generation and beyond remains powerful.

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Feldstein was editor from 1956-85, during which time he moved Mad from an obscure comic book into a sarcastic, irreverent satire machine. Under Feldstein, the “usual gang of idiots” brought into the fold Mad staples like Alfred E. Neuman’s gap-toothed grin, Spy v. Spy, Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, and … actual folds.

via How Al Feldstein’s Mad Magazine Helped Shape Modern Comedy – The Wire.

Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat — ScienceDaily

Frankenfood

(Impact of eating zinc oxide nanoparticles or silver nanoparticles – your guess is as good as theirs since they did not research that) 

In the study, which was published online in the April issue of the Journal of Food Science, researchers determined survivability of bacterial pathogens after treatment with 2 percent oregano essential oil, 2 percent rosemary essential oil, zinc oxide nanoparticles or silver nanoparticles.

The compounds then were incorporated into edible films made from pullulan, and the researchers determined the antimicrobial activity of these films against bacterial pathogens inoculated onto petri dishes.

Finally, the researchers experimentally inoculated fresh and ready-to-eat meat and poultry products with bacterial pathogens, treated them with the pullulan films containing the essential oils and nanoparticles, vacuum packaged, and then evaluated for bacterial growth following refrigerated storage for up to three weeks.

“The results from this study demonstrated that edible films made from pullulan and incorporated with essential oils or nanoparticles have the potential to improve the safety of refrigerated, fresh or further-processed meat and poultry products,” said Cutter. “The research shows that we can apply these food-grade films and have them do double duty — releasing antimicrobials and imparting characteristics to protect and improve food we eat.”

via Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat — ScienceDaily.

Raw milk cheese yummy and potential killer! FDA Shuts Down NY Cheese Maker for Listeria Contamination

Under the consent decree, Finger Lakes, the manufacturer and distributor of raw cow’s milk cheese, cannot receive, prepare, process, pack, hold or distribute food until it demonstrates that it has developed a control program to eliminate Listeria monocytogenes from its production facility and products.  Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can cause serious illness and death.

 

The company must, among other actions, hire an independent laboratory to collect and analyze samples for the presence of Listeria; retain an independent sanitation expert; develop a program to control Listeria in the production facility and to train employees on sanitary food handling; and destroy all food items currently in the facility. Should the company be permitted to resume operations, the FDA may require the company to recall products or cease production if future violations occur.

via FDA Shuts Down NY Cheese Maker for Listeria Contamination.

Pedaling Cincinnati’s hills is hard; this shop’s electric bikes can help – Cincinnati Business Courier

“In Cincinnati – looking like you are doing something is as or more important than actually doing something – so look for a lot of people riding bikes that are doing the work and not their legs – grin.”

All Show-No Go

“We had a grand opening last Saturday, and everybody that has ridden a bike really super, super likes it,” he said.

Electric bicycles have a motor that can either assist as a rider pedals, or it can take over and power the bike without any need to pedal. Riders can also turn the motor off and pedal normally. Electric bicycles can go up to 20 miles per hour and have a range of 40 to 50 miles on a single charge. It costs only 5 cents to charge the bike fully. Unlike motor scooters, the motor on an electric bike is almost silent, Powell said.

Segway sells and rents electric bicycles in Cincinnati, but Pedego Cincinnati alone converts mechanical bikes into electric bicycles.

Powell said it costs between $350 and $1,500 to convert a mechanical bike to use an electric motor. The difference is in how powerful the battery is and the quality of the motor, he said.

via Pedaling Cincinnati’s hills is hard; this shop’s electric bikes can help – Cincinnati Business Courier.

A Secret To Building The Pyramids Has Been Discovered

Simple answer that eluded people for far too long.

Egyptian Streets

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The secret behind the moving of heavy and large stones to construct the Pyramids, the last remaining Ancient World Wonders, has been discovered and revealed by a team of scientists.

The scientists, consisting of physicists from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam , believe the ancient Egyptians used a ‘clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramids stones by sledge’: wet sand.

 “The Egyptians moistened the sand over which the sledge moved. By using the right quantity of water, they could halve the number of workers needed,” says a statement released by the physicists.

The dampness of the sand from pouring the right amount of water significantly reduced friction and how much force was required to move the huge stones, which, on average, are approximately 2.5 tons in weight.

The physicists explain that wet sand is twice as stiff and firm as dry sand. This, and the fact…

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