Michael P. Ventura

Latest Stories

  • 4 years ago

    What if space isn’t the final frontier? What if beyond our galaxy, far, far away, there is a whole other universe parallel to ours, perhaps in another dimension? Fans of comic books and science fiction have long fantasized about such possibil...

  • 5 years ago

    When the vote was taken, and City University’s Board of Trustees had approved its new system-wide sexual assault policy, there was a palpable sense of relief in the audience. The dozen or so people—students, recent graduates, women’...

  • 6 years ago

    Winter is miserable in New York. The arctic blasts whoosh in off the water and cut through hats and scarves and coats as if they're not even there. Other than turning up your collar, leaning forward, and squinting, there's nothing you can do with ...

  • 6 years ago

    Despite all the bright lights and tall buildings here in the center of the universe, Rutherford Observatory, on the roof of Columbia University's Pupin Hall, has for decades offered students, researchers, and members of the public plenty of outer ...

  • 6 years ago

    The freighter captain, the cop, the guy from the private security firm, the Swiss Army major, and the reporter never saw the pirates coming. They popped up seemingly out of nowhere, and with one "Getupagainstthewall!" the two buccaneers had taken ...

  • 6 years ago

    In a down economy, the smart play is to go to school to learn new skills, network, and ride it out. At least, that's the case in a normal industry. But conventional wisdom has it that planning for a future in journalism makes as much sense as sign...

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