Pedestrian deaths in New York City are on pace to eclipse homicides in 2014.
It's been three days since Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in a West Village apartment, reportedly surrounded by the detritus of his addiction: a needle, baggies full of heroin, other empty bags, prescription drugs. News stories have retraced his last days, speculated tastelessly on what his d ... More >>
Hunting for viruses with Columbia's Simon Anthony
Yesterday the New York Times posted a somewhat hilarious piece on something we deal with every day. That is...sleeping on the subway. Not that we do it, necessarily, but we certainly think about it, and see others trying it out, and stand up as much as possible en train so as to avoid the cha ... More >>
The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill
The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer
The Jheri Curls of Washington Heights, and how they made everybody else's hair curl