Afrika Bambaataa has been an unofficial professor of hip-hop for so long, it makes perfect sense that Cornell University would appoint the pioneering Bronx-born DJ and founder of the Universal Zulu Nation to a three-year term as a visiting scholar. "Wherever I go on the planet, I'm always teachin' ... More >>
America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
1 Mike Boon's Breakfast Mascot Alphabet, a poster inspired by cereal box mascots. Can you recognize all of them? (I had to cheat.) [Laughing Squid] 2 Grape breeder Bruce Reisch is taking suggestions from the public for two new wine grape varieties (currently just called NY76.0844.24 and NY95.0301.0 ... More >>
Move aside, Silicon Valley! Or, you know, watch your back. New York City is trying to compete with the tech-y town to be the tech center of the universe -- and Google is helping. (FYI: New York City is still second to Silicon Valley, but it's trying!) Today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined Google CE ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, surrounded by around 30 officials -- electeds, reps from his administration, university partners, and more -- announced yesterday that New York City would be partnering with New York University to create an applied sciences center in downtown Brooklyn. It was such an importan ... More >>
In December, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to partner with Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to build a two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island. The new campus is part of Bloomberg's Applied Sciences NYC initiative ... More >>
Calling all space geeks and food connoisseurs: Researchers at Cornell University are looking for volunteers to test out menus designed for astronauts on missions to Mars.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had his share of public reservations about hydrofracking, urging government honchos to keep drilling far from NYC's water. The City's environmental agency is on board, too. But a strange little newsletter released this afternoon from the Department of Environmental Protect ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
But how meaningful are its numbers?
Cornell University's Jeffrey Hancock, along with Michael Woodworth of the University of British Columbia, have been studying how convicted killers (including 18 "certified psychopaths") speak, in hopes of helping detectives identify suspects via social media, online postings, texts, and, of c ... More >>
The 9-spotted ladybug is a rare, rare thing. Rarer than a four-leaf clover or a rent-stabilized apartment, the 9-spotted ladybug resulted in an entire "citizen science project" being launched nationwide by Cornell University after that ladybug and her 9 spots seemed to have simply disappeared from t ... More >>
With unemployment rates at a standstill and the economy still withering, one financial sector just had a banner year: lottery tickets. According to USA Today, 41 state lotteries saw a sales increase from the last fiscal year, with 17 states recording record-high ticket sales. A 2004 Cornell U ... More >>
Cornell University researchers are about to begin studying the stem cells of a dozen elderly Jewish New Yorkers to figure out how they manage to live so long. There's evidence of a "longevity gene" which protects against heart disease and cancer; a lot of these seniors are living to 100 despite b ... More >>
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Of course, we blame most things we don't like about ourselves on Mom (and sometimes Dad) anyway, or at least that's what our shrink says, but here's another one for the list: A recent study from Cornell University found that siblings who feel their mother consistently plays favorites -- wheth ... More >>
This would never, ever happen.Bad news for those with unfortunate appearances -- not only do you have to face yourself in the mirror every day, you're also more likely to be convicted of a crime, and to spend more time in jail, where hopefully you'll be able to attend to some personal groomin ... More >>
The Mets and Yankees start a three-game stand at Yankee Stadium today, and though the papers are banging the drum, some tickets remain on sale. You will probably have to settle for standing room, and good luck moving down to those empty $1,250 seats. Mets manager Jerry Manuel is playing down his s ... More >>
Put a little sonnet in your pants
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Helping kids coexist with the police
Famous Span Swayed During Exodus for 2003 Blackout
Tyson Foods donates to Congressional Black Caucus
Back to school: A professor spends a year as an undergrad to study college life
In Italy: Arrest warrants issued for 13 CIA agents for kidnapping a terrorist suspect
Labor organizers shine a light on nighttime office-demolition abuses
The GOP's champions of this war had a hard time finding their own way to the battlefield
G.I. Jane in the Torture Room
New consequences of a 'humanitarian' war
The Strangest Children's Book of the 19th Century Teaches You the Facts of LifeComplete With Singing Vagina
During Blackout '03, the Brooklyn Bridge Swayed as Pedestrians Trudged Across. What If Manhattan's Emergency Exit Has an Emergency?
A Curator Takes on His Museum
In Albany, Rape, Punch-Outs, and Shutdowns Are All a Baffling Blur
The Rael World Comes to New York
New Survey Finds Union Self-Help Programs Point Way in Addiction Struggles
Every School Is Business School
When Target Is Asian, Sometimes No Other Motive Is Required
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