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    March 5, 2014


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    April 10, 2013

    From Buried in Books to Behind the Bar, Solana Rowe Sings Her Way Out

    For the longest time, Solana Rowe just wanted to be Lisa Simpson. "She was so jazzy. She played the saxophone. She was an outsider," the 23-year-old musician giggles in a basement bar in the East Village, leaning back into a brick wall. She touches the pile of floppy curly hair on top of her head, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    If The Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Were Played By Humans...

    The dinos of Jurassic Park are coming back next month, this time in 3D, which makes me wonder: If they ever remade it with people as the creatures, who would get the roles? Here are my incredibly helpful suggestions. As the velociraptor..

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Black Market T-Rex: Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Dinosaur Bones

    You may want to check the certificate of authenticity for your Stegosaurus skeleton. Yesterday, a Florida man pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling dinosaur skeletons. Don't be alarmed if you were unaware that dinosaur bone-smuggling was an issue because we didn't know either. But yesterday's guil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2011

    Quantum Levitation Defies Gravity, Blows Your Freaking Mind

    The above video comes via the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and it shows a superconductive disc locked in "quantum levitation." Translation: HOLY SHIT, THAT NILLA WAFER IS FLOATING IN MID-AIR!

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    Start Bracing for Solar Storms

    ​The magnetic storm that has been developing on the Sun's surface may cause problems down here on Earth soon. Reuters reports that above average solar activity is proving to be a real concern for the Space Weather Prediction Center. They warn that communications and GPS satellites could be aff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Today's 100-Minute Lunar Eclipse Will Be Presented by the Internet

    ​Alert: There will be a massive lunar eclipse, today, the first in 2011! It will start at 2:20 Eastern time. However, you won't be able to actually see it in real life, unless you happen to live in the eastern portion of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia, or western Australia. North Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Scientists Blame Quantum Physics for Smell

    ​"What's that smell?" is a question that has plagued mankind for thousands of years, but have you ever stopped to ask, "Why does that smell?" The BBC reports scientists at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas are trying to figure out the reasons why and how things smell, and they ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Scientists Attempt to Drill to Earth's Mantle, Bring Back Souvenirs

    ​An international team of scientists is aiming to go further into the Earth than ever before. COSMOS Magazine has the story of this colossal undertaking, which will cost over a billion dollars and optimistically take almost a decade. By reaching the mantle, the layer between the crust and iron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Tomorrow, the Moon and Sun and Earth Will Behave Unusually!

    via NASA/Mr. Eclipse/Fred Espenak​Science nerds, astronomy fans, and people who like to look up at the sky and see things: There will be a total lunar eclipse Tuesday morning -- meaning that the sun, the Earth, and the moon will all align, with the moon entirely in the Earth's shadow. This is ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010
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    December 16, 2009

    The Shake Shacking of America; The Big Plate Revolution of New York

    ​Dale Hemmerdinger, the ex-MTA chairman and current landlord, is evicting Shamsher Wadud, who for many years owned the Indian restaurant Nirvana on the roof of the building next door. Wadud is broke and a Parkinson's sufferer, and claims his apartment is overrun by rodents. [NY Post] The Shak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    New Yorkers Rise Early for Moon Mugging

    ​A group of die-hard New York stargazers met this morning in Inwood, in the northernmost tip of Manhattan near Spuyten Duyvil Creek, to watch the LCROSS lunar probe crash into the surface of the moon. The mission's objective is to see if there is water on the moon. Jason Kendall, the founder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    The Penis-Shaped Minds of Some Wacky Scientists

    Oh brother. Here we go again with the evolutionary psychologists.There's no denying that evolutionary psychology has a sort of hip cache -- the general idea goes that we humans act the way we do because of the way we evolved on the African savanna millions of years ago, even if those inherited behav ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008
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    September 23, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Councilwoman Seeks Cloned Meat Labeling

    Photo illustration via Without a label on the package, it's nearly impossible to know much about the origins of a piece of raw meat. So with the imminent arrival of cloned meat at a supermarket near you, Councilwoman Gale Brewer wants those distinctions to be made compulsory. “Ju ... More >>

  • Theater

    December 26, 2006

    Science Friction

    Looking for chemical reaction in physicist love triangle

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Gore and War Hawk Stump for Green Future

    Former vice president Al Gore was in New York today preaching more "inconvenient truths" about global warming before a packed audience at New York University. Al "Go Green" Gore While Gore's enumeration of the profound ecological tipping points we face—from accelerating polar ice melts and g ... More >>

  • Books

    April 19, 2005

    Manhattan Confidential

    Two inside looks at the testosterone-fueled world of mid-20th-century physics

  • NYC Life

    July 6, 2004
  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Stirring Up A Storm

    Enviros hope 'The Day After Tomorrow' will change the climate regarding climate

  • Books

    October 28, 2003

    Infinity, IYI

    By Georg: David Foster Wallace stares into a mathematical abyss and lives to write about it

  • News

    September 9, 2003

    Make Robots Not War

    Some Scientists Refuse to Get Paid for Killer Ideas

  • Books

    April 22, 2003

    Ascent of the Women

    Surveying the Sex Wars at Chromosome Level

  • Art

    April 15, 2003

    Let There Be Light

    What's So Popular About Popular Science? Three New Books Take on Life, the Universe, and Everything.

  • Art

    April 15, 2003

    Satisfying a Zeta Jones

    Brainiacs Around the World Apply Themselves to the Mathematical Challenge That Dared Not Speak Its Name—Until Now!

  • News

    July 30, 2002

    The Climes They Are A-Changin'

    The Indisputable Science of Global Warming

  • Art

    April 16, 2002

    What Time Is It There?

    ••• Cosmic Profs Beat The Clock

  • News

    April 16, 2002

    Brothers to Another Planet

    NASA Tries to Launch Space-Science Dreams

  • News

    March 19, 2002

    As the Whorl Turns

    Long the Difference Between Guilt and Innocence, Fingerprints Themselves Are on Trial

  • News

    October 16, 2001

    Hunting Down Anthrax

    Old Science Fights New Biowar

  • News

    October 16, 2001

    White Supremacists and the Means of Biowar

    Aryan Nations Follower Had Anthrax, Bubonic Bacteria

  • News

    October 2, 2001

    Gas Peddled

    Exaggerating the Chemical and Biological Terrorism Threat

  • News

    September 18, 2001

    The Worst That Could Happen

    Take a Deep Breath: The Terror of Germ Warfare

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    The Stem Cell Clashes

    George W. Bush Can’t Stop Science

  • News

    August 28, 2001

    Clone Ranger

    The Rael World Comes to New York

  • Art

    July 31, 2001

    Maps and Chaps

    ••• The New Geography Reaches Critical Mass

  • News

    May 15, 2001

    The DNA Bomb

    Modified Crops are In the Crosshairs Now. You May Be Next.

  • News

    December 5, 2000

    Smokestack Lightning

    Online Trade in Greenhouse Gases Strikes Environment

  • News

    November 7, 2000
  • News

    August 22, 2000

    Trading Gas

    Polluters Fight Global Warming—and Government Regulation—With a New Market in Emissions Credits

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    Learning From HIV

    Summing Up the Lessons From Five Years of Science Reporting

  • News

    April 4, 2000

    Fossils in the Blood

    Scientists Find Ancient DNA in Living Africans

  • News

    March 14, 2000

    Flirting With PseudoScience

    South Africa’s President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS

  • News

    December 21, 1999

    Quantum Leap

    Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.

  • News

    September 21, 1999

    Unnatural Disasters

    How Humans Are Behind the Weather Weirdness

  • Long Island Voice

    August 17, 1999
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    August 3, 1999

    Hype and Glory

    Dissecting scientific promise from reality

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    Computer Viruses Hit Museum!

    Ambitious Exhibition Gets Infected by Technology

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