It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
The day-to-day business of rightblogging -- harrying Susan Rice, cheering on congressional Republicans, and so forth -- is not very satisfying to us, nor (apparently, from their tedious writing on those subjects) to them.
So we were happy for them and for ourselves when some recent reports showed t ... More >>
Despite launching a website featuring Ryan Gosling that became an overnight hit, and recently publishing a book filled with Gosling's broodingly sexy photos, Danielle Henderson is not a Ryan Gosling fan-girl. The New York native is actually a graduate student in women and gender studies at the Unive ... More >>
Last week, the Voice reported on the U.S. Census Bureau's ruling that New York is not as big as Mayor Mike Bloomberg says.
The Census claims that the city's population is 8,175,133, but the city's Department of Planning has countered that the population is closer to 8.4 million as of July 2010.
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Sorry, Mike! The city is just not as big as you think it is.
That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau, anyway, which, in very unsurprising news, has announced that it is not revising its official population count for 2010, despite the city's official challenge of the final number.
Every ten yea ... More >>
The Leipzig team of genetic scientists has announced that it was able to completely decode the genome of an extinct species of humans, the Denisova, using DNA extracted from a single 10-milligram bone fragment of a 50,000-year-old skeleton. The skeleton was found in Southern Siberia in 2010, and cam ... More >>
According to the latest scientific smell-study, you can actually smell crazy (neurotically crazy, that is) people. You -- and we mean the universal you, not you in particular, don't be neurotic -- can smell the personalities of all sorts of people, from outgoing to anxious to dominant. The st ... More >>
The UN Population Division estimates the world's 7 billionth person will be born tomorrow. How do they know this? The UN says the number is "derived from the annual series of world population estimates obtained by interpolating the results of the 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects by ... More >>
Think about this when you're relaxing in Central Park over the weekend: An entire community once lived there, with homes and several churches and at least one school, right in the park (before it was the park). We're talking about Seneca Village, a largely African-American community of some 2 ... More >>
The Times has a great piece today that defies a lot of the common stereotypes of what it means to be gay in America. Since 1990, the Census has been a gold mine of information about LGBT couples for creative demographers. Despite the lack of any question about sexual orientation (hence, no info on s ... More >>
He's back!The Telegraph has your pressing, timely Ice Age news covered this week. Not only could new woolly mammoths be cloned in four to five years, but new research shows that Neanderthals were not ugly because of the cold, but just because they were ugly.
Nice cape, dude. Photo by Araceli Cruz."The first thing that struck me was the boat," said Billy Corgan, onstage Saturday at the Rubin Museum, where he was being psychoanalyzed. In front of him was an image from C. G. Jung's The Red Book. The illustration was of a vessel at sea, with a spear- ... More >>
The New York Post tells us this lovely Monica Szczupide photo shows "more than a dozen grief-stricken chimpanzees joined in an extraordinary expression of mourning as an elder in their family was laid to rest at a West African animal sanctuary." Yes, very touching, circle of life and all that ... More >>
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 >>
"In these times of recession and possible job losses," reads the press release, "a Baylor University researcher and positive psychology expert says above all else, never lose hope and view change as an opportunity." Psychology and neuroscience professor Dr. Michael Frisch lays it all out in his new ... More >>