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A crowd gathers around a man who designed his own special eclipse viewing glasses in Pelham Bay.--Photo by David Greene

Bronxites Catch Partial Solar Eclipse

Bronxites Catch Partial Solar Eclipse by David Greene Bronxites across the borough were seen looking up to the sky during the partial solar eclipse that was visible on Monday, August 21. A large viewing party showing NASA’s live feed of […]

by · August 22, 2017 · Entertainment, Photos, Science
Letter to the Editor: Faith is not science-based

Letter to the Editor: Faith is not science-based

Dear Editor, While faith matters normally don’t interest me, the title of Reverend Russell’s January 8, 2017 opinion piece, “It’s not Science, It’s Fact” drew my attention. According to Reverend Russell’s thesis, the Bible is not only “fact”, it is […]

Incandescent light bulb

Profile America: Shedding Light

Friday, October 21 — An invention was demonstrated on this date in 1879 that lit the way for a dramatic change in the rhythm of Americans’ daily lives. At his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory, Thomas Edison set up the first […]

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Profile America: National Chemistry Week

Monday, October 17 — Today is the second day of National Chemistry Week, an annual event held to raise public awareness of chemistry in the modern world.  Coordinated by the American Chemical Society, the effort involves businesses, schools, and individuals in […]

by · October 17, 2016 · Profile America, Science
Bronx Students Uncover Habits of NYC Coyotes & Invasive Millipedes

Bronx Students Uncover Habits of NYC Coyotes & Invasive Millipedes

NYC teens conducting original research at the American Museum of Natural History announced the results of separate studies evaluating two animals that many New Yorkers would be surprised to hear are making the metropolitan area home.

by · July 14, 2016 · News, Science, Youth and Children
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Profile America: The Transistor 

One of the most important inventions of our time — the transistor — was announced in early July 1948 by Bell Laboratories (New Jersey).

Yearly Cost of U.S. Premature Births Linked to Air Pollution

Yearly Cost of U.S. Premature Births Linked to Air Pollution

  NEW YORK, March 29, 2016  — The annual economic cost of the nearly 16,000 premature births linked to air pollution in the United States has reached $4.33 billion, according to a report by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center. The […]

by · March 29, 2016 · Environment, Science, Women
Above: DDC Commissioner, Feniosky Pea-Mora (center), poses with students from the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture in addition to students from Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology at the 2016 Introduce a Girl to AEC event.

City Agency Celebrates Pi Day and Girls in STEAM Careers

Program celebrated female engineers during Pi day and Women’s History Month   Long Island City – In celebration of Pi day and Women’s History Month, the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s STEAM education initiative hosted 20 female […]

NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns Safely to Earth after One-Year Mission

      NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station. They landed in Kazakhstan at 11:26 p.m. EST (10:26 […]

Zika Virus

Infographic: The Spread of the Zika Virus

Spain has just confirmed that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, marking the first such case in Europe. Other European countries including Ireland and Denmark have reported infections but Spain’s is the first case involving a […]

Congressman Serrano stands with NYC members of Congress, community activists and advocates to call for action on climate change and launch Takesides.org (03/12/2015)

Serrano, Community Leaders Launch Climate Change Coalition

  (Bronx NY) On Thursday, Congressman Serrano joined other members of Congress, community activists, and advocates to call for action on climate change and launch Takesides.org, a new coalition of Latino, Black, and other working class communities and community organizations. “Environmental […]

The word processor for my cochlear implant.  A true miracle.  With the implant my hearing has gone from around 20% to 90%.

A Miracle to Restore Hearing For All

I was born deaf in my left ear. Nobody actually knew that until I was in the fourth grade or higher. In fact, in elementary school I was chastised for not paying attention. I still have report cards where teachers […]

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Bronx Personalities: Dr. Mariangela Lisanti, Renowned Theoretical Physicist at Princeton

Dr. Mariangela Lisanti, 30, grew up -literally- in this reporter’s backyard, on the next block. Her backyard was right there, abutting ours a few blocks from Pelham Parkway.  I haven’t spoken to her in two decades since elementary school, but […]

by · February 13, 2014 · Bronx Personalities, Science
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January 30, 2014 Supermoon

by · December 30, 2013 · Science
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January 1, 2014 Supermoon

by · December 30, 2013 · Science