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The Truce: Guns and Hate Crime: What We Know About The Role Firearms…

March 23, 2017 | Science

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed and his friend, Alok Madasani, was wounded. Both men were legal immigrants working at Garmin, a technology company that makes GPS devices. A third man who tried to intervene was also shot and wounded. https://www.thetrace.org/2017/03/guns-hate-crimes-bias-attacks/

PHYS.ORG: Common Cuckoos can distinguish the calls of their neighbors from

March 17, 2017 | Science

Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper in his territory—behaving more tolerantly towards neighbors and more aggressively towards strangers. Common cuckoos, Cuculus canorus, […]

PHYS.ORG: Scientists describe a function for autophagy in germlike stem-cell proliferation

March 13, 2017 | Science

Scientists study the germline of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans to identify the mechanisms that control stem cell proliferation and homeostasis, as well as to advance our molecular understanding of homologous signaling pathways humans. Recently, researchers have begun to describe the function of autophagy, a cellular recycling process critical for homeostasis, in germline stem-cell proliferation of […]

Crains: Subway ads for junk food target the poor

March 13, 2017 | Science

Subway advertising for junk food and alcohol in the Bronx was more common in neighborhoods with higher poverty rates, higher percentages of Hispanic residents and higher percentages of children in nearby residential areas, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Urban Health. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170309/HEALTH_CARE/170309873/subway-ads-for-junk-food-target-the-poor-study-from-albert-einstein-college-of-medicine-and-lehman-college-in-the-bronx-and-new-york-university-finds

NY Law Journal: Report Finds Gender Imbalance in Rikers Intake Reductions

March 13, 2017 | Science

Despite efforts to reduce the number of people entering New York City’s criminal justice system for low-level crimes, the number of women arrested for misdemeanors has not been reduced at the same rate as for men, according to a new report. The study, by the New York Women’s Foundation and the John Jay College of […]

Science Daily: Sustainable, high energy density battery created

March 8, 2017 | Science

Researchers at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute announce the development of a novel low cost, rechargeable, high energy density battery that makes the widespread use of solar and wind power possible in the future. It is based on manganese dioxide (MnO2), an abundant, safe and non-toxic material.  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303091411.htm

Health Canal: Study Shows Role of Depression in the Ongoing Tobacco Epidemic

March 8, 2017 | Science

The prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade after declining sharply for many years. To determine whether an increase in certain barriers to successful cessation and sustained abstinence may be contributing to this slowed decline, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed changes in the prevalence of depression […]

PHYS.ORG: Team develops sustainable, high energy density battery

March 6, 2017 | CUNY in the News, Science

Researchers at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute announce the development of a novel low cost, rechargeable, high energy density battery that makes the widespread use of solar and wind power possible in the future. It is based on manganese dioxide (MnO2), an abundant, safe and non-toxic material. In a paper in […]

India New England News: Researchers discover ancient primate species in India

March 3, 2017 | Science

Researchers have discovered a new primate species that lived in Jammu and Kashmir some 11 to 14 million years ago. Scientists have named the new species Ramadapis sahnii. It is a member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family, consumed leaves and was about the size of a house cat, said study co-author Biren Patel, Associate […]

Earth Island Journal: In The Shadow of Death

March 2, 2017 | Science

The ecologist is Brian Klatt, director of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, and we’re exploring the cemetery, which was farmland until 1873. It sits at the intersection of two busy roads about three miles from the classic white-domed state capitol and backs into the floodplain of Sycamore Creek. The best-known of those buried here is […]