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Image of the Day: City Slickers

By The Scientist Staff | June 13, 2017

In recent years, New Yorkers have noted a drastic increase in the number of whale sightings within the city’s waterways.


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NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas

By Bob Grant | March 3, 2015

Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.


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Subway Microbiome

By Jef Akst | February 9, 2015

Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.


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NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats

By Bob Grant | October 15, 2014

Researchers find more than a dozen brand new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple.


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Science Museum Reformer Dies

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 8, 2014

Alan Friedman, who renovated and reinvigorated the New York Hall of Science and pioneered interactive hands-on exhibits, has passed away at age 71.


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New Bug on the Block

By Tracy Vence | December 9, 2013

Scientists have identified a species of cockroach never before seen in the U.S., which was spotted last summer on Manhattan’s West Side.

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Bribes for Research Data

By Kate Yandell | May 22, 2013

Three NIH-funded scientists have been arrested for sharing nonpublic data with a company and a Chinese government-sponsored institute.


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Sandy’s Impact on Science

By Jef Akst | November 5, 2012

More stories surface about how last week’s super storm is affecting research up and down the coast—and how science is fighting back.


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NYC Science Stunned by Sandy

By Dan Cossins | November 2, 2012

Super storm Sandy wreaks havoc on researchers across New York City, destroying samples, killing lab animals, and cutting power to much of Manhattan.


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New York Higher Education Broil

By Edyta Zielinska | March 26, 2012

Faculty at New York City’s public universities are suing their board of trustees over a new curriculum they say will harm science education.


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