New York City
Thomas Frieden, Former CDC Chief, Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges
Thomas Frieden, Former CDC Chief, Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
A woman told police in July that Frieden groped her in his Brooklyn apartment in October 2017.
Image of the Day: City Slickers
Image of the Day: City Slickers
The Scientist Staff | Jun 13, 2017
In recent years, New Yorkers have noted a drastic increase in the number of whale sightings within the city’s waterways.
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2015
Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.
Subway Microbiome
Subway Microbiome
Jef Akst | Feb 9, 2015
Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
Bob Grant | Oct 15, 2014
Researchers find more than a dozen brand new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple.
Science Museum Reformer Dies
Science Museum Reformer Dies
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.
New Bug on the Block
New Bug on the Block
Tracy Vence | Dec 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.
Bribes for Research Data
Bribes for Research Data
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.
Sandy’s Impact on Science
Sandy’s Impact on Science
Jef Akst | Nov 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.
NYC Science Stunned by Sandy
NYC Science Stunned by Sandy
Dan Cossins | Nov 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.