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As New York, New Jersey and the rest of the northeastern U.S. come to grips with Hurricane Sandy's impact, some leaders there are realizing that two debilitating hurricanes in as many years there are a sign that infrastructure there needs rethought, not just rebuilt.Postmortem assessments of Sandy's impact should include a "fundamental rethinking of our built environment," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday during a press conference.
I was at a math conference last week, and one of the other attendees brought a puzzle. I am a pretty slow puzzle-solver, so it will be a while before I figure out how to assemble those five pieces to get this.
In all of the excitement and concern in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many people’s attentions have turned to rats?So What Happened to All of the Subway Rats?The Ratpocalypse Has Been CanceledDid NYC rats survive hurricane Sandy?And one that hits a little closer to home: It spurred some comments, mostly tongue-in-cheek and humorous – after all this is what Luvvie’s stock and trade.But I see many opportunities for this to be a learning moment.
Scared of insects, spiders, or other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of dangers unlike anything you know from your comfortably large human existence.Here are just a few of the many perils to worry about as an arthropod.
It's Halloween, that time of year when we celebrate all manner of monsters, from vampires and ghosts, to ghouls, zombies -- and werewolves. In fact, SciCurious has a fascinating post today on a 2012 paper exploring an unusual case of the psychological disorder of lycanthropy.
Floodwaters enter Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. MTA photo How many of the NYC rats survived hurricane Sandy? This question has been asked in the wake of Sandy's flooding of lower and east Manhattan.
This post is a bit different from what Bonnie and I usually post in this blog - an interview with Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a social network for researchers.
View from Rabun Bald peak on the GA/NC border. Elevation of 4,696 feet. Photo courtesy: Robynne Boyd It was time to get away. Remove myself from the city and head to the Appalachian Mountains to watch its warm-weather greens turn to the auburns, tangerines and rusts of autumn.First thing I noticed on arriving at the mountain cabin in the southwestern part of the state, just outside Highlands, NC, was the pressing quiet.
Sixteen hours of traveling is exhausting. My trip out to North Carolina for Science Writers 2012 was broken into three flights, none of which was long enough for any sustained sleep.
Want a little lesson in the life of a scientist? On my plate right now: Proposal reviews: OVERDUE Book chapter: OVERDUE Two revise and resubmits: one OVERDUE, one not (yet) Manuscript review: SUBMITTED LATE Proposal revision to mock panel: only a matter of time before OVERDUE New grant proposals: WAY BEHIND SCHEDULE Workouts: NOT HAPPENING with husband out of town and sitters unavailable Emails to me these days: GO INTO A BLACK HOLE UNLESS YOU WRITE A SECOND TIME AND ARE ON FIRE Kiddo’s Halloween costume: NOT QUITE DONE AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING Blog post: well, at least I got something done.
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