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At The World Coal Carrying Championships, The Winner Gets Sacked

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 04.18.2017 | Weird News

A Durham farmer has beaten dozens of rivals to the title of World Coal Carrying Champion after charging through a northern England town with a 110-pou...

How Fraud Underlies Anti-Vaccine Claims

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Despite the pain of needle pricks, we need to get shots -- and read claims about science carefully. Even if we may not like it. The dangers of doing otherwise could be deadly.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

Counter, Counter Culture

Chris Johnson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Chris Johnson

You can hardly swing a foam dart gun without hitting an XBox in startupville these days. We're all for a little fun around the office, but at some point, the hoodie and Vans pendulum swings too far, and a little formality is needed.

One Startup's Radically Open Culture

Chris Johnson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

The founders of SumAll have written a "SumAll Constitution," a set of bylaws that build in social responsibility, and earmark 10% of the company's equity for a social foundation they've set up.

Your Gateway Drug to Art

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Chris Johnson

You're coffee hunting, and you brush past a man on the sidewalk and think he's a tourist based on the way he's standing there looking at his phone. But he's no tourist. He's NYC artist Jorge Colombo and he's painting -- on his iPhone -- what may well be the next New Yorker cover (he's done several).

Buon Compleanno, Sonar!

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Five and a half decades later, it's a different world -- one that sees, say, a couple billion mobile app downloads per month, and NYC-based Sonar is looking to make its own mark on how people link up.

Cop Shoots And Kills Unarmed Man In The Bronx

Posted 02.03.2012 | New York

For the third time this week, an NYPD officer has fatally shot and killed a suspect. 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was gunned down Thursday inside t...

The Lancet Retraction Changes Nothing

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

I believe that the public lynching and shaming of Dr. Wakefield is unwarranted and overwrought, and that history will ultimately judge who was right about a possible link between vaccination and autism.

Bronx News Roundup for Jan. 11

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Wakefield, Home News

This isn't really exactly a Bronx thing, but we couldn't resist: The New York Post reports that the city's new comptroller, John Liu, is requiring sta...

Bronx Mom Shot Dead in Front of Children

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Wakefield, Home News

The Daily News is reporting that a 30-year-old Bronx mother was shot dead this morning, as she took her two daughters to school.According to a press r...

Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 30

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An off-duty NYPD sergeant says he was racially profiled and roughed up by two police officers from the 52nd Precinct, while visiting his girlfriend. ...

Woman Killed in Front of Her Kids

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Wakefield, Home News

Woman Shot Dead in Wakefield section of the Bronx...

Satish Jagnandan Hands-down Winner of Handball Championship | Peter Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Yesterday, the two best handball players in the city — Cesar Sala, an NYPD officer from Brighton Beach, and Satish Jagnandan, a school administrator...