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Proton Spin Mystery Gains New Clue

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

Protons have a constant spin that is an intrinsic particle property like mass or charge. Yet where this spin comes from is such a mystery it’s dubbe...

How Many Times In Your Life?

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of August 4, 2013 As our car turned off the highway and past the entrance sign that read "BNL: Brookhaven National Laboratory", everything see...

Rays of Light

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.27.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of July 21, 2013 "There it is!" I cried, over the sound of Kelly Clarkson's singing on the radio, pointing out my window at the white sign gle...

NYPD Will Release Non-Toxic Gas Into Subways This Summer

Newsday | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York

A multimillion-dollar airflow study will be conducted this summer to help authorities better understand the risks of airborne terrorist attacks on New...

The Importance of Basic Research

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science
Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D.

The rock star status of today's scientific celebrities encourages aspiring scientists to focus on the retail possibilities that can result in fast fame and wealth. While understandable, this unwittingly neglects a crucial part of the scientific equation.

Atomic Titanics

Karl Grossman | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

Indeed, human error is a big part of what can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. However, even without human error, nuclear power is fraught with the potential for immense catastrophe.

Christmas Letter 2010

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.

Down to a Science

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jerry Zezima

Accelerated particles in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider have been known to travel 700 million miles per hour, which is almost as fast as some drivers go on Interstate 95 or the Long Island Expressway.

The Human Costs of Nuclear Power

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

Utility reactors all over the country pose grave dangers for those living nearby. There are no safe levels of exposure to the byproducts created by the generation of reactors currently in use.