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maker faire, CASE, Anna Dyson, Fleet Hower, Nancy Diniz, Rhett Ruso, Lydia Kallipoliti, Tinker Bristol, Nation of Makers, Todd Thomas, DIY

Showcasing Innovative Architectural Design

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New work from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture that explores sustainable building practices, new design and fabrication strategies, architectural acoustics, and the integration of new technologies will be showcased at the World Maker Faire New York, billed as “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth and premier gathering place on the East Coast for makers of all kinds.”

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Epilepsy, Seizure, Seizure Control, Neurology, Brain Mapping, epileptologist

A Dedicated Epilepsy Unit Opens at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

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NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn has opened a new state-of-the-art Epilepsy Unit to address the immense community need for epilepsy care.

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Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Aftermath, Puerto Rico, Reconstruction, Economics, low-income countries, Developing World, Severe Weather

Failure to Assist Puerto Rico Could Precipitate Humanitarian, Economic Disaster

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Scientists Sequence Asexual Tiny Worm—Whose Lineage Stretches Back 18 Million Years

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A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years ago—making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known.

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Birds, Evolution, Mass Extinction, Lab of Ornithology

Dino-Killing Asteroid's Impact on Bird Evolution

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Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study published in Systematic Biology.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Queens, Queens, Astoria, Otolaryngology, head & neck surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, ENT, ENT surgery, Throat Cancer, Cancer, Neck Cancer, Head Cancer, Patient Access, Medical Practice

Mount Sinai Queens Opens a Satellite of the Head and Neck and Thyroid Institute

Patients in Queens now have access to high quality, advanced medical care for a wide range of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions at Mount Sinai Doctors Queens

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Healthcare, New York State

New Yorkers Worried About Health Care Costs, Less About Quality of Care

High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest concern. That’s a rise of 12.6 percentage points from last year, according to a new study from the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF).

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Healthcare, New York State

New Yorkers Worried About Health Care Costs, Less About Quality of Care

High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest concern. That’s a rise of 12.6 percentage points from last year, according to a new study from the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF).

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Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Tied to Healthier Shopping

New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

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Dogs, Wolves, Fossils, Domestication

3-D Analysis of Dog Fossils Sheds Light on Domestication Debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.







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