Health and science
Could a syringe buyback program help clean up New York City streets?
City officials are debating a pilot program that would pay people to help keep needles off of sidewalks and out of parks.
Sep 29, 6:01 AM
A plant’s ‘glow’ can predict some droughts weeks in advance: UConn
Droughts often take communities by surprise. Environmental engineers have stumbled upon a curious method to predict these disasters before they begin.
Sep 27, 5:01 AM
NYC women more likely than men to develop Long COVID: City Council Hearing
Transgender and gender-nonconforming patients can also face stigma and barriers to care.
Updated: Sep 29, 12:00 PM
NYC's paramedics and EMTs 'continually short-staffed' as emergency call response times grow longer
EMS union leaders say turnover within the agency, due to a combination of stress and inadequate pay, contributes to a loss of expertise and periodic understaffing.
Sep 23, 5:00 AM
Queens is getting a new $1 million planetarium
The new planetarium will seat approximately 70. It is expected to serve up to 10,000 people annually.
Sep 22, 4:31 PM
No telescope required: Watch Jupiter ‘rise’ over New York City's skyline later this month
The late September night skies are being dominated by Jupiter's immense presence, its Galilean moons and a collection of bright stars called the Beehive Cluster.
Sep 22, 6:00 AM
If a nuclear attack hits NYC, these fallout shelters won't protect you
Fallout shelter signs are the last remnants of an ill-conceived program that was designed to quell the fears and anxieties of Americans who had little faith in the shelters to begin with.
Sep 21, 6:00 AM
NYC public housing residents will get free internet access by 2023. Weirdly, that’s a downgrade.
The city’s plan for public broadband is still on hold.
Updated: Sep 20, 10:44 AM
Depression was on the rise among young people before COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia study finds
This new research arrives at a time when advocates in New York are already urging city and state officials to invest more in behavioral health services for young people.
Sep 19, 12:01 AM
NY schools no longer required to report COVID-19 cases; statewide data tracker shut down
The state health department is no longer requiring schools to report cases, but a health expert worries the closure of the COVID-19 Report Card is coming at an inopportune time.
Updated: Sep 19, 8:30 AM
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