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Science

  • A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

    By jwadmin on October 23, 2017
    By JOSEPH BERGER The New York Times In one of their odder and more chilling moves, the Nazis occupying Lithuania once collected Yiddish and Hebrew books and documents, hoping to create a reference collection about a people they intended to annihilate. Even stranger, they appointed Jewish intellectuals and poets to select the choicest pearls for study. These workers, assigned to sift […]
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  • Brandeis neuroscientist, the son of a cantor, wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University, whose parents fled Nazi Germany and the son of a cantor, was one of three American scientists to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine. The prize awarded to Rosbash, 74, and the others announced Monday, Oct. 1, was for their discoveries about molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s daily rhythm. […]
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  • The eclipse was exhilarating. Life-changing? Not so much.

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    By BEN HARRIS WHITE PINE, Tenn. (JTA) – The thing that truly pushed us over the top, that led us to undertake an epic 48-hour, 1,500-mile road trip at the height of the farming season, was The New York Times. The paper’s special section on the 2017 solar eclipse landed on our doorstep a week ago Saturday, and after reading the lead […]
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  • Excessive PCBs in the Hudson River: Attributable to Incompleteness of Dredging, or to Seven Years of Dredging?

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By Robert A. Michaels and Uriel M. Oko Introduction GE (the General Electric Company) recently completed a seven-year US EPA mandated clamshell dredging project to remediate PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) contamination of the Hudson River. Post-project PCB levels in water and fish, however, are higher than anticipated, for example in 2016 requiring the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH 2016) to […]
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  • Nano lab’s trap catches cancer cells before they can get you

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2017
    By Ruth Fein Revell It’s a bit like building a better ant trap, only this one attracts wayward cancer cells. It isn’t typically a primary tumor that kills us. It’s the spread of the cancer inside it. So if malignant cells inclined to travel could be baited, collected, studied and better understood, it’s possible that these wanderers might be enticed […]
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