Thursday, May 16, 2013
A group of scientists have successfully created embryonic stem cells from skin cells. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan of NYU explains the development and the questions it raises about human cloning. Plus, The Guardian’s Heidi Moore sorts through two “snooping” stories: Bloomberg’s and the AP’s; our May series on marijuana legalization continues with the science behind the drug and what it means for public policy; the details on the new tribute to FDR on Roosevelt Island; and one person’s life featured on the obit page in the Times today.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
This decision follows an incident in January in which a 20-year-old man was allegedly beaten by the officers, and years of what residents say is excessive use of force by their public safety department. They are employees of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, a state agency, and not a part of the New York Police Department.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the Cornell computing and information science department, talks about Cornell University and Israel's Technicon winning a competition to open a science and engineering school on NYC's Roosevelt Island.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that Cornell University, with its partner the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, has been chosen to build a new applied sciences and engineering school on Roosevelt Island. It is another sign of his administration’s push to promote and expand the city’s growing technology sector.