Alec Hamilton

Senior Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

A Rapper Drops It Like It's Getting Hotter

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A performer who blends hip-hop and climate science says, "I put myself in the same category as Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, only I rhyme."


She Researches the World Without Leaving the Upper West Side

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Fordham geneticist has found an unlikely time machine in the bones stored in back rooms at the American Museum of Natural History.


Tiny Creatures Breathe New Life Into a Toxic Waterway

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sometimes nature, along with a little engineering, can help heal the worst that humans throw at it.

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How Donald Trump's Big Persona Plays in the Big State of Texas

Friday, February 26, 2016

The national front-runner is trying to make up ground against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who—according to recent polls—has moved passed Trump among Republicans in the Lone Star State.

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How Outsiders Cracked a 50-Year-Old Math Mystery

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A recent breakthrough in mathematics offers a lesson in the importance of generalization.

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City Landmarks Commission Tackles Backlog

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Bergdorf-Goodman Building on Fifth Avenue, the neon Pepsi sign in Long Island City, and Snug Harbor on Staten Island are among the properties nominated as landmarks.


City Defends Efforts to Curb Violence in NYC Shelters

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Steven Banks, the city official who oversees homelessness, says a feud between the Cuomo and de Blasio administrations over shelter security is only hurting the city’s homeless.


Touching That Subway Pole in Winter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.

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Horse Carriage Deal Collapses After Union Pulls Out

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Negotiations broke down one day before a scheduled vote in the City Council. 

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Rep. Peter King on Donald Trump and the GOP

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Republican Congressman from Long Island says Donald Trump's decision to sit out Thursday's presidential debate will only help his ratings.


The Chemistry Beneath Your Boots

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Imagine building a brick wall with bagels or baseball bats. Now you know how rock salt melts ice in winter.

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New York Advocates Say Ban on Solitary for Juveniles is a Good Start

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An advocate who spent years in solitary in New York says President Obama's reforms should extend to adults.

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A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Again

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the first time in a century, an American Chestnut tree has reproduced in Brooklyn. It could be the beginning of a comeback. 

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What City Life Does to the Country Mouse

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yes, Charles Darwin, species can evolve significantly over just a few years — especially in cities. 


Bright White Streetlights Giving Bugs the Blues

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New York City is replacing its yellow lamps with LED lights. That's good for carbon emissions, but it could also disrupt the ecological balance in and around cities.

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A Big Effort To Save Tiny Snails

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Scientists in upstate New York are working to ensure that a single event doesn't wipe out an entire species.


Construction Deaths Up Amid Building Boom

Friday, November 27, 2015

A New York Times investigation found the increase in rates of deaths and injuries exceeds the increase in construction.

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Untruths and Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is frequently called out on the accuracy of his claims. But his untruths aren't hurting his standing among supporters.


How They Voted: Local Lawmakers Weigh in on Syrian Refugee Debate

Friday, November 20, 2015

A look at how the Congressional delegations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted on the American SAFE Act of 2015.

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Moldy Bananas May Hold the Secret to Saving Bats' Lives

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How a 25-year-old graduate student in a messy lab came up with a promising solution to a deadly disease.

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