8/27/2014 (Times Beacon Record) The Backyard Beekeeper
It's unclear whether Long Island vegetation needs the beekeepers to thrive or whether native pollination would suffice. But for the crops and farmers, it's a different story.
8/28/2014 (New York Times) Two Senators Willing to Defy the Party Line
Who are the two most disagreeable United States senators? Not disagreeable in personality, but willing to buck their own party. That would be Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, both Republicans.
8/27/2014 (Times Beacon Record) SBU's Kleinberg gives kids something to chew on
Israel Kleinberg believes he's found a weapon that will help the teeth of a child for whom sweets are both a reward and an evening entitlement. The distinguished professor and director of the Division of Translational Oral Biology at Stony Brook has developed a way to tip the scales in favor of the healthy bacteria in the mouth, while making life harder for the bacteria that eats sugars and produces acids that wear away minerals on teeth.
8/29/2014 (Bioscience Technology) This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs
A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering, and lead to better treatment options for recovering drug addicts.
8/28/2014 (Salt Lake City Tribune: Op-ed) Economics food fight joins sciences and Shakespeare
In 1959, British physicist C.P. Snow gave a lecture called "The Two Cultures," in which he lamented the cultural divide between literary intellectuals and scientists. Having been a research assistant in a physics lab and a published novelist, he knew a thing or two about both. The upshot of his argument was that literary types tend not to know anything about science or technology, while science types tend not to know anything about high culture, to the detriment of the nation as a whole.