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Skyglow project showcases New York City Night Sky without Light Pollution

Skyglow project showcases New York City Night Sky without Light Pollution

Light pollution is becoming a big issue in major cities across the world and Skyglow project team aims to bring focus on light pollution. Skyglow project shared an image of New York City night sky without light pollution. Too much light from artificial sources in majority of big cities blocks out the visibility of many stars. Skyglow project shared a video to promote upcoming awareness event, Dark Sky Week.

Two-Layer Graphene Turns into Strong Material on Impact

Two-Layer Graphene Turns into Strong Material on Impact

Researchers at City University of New York (CUNY) have created diamene, a flexible material using two layers of Graphene. Diamene can become harder than diamond during impact and offers protection even against a bullet, the research team claims. Graphene is lightweight and showcases strength due to its hexagonal lattice structure. The study team added that the thin film of diamene showcases better strength compared to a diamond during an impact. The sheets could be used to protect fragile objects or as a bulletproof vest.

Medical Marijuana Companies Sue New York Regarding Issuing of New Licenses

Medical Marijuana Companies Sue New York Regarding Issuing of New Licenses

Four medical marijuana companies have sued New York regarding the issue of new licenses. As the state wanted to grant licenses to five more companies for selling marijuana products in New York, four already licensed companies have joined hands to protest against the decision. The collective lawsuit has been filed by Vireo Health of New York, PharmaCannis, Etain and Bloomfield Industries and Columbia Care. As per initial media reports, the lawsuit has been filed by the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association in state Supreme Court in Albany.

NYC subway riders come together to turn hatred into love

NYC subway riders come together to turn hatred into love

New Yorkers are showing their unity after a subway rider took to social-networking platform Facebook to describe Nazi symbolism scrawled on every subway advertisement and window on Saturday night.

Gregory Locke described seeing swastikas on every advertisement and every window while he and other passengers were riding on a train heading toward 72nd Street.

Locke explained that everyone in the train was silent as they stared at each other in uncomfortable situation, unsure what to do.

FCC Approves $170 Million for New York Broadband Expansion

FCC Approves $170 Million for New York Broadband Expansion

The FCC has approved $170 million grant for broadband rollout in New York State. As digital economy is important in the current times, high speed broadband has become a necessity and Federal funding for broadband has been appreciated by local leaders from New York. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai approved $170 million in Federal funding for New York state broadband under Connect America program. The funds will be spent on improving access for underserved and rural areas in New York state.

Cardinal Health settles suspicious painkiller shipments case

Cardinal Health settles suspicious painkiller shipments case

Cardinal Health Incorporated has agreed to resolve the issue regarding suspicious painkiller shipments case by paying $44 million. The company failed to alert the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regarding the large orders of addictive painkillers.

The company reached a deal with the DEA in 2012. The current settlement with the U.S. Justice Department will resolve the long pending issue for Cardinal Health. The deal covers the claims by authorities in Washington state, Florida, Maryland and New York.

New York City ATMs doling out bacteria as well: study

New York City ATMs doling out bacteria as well: study

Automated teller machines (ATMs) in New York City are not only dispensing money as a team of researchers have discovered that these machines are also doling out bacteria.

According to the 2015 survey by the United States Federal Reserve, about seventy-five percent of consumers still use automated teller machines as use of internet and mobile banking surge to all time high.

Thousands of dead bunker fish piled in Shinnecock Canal

Thousands of dead bunker fish piled in Shinnecock Canal

Residents in Hampton Bays who flocked to the Shinnecock Canal to see a massive fish kill on Monday were shocked at the sight of hundreds of thousands of dead bunker fish -- a two-foot deep wall of dead fish on the bay bottom.

The massive bunker kill, which may worsen today, occurred in the Shinnecock Canal and in Shinnecock Bay, because the fish ran out of oxygen.

Bob Walsh, one of the stunned spectators who lined the bridge to see the piles of dead fish, said sight saddened everyone.

Humans will never get older than 115: study

Humans will never get older than 115: study

Humans have been living to surprisingly great ages over the past many decades but a new study has suggested that we have reached the upper limit of human longevity.

On August 4, 1997, Jeanne Calment died in a nursing home in France at age of 122 years, setting a world record for human longevity. Researchers believe that humans will likely not see the likes of her again.

A team of researchers at the Einstein College of Medicine in New York has concluded that the maximum lifespan for humans is probably 115 years.

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Urgent meeting at United Nations to tackle antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Urgent meeting at United Nations to tackle antimicrobial resistance worldwide

An urgent meeting was carried out at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday after concerns were raised about increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance across the globe. The high-level meeting was attended by heads of state, leaders of private and public sector, NGOs and the pharmaceutical industry.

In the meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that antimicrobial resistance poses a long-term threat to human health. Mr. Ban added that antimicrobial resistance is not something that will happen in distant future, but taking place currently all across the globe.

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