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Water on Mars?


There was a blockbuster announcement from NASA scientists today — that mars has flowing water on it. scientists once thought the red planet was dry, but they now say "under certain circumstances" liquid water has been found on mars. the source of salty water is a mystery. experts say it could be melting ice, or water vapor. geology professor – timothy glotch of suny stony Brook says this is exciting news

Grand Cayman’s coral reefs must not be destroyed


Dr. Carl Safina holds the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where he runs the Safina Center. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

Caring for Aging Parents

Long Island Pulse

"If the parents are aging and they’re in good health, it’s important to support that," said Geoffrey O’Connell, LCSW, a Geriatric Care Planner for Stony Brook Medicine. "In cases where mom and dad begin to slow down or they become diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they begin to have heart disease or other medical problems, those are the challenges where children need to step up the plate and the challenge becomes, ‘How do we do that?’"

New Devices Take the Pain Out of Hospital Visits

Wall Street Journal

"If we are the ones inflicting pain, we need to do something proactively to minimize it," says Sergey Kunkov, director of the pediatric emergency department at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, part of Stony Brook Medicine in New York.

New Tech Tries to Take Sting Out of Health Care

Wall Street Journal-Video

New approaches are making it easier to avoid pain, including needle-less blood draws and inhaled pain medications. WSJ’s Laura Landro joins Tanya Rivero and includes Stony Brook Medicine as a location where eliminating pain for childhood patients is a priority.

Why are we the only human species still alive


Several million years ago, when a great many hominin species lived side-by-side, they mainly ate plants. "There is no evidence they were systematically preying on large animals," says John Shea of Stony Brook University in New York, US.

Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water


"The evidence is certainly provocative, but there is still need for further study," said Deanne Rogers, an assistant professor of geosciences at Stony Brook University.

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids’ Sports Injuries

Health Cast

"The biggest problem right now is that many children and teens are not taking time off from their sports activities," said Dr. James Penna, an orthopedic surgeon at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Stony Brook University opening observatory to public Sunday night for viewing of supermoon, total lunar eclipse


With a rare celestial event on tap for Sunday night, Stony Brook University is hosting a moon viewing, opening up its rooftop telescope observatory to the public, a university spokeswoman said.

Extend Georgica Crab Ban

East Hampton Star

Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who has led a monitoring program of waterways under trustee jurisdiction for the past three years, had detected patches of rust tide in Three Mile Harbor, Ms. McNally said, and has increased his sampling to occur weekly. He will deliver an update when he has more information, she said.

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