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Scientist invents math trick to slice bagel into two entangled halves


Bagels are delicious literally no matter which way you slice them–but are they more delicious when cut into a "mathematically perfect" shape? Stony Brook University’s engineering professor George W. Hart thinks he has found the magic formula.

Pluto planet controversy rages on among scientists


"Clearly, Pluto is a touchy subject," said Fred Walter, a professor of astronomy at Stony Brook University. As Walter sees it, powerful scientific evidence undergirded Pluto’s downgrade from planet to dwarf.

"It has the most extreme orbit of any of the planets, at least when it was a planet," Walter said, noting Pluto, about the size of Earth’s moon, is highly dependent on a larger, full-fledged celestial body, a guardian planet in the cosmos.

University gets funds for kidney research


Stony Brook University has received a donation of $750,000 from Dialysis Clinic Inc. to establish a permanent endowed professorship in nephrology research.

Year of Awareness: UV safety


The season of deep tans, warm weather and hot sun lends itself to more outdoor activities, and inevitably, more skin bared.
And while bottles of sunscreen are a staple in most beach bags, how well are we really protecting ourselves against the sun’s harmful UV rays?

Dr. Haughton talks about UV safety

Newsday Video

Dermatologist Dr. Adrienne Haughton of Stony Brook Medicine talks about UV exposure safety on July 8, 2014, for UV exposure awareness month.

Student-run camp allows children of cancer patients to just be kids

Fox News

Children of cancer patients are often an overlooked population because they do not suffer from the disease themselves. However, the emotional stress of growing up with a parent battling cancer often robs children of their carefree childhood. Many times, they suffer quietly, leading to academic, social, emotional and developmental problems, according to a study from the Groningen University Medical Center.

Earthstock at Stony Brook University

FiOS 1 "Push Pause"

FiOS 1’s "Push Pause" program came to SBU to cover Earthstock in 2014

Stony Brook Film Fest Awards Headlined by ‘My Sweet Pepper Land,’ ‘Paper Souls’


Wrapping up their ten-day festival of world cinema, the 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival has announced its award winners. Presented by master of ceremonies John Anderson of The New York Times and Newsday, the awards were presented on Saturday night after the conclusion of the festival’s closing night screening, "1,000 Times a Good Night" starring Juliette Binoche.

Dangerous algae bloom again found in Georgica Pond in East Hampton


Elevated levels of a blue-green algae that produces toxins harmful to people and animals have been found in an East Hampton pond, nearly two years after a dog died from drinking the water there during an algal outbreak.

NHTSA launches ‘Where’s Baby? Look before you lock’ campaign to prevent hot car deaths

News 12 LI

A nationwide ad campaign launched today to raise awareness to the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot vehicles.