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Wayne Cabot Tries to Find the Answer to a Simple Yet Complex Question-What Is Sound?

WCBS-AM-New York

Cabot speaks with Alan Alda of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

LI scientists to study why colon, pancreatic cancers strike, kill more African-Americans


Dr. Ellen Li and colleagues at Stony Brook University are investigating gastrointestinal cancer biology in race and ethnicity.

Stony Brook University hires former Cuomo budget director Robert Megna


Former New York State budget director Robert Megna, who oversaw the state budget for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and ex-Gov. David A. Paterson, has been named Stony Brook University’s new senior vice president for finance and administration

Estelle James, former Stony Brook economist, dies at 79


Estelle James, a Stony Brook University economist who also worked with the World Bank, with President George W. Bush in Washington in 2001. James died at 79 of cancer complications on Oct. 13, 2015, in Washington, her son said. The former East Setauket resident served on Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security and was lead author of "Averting the Old Age Crisis," a 1994 World Bank publication

Alan Alda’s Challenge: Can you Explain Sound to an 11-Year-Old?

Live Science

Scientists, it’s time to lend your ears (and your knowledge) to this year’s big science competition: Explaining the science of sound to 11-year-olds.

Researchers at Brookhaven lab, Stony Brook and Rockefeller universities make new discoveries about double helix copying


Depictions of DNA’s intricate replication choreography may soon change because of new insights into how the double helix copies itself and why this understanding provides lessons on mutations and cancer, scientists reported Monday.

Alan Alda issues latest science challenge: What is sound?

Associated Press

Alan Alda says he’s "all ears" for scientists to answer a question for him and 11-year-old children around the world: What is sound?

Social Groups: Baboons Benefit From Living With Fewer Individuals, Researchers Say

Nature World News

"Strikingly, we found evidence that intermediate-sized groups have energetically optimal space-use strategies and both large and small groups experience ranging disadvantages," Dr. Catherine Markham, lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University

What Coloring Books Have in Common with Networks and Nodes


Perfect graphs are, by definition, colorable with the most limited palette possible.

Young Republicans in New York and what they thought of the GOP debate on the economy

CBS News

Jeff Ehrhardt, sophomore and president of Stony Brook College Republicans, defines his interests as "individual responsibility and fiscal responsibility." On Wednesday, gathered in a campus residence hall basement, 14 members of Stony Brook University College Republicans sat in rows of chairs watching the 10 candidates outline their visions for America on a large projection screen.

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