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Spotlight on LI’s Film Festivals


Like other colleges, Stony Brook University is settling into its summer lull – but not the school’s Staller Center for the Arts, which is entering its busy season. Now in its 19th year, the center’s Stony Brook Film Festival, slated to run July 17-26, has become a major part of Long Island’s motion picture boom. Like the rest of the country, the Island loves its summer blockbusters – but in Nassau and Suffolk, where making movies is increasingly common, the summer also brings several popular festivals celebrating the art of cinema.

Lou Gehrig an inspiration for those diagnosed with ALS


Long Islanders Andre Williams and Chris Pendergast consider themselves lucky. That word is the mantra handed down — nearly three-quarters of a century after his death — by Yankees great Lou Gehrig, whose battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has inspired a legion of those afflicted with the disease.

Precautions help keep kids safe in water


Close supervision is crucial to keep children safe when they’re swimming or playing in the water, an expert says.

‘Nightmare bacteria’ foiled by Nova Scotia fungus


A graduate student out for a hike in Nova Scotia 10 years ago picked up some dirt for her professor’s side project.
Today, a fungus in that dirt may provide a treatment for a nearly untreatable hospital infection that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "the nightmare bacteria."

Do sad movies make you cry? Blame your brain

NY Daily News

Researchers said ‘highly sensitive’ people show increased blood flow to relevant parts of their brain when they look at emotional images, suggesting that biological differences in the nervous system cause them to process information more deeply.

Why Some People Are Genetically More Sensitive or Empathetic than Others


A group of psychologists and researchers from Stony Brook University, University of California, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Monmouth University have found that brain scans show physical evidence that "highly sensitive" brains respond powerfully to emotional images.

What you should know about stomachaches


Stomachaches aren’t just an issue for kids. Adults get them, too. But it’s not always clear what to do about an adult-size stomachache. Sit tight? Take a pill? See a doctor?

The New American Man Doesn’t Look Like His Father

NPR's "All Things Considered"

This summer, "All Things Considered" is exploring what it means to be a man in America today…Sociologist Michael Kimmel, a professor at Stony Brook University and director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, says the changing landscape hasn’t come with changed attitudes about masculinity.

Brookhaven Lab, Stony Brook University Receive $24M in Federal Research Grants


Two of Long Island’s premier scientific research facilities, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, have received a total of $24 million in federal grants to continue work on superconductors and to develop advanced storage batteries.

Multi-million Dollar Minds of Mathematical Masters

New York Times

The other winners of the math prize are Simon Donaldson, 56, of Stony Brook University on Long Island and Imperial College London; Jacob Lurie, 36, of Harvard; Terence Tao, 38, of the University of California, Los Angeles; and Richard Taylor, 52, of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.