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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

Wired

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.

Unusual Warming Kills Gulf of Maine Cod

Discovery News

Unusual warming in the waters off the northeastern United States has killed off vast numbers of Atlantic cod, further endangering a valuable and iconic fishery despite years of fishing restrictions, researchers said Thursday.

SUNY aims to boost skill sets of students

Albany Times Union

Financial Analysis. Teaching Students with Special Needs. The Power of Social Media & the Flipped Classroom: these are micro credentials you can earn at Stony Brook University — short and sweet college-backed credentials that say you’re now qualified with a specific set of skills in a specific area of study.

Climate change is doing some very strange things to the waters off New England

Washington Post

A new scientific study says that rapidly warming waters off the New England coast have had a severe consequence — the collapse of a cod fishery that saw too many catches even as overall cod numbers declined due to warmer seas.

Prepared for the Next Sandy? Some Experts Call for Bolder Action

WNBC-New York

Three years after Sandy caused $50 billion in damage as the powerful storm ripped up beaches along the New York and New Jersey coasts, flooded shops and homes and left lower Manhattan dark for days, "resiliency" has become the byword of the region.

Lead Threatens Health of Millions of Americans

CNN

The impending trial of the Baltimore police involved in the death of Freddie Gray extends the saga of one of the city’s "lead kids," who suffered the consequences of growing up in a community polluted by lead paint. (By Christopher Sellers, Ph.D., professor of history at Stony Brook University and Jay Turner, Ph.D. associate professor of environmental studies at Wellesley College).

Cod’s Continuing Decline Linked to Warming Gulf of Maine Waters

New York Times

Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine contributed to the collapse of cod fishing in New England, and might help explain why the cod population has failed to recover, even though fishing has largely ceased, according to a new study

A New Strategy to Stop Cancer: Kill the Invader

Futurity

"Our finding changes how we think about cancer to some level," says study leader David Q. Matus, an assistant professor in biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University. "While it will remain important to target dividing cells–as cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell division–we need to figure out how to target non-dividing cells too since they are the invasive ones."

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