Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S. by JOHN SCHWARTZ


By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Even as politicians at the national level steer clear of the politically charged topic, officials who live where its effects lap at residents’ doorsteps are embracing the issue.

Published: October 24, 2014 at 08:00PM

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Parachutist’s Record-Breaking Fall: 26 Miles, 15 Minutes by JOHN MARKOFF


By JOHN MARKOFF

A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace, a Google executive, to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.

Published: October 24, 2014 at 08:00PM

Competition Drives Quick Evolution of Lizard’s Feet by DOUGLAS QUENQUA


By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

A type of lizard in Florida took just 20 generations to evolve feet better suited to climbing trees, a new study suggests.

Published: October 27, 2014 at 08:00PM

A Partial Solar Eclipse by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable across much of North America on Thursday as the new moon passes in front of the sun.

Published: October 22, 2014 at 08:00PM

New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots by JOHN MARKOFF


By JOHN MARKOFF

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are establishing a center for medical robotics with funding from the National Science Foundation and two private donors.

Published: October 22, 2014 at 08:00PM

At Chernobyl, Hints of Nature’s Adaptation by HENRY FOUNTAIN


By HENRY FOUNTAIN

A study of the Chernobyl fallout area has found that some bird species have adapted to the radioactive environment by producing more protective antioxidants, with correspondingly less genetic damage.

Published: May 5, 2014 at 08:00PM

Can You Spot the Liar? by Unknown Author


By Unknown Author

Subjects in a study on body language and lying were asked several general questions — and then told off camera to lie or tell the truth when answering. Can you tell truth from falsehood?

Published: March 20, 2014 at 08:00PM

Yaser Khalifa is a man with many years of experience as an electrical and computer engineer. After graduating from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, Yaser continued his education by pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cardiff University. Upon graduation he leapt into the working world and has since worked with teams made up of people ranging from engineers working on super conductors to fellow professors at SUNY New Paltz. Yaser also has had over 40 papers published in a variety of educational publications. He has worked with such companies as General Electric as an electrical engineer consultant with their global research division as well as numerous others in different capacities. When not working you can find Yaser engaging in his other passions. He is an avid outdoors man and loves to mountain bike whenever possible. He both leads mountain biking tours as well as engages simply for pleasure. He was introduced to the sport by a friend at SUNY New Paltz and has since then volunteered as a biking guide with Minnewaska State Park, among others.