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Qatar revamps investment strategy after Kushner building bailout

LONDON/NEW YORK/DUBAI (Reuters) - When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha. Kushner, a senior White House adviser, was a close ally of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - a key architect of a regional boycott against Qatar, which Riyadh accuses of sponsoring terrorism. Brookfield, a global property investor in which the Qatari government has placed i...
Tags: New York, Science, London, White House, Qatar, Manhattan, Brookfield, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Kushner, Jared Kushner Donald Trump, NEW YORK DUBAI Reuters, Doha Kushner, Kushner Companies 666 Fifth Avenue


Manhattan-sized hole opens up under Antarctic glacier

A massive cavity so large you could fit New York City inside of it has opened up under Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. Scientists say if it collapses, as it's likely to do within the next 50 to 100 years, it could cause a catastrophic rise in sea levels capable of flood coastal cities around the world. The researchers behind the discovery describe what it means in a paper published Jan. 30 in the journal Science Advances. They expected to find that much ice had been lost, but were shocked by ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Climate Change, New York City, Nbc News, Climate, Global Warming, Nasa, Antarctica, Manhattan, Miami, NASA JPL Caltech, West Antarctica, Picks, Dave Gershgorn


Serendipity: 7 inventions made by mistake

Some of these things have been around for nearly 200 years.All were "discovered" by accident.The term "Eureka!" actually became the state motto of California during the gold rush.There are times when a researcher, scientist, or just a common, everyday tinkerer accidentally makes something that wasn't quite what he or she had in mind — the mistake leads to a useful invention, one of which becomes ubiquitous across the world. Here are seven "fortunate accidents" in science and the iconic items tha...
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, Navy, California, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Invention, DuPont, John, Eureka, Spencer, George, Saratoga Springs, Medtronic


Amtrak’s New York-to-D.C. Fixes Leave Biggest Worries Unresolved

In all, Amtrak needs at least $37 billion for improvements from New York to Washington, D.C., with the bulk of it -- $30 billion -- for Gateway, which would replace a rickety bridge, build a second tunnel linking New Jersey to Manhattan and overhaul an existing one whose days are numbered. “People say it’s a New York-New Jersey problem,” U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill, a first-term Democrat from Montclair, New Jersey, said in a telephone interview.
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, New Jersey, Manhattan, Amtrak, New York New Jersey, Montclair New Jersey, Mikie Sherrill


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica -- home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth -- isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis, Antartica, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica — home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth — isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting, are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, South Pole, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis


10 science photos that made history and changed minds

Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world. Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history: 1. Hubble's "eXtreme Deep Field" This photo, released on September 25th, 2012, c...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Tesla, History, Nasa, Earth, Chemistry, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Nuclear Weapons, Manhattan, Albert Einstein, Planets, Trinity


New York City's L Train Won't Shut Down for Work, Cuomo Says

New technologies and materials will allow the line to keep running while workers fix damage from Hurricane Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday at a Manhattan news conference. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had planned to close the tunnel for 15 months starting in April to avoid spending years on piecemeal repairs that have been routine as the agency contends with chronic operating deficits. “There will be no shutdown,” Cuomo said.
Tags: Science, New York City, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discharged from hospital, 'recuperating at home' after cancer surgery

Less than a week after having a pair of cancerous nodules removed from her lung, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the Manhattan hospital where she was treated and is “recuperating at home,” according to a court spokeswoman. Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy on Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she spent the long weekend before her discharge on Christmas day, the court said.
Tags: New York, Science, Supreme Court, Manhattan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous tumors removed in lung surgery but 'is resting comfortably'

The 85-year-old justice underwent a pulmonary lobectomy on Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, the Supreme Court reported. "Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease.
Tags: Post, Science, Supreme Court, Manhattan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


AIDSfree: Rapper Vic Mensa compares HIV rates for gay black men to 'epidemic' of gun violence: 'This wouldn't fly in Manhattan'

In his home city of Chicago, rapper Vic Mensa has launched projects to train medics responding to gun violence in some the nation’s deadliest neighbourhoods, and a summer education camp to help indigenous and black youth. When the 25-year-old came to Atlanta in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s campaign to confront HIV, he immediately saw a parallel between the epidemics facing poor black communities in the two cities. “When they spoke to me on the way here about the problems in Atla...
Tags: Science, Atlanta, Chicago, Manhattan, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Vic Mensa


NYC Lawmakers Vent Rage at Amazon Over Secret Negotiations

“We have a crumbling subway system, record homelessness, public housing that is a national embarrassment, overcrowded schools, sick people without health insurance and an escalating affordable housing crisis,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a Manhattan Democrat. The council has few, if any, tools to block the deal, although lawyers for the legislative body may file a lawsuit to challenge the authority of the mayor and governor and slow the project’s process, according to Johnson and J...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Manhattan, City Council, Johnson, Corey Johnson, Jimmy Van Bramer


All goals are self-defeating except one

The late physicist Richard Feynman famously won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. But here’s something most people don’t know about him: He was also a world-class safecracker. In the 1940s, in the New Mexico Desert, Feynman was bored while working on the Manhattan project that would birth the atomic bomb. Naturally,…
Tags: Science, Manhattan, Richard Feynman, New Mexico Desert Feynman


Neil deGrasse Tyson answers Elon Musk's brainteaser interview question

You might think you're clever but could you answer the brainteaser interview question that Elon Musk has used to screen potential employees? To gauge responses to Musk's riddle, CNBC Make It recently took the question to the streets of Manhattan , stumping nearly everyone we asked. The astrophysicist, of course, gave us the correct answer: The North Pole.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Manhattan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Cnbc, Musk


Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to Elon Musk's brainteaser interview question

You might think you're clever but could you answer the brainteaser interview question that Elon Musk has used to screen potential employees? To gauge responses to Musk's riddle, CNBC Make It recently took the question to the streets of Manhattan , stumping nearly everyone we asked. The astrophysicist, of course, gave us the correct answer: The North Pole.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Manhattan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Cnbc, Musk


What Now Glows, He Soon Will Own

Look outside, New Yorkers. Squint hard enough to see the Manhattan skyline from your barely affordable studio apartment an hour into the outer boroughs, and you can just make out one last act of shameless groveling on the horizon:Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Manhattan, HQ2, Jeffs Town


This Fan Trailer Turns DC's Silly Crossover Into a Delightful Movie

Doctor Manhattan vs. Superman. Why? I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t care. There’s some knowledge I just don’t need in my life. But I do know that this fan adaptation of Doomsday Clock is great. Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Manhattan, Dc, Warner Bros, Doomsday Clock, Watchmen


How a Tiny Flightless Bird Ended Up on an Island in the Middle of the Ocean

An island half the size of Manhattan in the south Atlantic Ocean is so isolated, it’s called Inaccessible Island. On that island, and only on that island, live nearly 6,000 puny featherballs called Inaccessible Island rails. But they can’t fly, and the island is only a few million years old. How did the birds get…Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Manhattan, Atlantic Ocean, Birdmodo, Inaccessible Island, Inaccessible Island Rail, Flightless Birds, Goofballs, Doofuses, Middle of the Ocean


An Iceberg Five Times the Size of Manhattan Just Popped off West Antarctica

While the internet was obsessing over that rectangular iceberg, some more disconcerting icy behavior went down on the other side of the Antarctic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Manhattan, Icebergs, West Antarctica, Pine Island Glacier, Ice On Thin Ice, Iceberg Five Times


Giant Antarctic iceberg snaps into the ocean after forming ominous crack

Crack. After a nearly 20-mile rift formed across Antarctica's retreating Pine Island glacier in early September, about 115 square miles of ice — an area more than five times the size of Manhattan — has now broken off into the sea. The single largest chunk of ice is four times the size of Manhattan. This iceberg calving event reinforces a continuing story of the melting and retreat of Antarctic glaciers, particularly due to relatively warm oceans eating away at the ice from below. #sentinel...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Netherlands, Antarctica, Manhattan, Antarctic, Delft University of Technology, Pine Island, Josh Willis, Lhermitte, Stef Lhermitte, Pine Island Glacier


A 19-mile-long crack has opened up on the vulnerable Antarctic coast. What's next?

Over a matter of days in late September, Stef Lhermitte watched via satellite as a new, massive crack formed along the edge of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier.  Just last year that glacier shed a Manhattan-sized slab of ice. But that particular iceberg was relatively small. Lhermitte, a geoscientist specializing in remote sensing at the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology, expects this latest rift, when it eventually breaks, to produce an iceberg roughly 30 kilometers wide by ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Netherlands, Arctic, Antarctica, Manhattan, Antarctic, Willis, West Antarctic, Larson, Delft University of Technology, Pine Island, West Antarctica, Josh Willis, Lhermitte, Stef Lhermitte


Significant Digits For Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 5.3 million square feet in Manhattan WeWork, the ubiquitous co-working outfit, now occupies more office space in Manhattan than any other company — 5.3 million square feet, or about 0.2 square miles. (Manhattan is about 23 square miles.) A recent lease […]
Tags: Science, Manhattan


State Department Spent $52,000 on Motorized Curtains for Nikki Haley's Apartment

The U.S. State Department’s budget has been slashed drastically under President Trump. But that hasn’t stopped some high-level people in government from living the high life. According to a new report, the State Department spent a whopping $52,701 on curtains for Nikki Haley’s Manhattan apartment last year.Read more...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Manhattan, State Department, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Nikki Haley, U S State Department, Curtains, President Trump, State Department Spent


For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

The official death toll in the attacks on lower Manhattan's World Trade Center is 2,753, including the missing and presumed dead. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office has worked for 17 years to identify the remaining 1,100 victims. Using advances in DNA extraction techniques over the past five years, it has made five more identifications.
Tags: Science, Manhattan, New York City Medical Examiner s Office


Rolex Wants You to Put Its Watches In Harm’s Way

If you ever get the chance to visit the headquarters of The Explorers Club on Manhattan’s Upper East side, and can get past the giant stuffed polar bear and a sled from a 1909 North Pole expedition, be sure to look at the flags. The Explorers Club counts as members such luminaries as Dr. Sylvia Earle, Captain James Lovell, James Cameron, and many, many more names you’d likely recognize.
Tags: Science, Manhattan, Sylvia Earle, Upper East, The Explorers Club, James Lovell James Cameron


A Game of Thrones Script Has Seemingly Settled That Big Ice Dragon Debate

It’s been over a year since Game of Thrones last aired, but the mystery of Viserion still lingers like a chilly breeze on a gross muggy day in midtown Manhattan. Now, thanks to a look at the script, we know the answers behind a couple of those key questions: Is he an ice dragon or a wight? Does he breathe fire or ice?…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Manhattan, Game Of Thrones, Emmys, George Rr Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire, Dragons, Viserion, Fan Theory, Golden Age Of Heroes


GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company's drugs failed in a medical trial. Collins, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the first sitting members of Congress to endorse his candidacy for the White House, pleaded not guilty...
Tags: New York, Science, Congress, White House, Gop, Manhattan, Buffalo, Donald Trump, Collins, Christopher Collins


Huge Pipe Explosion Just Left a Crater in New York City Street (Updated)

A steam pipe exploded in the Flatiron District of New York City this morning, leaving a crater in the street and steam billowing over the buildings. Five people suffered from minor injuries. Locals have been told to “assume disruption of normal traffic” by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as the roads will be…Read more...
Tags: Science, NYC, New York City, Infrastructure, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Flatiron District of New York City, New York City Street Updated


Huge Pipe Explosion Just Left a Crater in New York City Street (Updating)

A steam pipe exploded in the Flatiron District of New York City this morning, leaving a crater in the street and steam billowing over the streets. Update: five people reportedly suffered from minor injuries.Read more...
Tags: Science, NYC, Infrastructure, Manhattan, New York City Street Updating, Flatiron District of New York City


Dry, mostly cloudless conditions expected for 2018's final Manhattanhenge

New Yorkers and tourists may be in for a treat as Manhattan’s famed sunset prepares to bathe the borough in a dazzling glow for the final time in 2018.
Tags: Science, Manhattan



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