Science

Flower Power

July 11, 2011

Orchids, among the world’s most exotic blooms, are mostly tropical, but some hardy species grow wild in New Jersey—including the object of the author’s obsession, the bizarre pink lady’s slipper. ...
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A Q&A with Charles Liu, a professor of astrophysics whose The Handy Astronomy Answer Book is very popular among children. ...
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Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed and built a system that tracks underwater threats to public safety. ...
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Psst! Wanna buy some raw milk? Many Jersey families do—but they get the unpasteurized stuff out of state, where its sale is legal. Is it healthful or dangerous? Even Trenton has joined the debate....
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Don’t Bug Me!

May 9, 2011

As the summer travel season heats up, here are some tips to avoid the nagging bedbugs problem infesting nearby metropolitan areas. ...
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A Bay Head-based marine biologist and artist creates a 40-foot-long concrete and steel horseshoe crab for the state Department of Environmental Protection's artificial reef program. ...
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Lyme Time

April 11, 2011

As the weather heats up, so does the risk of Lyme disease—and the controversy surrounding diagnosis and treatment. ...
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The Tastemakers

January 17, 2011

In their top-secret New Jersey labs, flavorists concoct the taste sensations (natural and otherwise) for which the world clamors. ...
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Brownouts could loom for New Jersey as our growing demand outpaces the existing supply....
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A new, environmentally sensitive pattern of land use would replace sprawl with rejuvenation of our cities and towns. ...
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Motherlode of Invention

November 15, 2010

Leave it to the Garden State to make everyone’s life better....
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Medicine’s Master Sleuths

October 11, 2010

Infectious-disease specialists solve the tough cases that leave others baffled....
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Living on the Fault Line

June 15, 2010

A major earthquake isn’t likely here, but if it comes, watch out....
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Back To Nature

May 7, 2010

Piping plovers, horseshoe crabs, least terns, and red knots are among the rarities awaiting New Jersey ecotourists....
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An early trove for paleontologists, the Garden State remains rife with opportunities for fossil hunters....
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WNBC News meteorologist Janice Huff sits down for a Q&A about all things weather, and life in New Jersey....
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Rutgers Ankle Robot

October 15, 2009

The Rutgers Ankle Robotic Interface tackles the formidable task of rehabilitating a notoriously delicate anatomical extremity....
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On The Cutting Edge

October 13, 2009

Patients in clinical trials of new drugs must weigh risk vs. reward....
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Flu season is upon us. Here’s what Jerseyans need to know about H1N1....
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Where The Wizard Worked

September 14, 2009

Edison’s West Orange lab re-opens its doors after a five-year renovation. ...
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