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The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The physical symptoms of not having your phone within reach — higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, worsened anxiety and poor cognitive performance, — suggest that the smartphone has become a part of human anatomy.

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Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot

Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot

Claire Scimeca, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Todd Disotell has traveled all around North America in search of Bigfoot, but yesterday he came to NYU to discuss his research on conservation genetics for primates. The anthropology professor emphasized the power of modern DNA technology in conservation efforts and explained how sequencing DNA o...

Digital advances outpace cultural evolution

Digital advances outpace cultural evolution

November 5, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

There is a theoretical concept in computer science called technological singularity. It refers to the hypothetical point in time when artificial intelligence passes the cognitive capabilities of the human brain, implying radical changes in human nature and society as a whole. Astrophysicist Neil deGrass...

Scientific world waits for next great discovery

Scientific world waits for next great discovery

March 11, 2013
Filed under OPINION

There should be a rule against clichés in photography. I say this because the standard picture of a scientist with a pretentious attitude writing equations on a glass surface in front of a camera is far too common. That was exactly how Dr. Peter Ware Higgs appeared in a recent New York Times article...

Upcoming film perpetuates misconceptions about evolution

Upcoming film perpetuates misconceptions about evolution

March 6, 2013
Filed under OPINION

It is hard to imagine that as recently as 30,000 years ago, the Earth was shared by at least two distinct human species — our very own Homo sapiens and the Neanderthals, or Homo neanderthalensis. Growing fossil evidence supported by the multidisciplinary work of researchers has created an astonishing...

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