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West Orange Renames School After Twin Astronauts

West Orange renamed Pleasantdale Elementary Kelly Elementary School in honor of Mark and Scott Kelly, twins who served as NASA astronauts and grew up in the municipality.

Does a Decline in Landline Use Affect Striking Verizon Workers?

The percentage of households with landlines and no cellphones is shrinking while wireless only households are on the rise.

Network Center Prepares for Spike During Political Conventions

The Global Network Operations Center, or GNOC, is outfitting Cleveland and Philadelphia for a spike in internet usage during political conventions by deploying antenna systems across the city.

WPU Professor Discusses Gender Stereotypes

William Paterson University Professor Elizabeth Haines says gender stereotypes haven't changed much in recent decades.
Men are more likely to choose male doctors, but they are more likely to be honest with a woman doctor.

The Tougher Men Think They Are, the Less Likely They Are to Be Honest with Doctors

Men, who die on average five years earlier than women, prefer male doctors, but are more honest with female doctors.
This image shows that reprogrammed human neurons grown on 3-D scaffolds (within the white dash line) and then transplanted onto brain tissue (red), extended out (yellow lines) and integrated. Image: Neal K. Bennett, Moghe Laboratory, Rutgers Biomedical Engineering.

Future Brain Therapies for Parkinson’s Possible with Stem Cell Bioengineering Innovation

Rutgers and Stanford scientists have developed a novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain.

Liberty Science Center to Convert IMAX Theater into Nation’s Largest Planetarium

Liberty Science Center is using a $5 million donation to convert its IMAX theater into the largest planetarium in the western hemisphere.

Researchers Find Why Summer Hurricanes Hit at Levels Less Intense Than Forecast

Researchers at Rutgers studied why summer hurricanes, like Irene, strike the coast at levels that are less intense than originally forecast.
Powerful Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011, two hours after making landfall in Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Photo: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Why Do So Many Summer Hurricanes Fizzle Near Coastlines?

Rutgers-led study finds answers that could improve forecasts of hurricane intensity and reduce losses linked to inaccuracies.

College Students Present Research Projects at Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center hosted an undergraduate research symposium where college students present for the chance to continue their research.