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When I took a physiology class in college, we performed various experiments. Among them was a demonstration of firefly lightning in which we mixed luciferin with luciferase and produced the yellow glow of bioluminescence. more
Michelle Frick was the only one in the hospital who could see the bird. It was just a decade ago Frick was on one of her regular trips to the hospital for various surgeries needed by both her son and husband. more
June 21 is astronomically the official beginning of summer. For many people, however, it begins simply with longer daylight hours. more
It only took one moment of frustration to give André Trenier a moment of clarity. Three years ago, the Bronx artist — known for his mural creations in front of places like Yankee Stadium — was working on a portrait of his friend and his friend’s son. more
It doesn’t matter if Rebecca Allan is painting or gardening — she’s always getting her hands dirty. A Spuyten Duyvil resident, Allan has spent the last 30 years creating as a professional artist, but just five years exploring the world of horticulture thanks to a project she led when she joined the cooperative board of her 2500 Johnson Ave., building. more
Science-fiction has, once again, provoked the fertile spark for this story. Harry Harrison, a prolific writer of the genre, wrote the fabulous Eden trilogy between 1984 and 1988. The salient point for our purposes today was the presence of a second intelligent race descended from reptiles living on our Earth with a vastly different approach to the practicalities of life. more
It was a hot day for hot dogs, but that didn’t stop hundreds of community members from feasting on the barbecue stylings of the 50th Precinct. more
The last time we met, we began our discussion of the various techniques used to shape and modify trees with a brief discussion of pruning and grafting. Things are about to get more interesting! more
Diana McShane loves to make a mess. When she’s in the spare room in her Riverdale apartment that she’s transformed into an art studio, McShane is not afraid to let loose with her work. more
If you like light, then you must pay a visit to the sixth floor of 2621 Palisade Ave., because this just might be the home you’ve been looking for. more
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