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The results of the NASA Twin Study provide breakthroughs in the future of human space travel

In early April 2019, findings from the NASA twin study, which was investigating the changes spaceflight brings onto the human body, were published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, paving the way for future long-term space travel. The study focused on a set of twins – Scott and Mark Kelly. Scott Kelly spent one year on […]

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Image of Jet coming out of M87 black hole from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team.
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The Science and Discovery Behind Man’s First Image of a Black Hole

For decades, scientists, astronomers and physicists let their imaginations play around with the topic of a black hole and the speculations about its existence. On April 10th, 2019, Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) researchers announced their success in capturing the first image of a supermassive black hole. The EHT is a global collaboration of 200 scientists […]

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Professor spotlight: Alicia Catalina Barrientos, Psychology

PBy utilizing the skills and life lessons she learned from her unique background, professor Alicia Catalina Barrientos carved out a path that allows her to pursue a Ph.D. in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, conduct research, and teach – all at Queens College. Barrientos’s research in Dr. Joshua Brumberg’s laboratory focuses different topics: the early development […]

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The Dying Wish of a College Sex Educator

Maria Falzone is a famous comedian with over 30 years of experience in the United States and Europe, performing headlining shows and appearing on ABC, Showtime, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.     She is also known for her college sex education program called, “Sex Rules,” a show dedicated to teaching students about safe […]

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A Nationwide Attack on the Democratic Party – A Timeline of Events

During the week of Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 – Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 13 pipe bombs were sent to famous members of the Democratic party and critics of President Donald Trump, as well as liberal donors, select media outlets and members of the Obama administration. Locations included residential and commercial areas of New York City, […]

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Queens College students warm up to the effects of climate change

As the fall semester began, Queens College hosted speakers, exhibits and other events to celebrate “Climate Change Week,” coinciding with New York City’s annual “Climate Week.” From Sept. 24, 2018, to Sept. 28, 2018, Queens College displayed an exhibition named “Exploring Earth’s Secrets,” where students and other members of the community were able to interact […]

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