Why are New York’s subway platforms so unbearably hot?

If you live in New York, you know how hot it gets down there underground. Bad news is its only going to get hotter!! Find out why and how! Why are New York's subway platforms so unbearably hot? : T-Lounge : Tech Times.

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Diane Sawyer To Step Down from ‘World News’

Diane Sawyer is setting down from her position as anchor of ABC’s “World News,” but will still continue to contribute as a journalist through new programming and specials. She will be replaced by David Muir, ABC News President James Goldston announced today. "As much as she loved leading 'World News' to new heights ... Diane … Continue reading Diane Sawyer To Step Down from ‘World News’

California Chrome Not Crowded Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes 2014

All bets were on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, but the horse could not run towards history. California Chrome, the crowd favorite horse, came short on Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes, tying for fourth after trying to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since the horse Affirmed in 1978. NBC’s Bob Costas spoke … Continue reading California Chrome Not Crowded Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes 2014

Beautiful Morning

I was deep in an underworld of slumber, following behind someone guiding me through empty rooms that were a mix between a factory and a school in video game like realm, jumping up and scaling pipes and ducking against walls 007 style, when my alarm went off. It was 6 a.m. I made myself a … Continue reading Beautiful Morning

Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day parade organizers' today had no luck of the Irish.  The popular Irish beer Guinness announced over the weekend that they pulled their sponsorship of the annual St. Patty's Day Parade in Manhattan. Guinness, who has a history of supporting diversity and equality, could not be part of a parade that prohibits LGBT … Continue reading Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Frankenburger: Stem-cell grown ‘hamburger’ stirs up debate on GMOs and the future of food

WPIX 11 New York

(PIX11) – Call it a scientific breakthrough, or a crime against nature.

Either way, the “Franken-burger “has made its grand debut.

The world’s first slab of meat grown in a lab was unveiled in London Thursday, the result of a $330,000 investment and years of research.

A chef fried up the stem cell burger in front of an audience and served it up with tomato and lettuce on a bun.

So what does it taste like?

According to the researcher that got the first bite, the stem-cell burger was a little bland.

So, how exactly does one make a test tube hamburger?

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Well, here’s a freaky science lesson.

First, you get a real cow. Tissue is taken from that animal’s muscle.

Then, cow stem cells are extracted from the muscle tissue and they’re basically put in a petri dish.

Third, the muscle cells are grown under tension, to bulk them…

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Experts say death of pregnant woman hit by falling tree in Queens park could have been prevented

WPIX 11 New York

FLUSHING, QUEENS (PIX11) – A 60 foot tree remains on the very spot it fell on Sunday in Kissena Park.

The massive tree crasheddown and killing 30-year old Yingyi Li-Dikov.

A young woman’s death tragic enough, but she also six months pregnant.

Her devastated husband  collapsed in tears this afternoon, leaving flowers, stuffed animals and candles where he lost his young wife and unborn child.

“It was something that was an accident waiting to happen,” said Beverly McDermott, president of Kissena Park Civic Association.

Regulars to this park say they have complained to the city’s Parks Department for years about the condition of a number of trees in the area.

Carsten Glaeser, lives in this part of Flushing but is also an arborist.

Upon entering the park, he almost immediately spotted an issue that could one day pose a danger to the public.

“We’re looking at a severe cavity. You…

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