Live role-playing games usually conjure the image of people who creatively refuse to grow up (wizard’s robes and plastic armor help). But it turns out LARP is more of an umbrella term than a single hobby.
KATIE: Last month a terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria. And the country’s people are growing more impatient with the government’s weak response to the mass abduction. PIERRE: I spoke with Frankie Edozien, who’s a Nigerian-born journalist teaching at NYU. He blames the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, for failing […]
The emerging field of synthetic biology has hit a milestone: creating an entire chromosome—one of the 16 belonging to yeast—from scratch.
HOST INTRO: After nearly 30 years in business, Rizzoli Bookstore is closing its doors at its Midtown location. This bookstore’s demise isn’t due to market share lost to Amazon, but because of real estate development. Pierre Bienaimé has more. — AMBI: Demonstration outside This morning, a couple dozen people gathered under the scaffolding in front of Rizzoli Bookstore. […]
ExxonMobil agreed to pay a total of 19.5 million dollars, when it settled the lawsuit that New York State filed seven years ago. Carolin Wood is a mother and grad student living in Greenpoint. She hadn’t heard about the grants. WOOD: Oh I think that’s great. It’s about time, it’s sad that it took this long. It […]
The World Bank’s plan to map Africa’s mineral resources could also provide useful clues for geologists.