Dorian Rolston
Dorian Rolston
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Another Storm After Sandy: How New Scientific Models Can Help Other Cities Prepare

In order to prepare for future storms like Sandy, climate scientists at Princeton and MIT have developed new methods to more accurately predict the effects of global warming on storm surges

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Bloomberg Soda Ban: Majority of New York City Opposes Ban Designed to Fight Obesity Crisis

The New York City Board of Health has approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces, securing a small victory amidst ultimate defeat.

When Plagiarism Goes Viral: Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer Show Shift in Standards

Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer, and at least dozens of Coursera students were recently caught plagiarizing. But in the age of social media, soon this may be no crime.
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Obesity Crisis: Skinniest State in America Outweighs the Fattest State From 10 Years Ago

Obese states in the U.S. have gravitational force all their own, shown by the latest findings, and the pull is defining regions by body mass. But what does weight have to do with where you live?

Bloomberg Soda Ban Will Help Fight Obesity Crisis

Detractors of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban are crying for their freedom. What they don't realize--and the soda industry helps them forget--is that freedom has a price.