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Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet

Aug 31, 2016
AP / European Southern Observatory

If the Milky Way galaxy were the size of the continental United States, Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighboring star, would be about one-tenth of a mile away.

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Researchers at Stony Brook University have found that a significant number of first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster are experiencing cognitive impairment, which has long been considered a leading risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Travel Precautions To Thwart Zika Spread

Aug 9, 2016
LM Otero / AP

Long Islanders who have traveled to regions affected by the Zika outbreak are being urged to take precautions when they return so the disease is not transmitted locally. 

Susan Donelan, assistant professor of epidemiology at Stony Brook University, says she’s not worried about infected mosquitoes making their way up from South America, but of people who have been bitten and carrying Zika making their way back to the area.

Nitrogen Pollution On L.I.: Environmental Public Enemy No. 1

Jun 17, 2016
Jordan Bowman / WSHU

During the hot summer months, Suffolk County closes beaches and ponds that are infected with algal blooms that stain the water.

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This may be the best time in a decade to be graduating from college. That's the view of some economists who note the job market keeps getting stronger. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now, which is a very different picture than it was and than it remains for graduates of the Great Recession.

WSHU Senior Reporter Charles Lane recently spoke with several individuals with a keen interest in the current job market. Below is a transcript of their conversations.