Scientists across the City University of New York (CUNY) have created the first successful process for developing materials that mimic the properties of melanin — the pigments that give color to skin, hair, and eyes — according to a paper published in the journal Science. Read more
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center in partnership with the GC’s Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality offers a comprehensive analysis of inequality and the status of the middle class in some of the world’s wealthiest countries, including the United States. Read more
In a recent book and related podcast for Inside Higher Ed, Amy Adamcyzk (GC/Hunter, Sociology) illustrates why attitudes towards homosexuality vary widely from country to country. Read more
A working paper by doctoral student Jessica Peck (Economics) suggests that the arrival in New York City of digital app-based car services like Uber led to a significant decrease in drunk-driving related car accidents.
Could we have predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Naming patterns may suggest as much, says Professor Stefano Ghirlanda (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology/Biology). Read more
What did Neanderthals eat? DNA evidence from the plaque in their teeth is offering new and enlightening clues, according to Assistant Professor William Harcourt-Smith (GC/Lehman, Anthropology). Read more
Ph.D. student Raymond Moody (Psychology) has been awarded a $155,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for his dissertation research on the psychological factors driving HIV infection rates among gay and bisexual men in the United States.
Doctoral student Melissa Nelson Slater (Psychology) coauthored a new study published in Zoo Biology about how olfactory enrichment, or using scent cues, can improve the welfare of birds of prey in zoos. Read more
The GC’s Public Science Project (PSP) has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund its “Just Methods for Participatory Youth Policy” project. Read more
Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) announced today a new study of over 13,000 photos taken during the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution and shared on Instagram. Read more