How to Track Snow Plows in New York City After Winter Storm Stella

Published 7:00 am EDT, March 14, 2017 

Updated 7:00 am EDT, March 14, 2017

By Stephanie Dube Dwilson 
snow plows nycWhich roads are snowed and salted in New York? (Getty) 


What are the road conditions like in New York? How do you know which roads in New York City have been plowed and salted? If you live in New York, then you’re likely to experience snow delays or cancellations from Winter Storm Stella. In fact, officials are urging residents not to travel right now. Mayor de Blasio canceled schools for Tuesday and non-essential personnel are urged to stay at home. MTA subway service will be canceled starting at 4 a.m. on Tuesday and underground express subway service is already suspended, NBC New York reported.

Mona Lisa’s smile: The mystery has finally been solved after 500 years

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Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait of Lisa Gherardini, titled Mona Lisa, is one of the most-discussed works of art ever, partly thanks to the subject’s ambiguous look.
According to a recent study by the University of Freiburg, though, the answer to whether she is “sad” or “happy” is simple: her expression is unequivocally “happy”.
Twelve participants were shown nine black and white photos of the Mona Lisa, eight of which had been digitally manipulated at the mouth; four made the model look happier, the other four sadder.

CRISPR Is Rapidly Ushering in a New Era in Science

A Battle Is Waged

A battle over CRISPR is raging through the halls of justice. Almost literally. Two of the key players in the development of the CRISPR technology, Jennifer Doudna and Feng Zhang, have turned to the court system to determine which of them should receive patents for the discovery of the technology. The fight went public in January and was amplified by the release of an article in Cell that many argued presented a one-sided version of the history of CRISPR research. Yet, among CRISPR’s most amazing feats is not its history, but how rapidly progress in the field is accelerating.

A CRISPR Explosion

CRISPR, which stands for clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats, is DNA used in the immune systems of prokaryotes. The system relies on the Cas9 enzyme* and guide RNA’s to find specific, problematic segments of a gene and cut them out. Just three years ago, researchers discovered that this same technique could be applied to humans. As the accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the system became more and more apparent, researchers and pharmaceutical companies jumped on the technique, modifying it, improving it, and testing it on different genetic issues.

Stressed seabirds not concerned with offspring, study says

Don’t they say on planes take care of yourself before you can help others.  Maybe the birds fell that way?

By Allen Cone |  March 13, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Researchers have found that little auk seabirds care only about themselves, rather than their offspring, in stressful situations.

Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria, and the University of Gdansk, Poland, studied parent-offspring interactions in the little auk in the Ariekammen slopes in Hornsund of the Arctic Sea in 2012 and 2013, finding that when their own chance of survival is reduced because of a food shortage or weather conditions, the seabirds will focus on looking for their own food rather than caring for their only chick.

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Man proposes to girlfriend through love letters with hidden message over three years

When it comes to wedding proposals, some people spare no expense – yachts, singers, dinners, flowers, decorations and champagne are the only way to go for certain men (and women).

But there are other ways of proposing which are equally impressive but significantly cheaper – all it takes is some thought and planning

One man who has proven just how incredible and romantic a proposal can be is Tim Chee.

A week after he began dating his now wife Candice, he started writing love letters to her.

Hillary Supporters Are Cashing In On The Trump Protests

Stay classy Hillary supporters, stay class.

…infamous dictator Adolf Hitler and another as a pile of poop….

New Yorkers, some who supported former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are capitalizing on President Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election by selling merchandise at protests.

“I voted for Hillary, but I’m almost happy that Trump won,” 55-year-old Paul Rossen told the New York Post. “It’s given me a new economic opportunity.”

Exploitative people like Rossen are taking advantage of the protests that are addressing the political climate, and criticizing the Trump administration.

Rossen is just one of the several purveyors of related accessories and anti-Trump paraphernalia. He said he made $1,000 in profit in a single day by selling items like buttons, including a homemade one depicting Trump as infamous dictator Adolf Hitler and another as a pile of poop.

Wait and see: Stocks steady at beginning of jam-packed week

Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:23 AM EDT

Updated: Mar 13, 2017 3:33 PM EDT


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AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. stock indexes held steady Monday at the beginning of a week full of events that could swing markets. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates, more countries around the world may move to shake up the economic status quo and several high-profile updates on the U.S. economy are coming out this week.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was little changed at 2,372 as of 3:17 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,878. The Nasdaq composite rose 13 points, or 0.2 percent to 5,874. Four stocks rose for every three that fell on the New York Stock Exchange.

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What’s in Our Twitter Feed?

Facebook, Instagram: No, you can’t auto-slurp our profiles (cough, cough, border officials)

Facebook, Instagram: No, you can’t auto-slurp our profiles (cough, cough, border officials)


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Orgs are building talent pipelines that are going un-nurtured & spammed with jobs. What gives? (link: @cbrablc

The New Black Hole in Your Candidate Experience – SmashFly

St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is having a dream home giveaway. What a great way to support a good cause. (link:


Modification of AtGRDP1 gene expression affects silique and seed development in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Modification of AtGRDP1 gene expression affects silique and seed development in Arabidopsis…

The role that the PA plays in suppressing Palestinian voices… is not missed by Palestinians

Basel al-Araj: Martyr of the PA’s security coordination with

Loss of Gspt1l disturbs the patterning of the brain central arteries in zebrafish.

Loss of Gspt1l disturbs the patterning of the brain central arteries in

A look at the issues facing US-Saudi ties under Trump