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Does Childhood Poverty Affect Brain Development?

A study published in Nature Neuroscience earlier this year found that children of poor families have smaller brains than affluent children.

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July 23, 2015 11:41 AM | Comments

While on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009, journalist Jenny Nordberg discovered the “bacha posh” – daughters who are temporarily raised as sons and presented to the world as boys. Nordberg shares her experiences reporting on this hidden practice, the subject […]

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June 26, 2015 9:44 AM | 1 Comment

Neuroscientist and Columbia University assistant professor of pediatrics Kimberly Noble joins anchor Jack Ford to shed light on her recent study, which found a link between poverty and children’s brain size. This week MetroFocus, PBS NewsHour Weekend and NJTV News […]

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 24, 2015 12:02 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: Neuroscientist and Columbia University assistant professor of pediatrics Kimberly Noble joins anchor Jack Ford to shed light on her recent study, which found a link between poverty and children’s brain size. This week MetroFocus, […]

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May 7, 2015 4:47 PM | Comments
Rocking the Boat teaches STEAM subjects - science, technology, engineering art and mathematics - through boat building, navigation and environmental projects to help restore the Bronx River.VIDEO
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April 2, 2015 1:05 PM | Comments

It’s one of the highest profile prosecutor positions in the country and with that high profile come significant challenges and significant opportunities in the battle against crime.

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The adaptive sports program in the Catskills provides outdoor activity options for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities, including our veterans.VIDEO
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March 27, 2015 10:33 AM | Comments

Ushering students from the classroom to the workforce, what’s next for Long Island’s economy, long-term NYC infrastructure goals, executive producer Ken Burns and author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee talk cancer and Netflix’s Virunga wins a duPont award.

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March 26, 2015 4:37 PM | Comments

The book The Emperor of All Maladies – a history of cancer and the search for a cure – led to a powerful, and sometimes emotional, six-hour PBS documentary.

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March 25, 2015 11:14 AM | Comments

Ushering students from the classroom to the workforce, what’s next for Long Island’s economy, long-term NYC infrastructure goals, executive producer Ken Burns and author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee talk cancer and Netflix’s Virunga wins a duPont award.

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