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Famed science writer to speak about new book at Nerd Nite Global Festival in Park Slope

There is enough DNA in a single cell to stretch six feet, but it coils down to fit into a space a thousandth of an inch wide. There is enough DNA in a human body to reach from Pluto to the sun. Within this DNA are stories that have been buried for millions of years. … Full Article
 

'Lights and sirens’ not required for traffic stop, says Brooklyn judge

Stopping in front of a vehicle is not an aggressive police stop, Brooklyn Supreme Court Acting Justice Joel Goldberg ruled.
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Superstorm Sandy scammer arrested

New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday the arrest of Caterina M. Curatolo, who allegedly obtained more than $87,000 in benefits by falsely claiming to have been a victim of Superstorm Sandy.  … Full Article
 

Manhole fire leads to evacuations in Williamsburg

A manhole on Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn caught fire and thick, gray smoke billowed out of two others just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, leading to evacuations from nearby buildings due to high carbon monoxide levels. … Full Article
 

Documents show Secret Service kept tabs on Swartz

BOSTON— Documents show that the U.S. Secret Service played a role in the federal investigation of free-information activist Aaron Swartz and watched his case until he committed suicide. … Full Article
 

Judge’s stop-and-frisk ruling puts mayoral candidates under microscope

A federal judge’s landmark decision on the Bloomberg Administration’s controversial stop-and-frisk policing policy is shining a spotlight on the mayoral candidates at a time when the public is just beginning to pay attention to the race for City Hall. … Full Article
 

‘Save Yourself’ depicts suspenseful, small-town story

Kelly Braffet made a name for herself in the literary world with her first two novels, “Josie and Jack” and “Last Seen Leaving”, both of which earned critical raves. … Full Article
 

All night vigil for threatened Interfaith Medical Center

Interfaith Medical Center supporters, the faithful and members of the New York State Nurses Association and 1199SEIU held an all-night candlelight vigil Sunday to bring attention to the imminent closure of the  … Full Article
 

Queer Marriage for the Straight Couple? I Do!

No, it wasn't just an excuse to avoid getting hitched: Some heterosexual couples who postponed their weddings until gay couples had the right to marry are now making plans to say "I do." … Full Article
 

Man who attempted bombing sentenced in federal court

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was sentenced to a term of 30 years in Brooklyn federal court on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda. … Full Article
 

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