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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Two NYU studies face off at STAT Madness

The science competition will feature two NYU studies competing against each other in the bracket-style tournament.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Put down the basketball and pick up a beaker — it’s time for STAT Madness. This year, two NYU research studies focusing on gum disease and cancer, respectively, have been entered...

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How science journalists reported on the ‘story of our lifetime’

A science columnist for The New York Times spoke at NYU about the evolution of viruses and the importance of good communication with the public during health crises.
John Kim, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Speaking to a group of more than 100 NYU students and professors, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer chronicled his story as one of the world’s foremost science journalists...

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NYU prof. gets $75,000 for work on quantum physics

Dries Sels, a professor in the university’s physics department, has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship for his work on quantum physics and machine learning.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Dries Sels, an assistant professor of physics at NYU, was recently awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for his work on quantum dynamics and machine learning. The fellowship, granted...

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Patients remain conscious during cardiac arrest, NYU study finds

The study is the first to find potential evidence of conscious thoughts during near-death experiences and found brain waves associated with high-level thinking up to an hour into CPR.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer December 6, 2022

One in five people who survive cardiac arrest have conscious lucid experiences during the episode, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at NYU’s Grossman School...

A man reading the October 4, 2022, edition of The New York Times. The newspaper headline reads “N.Y.U. Students Were Failing Class. The Professor Lost His Job.”

Editorial: The New York Times article on Maitland Jones was incomplete.

An article published in the New York Times on Monday discussed the firing of Maitland Jones Jr., a renowned chemistry professor. The article, however, gravely misrepresented NYU students.
WSN Editorial Board October 5, 2022

On Monday, The New York Times published a news article about the firing of a renowned professor from NYU’s organic chemistry program this summer. Maitland Jones...

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The Science of Sisterhood

A pre-health student and sorority member shares her journey in becoming proud of her identity.
Elleni Solomon, Contributing Writer September 25, 2022

Headshots of three researchers: Katepalli Sreenivasan, wearing a blue shirt against a blue background; Christopher Hanson wearing brown glasses and a blue shirt against a beige background; and Shravan Hanasoge wearing a shirt with red stripes and a brown jacket against a blurred background.

NYU researchers discover sun waves that challenge known physics

A research team at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Space Science is conducting an investigation into the origins of high-frequency sun waves after unintentionally discovering them.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Space Science discovered a set of high-frequency sun waves that defy previous understandings of physics, traveling much faster than...

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What to do this week: Vigil for Ukraine and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 28 to March 6.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe February 27, 2022

A vigil in solidarity with Ukraine 5-6 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life Restricted to the NYU community A vigil for Ukraine on the steps of the Kimmel Center...

6 NYU profs awarded lifetime fellowship for contributions to science

6 NYU profs awarded lifetime fellowship for contributions to science

The researchers recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science reflected on their work and their contributions to science.
Natalie Thomas, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, best known for publishing Science magazine, named six NYU professors as part of its 2021 cohort of fellows last month,...

NYU scientists have found record levels of warm water in Antarctica. (Image Via Pixabay)

NYU Scientists Discover Record Warm Water Under Glacier in Antarctica

A team of scientists from NYU discovered warm water in January under the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, signaling alarming global rises in sea level.
Lachlan Hyatt, Contributing Writer February 4, 2020

NYU scientists discovered record warm water beneath the most vulnerable and most significant glaciers in the world last month, pointing to impending climate threats and drastically...

Shriya Khonde | Climbing Through Advocacy

Shriya Khonde | Climbing Through Advocacy

Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Managing Editor March 14, 2019

NYU Professor of Psychology Pascal Wallisch and Oxford University Professor of Theoretical Physics Ard Louis discuss science and faith. (Photo by Cecilia Hua)

Professors Discuss the Role of Faith in Science

Two professors, one from NYU and one from Oxford, discussed their differing views on how religion and science influence day-to-day life.
Cecilia Hua, Contributing Writer March 8, 2019

Two professors discussed the relationship between religion and science in a talk called “Can Science Explain Everything?” on Thursday night. NYU Professor of Psychology...