John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “A Beautiful Mind” died Saturday in a taxi crash. Nash’s colleague and friend Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Defense paid the NFL more than $5 million in taxpayer money between 2011 to 2014 to honor U.S. soldiers and veterans at games, an investigation revealed this week. But instead of purely heartfelt salutes to the troops, the money was for paid promotions under federal advertising contracts. Continue reading
In March, 47 percent of Spain’s electricity came from renewable sources. Continue reading
The federal indictment against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez turns in part on prosecutors’ ability to show that the lavish gifts and political favors at the center of the case amount to outright bribery rather than reflections of a decades-long friendship between the lawmaker and the donor.
NEWARK, N.J. — A defiant U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he’s “not going anywhere” after being charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
A nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa and was quarantined in New Jersey since Friday was given permission to go back to her home state of Maine on Monday. Continue reading
Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, like those put in place by three states, can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering, a top federal health official said Sunday. Continue reading
The Ebola virus’s arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation – Mali – renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order. Continue reading
When one of Pat Brentano’s neighbors in her upscale suburban town of Westfield, New Jersey, cut down 21 mature trees to build a gigantic house, Bretano was horrified. She used her anger as a channel for her creative work; Endangered bird species, dependent on trees, became a central focus of her art. Continue reading