Alexandra’s Recent Stories
Science Mar 30How the transgender community finds a voice through speech therapy
Want to train a voice to align with a gender that is different than the one assigned at birth? Try this clinic.
Arts Feb 04Meet the women of ‘Hijabis of New York’
Rana Abdelhamid, a Queens native and Harvard Kennedy School graduate student, started Hijabis of New York, a photo and interview project featuring Muslim women who wear a hijab.
Science Jan 05Can you spot your ABCs from space?
NASA tracked all 26 letters of the English alphabet using only satellite imagery and astronaut photography.
Science Dec 03Gene editing designer babies would be ‘irresponsible,’ says international scientific committee
The committee at the International Summit on Human Gene Editing called for a pause on tweaking DNA for reproductive medicine, but stopped short of recommending a moratorium on research.
Science Nov 23For some people’s diets, ice cream is … a good thing?
A new study finds a successful diet hinges less on what you eat and more on who you are.
Science Nov 13Why do potatoes grow pink slime?
Scientists find that pink slime on potatoes is a ‘space suit’ for one bacterium, but also a possible weapon against antibiotic-resistant microbes.
World Oct 08China unveils the world’s largest 3-D printed structure
VULCAN, the world’s largest 3D printed architectural pavilion, was recently unveiled during Beijing Design Week 2015.
World Oct 07FIFA president Sepp Blatter recommended for 90-day suspension
Members of FIFA's ethics committee have recommended a 90-day suspension for FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Politics Oct 06D.C. proposes 16-week paid family leave plan
Councilmembers in the District of Columbia introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 on Tuesday, which could make the nation’s capital the first city to offer paid family and medical leave for nearly all its residents.
Nation Oct 05American Apparel files for bankruptcy
Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer American Apparel filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday morning.