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Bacteria Amongst Us – Microbiological Mapping of the NYC Subway System

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We live amongst bacteria. In fact, bacteria make up more biological mass than all the plants and animals on earth, and exist essentially everywhere on this planet regardless of how extreme the conditions may seem to us. In fact, it has been calculated that bacteria cells outnumber human cells in and on the human body by a factor of 10 to 1… we are a minority in our own selves.

Because of their prevalence and importance, scientists have undertaken a huge project of mapping the bacteria at every subway station in NYC. Our subway system is akin to a specialized test-tube that each commuter plays a factor in, creating the movement and growth of certain types of bacteria. To find out about the bacteria at your subway station, go here. To learn more about this fascinating project and how it could improve public health and help minimize the impact of possible biological terrorism, go here. And remember, there are more of them then there are of us… so best to know a bit about them.

Pies ‘N’ Thighs Coming to the Lower East Side



The beloved Williamsburg eatery is opening a new location at 43 Canal Street (between Ludlow and Orchard) this coming Monday. There will be chicken, there will be pies, there will be deliciousness. If you haven’t tried their Chicken Biscuit, which comes slathered in hot sauce and honey butter… then you have not yet truly lived. Make sure you check it out!

Bike Seat Becomes Bike Lock

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 1.28.35 PMAwkwardly named, but brilliantly designed, the SeatyLock is a revolutionary design that solves two common bicycle problems.

1. Bicycle locks are always awkward in shape and weight.

2. Bicycle seats often get stolen.

The SeatyLock creates a functional hybrid solution by creating a comfortable bicycle seat that expands into a durable lock. Two problems, one elegant solution.