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WILD STYLE: A new hybrid mix of coyote, wolf and common dog has been spotted across New York City from Tribeca to Queens. Photo by Thom Leavy.

The Howl of the Coywolf

Coyotes and wolves are back in town, via a hybrid known as the Eastern Coyote, coydog or coywolf.

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TROPICAL TREASURE: A native of South America, the monk parakeet have adapted to New York's increasingly cold winters.

New York’s Tropical Treasure

The monk parakeet, a native of South America, maintains a quiet existence.

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Physicist Kyle Cranmer discusses theories about the universe with attendees at a Secret Science Club event.

A Not-So-Secret Science Club

Secret Science Club brings chemistry, astrophysics – and themed cocktails – to Brooklyn.

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VIDEO: What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

VIDEO: What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Here’s the science behind SAD, a form of depression affecting about five percent of New Yorkers.

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SEASONAL SHIFT: Longer nights can take a toll on New Yorkers suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Photo Credit: Angely Mercado

SAD Hits the City Hard

Long winter nights can take a toll on people suffering from seasonal affective disorder.

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Salt: Spreading a Path of Destruction

Salt: Spreading a Path of Destruction

Why melting winter’s snow and ice creates a proliferation of potholes.

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VIDEO: Bees Buzz in Brooklyn

VIDEO: Bees Buzz in Brooklyn

A beekeeper explains his relationship to the hive.

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Queens Bees and Keepers

Queens Bees and Keepers

Beekeeping is on the rise in New York as a hobby and small business.

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STARE DOWN: The family of red-tailed hawks near Fordham University  are among hundreds of birds of prey living in New York City. Photo Credit: Richard Fleisher.

Falcon Family Drama Ruffles Feathers

Domestic strife roils red-tailed hawks in the Bronx.

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TRASH OR TREASURE: Broken bottles and artifacts embedded into the grounds of Dead Horse Bay. Photo Credit: Hayley Lind

The Decay of Dead Horse Bay

Some see the marshland as trash, while others call it a Brooklyn treasure.

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STREAMLINED: The Hutchinson River, as seen from Pascap Scrapyard.  Photo Credit: George Goss

Cleaning Up ‘The Hutch’

Activists want to make a fetid stretch of the Hutchinson River safe for public use.

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East New York, New York. November 25, 2015. Food waste ready to be placed into the first bin in the composting process at ENY Farms where Fredrick Phillips manages the composting process. 11_25_2015. Michael H Wilson/Science in the City

Turning Leftovers Into Paydirt

Local urban farmers encourage composting food to reduce waste while enriching soil.

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