How could ACS hire a killer to work with at-risk kids?

Administration for Children’s Services chief David Hansell has launched a full investigation into the hiring of Jacques Edwards, the ex-con now under arrest for assaulting a 6-year-old. Sadly, the city’s probably going to have to review all hirings under disgraced former ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrìon. see also ACS worker who served time for murder arrested […]

Insider trading used to run wild among politicians

It’s sad enough that Republican New York Congressman Chris Collins was charged on Wednesday with trading stock on inside information. The sadder part is that up to just a few years ago, this sort of self-serving behavior was allowed. Public office paid off very nicely when elected officials were able to learn, or just glean, […]

Meteorite contains mineral never found on Earth

Humans have been on Earth for long enough that we have a pretty darn good idea of what our planet is made of. Scientists have discovered, analyzed and categorized countless minerals and we know which ones are rare and which ones are abundant on our planet. So, when astronomers analyzing a meteorite discovered a material […]

This is how much people hate their cable providers

I am sure that this will come as a tremendous shock to the five people who have had pleasant interactions with their cable provider in the past, but according to Consumer Reports‘ latest survey, people still dislike their pay-TV providers immensely. One hundred seventy-six thousand Consumer Reports members participated in the most recent telecommunications survey, […]

Inside Facebook’s ‘severe’ traffic decline

Four billion. That, according to a new study shared with CNBC by market research firm SimilarWeb, is how many monthly page visits Facebook has shed in a slow-drip, but nevertheless huge, decline over the last two years. Facebook’s traffic hasn’t just fallen by about half since 2016, according to the study. Among the consequences of […]

NASA has created the coldest spot ever

Just a few months after launching the Cold Atom Lab, designed to create the coldest spot in the known universe, 10 billion times colder than the depths of space, NASA has achieved its goal. Brrrr. The government agency created atoms known as Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) for the first time in orbit to focus on their […]