Rachael Krause

111 Flips | 15 Magazines | 153 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @rjkwerty | Just a midwestern girl looking for her calling. I love the sciences, art, music, and going to college. I'm looking to live in New York.

These Mock Adverts Satirise Traditional Ideas of Masculinity

Many ideas about masculinity are laughable, but they are totally pervasive in our society and can have serious consequences. In men, ‘masculine’ …

Should the Coney Island Boardwalk be landmarked? Make your voice heard

Should the Coney Island Boardwalk be landmarked?

17 sex things you should never feel bad about

Go forth and bone with confidence.<p><b>1. Not wanting to perform a sex act that “every other woman does!”</b> You do not have to spit, swallow, deep throat, do a goddamn standing 69, or <i>whatever</i> just because they've seen it in porn or done it with an ex. If "every other woman does it" and you don't want to, …

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.<p>Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's …

Public Health

A huge new Williamsburg waterfront park will dominate the old Domino’s factory this summer

Few things excite New Yorkers as much as urban green space—unless, of course, we’re talking about <i>brand-new</i> green space. And this summer, locals can …

‘Bomb cyclone’ even hit underground subway stations

Some riders who hoped to escape the driving snow and wind by heading underground to their subway station were out of luck on Thursday.<p>A handful of …

There's a condition that makes people think you're dead when you're not — and it could explain why three doctors sent a living man to the morgue

Taphophobia — or the fear of being buried alive — is one of the most common phobias. For good reason, too, as the idea of waking up inside a coffin is a fairly horrifying one.<p>Doctors are usually pretty certain when they declare someone dead. But according to reports from the Spanish newspaper La …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Exclusive | Cops crack infamous Prospect Park rape case with DNA

First she was raped by a stranger in Prospect Park in 1994.<p>Then she was violated again — this time by the cops who questioned her credibility and a …

Cops break into car to rescue freezing Chihuahua

Manhattan cops were forced to break into a car to rescue a shivering Chihuahua that had been left locked inside amid 10-degree temps in Soho over the …

5 Lazy-Day Meals That Are Better than Microwave Dinners

Even if you set your weeknight dinner plans with the best of intentions, sometimes the day gets away from you. Deadlines at work need to be met, …

He was a rising Nazi leader — until a shocking secret did him in

Fifty-two years ago this Halloween, a 28-year-old Queens native by the name of Danny Burros killed himself, firing .32-caliber bullets into his chest …

Three surprising ways the Protestant Reformation shaped our world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a Protestant, the anniversary of the revolution Martin Luther set in motion 500 years ago this Tuesday is a big deal. But even if you're not, it should be. The Reformation was one of the decisive events that made the world we live in, for better or worse.<p>Luther and his followers …

Theology

Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis | Inc.com

Uma Valeti remembers the first time he really thought about where meat comes from. A cardiologist turned founder, Valeti grew up in Vijayawada, India, where his father was a veterinarian and his mother taught physics. When he was 12, he attended a neighbor's birthday party. In the front yard, …

Agriculture

Teen tries to poison 11-week-old baby: 'I don’t feel bad about it'

Officials are looking for an Indiana teen who allegedly tried to kill an 11-week-old baby.<p>Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, then 18, likely mixed crushed pills into a bottle of breastmilk intended for her brother's fiancée's baby, <i>The Journal Gazette</i> reports.<p>“I'm gonna crush up some of these pills since she …

Crazed squirrel goes on biting rampage in Prospect Park

A potentially rabid squirrel has attacked five people in Prospect Park — and the city Health Department is urging others who may have been bitten to …

Animals

Researchers create hydrogen fuel with artificial photosynthesis

Scientists all over the world have been attempting to recreate photosynthesis in the lab in hopes of being able to mimic the process to create fuel. Now a team of researchers from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Virginia Tech have figured out the secret behind a …

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain - Vox

WILLIAMSON, West Virginia — This town on the eastern border of Kentucky has 3,150 residents, one hotel, one gas station, one fire station — and about 50 opiate overdoses each month.<p>On the first weekend of each month, when public benefits like disability get paid out, the local fire chief estimates …

Medicine

Mytek Brooklyn is an audiophile dream component

Mytek Digital is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., not far from where I live. Mytek has been around since 1992, and its consumer and professional audio products are conceived and at least in part designed by Mytek's founder, Michal Jurewicz. The man is one of the happiest engineers I've met, and if you ask …

Audiophile

Pigeon Invades NYC Apartment, Makes Nest For Eggs In Pasta Strainer

"She is a pretty nice roommate and doesn't get on my nerves."<p>Like many New Yorkers, this bird knows a good real estate opportunity when she sees one.<p>A pigeon moved into Genevieve Roman’s Brooklyn apartment through a window opening while she was out of town, CBS New York reports.<p>When Roman returned …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

Kraftwerk announce new 3-D The Catalogue audio/video boxset

<i>3-D The Catalogue</i> brings Kraftwerk's concerts to the small screen in high-def 3D with Dolby Atmos surround sound - it'll be out on Blu-Ray, DVD, …

Researchers make a spinach leaf pump like a human heart

Just when you thought it was safe to eat a salad researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have shown that a decellularized spinach leaf can be turned into a vascular network that could help doctors regrow organs. The project, featured in the journal Biomaterials, is about as proof-of-concept …

Scientists Discover How Spinach Leaves Can Carry Blood Within the Human Body to Regrow Tissue

In a brilliant experiment entitled “Crossing Kingdoms“, scientists at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, posited that …

The World's First 'Period' in a Dish Could Revolutionize Reproductive Medicine

The female menstrual cycle is a rite of passage into womanhood that for centuries has been shrouded in mystery and taboo. Pliny The Elder, for one, …

Immortal Stem Cells Let Scientists Create an Unlimited Supply of Artificial Blood

This is a big deal for medicine.<p>Researchers have developed a line immortal stem cells that allow them to generate an unlimited supply of artificial …

The Absolute Best Calzone in New York

<i>Too often, the calzones at New York’s old-school pizzerias are indifferently made gut bombs. They overflow with enough bargain-bin ricotta to feed a</i> …

The State of Your Block, 2017

New York is made up of 66,000 blocks, each a little world unto itself. To know them all is to know the city in its infinite variety.<p>It’s impossible, but we try. Just about every year, as the mayor offers his State of the City address, we ask readers of The New York Times to paint a crowdsourced …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision to Millions

Clinical trials set to begin this year.<p>Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial …