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18 July 2017

PHE researcher Iddo Wernick co-authored a recent article, Comparative LCA of concrete with natural and recycled coarse aggregate in the New York City area, published in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Congratulations to the main co-authors, professors Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh and Larry Bank and student Thomas Baez, in the Department of Civil Engineering at City College of New York.

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13 July 2017

We post the polished text of Jesse Ausubel’s 2016 lecture on The Nature of the City.

For more information see What’s New entries from 19 December 2016

and 4 March 2016

Thanks again to Prof. Colin McInnes of the University of Glasgow.

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20 June 2017

Shown here are PHE members Jesse, Doris, Mark and Alan during a tour of the new addition to the Rockefeller University campus, the River Campus.  Thanks to Alex Kogan, Rockefeller University’s Associate VP of Facilities.

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20 June 2017

We post Jesse Ausubel’s centennial address to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).  The address, Density: Key to Fake and True News about Energy and Environment, will appear in the AAPG’s Search and Discovery, as contribution #70272 (2017).

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22 May 2017

June 27, 2017 6pm

put on your calendar!

West Tisbury Library

Naked DNA in My Water

. . . including Tisbury Great Pond and Look Pond

by Jesse H. Ausubel


The Martha’s Vineyard Gazette ran a good article about Jesse’s talk:

As did the Martha’s Vineyard Times:

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22 May 2017

Naked DNA in Seawater was the subject of Jesse Ausubel’s 17 May evening at the Lower East Side Girls Club for the BioBus.  For some photos and a link to his 30-minute talk visit here.


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19 April 2017

Leonardo DNA Project in the news

The Leonardo DNA Project features on pages 49 and 54-55 of Claudia Kalb’s article about genius in the May 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Elga Daifa published on article about the Leonardo DNA Project in the Greek edition of People magazine:

Sarah Cascone writes about the project in ArtNet news

 Cracking the Real da Vinci Code: Meet the Scientist Who Is Mapping Leonardo’s DNA

Sam Munson published an interview with Jesse Ausubel about the Leonardo DNA Project in the Octavian Report:

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12 April 2017

The new PHE paper “Aquatic Environmental DNA Detects Seasonal Fish Abundance and Habitat Preference in an Urban Estuary” by Mark Stoeckle, Lyubov Soboleva, and Zachary Charlop-Powers appears tpday in PLOS ONE.  The DOI is: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175186

Congratulations to Mark, Lyubov and Zach!

A press release describes the work.


New York One TV 2-minute video

Fish Tracked From DNA ‘Finprints’ Left in Waters off New York U.S. News & World Report – Alister Doyle – Reuters

El ADN residual puede revolucionar el conocimiento de las …W Radio-EFE – Julio Rivas –Durante seis meses, los científicos recolectaron el ADN residual, denominado …

US scientists track fish migration using DNA in water samples Breitbart News

BBC World Service Radio (Science in Action, starts at the 47 sec. mark, 5 1/2 minutes):

A 40 sec. clip is also posted here:

Smithsonian magazine How teeny bits of leftover DNA help scientists track elusive species


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10 April 2017

Oleg Vasiliev, distinguished hydrologist and chief of the Resources and Environment group for whom Jesse Ausubel worked 1979-1980 at IIASA, passed away 7 March 2017.  Jesse offers a Memorial Tribute posted on the IIASA alumni page.  Scroll past Bruce Beck’s tribute to reach Jesse’s.

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3 April 2017

Jesse Ausubel speaks at the U. of Miami on 6 April 2017 about naked DNA in seawater, the subject of a forthcoming paper by PHE’s Mark Stoeckle et al.

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