The Not Moms - women who choose not to have children 

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The number of women in the U.S. who never give birth has almost doubled over the last 40 years. Sociologists say one reason for this increase is that more women are making conscious choices to not have children. That could be a result of feminism. Still, not having children, whether by choice or by chance, isn’t all that simple, even in post-feminism America. This is my Masters's Project at Columbia Journalism School and it's about the women who choose not to have children - the not moms. 


Enthusiasts want presidential candidates to debate science

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Up until April 15, there have been a total of 22 debates during this campaign season. And there is one area that has hardly been talked about at all: science. To remedy that, a group of science enthusiasts are trying, for the third election in a row, to organize a science debate. So far, 50,000 people have signed their petition – among them are Nobel laureates as well as celebrities like Johnny Depp. So will this be the year it actually happens?


When Star Wars entered Sotheby's

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In December 2015, Sotheby’s held its first ever Star Wars collectibles auction. 600 action figures, light sabers and a three feet tall Chewbacca, among many other things, were for sale in the online only auction. The items came from the private collection of Japanese artist NIGO and Sotheby’s said it expected to bring in a quarter of a million dollars on the sale. 


FIGHTING BEDBUGS with biology 

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Last year, more than 9,000 New Yorkers called 311 to complain about bedbugs. Asa Secher says scientists are looking for ways to replace go-to treatments like spraying, washing and vacuuming with new approaches based on bedbug genetics.


Lack of women in cyber security

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What do Target, Home Depot and Sony all have in common? All were victims of cyber attacks recently. As the attacks increase – so does the demand for programmers and analysts to go into cyber security – and especially female workers. When it comes to the field of cyber security, women are notoriously scarce. 


Non-profit launches sexual health app

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In December 2015, the community center Bronx Works launched a social networking app, to give young people information about STDs and HIV. The Bronx has some of New York’s highest rates of STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea – and this is what the youth leaders at Bronx Works want to change.