When MaryMargaret O’Neill was just 9 years old she asked her technically inclined dad for a favor, “Can you build me a website? I want to help animals.” Seizing the opportunity to do something meaningful with his only child, Gabe’s answer was, “Why stop at animals? Why not help people too and maybe the environment?” ... [Read More]
You know those the pants and blouse that you can always count on to resist wrinkles and hold their shape after a wash? Well, you have WYSK Dr. Ruth Benerito to thank for that! A chemist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Dr. Benerito is known for helping to develop modern, wrinkle-free cotton, otherwise known as permanent press. ... [Read More]
Today is the day to celebrate all cheeses that are made with mold... the ones that get their distinct character and taste from it. So salute a Stilton, revere a Roquefort, gush over a Gorgonzola. Or if you prefer the soft-ripened, mold encrusted varietals to the veiny, odorous blues, then bow to a Brie or covet a Camembert. Just marvel in the moldy-liciousness of it all. ... [Read More]
At 10:30 this morning, WYSK was poolside in the most unlikely of places - Herald Square in New York City - cheering on long-distance swim legend Diana Nyad. Fresh off her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, media and spectators watched as the inspiring 64 year old was just 2 hours in to her 48 hour continuous “Swim for Relief” ... [Read More]
If you have a thirst for science or if your favorite experiments involve C2H6O (alcohol), a bit of C6H12O6 (sugar), and H2O (water) infused with CO2 (carbon dioxide), then you need a set of these Think Geek Laboratory Shot Glasses. All 1 ounce each, you get two mini beakers, one mini Erlenmeyer flask, and a mini Florence flask, complete with mini pipette ... [Read More]
Writer and artist Emily Helck was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2012; she was 28 years old. For the past year, she has been undergoing various treatments and surgeries to combat the disease. When she started chemotherapy in September 2012, Emily started taking weekly photos of herself, which are now featured in this incredibly impactful one minute video.
Emily writes about her breast cancer ... [Read More]
For decades, Monday has been considered the worst day of the week, there are songs written about it and hundreds of studies to confirm it. But, not only is it the least productive day, according to a recent study, Monday is also “ugly day”, the day of the week that women feel the least attractive.
In the study, from the media agency PHD USA, researchers set out to “identify when women feel most ... [Read More]
Meet Robyn Rosenberger, a WYSK who is transforming extraordinary children into superheroes by empowering them with the strength and determination they need to overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges, one TinySuperheroes cape at a time. ... [Read More]