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No. 243: Jobs data, space funk and what you’ll be eating in 2050

It’s Wednesday: Another week half shot. Today is National Gibberish Day. No safe bets on the word’s etymology, but likely an onomatopoeia of the jibber-jabber, babble and gabble it describes. But not gobbledygook. That was all Maury Maverick. Jobless numbers creep up again: Long Island’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in August, up 0.2 percentage points from a year ago. Nassau County’s rate increased by the same amount to 4.2 percent, while Suffolk County’s rate also rose 0.2…

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No. 234: Devil’s brew, the Honeydue app and remembering Godzilla

It’s Aug. 9: On which Frenchman Rudolf Diesel was granted a patent for – yep – the diesel engine. Welcome new readers Kerri, Darrell, Brent, Ron and Grigor. Happy to have you all aboard. Passed: Haruo Nakajima, who donned a 220-pound rubber suit to play the city-leveling monster in 1954’s “Godzilla” – plus 11 sequels – has died of pneumonia. He was 88. Two voices, one birthday: CNN morning anchor Chris “Guv Bro” Cuomo and…


No. 233: Startup help, surefire hangover cures and one small theft for Neil Armstrong

TG it’s F:  It’s Aug. 4, on which Elvis released “Hound Dog,” “Purple Rain” hit No. 1 and Glory Hoskin received a patent for the talking potty. (Several messages, no joke, started with, “Hey, Big Boy …”) The week’s big number: Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway made $1,036,000,000 on Wednesday in the Apple stock run up. WHAT’S NEWS Cavity search: SBU’s dental school is one of five selected to pilot a digital dentistry program developed by the Chicago-based American College of…


No. 232: New fundings, a fresh soda offensive and Sam Altman wants you to listen up

It’s Wednesday out there: Welcome new readers Tuki, Rochelle, Neil, Scott, Toni Marie, Michael, Bill, Ken, Hal and George. Happy to have you all aboard, and Nyou, Congressman. It’s Aug. 2, the day members of the Continental Congress finally got around to signing the Declaration of Independence. Well, 52 of them, anyway. Including our own William Floyd. Michael Owens received a patent on this day in 1904 for a machine that produced blown-glass bottles at…


No. 231: Mather’s in, Amazon’s medical skunkworks and the secret life of airline wine

It’s Friday: Not a bad day for a lobster roll. Here’s where the Pulse staff eats them. Earl Tupper was born on this day in 1907. (Ware? Berlin, N.H.) Continuum of care: Mather has agreed to join the Northwell Health system, leaving only one unaligned LI hospital to fight over. Get down with your bad self Kevin Tracey: The Feinstein Institute raised $2.6 million at a summer concert featuring Pitbull, the hip hop artist most recently known for “Sexy Body,” his duet…


No. 230: Jeff Meyer, Kathy Ross and Snooty, plus Hicksville’s Alyssa Iryami and Audrey Shine shine

TG it’s W: A happy midweek everybody, and welcome new readers Howard, Sophia, Josh, James, Genevieve, Johanna, Bob, Rorrie, Nancy, Ellen, John, Dan and Kevin. Passed: Satoshi Ozaki, who cemented key international collaborations in high-energy and nuclear physics and helped design and build accelerators for scientific research on two continents – including two at Brookhaven National Laboratory – died Saturday. He was 88. Somewhat less accomplished, but still loved: Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, died Sunday, days after his 69th birthday,…


No. 229: Cybersecurity, doggone history and several fairly interesting things going on with bugs

Halfway home: A happy Wednesday, everybody, and how about a heartfelt Innovate welcome to new readers Holly, Mica, Jose, Gary, Amy, Briley and Anna. Great to have you aboard, kids. It’s July 19, on which musicians Alan Gorrie, Bernie Leadon, Brian May and Alan Collins were born. Can you name their bands? Answers after the news. Extra credit: George Frayne. Top o’ the Innovate LI site: Re-Nuble Inc., the Tinia Pina startup that turns food waste into fresh produce,…