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No. 486: On mega-moons, linear DNA and innovative immigrant services – and yes, lots of coronavirus stuff

  The unusual: Welcome to Wednesday, dear readers, and the midpoint of another weird and wild workweek, as the Great Coronavirus Pandemic continues to reshape our world and the regional and global innovation economies scramble to keep up. Please celebrate alone: It’s March 25 out there, the U.N.’s International Day of Solidarity With Missing or Detained Staff Members, which is actually about U.N. employees who made the ultimate sacrifice, but seems oddly redefined today. To…


In $2 million startup, 11,000 wines and one full circle

By GREGORY ZELLER // As the latest cog in a multistate corporate wheel likely to spin past $3 billion in revenue next year, Total Wine Spirits & More is not your typical startup, for Westbury or anywhere else. And it’s not particularly innovative – though actually it is, contorting Maryland-based Total Wine & More’s proven formula (170-something stores and counting) to squeeze through New York State’s regulatory hoops (more below). But if the megalithic retailer…


Adelphi talks up impressive 2017 TEDx roster

By GREGORY ZELLER // Adelphi University has announced a deep roster of regional innovators for its second TEDx event. Scheduled for March 31, the second-annual TEDxAdelphiUniversity – an independently organized event licensed by TED, the national nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading” – is focused on the theme “What Now?” and unites some of the area’s most fascinating and inspirational thought leaders, according to Elizabeth Cohn, executive director of Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation….