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2 hrs ago | New Scientist

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

In California, people with Alzheimer's will be given transfusions of young blood to see if improves their cognition there's good reason to hope it might IT SOUNDS like the dark plot of a vampire movie.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Ithaca, NY, Stanford University, Science / Technology

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Is The Craziest, Most Acrobatic Motorcycle Accident You'll Ever See

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

5 hrs ago | Switched

Saturn's Rings Are 4.4 Billion Years Old, New Cassini Findings Suggest

Saturn's spectacular ring system may date back some 4.4 billion years to the time when the planet itself formed, new findings suggest.


Related Topix: University of Colorado Boulder, Science / Technology, Space, Ithaca, NY, NASA

6 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future

Honeybees build a new comb on a wooden frame of a beehive. The piece of comb on the right shows the transition from worker comb to drone... When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, called drones.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey

Tue Aug 19, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Guiding stars: The impact of nutrition rating systems on supermarket food sales

Can nutrition rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier spending habits? A new study by Cornell University researchers sought to answer that very question by tracking the purchasing records in a supermarket chain that uses the Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of foods for sale.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

WNYC-AM New York

In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other'

The point of an alternative art space like the workshop is to continually say ... 'Tell your story, or tell a story that has nothing to do with you.


Related Topix: Iowa


Future Phones to Use Blood and Speech to Monitor HIV, Stress, Nutrition

David Erickson, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, will receive a $3 million National Science Foundation grant over five years to adapt smart phones for health monitoring.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, UC Los Angeles


Ebola Outbreak Changes How We Care for the Sick

Stacey Langwick , professor of medical anthropology at Cornell University and author of "Bodies, Politics, and African Healing," comments on the recent effort to stem the spread of Ebola in Africa.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Cool Hunting

Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection, Interpreted by DJ Shadow: The...

Six years after their last tour together, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist team up again-this time, for a very special pursuit.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, DJ Shadow

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Psychology Today

Do Beautiful People Fare Better in Court?

Despite this, one would hope that at least in court, physical appearance would not come into play.


The Doings Weekly

Clarkson: Suggested incoming college student reading promotes...

Respecting others' opinions and cultural differences as well as the ethical implications of technology's advance are a few themes from university-suggested summer reading for students entering as freshmen.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Northwestern University, Boston College, Clemson University

Motor Boating Magazine

5 Things to Know about GPS Hackers

If hackers crack your yacht's GPS system, the position you see on your digital chart may be different from your actual position at sea.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity To Pay Full Cost Of Michael Brown's Memorial And Funeral Services

Standing in their tradition of service and social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to pay the entire costs for the memorial and funeral services of Michael Brown, the 18 year old teen who was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Al Sharpton and Kimora Lee Simmons are among other notables who ... (more)


Related Topix: Student Society, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternities, African-American, Ithaca, NY


Western New York Garden & Landscape Symposium

The Cornell Cooperative Exten-sion of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Program is holding the first Western New York Garden & Landscape Symposium on Sept.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Chautauqua County, NY, Dewittville, NY, Entomology, Science, Chautauqua, NY

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Scientific Blogging

All Our Brains Generate Emotions The Same Way

In an analogy many scientists hate, the human brain is often compared to a small, wet computer, functioning in almost the same way as the electronic kind.


Related Topix: Computers, Wine, Drink

Daily Kos

Black Kos, Week In Review

In 1947 Marie Maynard Daly became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in the field of chemistry.


Related Topix: Yeshiva University, Columbia University, Corona, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Pet Connection: Choosing a shelter pet

We are big fans of adopting from animal shelters. We each have two dogs acquired from shelters or rescue groups.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

Art Daily

'Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan' at the Johnson Museum

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Jie : Contemporary Art from Taiwan, on view now through December 21. This exhibition, jointly organized by the Johnson Museum of Art and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, was curated by An-yi Pan, associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Fine Arts, City University of New York, National University


College tips for the incoming freshman

You've seen it. You've probably even taken part in it. We're talking about the ice bucket challenge.


Related Topix: Northwestern University

Evening Sun

Master Gardeners: Participate in nature: Become a citizen scientist

Citizen Science has received a growing amount of attention over the past few years, as average individuals are encouraged to collect data on specific topics and submit their results to professionals for evaluation and study.


Related Topix: Concord, MA, Entomology, Science


2014 List Of Top LGBT Schools Includes More Southern And Religious Campuses

The best-ranked 50 colleges in the United States for LGBT students were named by Campus Pride Friday, doubling the size of previous years' rankings to include, as the organization says, the "best of the best."


Related Topix: Amherst College, Augsburg College, Brown University, Central Washington University, Connecticut College