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Mind over platter

Professor Brian Wansink is a leading researcher on eating behaviour. His latest study investigates the effect of food order in buffet lines.


Fri Aug 01, 2014


Guys Who Do More Housework Have Better Sex Lives, Study Says

What do you do when your dishwasher stops working? Pat her on the ass, tell her she looks pretty - and then never have sex again, because it's not the 1950s anymore, you lazy idiot.


Publishers' Weekly

Edward E. Baptist: On Slavery and Management

Cornell University historian Baptist's "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" is an unapologetic, damning, and grisly account of slavery's foundational place in the emergence of America as a global superpower.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Inventions, Science / Technology

Daily Times

You should probably stop using a loofah in the shower

If you use a loofah to get clean, it may be time to rethink your shower routine.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science

The Washington Post

One new thing leads to another, says math

Here's your cool math for the day: a model showing that when one new thing happens, more will follow.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, US Politics, US News


Drones May Offer Photographers Automatic Lighting Effects

A team of researchers from MIT and Cornell University have developed a prototype system that uses small aerial robots with built-in lights to assist photographers in creating the perfect lighting for their work.


Related Topix: Automatic, Alternative, Science / Technology, Robots, Science, Computer Science

CSIRO Publishing

New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch-sizes

Benjamin G. Freeman A B C and Nicholas A. Mason A B A Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Ithaca, NY, Princeton University

Thu Jul 31, 2014

University of Kansas

Pioneering KU radar researcher to be honored Aug. 6 at ceremony

The University of Kansas will honor one of its own with a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, for the Richard K. Moore Conference Room in Nichols Hall.


Related Topix: University of Kansas, Electrical Engineering, Science, US Military, US Navy, Inventions, Science / Technology, University of New Mexico

Hotel Business

Cornell Study Concludes LEED Certification Bolsters Hotel Revenue

A study by Matthew Walsman, Rohit Verma and Suresh Muthulingam called "The Impact of LEED Certification on Hotel Performance" from Cornell University, located here, has found that hotels gain a revenue benefit when they are certified under the LEED sustainable building program.


Related Topix: Energy

World War I resources at the National Archives at Atlanta

World War I resources at the National Archives at Atlanta offer valuable historical data.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, History in the News, Morrow, GA, Clayton County, GA, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA

WCTV Tallahassee

FAMU President Announces Launch of Sustainability Institute

Today, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., announced the launch of her newest initiative - the FAMU Sustainability Institute.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

The Washington Post

Inside the stressed-out, time-crunched patent examiner workforce

Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles more than 500,000 new patent applications.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Inventions, Science / Technology, World News

Archinect School Blog

Book Review: 'The City in the City-Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto'

Lotus International No. 19, June 1978, and The City in the City-Berlin: A Green Archipelago, 2013.


Related Topix: Ithaca, NY


Go and Do: A jazzy picnic and an American Idol judge

Seacoast artist Nancy Johnson will be giving a watercolor painting demonstration at the Sheafe Warehouse in Prescott Park on Friday, Aug. 1. Johnson is an award-winning artist, and her work has been featured in different magazines.


Related Topix: Painting, Arts, York, ME

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents

Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals-particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons.


Related Topix: New York University, Bioinformatics, Science

Sys-Con Media

Student Intern Team (#INTERNvention) Develops, Designs, Markets and...

Business on Market St. is set to launch their first student developed business service: Business Lab Kit, an online suite of business tools, and its initial product, the Proposal Generator.



Oh, you got my interest with Cornell University. Huge Harry Potter fan here. ...

A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.


Related Topix: Georgia Tech

Black Voice News

Study: African-American Homeownership Increasingly Less Stable, More Risky

While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers.


Related Topix: African-American, Rice University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Mars rover clocking up the mileage

It's not exactly been at Olympic gold medal pace, but Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity that landed on the Red Planet in 2004 has set an extraterrestrial distance record and is within sight of completing its first marathon.


Related Topix: Meridian, NY, Ithaca, NY

KUGN-AM Eugene

Hungry People Feel More Entitled at Work, Study Finds

You don't necessarily have to be brought up spoiled to have a sense of entitlement.