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First All-Women Farrier Class Training at Cornell Vet School

Kerry Spain, right, and Kahlan Schramm shape horseshoes as part of the Cornell Farrier Program. (Photo by Lindsay France, University Photography) In early January this year, three women walked through the farrier shop doors at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Show More Summary

Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind

(Cornell University) In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, Cornell sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline -- in high school, when students' commitment to STEM fields tends to solidify.

Death of a Veggie Salesman

Cornell University marketing professor Brian Wansink is famous for surprising findings about food—e.g., that people eat more popcorn when it comes in bigger tubs, or that the characters on cereal boxes are drawn with eyeballs looking down, as if to make eye contact with children in the supermarket aisle. Show More Summary

Infant skull binding shaped identity, inequality in ancient Andes

(Cornell University) The idea of binding and reshaping a baby's head may make today's parents cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage.

Got questions for a cryptography expert? Iddo Bentov is joining us on TNW Answers

How did you first get into cryptography? Will Bitcoin end in centralization? What exactly is an Instantaneous Decentralized Poker? Ask all this and more to Cornell University’s resident cryptography expert, Iddo Bentov. Bentov is a Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science at Cornell University. Show More Summary

Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system

New research in to how Earth's atmosphere evolved over time could hold the key to detecting life on exoplanets, according to scientists from the University of St Andrews and Cornell University.

Mindless eating: is there something rotten behind the research?

A storm of retractions, corrections, data irregularities and controversy over duplicate publication are destroying the credibility of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab. It’s time for the university to be open about what’s going on Most people...Show More Summary

March Madness mentality: Faced with chance to win, most coaches go for tie

(Cornell University) When faced with a choice between a 'fast' option that offers a greater chance of ultimate victory but also a significant chance of immediate defeat, and a 'slow' option with both a lower chance of winning and a lesser chance of immediate defeat, people often opt for the 'slow' option because of their aversion to sudden death.

U.S. health care costs up 29% because of obesity

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The overall cost of healthcare in America is up 29%, varying greatly among states, according to a new report from Cornell University.

The Worst Places To Get Stung By A Bee: Nostril, Lip, Penis

It started when a honeybee flew up Michael Smith’s shorts and stung him in the testicles. Smith is a graduate student at Cornell University, who studies the behaviour and evolution of honeybees. In this line of work, stings are a common and inevitable hazard. “If you’re wearing shorts and doing bee work, a bee can […]

Brainpower wins over brawn when male hummingbirds display for mates

(Cornell University) When male animals compete over mates, it's often a showy affair: think of elk tangling antlers or tom turkeys strutting and gobbling. But for a Costa Rican hummingbird, it seems mental prowess holds the edge over mere physical flamboyance.

Cornell frat on probation for 'pig roast' sex contest

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A sex contest called the “pig roast” has landed the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s Cornell University chapter on probation.        

Cornell University Fraternity Hit With Probation After Allegedly Conducting A 'Pig Roast' Sex Contest With Overweight Women

Well this doesn't paint fraternities in a positive light. It seems the scandal involving Cornell University's Zeta Beta Tau fraternity has finally come to an end. Per reports, the controversial frat has officially been disciplined for holding a sex contest referred to as a "pig roast." Apparently, new members were to earn "points" by sleeping with [...]

Cornell Fraternity Accused of "Pig Roast" Sex Contest

A fraternity at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York has been placed on probation after it was discovered that it made pledges go through with something totally heinous and disgusting. According to the Daily Sun, the school's student...Show More Summary

Fraternity at Cornell University in trouble for 'pig roast' contest

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The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Cornell University is in hot water for a sex contest they called the “pig roast.”        

Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.

Fish study finds genes that regulate social behaviors

Genes in an area of the brain that is relatively similar in fish, humans and all vertebrates appear to regulate how organisms coordinate and shift their behaviors, according to a new Cornell University study.

The Trouble with Academic Research, Part Deux

Many laughs have been had over academic-research papers. In the second of his two-part article on academic research, Professor John Staddon gives us more material. The Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University had a problem: [Professor...Show More Summary

Where Polls Live Forever

Cornell University political scientist Peter Enns, who also heads up the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, joins Chris Riback for a discussion on how American views have evolved — in big ways and really nuanced ways — over time [...]

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