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Study says street harassment is everywhere, still sucks

Hollaback! and Cornell University have just published the results of the largest international study of street harassment to date.

Why You Should Drink Bloody Marys On Planes: Study

Do you crave Bloody Marys while flying? Researchers at Cornell University say noisy situations -- like the 85 decibels aboard a jetliner -- create cravings for umami-rich foods like tomato juice. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Take a Deep Dive into “The Sagebrush Sea” This Week

Photograph courtesy of Cornell University A painful truth every writer eventually admits to is that some pictures really are worth a thousand words—or more. A case in point is “The Sagebrush Sea”—the next edition of the PBS show “Nature,” airing 8 p.m. Show More Summary

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If you’re wondering, Cornell is just like every other university in one respect: the grad students are starving, and wherever there is free food, students circle like vultures. The engineering and CS departments have a mailing list alerting people to free food, but a more automated solution was desired. Show More Summary

The A. D. White Library in Ithaca, USA

The A.D. White Library, at Cornell University, might be the template from which all dream libraries are made. Three stories tall, it's criss-crossed with walkways decorated with curling metal flourishes and filled with arched enclaves of books. Show More Summary

Sensible Only in Retrospect: Extracting Useful Advice from the Linear Lie

My internship with Sandia National Labs studying pool fire characteristics, along with my Mechanical Engineering degree from Cornell University, landed me a job in computer chip manufacturing at Intel. While there, I transferred four or five times in ten years. Show More Summary

Science Explains Why Tomato Juice Tastes Best on a Plane

It all comes down to loud noise. Airplane food is notorious for tasting like crap, but scientists say that is due to more than processed, gloppy ingredients. According to a new study by researchers at Cornell University, certain items aren't all that palatable 36,000 feet in the air all because of loud airplane noise. Show More Summary

Why one Cornell professor wants you to get over the 'BRICs'

Andrew Karolyi, a finance professor at Cornell University and an expert in investment management, wants to get over the idea of the BRICS. He says that isolating countries into rich/poor categories with cute acronyms is unhealthy – not...Show More Summary

Scientists Say High Noise Levels Are Why Airplane Food Sucks

A new study from Cornell University has found that the loud noise conditions of an airplane cabin can enhance salty and bitter flavours, but lessen the impact of sweet ones.

The secret to overturning negative first impressions

It can be tough to shift someone’s opinion if you’ve made a bad first impression. They might accept your apology or take on board your good points, but beneath the surface, ill feeling persists. New research from Cornell University suggests...Show More Summary

Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots has a new name.

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots has a new name. Now called the Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond, the multidisciplinary research institute is dedicated to investigating the life-harboring potential of other planets, and to acquiring a richer understanding of our own. Read more...

Cornell renames institute to honor astrophysicist Carl Sagan

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In an inauguration event held over the weekend, Cornell University renamed its Institute for Pale Blue Dots — founded in 2014 — as the “Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond” to honor the astrophysicist, best-selling author and one of the greatest science popularizers of all...

Cornell Sues Pei’s Firm Over Museum Expansion Design

Cornell University has sued the architectural firm founded by the noted architect I.M. Pei, asserting that its design for the expansion of the university's art museum was flawed.

Inventor of Arxiv speaks at Columbia this Tues 4pm

Paul Ginsparg, professor of physics at Cornell University and inventor of Arxiv, is speaking Tuesday 5 May, 4pm in CEPSR 750. Here’s the abstract: I [Ginsparg] will give a very brief sociological overview of the current metastable state...Show More Summary

Not sure if those leftovers are still safe to eat? This app can help.

The new Food Keeper app from the USDA and Cornell University aims to help you cut food waste at home.

3 atom thick material breakthrough could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors,

News in Brief: Study Finds Majority Of Urban Households Located In Roller Rink Deserts

3 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

ITHACA, NY—Confirming that most inner-city residents have gone their entire lives without sufficient access to blacklight skating or Skate-’N’-Celebrate birthday parties, an alarming study published this week by Cornell University reveal...

Cornell Administrators Embark On Criminal Investigation Of Student Activists

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Students at Cornell University say school administrators and police have called in multiple student activists for "interrogations" about recent protests, and threatened at least one activist with a felony burglary charge. The reasonShow More Summary

Researchers cut down procrastination by making it less fun

The key to making online students focus on their course work may be making procrastination as unenjoyable as possible, according to a study out of Cornell University. It’s a familiar problem to anyone with a deadline and a computer: the … Continue reading ? The post Researchers cut down procrastination by making it less fun appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

13 Secrets of Ice Cream Science

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image credit: Jacob Thomas) As a kid growing up in Waterbury, Vermont, Kirsten Schimoler was a regular on the Ben & Jerry’s factory tour. Now, after getting a food science degree from Cornell University, she’s moved back to her hometown...Show More Summary

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