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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

3 days agoHumor / 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

“Calling Obama a ‘global George Zimmerman’? No. No.”: Michael Eric Dyson sounds off on Cornel West, Obama & his critics

The Georgetown University scholar and author reflects on his very public break with his mentor turned tormentor

Researchers Have Figured Out Troll Behavior and Are Trying to Fix It - Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to anger the internet.

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Some researchers at Cornell University figured out how to identify internet trolls and are working on a way to deal with them. Loki is amused.

Disney's New 3D Printer Churns Out Soft Bunnies

If anyone were going to create a 3D printer that would create cuddly objects made out of felt, it would be Disney. And that's exactly what's happened, in conjunction with Cornell and Carnegie Mellon universities. The printer "slices" a 3D model of an object into layers, then laser-cuts those layers...

The Ghost of Cornel West

Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned” is the best-known line from William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal terms: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.” Even an angry Almi

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers…

'Revolt: Aesthetics of Dissent and Disgust' opens at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Revolt: Aesthetics of Dissent and Disgust, on view April 18 through June 14, 2015. Each year the Johnson Museum provides an opportunity for students in Cornell?s History of Art Majors? Society to gain direct curatorial experience by organizing an exhibition. Show More Summary

Tumors Prefer the Easy Way Out

Researchers from Cornell University describe a new way cancer cells invade other parts of the body, identifying a new treatment target that may be more effective than current drugs.This article was chosen as an APSselect article for April.

Troll-Hunting Algorithm Developed – Researchers Can Now Spot Internet’s “Future Banned Users”

Researchers at Cornell University have developed an algorithm that can positively identify internet trolls, before they become a menace. Cornell University researchers have developed the algorithm that can spot internet trolls quite accurately. Show More Summary

Senior Citizens Boogie The Night Away At Their Own Prom

The belles of this ball are a little older and a little wiser, but still know how to get down. Project Generations, an organization run by students from Ithaca College and Cornell University, hosted the 2015 Tompkins County Intergenerational...Show More Summary

Extinction of Experience: Does it Matter?

Right after I graduated from Cornell University, I took off for the North Cascades wilderness. First as a student and later an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, I spent summers in Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. I ice climbed out of crevasses, backpacked through Pacific Northwest old growth forests, and scaled ancient volcanoes. Show More Summary

Robots: Programmable Matter

Michael Tolley and Jonas Neubert from the Computational Synthesis Laboratory run by Hod Lipson at Cornell University present their approach at making programmable matter....

5 Simple Ways to Engineer Weight Loss in Your Environment

In my latest film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Brian Wansink, the director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. He is an expert on how our environment induces us to overeat. In the movie,...Show More Summary

"In her book “Degrees of Inequality” published last year, Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at..."

“ In her book “Degrees of Inequality” published last year, Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at Cornell University, quotes Dick Morris, President Clinton’s campaign adviser, defending the political superiority of tax benefitsShow More Summary

VIDEO: University officials in Florida authorize Pro-ISIS Club, “JUST CHANGE THE NAME”

You all saw the O’Keefe video of the Cornell dean who was going to allow a pro-ISIS club on campus, right?  Well, he’s got a new video out and it’s

Did James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Actually Get a University to Sanction an ISIS Club?

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

While we still have skepticism about whether Project Veritas truly got a Cornell dean to approve an ISIS club on campus, their latest video appears to show officials at Barry University actually approving a club pitched as "Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria."

USAID Taps Cornell to Advance Ebola Protective Garments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University - along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. - will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for health care workers on the front lines battling the life-threatening contagion. Show More Summary

Scientists Discover the Reason That Indian Food Tastes So Good and How It Differs From Western Cuisine

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A new study by Anupam Jaina, Rakhi N Kb, and Ganesh Baglerb published on Cornell University‘s arXiv.org explains why Indian food is so delicious, and how it differs from Western cuisine. The study looked at over 2,000 recipes from the site Tarla Dalal to examine what ingredients were used together. What they found was that Indian recipes […]

There’s Only A Month Left in the Pitch Your Prototype Challenge

There’s just over a month left to submit your own project to the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, a collaboration between Make: magazine and Cornell University with the goal of digging up promising prototypes from the Maker community....Show More Summary

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