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Twitter Works Like A Global Mood Ring
2011-09-30 05:11:51

Sociologists at Cornell University have turned to Twitter to study the collective mood of Americans, finding that people tend to cheer up by breakfast time and gradually taper their sentiments by late afternoon, before rallying again near bedtime.

New Technique Uses Genomes To Determine Ancient Human Migrations
2011-09-22 05:18:56

Researchers at Cornell University have developed new statistical methods based on the complete genome sequences of living humans to shed light on events at the dawn of human history.

2011-09-14 14:42:14

Despite recent news reports questioning the long-term viability of daily deal companies.

Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts.

Mars Rovers Carry 9/11 Tributes
2011-09-09 06:25:16

In September 2001, Honeybee Robotics employees in lower Manhattan were building a pair of tools for grinding weathered rinds off rocks on Mars, so that scientific instruments on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity could inspect the rocks' interiors.

Biological Basis For Delayed Gratification
2011-09-01 10:35:56

Weill Cornell–led study looks at delayed gratification in adults first tested with marshmallows and cookies as pre-schoolers.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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