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Something about STEM drives women out

Just when the nation has a need for more workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, research at Cornell and the University...

Physicists unify the structure of scientific theories

Cornell physicists have figured out why science works. Or rather, they’ve posited a theory for why scientific theories work – a meta theory. Publishing online...
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Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult

Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult Sherri McGinnis González October 21, 2013 Childhood poverty and chronic stress may lead to problems regulating...

A Grand Unified Theory of Exotic Superconductivity?

Years of experiments on various types of high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors—materials that offer hope for energy-saving applications such as zero-loss electrical power lines—have turned up...

Bending world’s thinnest glass shows atoms’ dance

Watch what happens when you bend and break the world’s thinnest glass. This glass, discovered by Cornell researchers and their international team of collaborators,...

Small cubes can propel themselves forward, jump, snap together into arbitrary...

In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said,...

Quitting Facebook — what’s behind the new trend to leave social...

If you are ready to commit "virtual identity suicide," delete your Facebook account, and say good-bye to social networking sites, you are not alone. A...

Young adults reminisce about music from before their time

Music has an uncanny way of bringing us back to a specific point in time, and each generation seems to have its own opinions...

Life purpose buffers negative moods triggered by diversity

Being in the minority in an ethnically diverse crowd is distressing, regardless of your ethnicity, unless you have a sense of purpose in life,...

What’s for dinner on Mars?

Imagine finding freeze-dried meats and fruits, dehydrated vegetables, egg crystals, ghee-like anhydrous butter, powdered milk and chipotle peppers in your kitchen, but not a...

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