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  • Readers say insensitivity at the root of hairstyle story

    Readers say insensitivity at the root of hairstyle story
    No, Bo Derek did not invent cornrows. Many readers and some other media publications took issue with a story we recently published about three different fall hairstyles¬†— cornrows, bangs and ponytails — coming from the season’s fashion...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...
  • Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

    Some supporters are standing behind Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison after allegations surfaced last month that he lied about academic degrees he earned and an apparent discrepancy in his voter registration. Madison attempted to clear his...
  • Eating with an overweight person may affect what and how much you eat, study finds

    Eating with an overweight person may affect what and how much you eat, study finds
    The next time you think about changing your eating habits for the better, you may want to start with the person sitting across the dinner table. A new study by researchers at Cornell University suggests the size of your eating companion may affect how...
  • Venturing inside the teenage brain

    Venturing inside the teenage brain
    If you've ever tried to warn teenagers of the consequences of risky behavior — only to have them sigh and roll their eyes — don't blame them. Blame their brain anatomy. Sociologists and psychologists have long known that teen brains are...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
  • Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative

    Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative
    Ethnic conflict is neither restricted to classroom discussions on international relations nor front page newspaper headlines. It has real impact on lives, a fact that we often only read about, not experience. When a girls' orphanage was burned to the...
  • 'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

    'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis
    College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research. Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college...
  • West Boca grad scholarship settles Cornell suit

    Cornell University has agreed to set up a perpetual scholarship in memory of a West Boca High School graduate in a last-minute settlement of a 2010 federal lawsuit brought by his father. The terms of the settlement were reached before a Sept. 29 trial...
  • Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'

    Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'
    Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging,...