| Sep 27, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:44 PM
By now, school has begun for all students across the state and practice for fall sports teams has been underway for a while. Some schools offered team members an opportunity to participate in camps over the summer to prepare for the upcoming season,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If you're trying to slim down or maintain a trim figure, you probably already know it's important to eat a healthy diet (think: lean protein, whole grains and plenty of produce), mind your portions and be active. But you might be surprised to learn that...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus.
It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Hotel owners can save some green by going eco-friendly.
That is the consensus of three studies by Cornell University professors who studied whether there is an advantage to operating environmentally friendly hotels over traditional hotels.