| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
In his words: Rick O'Day, Westborough, Mass.
Your request to share carrier memories evoked lively discussions between my father and me, who were both Courant carriers at a young age. My father, Bill, recalls starting as a Courant carrier in New...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The case of several cats that needed homes because their elderly owner had to move has taken a serious turn.
The owner, an 80-year-old Chicago woman who kept two dozen cats, has been hospitalized. The building she was living in was purchased months...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists said on Thursday.
An underground ocean is one of two explanations for...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Cornell University Provost Kent Fuchs was chosen as the next president of the University of Florida on Wednesday by the school's board of trustees.
"Dr. Fuchs brings to the University of Florida all of the important qualities we have been seeking in our...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:56 AM
The University of Florida's Presidential Search Committee has narrowed its list of finalists to three, all from out-of-state, with the president-elect expected to be named Wednesday.
On Monday, the search committee selected as finalists Cornell...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies.
New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:51 PM
The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse.
His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...