| May 13, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said.
She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson, who earned a Nobel Prize for breakthrough research that explained how factors like temperature and pressure lead to sudden transformations of matter, such as boiling water's shift from liquid to vapor, died Saturday in Saco,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It’s time to get ready for your not-so-close-up. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on the far side of Saturn will snap a long-distance portrait of Earth today between 2:27 p.m. and 2:42 p.m. PDT.
[Updated 8:10 a.m.: "Awesome." Cassini project...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Barristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Attention dieters: If you want to maximize your chances of success, don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach.
So says a new JAMA Internal Medicine study from two members of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where researchers...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.
It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Though the balance of evidence supports the idea that genetically modified foods are safe to eat and don't harm the environment, a few reports have suggested otherwise. Here are three of them.
•French scientists reported in September that rats fed a...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86.
Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Steven Muller, former president of the Johns Hopkins University and a major figure in American higher education, died Saturday of respiratory failure at his Washington home. He was 85.
A refugee as a child from Nazi Germany who went on to earn a...