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Watch the News, Lose Some Weight

Can watching dramatic television make you fat? Yes, according to a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. The study finds that fast-paced television programs might lead people to eat twice as much food.

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Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems.

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NATO Rapid-Reaction Force Spikes Short-Term Tension to Deliver Long-Term Stability

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Scientists Find Possible Neurobiological Basis for Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-Interest

A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of California at Berkeley used advanced imaging techniques to study how the brain makes choices about honesty.

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Nationwide Nursing Study Shows Simulation Education Works, Faculty Training Needed

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A new award-winning study, “The NCSBN National Simulation Study: A Longitudinal, Randomized, Controlled Study Replacing Clinical Hours with Simulation in Prelicensure Nursing Education,” offers strong evidence supporting the use of high quality healthcare simulation as a substitute for up to 50% of traditional clinical time.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: "Yarnbombed!"

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If you visit the Smithsonian Castle this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be seeing red—yarn, that is. The entrance gate to the Haupt Garden, light poles, benches and guide ropes leading to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have been “yarnbombed,” or swathed under layers of yarn, to highlight a new Sackler Gallery exhibition, “Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota.”

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Photographer Donna Ferrato Launches Sept. 12 the First Gallery Exhibition in Her Series on Women Who Have Left Abusers

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"I Am Unbeatable–Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment: Photographs by Donna Ferrato," will be on display at the Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 4. In addition to photographs, a video about a survivor of domestic violence named Sarah will run continuously in the gallery.

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Cellphone Addiction Harming Academic Performance Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility’

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Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

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SBU Receives Highest Score in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll

Stony Brook University has been named in Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honor Roll, an annual list that offers a measure of how environmentally friendly universities are on a scoring scale of 60 to 99. Stony Brook, one of 24 universities to receive a score of 99 (the highest possible score), is among 861 colleges reviewed this year. Selection is based on data collected in its 2013-14 surveys of schools concerning their sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings.

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Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

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Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

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