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Law and society rely upon a ‘Republic of Belief’

Kaushik Basu, one of the world’s leading economists, offers a new methodology for doing law and economics, rooted in game theory, that provides a deeper understanding of why the law works and how to craft more effective laws for a fairer society...
8-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flickers: The Closer You Look, The Less Different They Are

In a new study, researchers directly compared more than 16,000 DNA locations, and for the first time found clear evidence of genetic differences between Red-shafted and Yellow-shafted Flickers.
6-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s about time: Immediate rewards boost workplace motivation

New research from Kaitlin Woolley shows that immediate rewards increase interest and enjoyment in tasks, compared with rewards given at the end of a task.
6-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell research illuminates inaccuracies in radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon dating is a key tool archaeologists use to determine the age of plants and objects made with organic material. But new research shows that commonly accepted radiocarbon dating standards can miss the mark — calling into question...
5-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: The haunting regret of failing our ideal selves

Our most enduring regrets are the ones that stem from our failure to live up to our ideal selves, according to new Cornell University research.
29-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Asteroid Impact Grounded Bird Ancestors

An international team of scientists has concluded the asteroid that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago not only wiped out the dinosaurs, but erased the world’s forests and the species that lived in trees. The researchers say only small...
24-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Optimizing Taxi Fleet Size the Subject of Multi-University Research

A study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Laboratory – with important input from Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University – offers a network-based...
24-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Book Focuses on Impact of Online Content Moderators

In his new book, “Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media,” Tarleton Gillespie investigates how social media platforms police what we post online, and the large societal impact...
23-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Opportunity Fights for Life, but Its Success Is Cemented in History

15-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Martian Dust Storms Ravage Rovers, Impact Future Mission Models

Don Banfield, a senior research associate specializing in planetary sciences at Cornell University, monitors dust storms and atmospheric science on the red planet. He says it's important to consider the risks associated with dust storms, like the...
14-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Organics on Mars Means It’s Time to Target ‘Biosignatures’

7-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Maximize Memorial Day festivities: Food safety made palatable

Robert Gravani, food safety expert and professor emeritus of food science at Cornell University, says that there are several steps that people can take to make summer picnics safe.
15-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT

RFK Assassination Killed US Image as ‘Beacon of Democracy’

10-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT

White House AI Summit Signals U.S. Leadership in Competitive Industry

10-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Malaysian Elections: Regime Caught in Tight Race

3-May-2018 4:25 PM EDT

GM 3D Parts Plan Could Spark Electric Cars

3-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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