A new exhibition, "Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art," now through Jan. 8 at the Johnson Museum, explores, deconstructs and redefines "boy-ness" as a socially determined identity. (November 04, 2005)
A combination of hard work, revisions of earlier writings, coincidence and swift turnarounds in publication led to Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable coup of four books in one academic year (November 01, 2005)
The theory that the mind works like a computer, in a series of distinct stages, was an important steppingstone in cognitive science, but it has outlived its usefulness, concludes a new Cornell University study. (June 27, 2005)
Chilly workers not only make more errors but cooler temperatures could increase a worker's hourly labor cost by 10 percent, estimates Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory.
The tiny Belding's ground squirrels appear to be "kissing". Instead, they are sniffing to analyze secretions from facial scent glands, hoping to learn from the complex odor bouquet who is family and who's not. More remarkably, they are determining in a matter of seconds precisely who is close-enough kin to risk their lives helping -- and perhaps even whether they are too closely related to for mating. (March 22, 2002)