Space scientist, TV and equality scholar say Star Trek’s impact goes far beyond screen

The original Star Trek series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, with events to commemorate the show’s debut throughout the year the new “Star Trek Beyond” movie opening Friday. Two Cornell University professors – one who served as NASA’s Chief Technologist, and another who studies gender and racial roles within American television and film – […]

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. “More stimulating programs that are fast paced and […]