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Robot Butler's Creativity Surprises Its Own Makers

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology

A robot designed to clear clutter has learned how to cradle items in its arms, the same way a human might hold a baby, Carnegie Mellon University said...

Hate Preachers on Qatar Campus: Obama Gives Qatar Undeserved A+ on Fighting Incitement

David Andrew Weinberg | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
David Andrew Weinberg

"Kill the infidels... Count them in number and do not spare one." Blatant religious incitement of this sort feels like such a caricature of radical Is...

Want To Teach Kids "Proper" English? Speak Their Language.

Monica Gray | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Monica Gray

In a lab in Pittsburgh filled with sleek computers, doll houses and an assortment of colorful toys, two scientists are trying to find better ways to t...

Actually, Trump Isn't The Biggest Threat To Our Electoral System

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology

Enjoy the craziness of election season while you can: In the future, computers could become so adept at molding your behavior that you won't really ch...

Artist As Alchemist: Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery Presents 'Aftersound,' a Celebration Of Sound ...and Silence.

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Marthe Weyandt

(Michael Johnsen: Folk-Telharmonium. Aftersound Exhibition at Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. Photo: Vincent Zeng) There is much to...

'Romper Room's' Miss Molly Reflects Back

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 09.06.2015 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

Hundreds of thousands of children fell under the spell of Molly McCloskey Barber. To her legion of fans, however, she was simply known as Miss Molly, the host of one of the most successful children's shows of all time.

Arrested Memory - 'Justice Is Mind'

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.06.2015 | Science
Pamela Glasner

No, this isn't a story about the tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease, it's about your own memories being used as evidence against you in a court of law. Science fiction? I thought so, but not anymore.

These Are The 25 Best Universities To Work For This Year

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.19.2014 | College

"Clean campus, gentle and gracious people...and interesting work," are all things found by employees at Brigham Young University (in addition to shock...

The Modular Shoe: Children's Footwear Designed for Developing Countries

Carnegie Mellon University | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Carnegie Mellon University

We realized that a family's footwear costs could be reduced by creating a shoe a child can wear as he or she grows.

From Christmas Seals to Kevlar

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Knowing how important it is to write women back into history, I am pleased to be able to share the stories of great Delaware -- and American -- women, all of whom have a place in the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

Millennials In Love Are More Likely To Update Their Facebook Status

Posted 02.09.2014 | College

A lot of millennials are in love. At least, according to the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. An ongoing study by the...

Tyler Kingkade

Prestigious University Accused Of Failing To Expel Student After Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Carnegie Mellon University failed to remove from campus a student it found responsible for sexual assault and did little to prevent the offender's con...

The 10 Geekiest Colleges

Posted 10.21.2013 | College

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has been crowned the geekiest school in the country by HerCampus. What else would you expect from a school wh...

Scientists Beware: Shooting the Messenger

American Statistical Association | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

While every scientist faces the possibility of being the bearer of bad news, statisticians are especially vulnerable. At present, two countries -- Greece and Argentina -- are bringing charges against statisticians who are reporting truthful, yet unpleasant, data.

'Naked Pope' Faces Charges Over Scandalous Costume

Posted 05.10.2013 | College

A Carnegie Mellon University student faces misdemeanor charges after she dressed as the pope during an art school parade last month. Police said her c...

In the Midst of Ideas

Ketaki Desai | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
Ketaki Desai

TEDx is an independently organized TED event that focuses on the community it is organized in. At Carnegie Mellon University, we have our own TEDxCMU, only four years old on Sunday March 3rd, and organized entirely by a student board.

These Cameras Could Stop Burglars Before They Break In

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.29.2012 | HuffPost Home

Awesome or creepy?

Did Abe Lincoln Use Emoticons?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

Was Abraham Lincoln one of the first people to use the playful ;) emoticon? Though the text symbol for "winking," used in our emails, tweets, texts...

Colleges With Best Starting Salaries

Posted 09.19.2012 | College

If you need to make a lot of money right after college, then perhaps it's time to start looking at schools with an "IT" in the name. Or go into mining...

Where Did Google And Apple Employees Go To College?

Posted 03.29.2012 | College

More young people would want to work for Google than any other company. Apple is the the second most popular company, according to a survey done by U...

Which University Won the Intercollegiate Programming Championship?

David Thielen | Posted 04.13.2012 | College
David Thielen

Each team wrote the A.I. for a computer game. The contest is then the A.I.s from each team fighting each other where one will reign victorious over the others on the field of battle.

Translate the Web While Learning a New Language

Joe Kutchera | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Joe Kutchera

With Duolingo, he hopes to solve two enormous problems for the developing world: bring down the incredibly high-price of computer language learning to nothing and improve the quality and quantity of online content in languages other than English.

Is Education Software Failing Our Schools?

www.nytimes.com | TRIP GABRIEL and MATT RICHTEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

The Web site of Carnegie Learning, a company started by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University that sells classroom software, trumpets this promise:...

The Seven Best Colleges For Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 07.23.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

It is crucial to give credit where credit is due for colleges that uphold freedom of speech, so here is the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's list.

CEOs, Union Leader Agree: Manufacturing Strategy Crucial

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Since precious few Americans, even those in the same political party, agree on how to realign America, a typecast smack down between CEOs and unionists might have begun when they met. But it didn't.