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Online reviews only partially reveal what hotel customers think

Customers in the hotel industry are writing online reviews more than ever via social networks and travel websites. But their comments are so numerous …

Business School

Soft, Safe Robots with Daring Abilities

C3PO and R2D2 are not the robots we are looking for. In the movie <i>Star Wars,</i> the two work side by side with their human companions, giving them …

Robotics

Quality of diet, not quantity, is key to health of baby birds

Cornell researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the fatty acid composition in the tree swallow diet plays a key role in chick health …

Changing How Cities Use Their Energy Data

Given the universal desire to conserve natural resources and improve safety and health in building design and construction, those tasked with …

Energy

Burton, Aching are Provost's Fellows for Public Engagement

Faculty members M. Diane Burton and Gerard Aching have accepted appointments as Provost's Fellows for Public Engagement, serving the university's …

Education

Students blossom in extension summer internships

From using drones to track nutrient management in upstate corn fields to working with Head Start programs in Harlem, Cornell Cooperative Extension …

New York State

$1M expands food safety capabilities at Geneva campus

Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva is poised to expand its food development and technology commercialization …

Food & Dining

Why does it take so long to develop new plants?

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

Engineers devise, atom-by-atom, a room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroic out of lutetium iron oxide, a discovery that could lead to advances …

Nano Tech

Melatonin, biological clock keep singing fish on time

In the 1980s, people living on houseboats in the San Francisco Bay were puzzled by a droning hum of unknown origin that started abruptly in the late …

Biology

Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos

To find the detailed building blocks of life in the cosmos, a new instrument will be placed on NASA’s SOFIA – the airliner-based Stratospheric …

Astronomy

Moneyball Could Offer Winning Strategy for Drug Development

Nearly one-third of drugs in development ultimately fail during clinical trials because the side effects are just too severe. Researchers at Weill …

Drug Development

Yes, Virginia, there is a weight gain over Christmas

A new study has confirmed what your waistband has told you all along: You gain weight during the holidays.<p>It also concluded that people who weigh themselves frequently seem to lose those extra pounds faster.<p>The trend was seen in 1,781 Americans, 760 Germans and 383 Japanese, all of whom used WiFi …

Christmas

Do you count the 'Likes' you get on Facebook? Then you may have lost purpose in your life, claims study

Researchers at Cornell University studied the effects of purpose in the online world, in two studies. They measured self-esteem and sense of purpose, …

Facebook

Conference spotlights consequences of parental incarceration

The Fifth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference at Cornell Sept. 15-16 shined the spotlight the children of incarcerated parents and featured a …

University of Wisconsin

'Likes' less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose

One group seems immune to the rush of self-esteem that comes with an online thumbs-up: people with a sense of purpose, which limits how reactive …

Self-esteem

A Unique Eye on Cybersecurity

Fred B. Schneider, Computer Science, has had his eye on cybersecurity for more than three decades. His ideas about how to keep the cyberworld secure, …

How Does the Immune System Develop Memory?

Immune System

Interventions for Healthy Lifestyles

Losing weight and increasing overall health is never easy. Changing bad eating habits can be difficult even when we have access to health food …

Healthy Eating

Inequality, Education, Mass Incarceration

In teaching the capstone course for Cornell University’s minor in Inequality Studies—Controversies about Inequality—Anna R. Haskins, Sociology, …

Education

Looking Deeply into the Causes of Dementia

Constantino Iadecola, director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine, has always liked to take things apart …

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

Eight Cornell undergraduates, representing the Engineers Without Borders-Cornell Student Chapter, traveled to Bolivia over summer break for a …

Latin America

Celebrating Kay Obendorf's 50-year fiber science legacy

S. Kay Obendorf, who retired in June after 50 years at Cornell in the College of Human Ecology, was honored Sept. 8 with the unveiling of a …

College & University

Tags on RNA silence X chromosome in females

New research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators could offer researchers a new scientific avenue to pursue treatments for X-linked chromosomal …

Science

Collaboration to identify new disease resistance in tomato

Cornell researchers have been awarded $4.2 million by the National Science Foundation to explore natural genetic variation in the tomato immune …

Biology

Quality, not quantity, of diet is key to health of baby birds

Cornell researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the fatty acid composition in the tree swallow diet plays a key role in chick health …

Diets

Researchers develop way to ID diabetes patient-specific drugs

An innovative method that uses human embryonic stem cells to model type 2 diabetes caused by genetic mutations may enable researchers to identify …

Diabetes

Cornell University Team Envision Watery Flight to the Moon

If all goes as planned, a group of U.S. university students will have placed a satellite powered exclusively by water, into orbit around the moon in …

Space

Are All Owls Actually Night Owls?

Owls are so famous for their nighttime escapades, that the phrase "night owl" developed to describe people who stay up late. But the saying is …

Cool

Schools Falling Apart

The condition of a school’s building could resemble the learning done within it. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Lorraine Maxwell …

Higher Education