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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 …

The Brain

Diversity workshop trains trainers from across the nation

Diversity officers from campuses across the country attended a three-day workshop on how faculty can incorporate diversity into their classrooms. The …

Diversity

Students build college skills in Prefreshman Summer Program

Most students across the country head to college in August. In June about 180 new Cornell students arrived on campus for the Prefreshman Summer …

Students

The next 25 years: arXiv looks to the future

On its 25th anniversary, the arXiv repository of scientific papers plans improvements based on user requests.

ArXiv

Political savviness is key to moving business agendas

Samuel B. Bacharach, author of The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea is Not Enough, says leaders need political and managerial competence to move …

Management

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Economics

Water-bottle bees cool the hive after their overheated mates beg

By<p>Turn the air conditioner on, it’s a scorcher out there. When honeybee hives get too hot, thirsty bees beg their specialised, water-foraging sisters …

Cornell University

The Newest Way to Clean the Atmosphere? Make Bleach

Fossil fuels would be viewed as less of a planetary threat if we cut the pollution that comes from burning them. And methods created by scientists to …

Environment

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

Seven bikes lean against the wall of Jim Papadopoulos's basement in Boston, Massachusetts. Their paint is scratched, their tyres flat. The handmade …

Robotics

Study unlocks why decrepit schools mean poor test scores

Social scientists have known for several years that kids enrolled in run-down schools miss more classes and have lower test scores. But they haven’t …

Education

Summer course maps history, future of green cities

The concept of “green” cities is no current fad, as environmental concerns have shaped human civilization and city planning for centuries.<p>Learning …

Maps

New Research Resolves Long-debated Mesopotamia Timeline

Dendrochronological and radiocarbon research by an international team led by Cornell archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline …

Research

Nobelists to discuss creativity in science at workshop

What place does creativity have in science? Can it be nurtured?<p>These are a few questions that will be addressed by some of the world’s leading …

Creativity

Female entrepreneurs can say 'show me the money' a little louder

For female entrepreneurs seeking more funding for their fledgling businesses, the old maxim holds true: ask and you shall receive.<p>Using data from the …

Startups

Vineyard cover crops save expense, environment

Planting cover crops under grapevines provides vineyard managers with a sustainable alternative to herbicide treatments in cool and humid climates …

Environment

Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections

Scientists at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a model system that can be used to …

Health

Art's historical love affair with decadent, unusual meals

Our obsession with looking at tasty, exotic food, it turns out, is not just a social media fad. The abundance of #foodporn posts popular on Instagram …

Food & Dining

Frank: Luck looms larger in success than most of us think

Very few successful people would have succeeded if they hadn't been lucky, too, economist Robert H. Frank says in his book, Success and Luck. He …

Success

Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary

A first-of-its-kind study released Friday points to a long and varied list of micropollutants in the Hudson River estuary. Dozens of products were …

Environment

Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by …

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

It seems like fairly simple physics: If you construct a barrier that’s stronger than the material trying to penetrate it, the barrier should …

Batteries

Gil Stoewsand, who helped to save N.Y. wine trade, dies

Gilbert Stoewsand, a Cornell food scientist who helped to rescue New York's fledgling wine industry in the early 1970s by debunking shoddy science …

Food

What wildlife scientists and nature lovers can learn from Pokémon Go

For the past week, children and adults all over the world have been swept up in the Pokémon Go craze, roaming around their cities in search of fictional animals to add to their digital collections. Now scientists are wondering if there’s something they can learn from the game’s popularity. Some …

Nature

Meinig investigator sees lipids as path to curing disease

The key to curing multiple sclerosis may well lie in the mysterious signaling of lipids, a major component of cells, says Cornell chemist Jeremy …

Science

Cornell inaugurates new collaboration in China

Cornell’s global reach expands with the inaugural session of the East China Normal University (ECNU)/Cornell University Summer School in Theory …

Humanities

A college student created this plan to save New York City from future floods

New York City is at major risk for floods. As a recent study notes, climate change could trigger floods — like what happened during Hurricane Sandy …

Floods

Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows

Three pairs of early career scientists have been named the inaugural Mong Family Foundation Fellows in Neurotech. They will work jointly under the …

Science

NIH awards grant to advance precision medicine

The grant, awarded to four New York City medical centers, including Weill Cornell Medicine, aims to improve physicians' ability to prevent and treat …

Scientific Research

College of Business dean ranks top networked countries

According to the Global Information Technology Report 2016, co-authored by Dean Soumitra Dutta, seven countries are excelling at reaping economic …

Statistics

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

Cornell researchers have helped develop a recellularized human colon model that could be used to track the pathogenesis of colon cancer and possibly …

Research