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Kotlikoff Q&A: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

<i>At the request of Provost Michael Kotlikoff, the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group last fall submitted its report exploring the feasibility</i> …

Sustainability

Why Bosses Should Stop Thinking of A, B and C Players

It is something we all do: We meet people and put them into a category. They’re sharp, they’re slow. They’re liberal, they’re conservative. They’re creative, they’re workmanlike.<p>We do it, of course, because it’s useful. It’s tough to juggle the mountain of details about everyone we meet, and we …

Employment

Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find

Every continent save Antarctica is ringed by vast stretches of seagrass, underwater prairies that together cover an area roughly equal to California.<p>Seagrass meadows, among the most endangered ecosystems on Earth, play an outsize role in the health of the oceans. They shelter important fish …

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup | Cornell Chronicle

As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ships are taking advantage of expedient, yet dangerous ocean routes that are opening in the …

Science

Sociologist joins poverty, sustainability experts at UN

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor and chair of the Department of Development Sociology, joins a group of 15 experts Feb. 21 to start drafting the …

Poverty

Biology students highlight community service projects

Students shared their experiences with local community service as part of the Office of Undergraduate Biology's Service Leaders Showcase Feb. 9 in …

Education

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

As New Jersey drivers approach the George Washington Bridge to enter New York City, a digital sign flashes overhead with estimates of the delays on …

Science

Underwater seagrass meadows dial back polluted seawater

Seagrass meadows can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research in Science Feb. 16.

Scuba Diving

What We Feed Agricultural Animals

For many years, agricultural animals such as swine and poultry couldn’t digest the phosphorus found in most plant-based feeds like corn and soybean …

Agriculture

Capitalizing on the Magnetic Moment

Over the past few decades, the upgrading of electronics has become so common that consumers expect this year’s technology to have significant …

Research

What’s Your Dog’s True DNA

• Show All Stories<p>JWP_CornellVP_Research-Adam-Boyko-5109_edit.jpg<p>How did the wolf become the dog with diverse shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities? …

In Danger: The Health of Our Ocean

It’s an underwater horror: the arms of starfish twist and detach from the body; the organs extrude through the skin; and the starfish die. This is …

Oceans

Scalp cooling helps some breast cancer patients retain hair

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss in breast cancer patients, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and the …

Cancer

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup | Cornell Chronicle

As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ships are taking advantage of expedient, yet dangerous ocean routes that are opening in the …

Science

NICU private rooms save money, avoid costly infections

Newborns in neonatal intensive care units require lots of love. So when doctors put babies – and their families – into private hospital rooms, it may …

Health Care

World's Largest Wind-Mapping Project Spins Up in Portugal

Machines have invaded a windswept rural valley in eastern Portugal. Squat white containers stare at the hillsides, sweeping lasers across the …

Portugal

Chocolates and roses really do spell 'love,' researchers find

Vivian Zayas, associate professor of psychology, and colleagues finds that the closer to Valentine's Day we get, the more chocolates – and red roses …

Psychology

Emeritus physics professor Gottfried honored by AAAS

Emeritus professor of physics Kurt Gottfried has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science with its Scientific Freedom …

Science

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a …

Chemistry

Maize study finds genes that help crops adapt to change

A new study analyzed close to 4,500 maize varieties bred and grown by farmers from 35 countries in the Americas to identify more than 1,000 genes …

Agriculture

Gottfried receives 2016 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

Kurt Gottfried, emeritus professor of physics and a recognized expert on nuclear arms control, has been awarded the 2016 Scientific Freedom and …

Science

Processes We Can’t See in the Environment

Fifty years ago, environmentalists worried mostly about contaminants like oil and certain toxic pesticides, the DDT billowing from crop dusters and …

Biology

Designing for Cost: Satellite Modules

Space seems untouchable to most of us on Earth. While humankind has walked on the moon, sent rovers into Mars, monitored Earth’s weather, and snapped …

Space

Mindless Computing

With the ubiquity of tools like the Fitbit or the cascade of activity tracking applications for the Apple Watch, self-quantification has become a …

Psychology

Why few people dare eat the boss’s M&Ms and other dynamics of the office candy jar - Washington Post

We proved some very obvious things: Chocolate is popular, journalists stress-eat like crazy people as an election draws near, and candy corn is polarizing.<p>But the most fascinating part was watching how people behaved around the jar, which sits on a cabinet less than three feet from Kevin’s …

Washington Post

Gender gap found in Ph.D. fields and in program prestige

Cornell researchers find that women are underrepresented in the highest-prestige doctoral programs resulting in significant consequences for gender …

Education

This Heatless Habanero Packs All Of The Flavor With None Of The Burn

For Dan Barber, the celebrated chef of the New York City restaurant Blue Hill, each course of a meal is an opportunity to tell a story. One of these stories is about a pepper — an aromatic, orange habanero without any heat.<p>Diners are served their heatless habaneros lightly flavored with salt and …

Spices

Organ Donation: From One Family To Another

After being diagnosed with acute liver failure last winter, Susan Draper and her family faced a sobering reality: she needed a new liver, and a …

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

Finding new ways to study cancer and how it spreads is the goal of the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, a new translational research …

Cancer

Bacteria links Crohn's disease, arthritis, researchers find

Research published Feb. 8 in Science Translational Medicine helps explain the connection between Crohn's disease and arthritis.

Medicine