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$5.5M NSF grant aims to improve rice crops with genome editing

A new project will harness the power of genome editing – a technique that allows researchers to precisely target, cut, remove and replace DNA in a …


Home foreclosures fueled racial segregation in U.S.

Led by Cornell's Matthew Hall, researchers estimate racial segregation grew between Latinos and whites by nearly 50 percent and between blacks and …


Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

A Cornell student team has advanced to the finals in a national competition to build a prototype machine to assist human explorers on Mars. They will …

Mars Rover

3 Steps May Lead to Healthier Eating

By Carrie Myers
HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — To succeed at the diet game, new research suggests a “CAN”-do attitude may …


Implant saves diabetic patients' eyesight

Eye problems are one of the many side effects of diabetes. For 66-year-old Ramesh Maharaj, his vision problems started years after his diabetes diagnosis.

At first, Maharaj, a Hindu priest in Queens, New York, was having difficulty reading street signs and numbers from a distance.

“I was unable to …


The New Food App That Tells You Exactly When The Food In Your Fridge Will Expire

Here’s a sobering stat for anyone who’s ever chucked a head of slightly wilted lettuce: According to the USDA, a whopping 30 to 40% of our food …


15 Ways Your Environment Makes You Eat More (or Less)

Brian Wansink, the best-selling author and Cornell professor of nutrition science and consumer behavior, has made a career out of studying the ways …


This semiconductor film is just 3 atoms thick

Making thin films out of semiconducting materials is analogous to how ice grows on a windowpane: when the conditions are just right, the …

Scientific Research

New Research: Your Boss Probably Can't Hear You When You Speak

If you just started a job, are working part-time, or are not white, there is a good chance your boss is not really hearing anything you say. That’s …

Credit Unions

Cyrano of the Jungle

“This Punchinello figure–such a nose! My lords, there is no such nose as that nose. You cannot look upon it without crying: ‘Oh no, Impossible! Exaggerated!’ Then you smile and say: ‘of course–I might have known; presently he will take it off.’ But Monsieur de Bergerac will never do.”

–Ragueneau, …


Going grocery shopping? Eat an apple first. (+video)

Can an apple a day keep the junk food away? It just might, according to a new study from food psychologists at Cornell University.

In research …


How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

Several nasty flu strains spread across the Midwest in April. One virus sickened thousands of dogs, shutting down shelters and doggie day care …


Elephant Watch

Elephant WatchAs poachers grow bolder, Andrea Turkalo records the behavior of a vanishing species.At Turkalo’s bai, a protected clearing in …


‘(un)Discovered Worlds’ is topic of Pale Blue Dots event

Learn about planets beyond our solar system, far-flung missions and possible life in the cosmos at “(un)Discovered Worlds,” a one-day Cornell …


Schooling Haiti's earthquake kids

Centre d'Education Inclusif (CEI), a student-led project to build inclusive school for Haitian earthquake survivors, called "engaged learning at its …


Buffalo's Fleron to be honored by NY Senate

Lou Jean Fleron, director of High Road Fellowships at Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations School, has been recognized as a 2015 New York …


Pre-vet students can study abroad in Argentina

Cornell juniors and seniors can get a taste of veterinary school while working on their Spanish through a new study abroad program in Argentina.


Scientists expect more coral disease under climate change

As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that …

Climate Change

Researchers share the dirt on Year of Soils

We walk on it, we eat from it, we draw our water through it, and we send our waste into its depths to return clean once more.

But what do we really …


IT conference will explore future tech in education, research

The fourth annual IT@Cornell conference June 26 will discuss the university's role in creating computing tools for education and research.

Education Technology

United Way exceeds annual goal and honors volunteers

After exceeding its annual campaign goal, the United Way of Tompkins County celebrated with volunteers, donors and supporters Tuesday.

Having kicked …


Science can inform, correct convictions, panel shows

A man wrongfully convicted of raping and murdering a 9-year-old girl is sentenced to death and imprisoned in Maryland for nine years before DNA …

Scientific Research

Surprising factors determine successful aging

Motion is medicine; social interaction prolongs life; walking with friends accomplishes both – and Cornell health experts from three campuses have …


Panelists offer pros and cons of 'genomic revolution'

Hip dysplasia, Tay-Sachs, spina bifida: such genetic mutations can wreak havoc on our lives. Technological advances have made identifying these and …

Life Sciences

Students present wide range of humanities research

At first glance, the linguistics of lying, the architecture of Rio de Janeiro and violence against Alaska Native women may seem entirely unrelated. …


Better batteries to break dependence on fossil fuels

By 2050 world population is projected to reach 10 billion people, and energy needs will double from what we require today. “We are nowhere near …


Behavioral economists discuss their emerging field

Behavioral economics takes into account such things as how questions are framed, according to panelists at as well as the initial allocation of …


Land project to build on three years of collaboration

Contested Global Landscapes, an Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS) theme project, ended this month after three years of collaborative study. But …


Texting friends or strangers during surgery reduces pain

Imagine a hand-held electronic device – accessible, portable and nearly universal – that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow …


Chemists cook up three atom-thick electronic sheets

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a way to create a new kind of semiconductor thin film that retains its electrical properties even when it is …

Scientific Research