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Scientists Study ‘Peanut-Shaped’ Asteroid Near Earth

A mile-long asteroid that raced past Earth July 25 at about 45,000 miles per hour – at a safe distance of 4.5 million miles – was imaged by radar telescopes so that astronomers like Cornell’s Sean Marshall could discern its precise orbit and...
3-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

News Today Tips the Scales Tomorrow

What’s in the newspaper today can predict how skinny or fat a country’s population will be tomorrow, says new research published in BMC Public Health.
21-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Astronomers Bring a New Hope to Find 'Tatooine' Planets

Sibling suns – made famous in the “Star Wars” scene where Luke Skywalker gazes toward a double sunset – and the planets around them may be more common than we’ve thought, and Cornell University astronomers are presenting new ideas on how...
15-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Is Defeat Sweeter Than Victory? Cornell Researchers Reveal the Science Behind Emotional Eating

Research by Cornell food scientists reveals how a person’s emotional state – particularly in the competitive, wide world of sports – affects the perception of taste. In particular, people in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more...
9-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Waiting to Harvest After a Rain Enhances Food Safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops,
3-Jul-2015 12:55 PM EDT

Poll Shows Majority of New York Residents Trust Police and Approve of Officers Using Body Cameras

More than six in 10 New York state residents – 64 percent ­– have a high level of trust for their local police department – and the more interaction citizens have with their local police, the more they trust area law enforcement, according to...
25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

$50M Gift Creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University

A decade after its creation, Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million endowment gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering.
23-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Love, Factually: Cornell Gerontologist Finds the Formula to a Happy Marriage

Karl Pillemer uncovered common advice for couples walking down the aisle or decades into marriage. The top five lessons from the elders, along with Pillemer’s analysis:
17-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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