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Center for Materials Research’s NSF Funding Extended, Increased

The Cornell Center for Materials Research – which through research and education is enhancing national capabilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and materials research at all levels – has been has been granted $23.2 million...
22-Sep-2017 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dino-Killing Asteroid's Impact on Bird Evolution


Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new...
21-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Yorkers Worried About Health Care Costs, Less About Quality of Care

High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest...
21-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Analysis of Dog Fossils Sheds Light on Domestication Debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.
20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

One-Third of Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers, but Not for Lack of Jobs

There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia. The assumption is the majority aspire to a faculty career but drop out of the academic...
19-Sep-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Plants Combine Color and Fragrance to Procure Pollinators


ho knew that it’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color? This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana scrubland habitat on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international...
19-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Devastating Tree Fungus Found in Brooklyn and Four Long Island Towns


Cornell University scientists in partnership with state agencies identified oak wilt, a devastating pathogenic fungus that kills oak trees, in six new locations throughout New York state: four towns on Long Island, Brooklyn and Canandaigua.
19-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell-Led Project to Improve Grapes Gets Big Boost

Breeding the next great grape is getting a boost thanks to new funding for a Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable.
7-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rabies Prevention Is a Matter of Education, Vaccination

25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Far-Right Likely to Enter German Parliament, but Remain Isolated

22-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT

GM Wind Investment Signals Renewable’s Strong Future in Auto Industry

22-Sep-2017 10:20 AM EDT

Failure to Assist Puerto Rico Could Precipitate Humanitarian, Economic Disaster

21-Sep-2017 1:50 PM EDT

To Understand Rohingya Crisis, Look to Darfur

20-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Mexico Earthquake Severity Tied to Depth, Unstable Soils

20-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Business Leaders Won’t Wait for White House to Tackle Climate Change

19-Sep-2017 1:40 PM EDT

Cornell Digital Ag Program Integrates with John Deere Operations Center

When farmers log into Ag-Analytics.Org, they can easily and securely integrate their data with the John Deere Operations Center with a few clicks. This allows farmers to securely use their high-resolution agriculture data in real time to extract...
19-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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