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Major New Prize for African Literature Announced

A major new award, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, was announced today in Nigeria at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Abeokuta. The prize recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from,...
21-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Gut Bacteria: How Genes Determine the Fit of Your Jeans

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a Cornell-led study published today in the journal Cell.
6-Nov-2014 12:15 PM EST

This Just In: Political Correctness Pumps Up Productivity on the Job

Political correctness, loathed by some as censorship awash in leftist philosophy, actually boosts the creativity of mixed-sex work teams
4-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Forests Lose Essential Nitrogen in Surprising Way, Find Scientists

Even during summer dry spells, some patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged. Researchers have discovered that these patches act as hot spots of microbial activity that remove nitrogen from groundwater and return it to the...
3-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Cornell Chemists Show ALS Is a Protein Aggregation Disease

Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell University have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance

New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to so-called “off-task” mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on...
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Blinded by Non-Science: Trivial Scientific Information Increases Trust in Products

Beware of trivial graphs and formulas, warns new research from Cornell University. Published this week in Public Understanding of Science, the Cornell Food and Brand Lab study found trivial graphs or formulas accompanying medical information can...
17-Oct-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Partisan Lenses: Beauty Lies in Your Political Affiliation

Have you ever noticed you find your candidate for political office more attractive than the opponent? New research from Cornell University shows you’re not the only one.
14-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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