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When Flying, Taste Buds Prefer Savory Tomato

While examining how airplane noise affects the palate, Cornell University food scientists found umami-rich foods become your taste bud’s best buds.
13-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Institute for Pale Blue Dots Renamed in Honor of Carl Sagan


Carl Sagan longed to explore other worlds, to learn if they, too, contain life. A research institution devoted to the pursuit of this challenge, the Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond, was unveiled May 9 at Cornell University, Sagan’s...
9-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

The Key to Reducing Pain in Surgery May Already Be in Your Hand

According to new research the simple act of texting someone on a mobile phone during a minor surgical procedure done under local anesthetic can significantly reduce a patient’s demand for narcotic pain relief.
29-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

USAID Taps Cornell to Advance Ebola Protective Garments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University – along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. – will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for health care workers...
30-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Project Aims to Grow Local Farms, Shrink Childhood Obesity

Cornell University nutritional scientists, supported by a grant announced March 26 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plan to test a recipe to lower childhood obesity while boosting the bottom line for farmers.
30-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Cornell Plays Key Role Surfing for Gravitational Waves

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $14.5 million to the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) consortium over five years to create and operate a Physics Frontiers Center (PFC). James Cordes, Cornell...
30-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Hunting, Birdwatching Boosts Conservation Action, Study Finds

What inspires people to support conservation? A new study by researchers at Cornell University provides one simple answer: bird watching and hunting.
10-Mar-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Distemper Virus Affects Wild Carnivores of All Stripes

Tigers, lions and other wild carnivores, already under threat from poaching and habitat loss, are falling victim to Canine distemper, and could soon drive endangered populations to extinction.
26-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

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