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New Alfalfa Variety Resists Ravenous Local Pest

Cornell University plant breeders have released a new alfalfa variety with some resistance against the alfalfa snout beetle, which has ravaged alfalfa fields in nine northern New York counties and across the St. Lawrence River in Canada.
4/24/2014 11:30 AM EDT

Cornell and Notre Dame to Lead $4.5 Million Study of Hope and Optimism

A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund a new research project called “Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations,” to be co-directed by Cornell philosophy professor Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame philosopher Samuel...
4/23/2014 2:00 PM EDT

First Metritis Vaccine Protects Dairy Cows

Cornell scientists have created the first vaccines that can prevent metritis, one of the most common cattle diseases. The infection not only harms animals and farmers’ profits, but also drives more systemic antibiotic use on dairy farms than any...
4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Photo: Tiger Beetle’s Chase Highlights Mechanical Law


If an insect drew a line as it chased its next meal, the resulting pattern would be a tangled mess. But there’s method to that mess: It turns out the tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does an optimal reorientation dance as it chases...
4/15/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Upstate New York Cities Battle Toward Recovery – and Offer Roadmap for the Region

Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica exemplify the economic challenges cities throughout New York continue to face. But there’s a silver lining even here – as Cornell University researchers working with leaders in each of these cities have...
4/4/2014 8:00 AM EDT

Eyes in the Cereal Aisle – How Cap’n Crunch’s Gaze Is Influencing Your Purchasing


Director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab Brian Wansink and post-doctoral lab researcher Aner Tal, are releasing a new study today published in the Journal of Environment and Behavior that discovered consumers are 16 percent more likely to trust a...
4/1/2014 4:30 PM EDT

People Unwilling to Swallow Soda Tax, Size Restrictions

Those hoping to dilute Americans’ taste for soda, energy drinks, sweetened tea, and other sugary beverages should take their quest to school lunchrooms rather than legislative chambers, according to a recent study by media and health policy...
3/27/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Dry Future Climate Could Reduce Orchid Bee Habitat


During Pleistocene era climate changes, neotropical orchid bees that relied on year-round warmth and wet weather found their habitats reduced by 30 to 50 percent, according to a Cornell University study that used computer models and genetic data to...
3/19/2014 5:00 PM EDT

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