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When You Clean Your Plate, You Just Add Weight

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone. A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is on his/her plate.
23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

African American Homeownership Increasingly Unstable

New forms of racial inequality make homeownership a risky investment for African-Americans, according to a new study by Cornell and Rice University sociologists.
22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Index Ranks 143 Countries on Ability to Innovate, Led by Switzerland, UK, Sweden

Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Sweden topped this year’s Global Innovation Index, which surveyed 143 economies using 81 indicators to gauge their innovation capabilities.
18-Jul-2014 11:05 AM EDT

Think Fun While Exercising, You’ll Eat Less Later

Think of your next workout as a fun activity or as a well-deserved break – not exercise – and you’ll eat less and lose more weight, according to a new study from Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.
9-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Study Cracks How the Brain Processes Emotions


Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam...
9-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

For Cancer Patients, Sugar-Coated Cells Are Deadly

Every living cell’s surface has a protein-embedded membrane that’s covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. A new study by a Cornell University researcher found this coating is especially thick and pronounced on cancer cells...
1-Jul-2014 2:25 PM EDT

Dairy Farmers, Keep Flies Guessing by Alternating Pesticides

Old-fashioned fly swatters may be the most foolproof housefly killer, but for dairy farms, insecticides are the practical choice. Flies spread disease and a host of pathogens that cost farms hundreds of millions of dollars in annual...
1-Jul-2014 1:55 PM EDT

Are Your Food Fears Founded in Science?

From the grocery aisle to the TV dial, health and safety claims about foods and their ingredients are dominating conversation, often scaring consumers away from many products and ingredients. The new Cornell University study, “Ingredient-based...
30-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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