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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

Physics Pioneer and Anti-Nuclear Activist Ernest Sternglass Dies at 91

Ernest Sternglass, whose correspondence as a young physicist with Albert Einstein led to an electron amplification discovery that – two decades later – allowed hundreds of millions to watch live video of Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the moon,...
18-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Study: Global Rainfall Satellites Require Massive Overhaul

A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood prediction has weak spots, which could lead to...
12-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

‘Megadrought’ Likely for Western U.S. By End of Century

The consequences of climate change paint a bleak picture for the Southwest and much of America’s breadbasket, the Great Plains. A “megadrought” likely will occur late in this century, and it could last for three decades, according to a new...
12-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Capacity Crowd Expected for Citizen Science 2015 Conference

A global audience is gathering this week, intent on changing the way science is done. Over 600 people from 25 countries will convene February 11 and 12, 2015, at the San Jose Convention Center for “Citizen Science 2015,” the inaugural conference...
10-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Fight Fat with Favorable Feedback, Not Fear

Is it better to tell people about the harms of certain health decisions or about the benefits of positive health related decisions? That depends on who you are talking to, according to recent research by the Cornell Food & Brand Lab. Published in...
29-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Probiotic Helps Treat Diabetes in Rats, Could Lead to Human Remedy


In the study, published Jan. 27 in the journal Diabetes, the researchers engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1). They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90...
27-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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