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More Than 4 Billion Birds Stream Overhead During Fall Migration

Using cloud computing and data from 143 weather radar stations across the continental United States, Cornell Lab of Ornithology researchers can now estimate how many birds migrate through the U.S. and the toll that winter and these nocturnal...
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Everest Seedless: Cornell’s New Big, Blue, Juicy Grape

The newest offering from Cornell University’s grape breeders is a fruit that’s big, bold and comes with a towering history. Those factors led the grape’s breeders to name the new variety Everest Seedless, a nod to the celebrated Nepalese...
13-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Creating a Continental Bird Migration Forecast

September is the peak of autumn bird migration, and billions of birds are winging their way south in dramatic pulses. A new study published in the journal Science reports that scientists can now reliably predict these waves of bird migration up to...
13-Sep-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Somali Immigrant Grows Business in Buffalo, Puts Family Recipes on Store Shelves

Bisharo Ali has a dream – to get her Najah brand natural sauces and juice drinks on the shelves of every grocery store in the U.S. What began as family recipes from her native Somalia are now commercial products, thanks in part to help from the...
12-Sep-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus Have Customers Ordering Less

In a new study, Cornell University researchers conducted a randomized experiment and found that diners at full service restaurants whose menus listed calories ordered meals with 3 percent fewer calories – about 45 calories less – than those who...
11-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process

For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes: Cornell University scientists have created a microfluidic device that quickly corrals strong and speedy sperm viable...
10-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: A responsive partner can mean a longer life

Research shows having a partner whom you feel understands you, and cares about and appreciates you is linked to better health and well-being. A Cornell human development expert and his colleagues have just discovered it also can lead to a longer...
6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Syracuse family utilizes Food Venture Center to start business, Perfectly Pickled Products now sold across NYS

Mike Trudell started noticing that there were few if any pickled items available at restaurants. He asked owners why and learned that modern food safety regulations, enacted to prevent foodborne illness, made it hard for owners to offer many pickled...
6-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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