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Chinese Taiwan scholar says President Tsai is ‘extreme’ because she is a single woman

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Tsai Ing-wen is a lot of things: A graduate of Cornell University and the London School of Economics, a former professor, a seasoned trade negotiator, a veteran politician — and, as of last week, the democratically elected president of Taiwan. But in an op-ed published today in a party-linked newspaper, an academic at the People's Liberation […]

Two-stage nanoparticle delivery of piperlongumine and TRAIL anti-cancer therapy

A team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York demonstrated a drug delivery mechanism that utilizes two independent vehicles, allowing for delivery of chemically and physically dis-tinct agents. The mechanism was utilized...Show More Summary

Could life exist around ancient red giant stars?

According to a study carried out by researchers from Cornell University, aged red giant stars could harbor exoplanets suited to the evolution of extraterrestrial life. The team used advanced stellar evolution models to estimate the boundaries...Show More Summary

Experts Call City's Deer Vasectomy Plan "Really Stupid"

Last week, the de Blasio administration unveiled their plans to manage Staten Island's exploding deer population by giving every single male deer a vasectomy. However, some experts are questioning their solution—a Cornell UniversityShow More Summary

FSU-Cornell team defines meaningful part of maize genome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Using a genetic mapping technique developed at Florida State University, FSU and Cornell University researchers have shown that a small percentage of the entire maize genome is responsible for almost half of a plant's trait diversity. read more

Expert Availability: NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine Experts to Present at the 2016 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting

Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2016 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from May 14-18.

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U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has hired Fiona Lee as Executive Assistant and Accountant in the organization’s office in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Show More Summary

3 Simplistic Conservative Beliefs That Completely Slow All Progress

These three simplistic conservative beliefs are accepted by virtually all Republicans and, unfortunately, by many Democrats. The following is an excerpt from the new book Third Wave Capitalism by John Ehrenreich (Cornell University Press,...Show More Summary

India's Bene Israel Appear to Have Jewish Origins Based on Genetic Testing

A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves...Show More Summary

Charlie Tan: ‘Dateline’ NBC Sunday Exposes Domestic Abuse In Former Cornell University Student’s Murder Case In ‘House Of Secrets’

Charlie Tan, the former Cornell University student who shot his father dead in their Pittsford, New York, home last year, will be spotlighted on Dateline NBC’s Sunday show. Tonight’s episode featuring the Tan case is called ‘House of Secrets,’ and will detail how a Cornell University student’s bright future is interrupted after he is implicated... Show More Summary

Don't retweet if you want to remember

ITHACA, N.Y. - In a digital world where information is at your fingertips, be prepared to hold on tight before it slips right through them. Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information...Show More Summary

Beyond milkweed: Monarchs face habitat, nectar threats

ITHACA, N.Y. - In the face of scientific dogma that faults the population decline of monarch butterflies on a lack of milkweed, herbicides and genetically modified crops, a new Cornell University study casts wider blame: sparse autumnal nectar sources, weather and habitat fragmentation. read more

Lenny Lipton Talks About What Inspired Him to Write the Song ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’

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Great Big Story recently visited with author, filmmaker and songwriter Lenny Lipton to find out what inspired him to write his famous song “Puff the Magic Dragon” when he was a 19-year old student at Cornell University. I was reading a poem by Ogden Nash called Custard the Dragon, as I was walking down […]

Weill Cornell Medicine dean will leave sooner than first announced, interim replacement named

Cornell University is expediting its transition to new leadership at Weill Cornell Medicine. In February, Dr. Laurie Glimcher had announced she would leave for Boston at the end of the year to serve... To view the full story, click the title link.

Robert Frank Fails to Connect the Dots

(April 13, 2016 06:00 PM, by David Henderson) Cornell University economics professor Robert Frank has an article in The Atlantic on luck. In "Why Luck Matters More Than You Might Think," he claims that successful people underestimate the role of luck in their lives. I'm quite willing to... (3 COMMENTS)

Elusive state of superconducting matter discovered after 50 years

UPTON, NY-Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cornell University, and collaborators have produced the first direct evidence of a state of electronic matter first predicted by theorists in 1964. Show More Summary

Witch Hunting for Dummies: The 15th-Century Witchcraft Manual

Malleus Maleficarum (Photo: Cornell University Library, Kroch Library, Division of Rare Books and Manuscripts, BF1569.A2 I59 1519 tiny) German clergyman Heinrich Kramer really had it out for witches. A member of the Dominican order of preachers, Kramer started amassing power in the 1470s and by the 1480s was zealously attempting to prosecute witches. Show More Summary

Robert Frank on Success and Luck

Is your success in life your own doing? Robert Frank of Cornell University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, Success and Luck. Frank argues that we underestimate the role that luck plays in our success andShow More Summary

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