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Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a common industrial waste gas. "Instead of having the waste...Show More Summary

Vegetarian To Vegan: Give Up Dairy. Give Up Eggs. For Good.

Vegetarian to Vegan: Give up Dairy. Give Up Eggs. For Good. is written by Sarah Taylor, a certified plant-based nutritionist from Cornell University and motivational speaker. This book offers an easy-to-follow plan that jump-starts weight...Show More Summary

Cornell leases midtown Manhattan space for student networking

Cornell University has leased midtown Manhattan space where it will hold events for students and alum to network. The Ithaca-based Ivy League school took 14,000 square feet at 45 W. 57th St., between... To view the full story, click the title link.

Review Skeptic reviews hotel reviews

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Online hotel reviews are oftentimes fake. How do you tell? Review Skeptic claims to detect bullshit hotel reviews based upon research from Cornell University into the language of fakery. It's been around for years, as this 2011 article in the New York Times attests. Determining the number of fake reviews on the Web is difficult. Show More Summary

Former Cornell Fraternity President Indicted for Rape

A 21-year-old former Cornell University fraternity president was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for allegedly raping a woman in his fraternity-house bedroom. Wolfgang Ballinger, once a president of Psi Upsilon's Chi chapter at Cornell and the son of a millionaire nightlife businessman who owns New York's Webster Hall, is accused ... More »

Obama Speaks at Dallas Memorial, Bernie Endorses Clinton, Pence or Newt? P.M. Links

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The police officers killed in the Dallas shooting "shared a commitment to something larger than themselves," said President Obama at their memorial service. A male student is suing Cornell University for violating his due process rights...Show More Summary

Four NYC Medical Centers Receive New NIH Precision Medicine Grant

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a grant from the NIH for up to $46.5 million over five years to enroll participants in the Cohort Program of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

Here’s a Radical Idea: Easy In-Home STD Tests

Mika Doyle When Jordana Gilman was a junior at Cornell University, she was shocked when she found out she had chlamydia. Like many others, she didn’t think contracting an STI was something that could happen to her. “I knew I’d be treating...Show More Summary

ArXiv preprint server plans multimillion-dollar overhaul

Topic: Libraries To attract support from donors, arXiv’s operator, Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York, is hoping to come up with a “compelling vision”, Rieger says. Scientists seem to love arXiv: 95% of the survey’s 36,000 respondents said that they were very satisfied or satisfied with it. Show More Summary

Cornell University Pops Cork on Wine Library

The seven foot tall stacks at Cornell University’s newest library are kept cool and dry, perfect for cardigan wearing. But that’s where the sense of familiarity might end for many LJ readers, as the space contains no books, and offers no borrowing privileges. Show More Summary

CMS Announces NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine Selected for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care.

Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game

ITHACA, N.Y. - Games are usually more fun when you play with other people, but if you're playing an educational game, interacting with other players may help you learn more, according to Cornell University research. Using a language-learning...Show More Summary

Use This Checklist to Design Your Home For Healthy Eating

In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab talks about how the subtlest external cues can influence our tendency to eat mindlessly. He believes that with a few tweaks in your kitchen’s physical environment you can be reminded to make healthier choices more consistently. Read more...

$2.3M Grant Funds App Creation to Diagnose Diseases

The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas' disease. Show More Summary

Alien Contact Is Still 1,500 Years Away, Cornell Researchers Say

last monthNews : Huffington Post

If you're hoping to see the day when earthlings finally make formal contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, don't hold your breath. You may have to wait about 1,500 years, two Cornell University astronomy researchers say. "Space...Show More Summary

NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit

Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the NIH and Cornell University are working on a device called the FeverPhone that could cut that time to as little as 15 minutes. Read More

Couples who divide housework fairly have more sex

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

New research from the University of Utah and Cornell University suggests that couples involved in egalitarian marriages, at least as chores are concerned, have more sex. (Note that the study is only about heterosexual marriages.) This...Show More Summary

Jeffrey Sterling Completes One Year Of Unjust Prison Sentence

This is a guest post written by Holly Sterling, Wife of Jeffrey Sterling, and Cornel West, Professor Emeritus Princeton University. Yesterday, June 16th, marked one year since Jeffrey Sterling began his 3.5 year prison sentence for divulging classified information to a New York Times journalist, a crime he did not commit. Show More Summary

Alien contact could be 1,500 years away, say Cornell astronomers

If you are hoping to meet an alien then you may be in for a very long wait, according to astronomers at Cornell University. The experts say that it could be 1,500 years before alien contact with Earth and will present their researchShow More Summary

How the butterfly got its spots

By tweaking just one or two genes, Cornell University researchers have altered the patterns on a butterfly's wings. It's not just a new art form, but a major clue to understanding how the butterflies have evolved, and perhaps to how color patterns -- and other patterns and shapes -- have evolved in other species.

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