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The Science of "Interstellar's" Stunning Wormhole Voyage --Physicists Discuss

Similar in premise to many other science fiction films, something sets Interstellar apart: Many of the images are--for the most part--scientifically accurate, based on lensing calculations produced by Cornell University and California Institute of Technology scientists that show what black...

Veganism: It’s Not Just a Animal Rights Issue

According to Cornell University Professors David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel, it takes 13 kilograms (a kilogram is 2.2 pounds) of grain and 30 kilograms of forage to produce one kilogram of beef; 21 kilograms of grain and 30 kilograms...Show More Summary

Symbiotic plants are more diverse, finds new study

Some plants form into new species with a little help from their friends, according to Cornell University research published Oct. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study finds that when plants develop mutually...Show More Summary

The November Revolution

Forty years ago today, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe. On November 11, 1974, members of the Cornell high-energy physics group could have spent...Show More Summary

An introduction to Legal Insurrection

(Scott Johnson) I looked forward to meeting Bill Jacobson on the NR cruise and found myself sitting next to him and his lovely wife at breakfast this morning. Bill is clinical professor of law at Cornell University Law School and proprietor of Legal Insurrection, a site that quickly established itself as must-read. Show More Summary

Body weight heavily influenced by microbes in the gut, finds twin study

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a study by researchers at King's College London and Cornell University. By studying pairs of twins at King's...Show More Summary

GOP's Neo-Confederate Theocrat Wins Council Seat in One of Richest U.S. Counties

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli) Michael A. Peroutka, the one-time presidential candidate of the theocratic Constitution Party, in a debate between third-party presidential hopefuls at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Wednesday, October...Show More Summary

Will a Neo-Confederate Theocrat Be the New Republican Councilman in One of Richest U.S. Counties?

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli) Michael A. Peroutka, the one-time presidential candidate of the theocratic Constitution Party, in a debate between third-party presidential hopefuls at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Wednesday, October...Show More Summary

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie. Learn about the "butler lie," and why it fools everyone. Read more...

How you judge politicians' attractiveness, according to science

Beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholdee's in-group. At least, that's what they say if "they" means researchers interested in how we perceive political leaders. According to researchers at Cornell University's Lab for Experimental...Show More Summary

Cornell Chemists Show ALS Is a Protein Aggregation Disease

Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell University have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

The Love Life of Plants

Bill Gates visited Cornell University, one of the world’s top universities for research on improving crops. The results of their work could mean a much faster path to more-productive crops so that millions of people can eat better food, earn more money, and improve their lives.

Study Reveals How Deadly MERS Virus Enters Human Cells

Cornell University researchers have uncovered details of how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enters host cells, and offer possible new avenues for treatment.

Ebola Special Lecture: Tropical Virus Expert to Give Balanced, Comprehensive View of Developing Epidemic

Case Western Reserve University will present Ebola expert, Daniel Bausch, MD, in a public special lecture from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd., Cleveland. He will address "From the Front Lines of the Battle with Ebola."

Got Some Chores You Don't Really Want To Do? This Robot Will Do Them For You

Let's be honest - nobody really enjoys doing chores. Most of us will do anything we can to get out of cleaning the bathroom or preparing a salad. In the case of Cornell University's Personal Robotics Lab, "anything" apparently involves designing a housekeeping bot.

'Data smashing' could unshackle automated discovery

ITHACA, N.Y. – A little known secret in data mining is that simply feeding raw data into a data analysis algorithm is unlikely to produce meaningful results, say the authors of a new Cornell University study. read more

David Einhorn Is Giving Cornell $50 Million For A New Program

David Einhorn is giving back big to his alma mater. The billionaire hedge fund manager will donate $50 million to Cornell University over ten years through the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust for a new programme called Engaged Cornell. Show More Summary

Acoustic Impulse Marker Tracks Sounds With a Pencil

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Two students at Cornell University have put together a rather curious sound tracking device called an Acoustic Impulse Marker. [Adam Wrobel] and [Michael Grisanti] study electrical and computer science, and for their final microcontroller...Show More Summary

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Spin the Story of Hiphop Using Afrika Bambaataa's Sacred Vinyl Collection

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DERICK DALLY DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist: Vinyl tap. Afrika Bambaataa's vinyl collection is a hiphop mother lode. The 40,000 records, now archived at Cornell University, house a musical history. For their Renegades of Rhythm Tour, DJ Shadow...Show More Summary

Eating with an overweight person may affect how and what you eat, study finds

The next time you think about changing your eating habits for the better, you may want to start with the person sitting across the dinner table. A new study by researchers at Cornell University suggests the size of your eating companion may affect how and what you eat. 

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