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Innovation Drive Beefs up Nation's Global Ranking

Fueled by the government's strong emphasis on an innovation-driven economy, China for the first time joined the world's top 25 most-innovative economies, said a report released on Monday by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Cornell University welcomes 12-year-old Texas student

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Jeremy Shuler, 12, will be the youngest student on record to attend Cornell University.

Researchers find that LED light makes milk taste bad

Milk that has been sitting under LED lightbulbs does not do the taste buds good, new research finds. Cornell University taste tests revealed that consumers find two week old milk shielded from the light preferable to fresh milk exposed to LED light for as little as four hours. Show More Summary

Researchers develop tool using bacterial genomes to identify isolates

Thanks to some Cornell University scientists, the food industry has a new tool for identifying specific isolates behind foodborne illness which utilizes the genomes of Bacillus cereus. The study was published Aug. 9 in the journal BMC Genomics. “Examining the whole genome of the B. cereus group is a more reliable tool for identifying risks associated with... Continue Reading

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-14-2016: Leaping Forward [OregonMuse]

AD White Reading Room at Uris Library, Cornell University Click on the pic for a larger version; it should open in a new tab. No doubt this room was where noted deep thinker Keith Olbermann spent many hours in...

A 12-year-old genius is heading to Cornell University this fall.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

In case you woke up today with too much self esteem, remember that you'll never be as cool as this kid: a 12-year-old genius named Jeremy Shuler will attend Cornell University this fall, the Ithaca Journal reported. Still don't think...Show More Summary

One Important Shift in Mindset to Find More Satisfaction in Life

Recently, the New York Times published an important piece by Robert H. Frank, an Economics professor at Cornell University: The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love. While I will summarize a few of the findings, you should read the entire article. It includes fascinating thoughts on the connection between money and happiness. But I was […]

3 things rich people who love their jobs have in common, and the psychology behind them

So you want to do what you love. ... and you want to make money. A handful of people have the privilege to do both. Not surprisingly, these folks tend to have a few things in common, as Cornell University economist Robert H. Frank lays...Show More Summary

New Dementia App Helps Memory Loss Patients Find Memories

People suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of age-related dementia sometimes have trouble recognizing friends and family or knowing what to talk about when they visit. A new app created by a group of Cornell University students...Show More Summary

Are checkoff programs good for nutrition? (#AAEA2016)

Harry Kaiser (Cornell University) and I have enjoyed putting together a lively session later today, discussing the question: Are checkoff programs good for nutrition?In a friendly debate, Harry will argue "yea" and I will argue "nay" (though in fact we agree on many aspects of these programs). Show More Summary

Typical Day of A Minimalist vs A Maximalist

“As much as we like our stuff, they really aren’t a part of us,” said Thomas Gilovich, a Cornell University... The post Typical Day of A Minimalist vs A Maximalist appeared first on Lifehack.

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 monthHumor / 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

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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

last monthNews : 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

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