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Cornell evolutionary biology professor explains how to 'walk the Tree of Life'

(Cornell University) Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornel University, and Cissy Ballen of the University of Minnesota have just published a paper in PLOS Biology, 'Walking and Talking the Tree of Life:...Show More Summary

Berkeley's Online Library Saved, Cornel West and Robert George Are Pro Free Speech: P.M. Links

5 days agoNews : Reason

Remember how the University of California, Berkeley, was forced to shut down its massive online library of free lectures in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Well, life finds a way. Over at Mic, I took the pro-free...Show More Summary

R.I.P. Greg Poe

This is very sad: Prof. Gregory Poe, applied economics and management, passed away at his residence over the weekend, according to the University. Before he started working at Cornell, Poe served in the Peace Corps and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Poe taught environmental and resource economics,...

Experiment aboard space station studies 'space weather'

(Cornell University) To study conditions in the ionosphere, Cornell University research engineer Steven Powell and others in the College of Engineering have developed the FOTON (Fast Orbital TEC for Orbit and Navigation) GPS receiver. This year, the FOTON hitched a ride aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to begin a long-term project at the International Space Station.

Two radio signals, one chip, open a new world for wireless communication

(Cornell University) Cornell engineers have devised a method for transmitting and receiving radio signals on a single chip, which could ultimately help change the way wireless communication is done.

Pro-pot arguments fly higher with likely voters

(Cornell University) As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. Which of these arguments resonate most strongly with Americans? It's the arguments that support legalization, according to a new study

Planetary science: Volcano gas makes worlds habitable

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Gases from erupting volcanoes could make planets beyond the Solar System warmer and hospitable to life, even if the planet is relatively distant from its host star.Ramses Ramirez and Lisa Kaltenegger of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, used a climate model to study

Researchers discover how normal people (like you) become internet trolls

The troll's post is coming from inside the house. Possibly even your house, in fact.  A joint research project out of Stanford and Cornell Universities has determined that internet trolls are not just the rando online harassers thatShow More Summary

Fast-Food-Loving Cornell Prof Faces Ethical Scrutiny

In 2014, I profiled Brian Wansink, a behavioral psychologist who studies how our surroundings affect our eating habits. Wansink runs Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab, a prolific group known for its clever dining research—one widely...Show More Summary

Jeevak Parpia wins low-temperature physics prize

(Cornell University) Jeevak Parpia, professor of physics and Cornell graduate, has been selected as one of three winners of the 2017 Fritz London Memorial Prize, administered by Duke University.

Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED

(Cornell University) A Cornell-led group has demonstrated the ability to produce deep-ultraviolet emission using an LED light source, potentially solving several problems related to quantum efficiency of current devices.

Fresh concerns raised over academic conduct of major US nutrition and behaviour lab

With eleven publications already under scrutiny, new evidence emerges of duplicate publication and data irregularities in the work of Professor Brian Wansink The head of Cornell University’s Food and Brand lab is facing renewed allegations of academic misconduct, including self-plagiarism and potential data misrepresentation. Show More Summary

Research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire species

(University of Kansas) A University of Kansas researcher and colleagues from Cornell University have revealed daunting challenges to changing the DNA of entire populations of species via the most promising techniques available today to produce 'gene drive.'

Jim Boeheim’s son commits to play basketball at Cornell

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim may get to coach against his son next season, thanks to Jimmy’s college choice.On Tuesday, the younger Boeheim announced via his Twitter account he will be attending Cornell University to continue playing basketball. Show More Summary

Polymer Additive Could Allow Manufacturers to Make Products with Less Material, Less Waste

A new polymer additive could “revolutionize plastics recycling,” according to researchers at Cornell University and University of Minnesota. The post Polymer Additive Could Allow Manufacturers to Make Products with Less Material, Less Waste appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Hydrogen volcanoes may increase habitability of exoplanets

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Does TRAPPIST-1 have three potentially habitable planets or four? New research by scientists at Cornell University led by Ramses Ramirez, indicates that number four is a possibility if there are hydrogen volcanoes on it. According to...Show More Summary

Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life

Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos.

Volcanic hydrogen spurs chances of finding exoplanet life

(Cornell University) Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: Cornell University astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos.

New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species

(Cornell University) With 7,600 lakes and 70,000 miles of creeks and rivers to monitor, Cornell researchers struggled to stay ahead of round goby and other invasive species--until they tapped into New York's network of teachers looking to bring science alive for their students. Good story for National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 27 - March 3).

New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

(Cornell University) Only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world's plastics, have different chemical structures and cannot be efficiently repurposed together. Show More Summary

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