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Watch how Lab of Ornithology preserves bird sounds

The National Science Foundation just published a video shot at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the digitization of the Macaulay Library archive’s holdings.

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Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

Jin Suntivich, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will study catalysts in a new way using a $750,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Early Career Research Program.

Fun, hands-on course teaches science communication

A new graduate-level course that teaches students to communicate scientific ideas to a wide audience has helped to enhance a popular Ithaca children's museum.

Three projects awarded 2017 digitization grants

The 2017 recipients of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences were chosen from 14 applications.

Caffeine tempers taste buds, makes food seem less sweet

Caffeine – the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings – has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new Cornell research in the Journal of Food Science.

Life Changing Labs helps students push startups forward

In the eHub space in Collegetown each week during the summer, six teams of students stood in the front of the room with slides and pitched their business ideas to peers as part of a summer incubator.

Annual mammography starting at 40 saves more lives

Weill Cornell Medicine investigators have found that annual mammograms for women beginning at age 40 prevent the greatest number of breast cancer deaths.

Cornell poet to kick off Botanic Gardens’ lecture series

Cornell Botanic Gardens opens its annual Fall Lecture Series with award-winning poet Ishion Hutchinson.

Good heavens! Cornellians marvel at eclipse

On the eve of fall semester classes starting, Cornellians spied the sky – with special safety glasses – to view the partial solar eclipse Aug. 21 over Ithaca.

Study: Jumping gene steals bacterial ‘gene-editing’ system

A Cornell study describes for the first-time evidence of ‘jumping genes’ adopting a bacterial immune mechanism for transferring genetic material between bacteria and across bacterial species.

Fungal spore 'death clouds' key in gypsy moth fight

A fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates “death clouds” of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new study.

Mark Zuckerberg gives CIS research paper a shoutout

Not only did a Cornell CIS research paper receive the best paper award at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017), it also got a shoutout on Facebook from the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, July 25.