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What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse?

Using data from 143 weather radar sites in the continental U.S., researchers could “see” the behavior of wildlife during the 2017 solar eclipse.

22 student entrepreneurs join W.E. Cornell

Cornell’s new entrepreneurship program for women recently announced its first cohort of 22 students for the 2018-19 academic year.

People who focus too much on money may sacrifice their humanity

In a series of six studies, researchers looked at how the pursuit of money affects the way people see themselves.

Podcast examines the psychobiology of love

“Love Science.” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores the behavioral, psychological and neural components of love – and its loss.

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For arid, Mars-like desert, rain brings death

When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death, according to an international team of planetary astrobiologists.

Two-step training helps robots interpret human language

To help robots understand human language when navigating, researchers divided their task into two separate stages: first, interpreting the language in a command and mapping out a path; and then executing the trip.

Agricultural biotech advocates to share stories in D.C.

Global Leadership Fellows will be in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13-16 to share their stories with U.S. and international policymakers to attract support to advance agricultural innovation.

Three-species hybrid warbler discovered

Scientists have shown that a bird found in Pennsylvania is the offspring of a hybrid warbler mother and a warbler father from an entirely different genus.

Filmmakers discuss solar power in aviation

Two filmmakers discussed their movie about the first solar-powered flight, which has implications for integration of solar power into new systems and industries.

‘Lost’ lecture by Carl Sagan released in honor of his birthday

The Carl Sagan Institute is honoring Carl Sagan's 84th birthday by releasing a “lost” lecture Sagan delivered in 1994 at the symposium in honor.

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Lecture examines racism, sexism, class in Trump-era elections

Political scientist Brian Schaffner will examine the divisions widened by Trump’s presidential campaign and presidency and their impact on American politics, Nov. 12.

Things to Do, Nov. 9-16, 2018

Events this week include Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain in the Cornell Concert Series at Bailey Hall; a conversation with hip-hop artist, activist and scholar Akua Naru; and "Green Book" and "The Ancient Law" at Cornell Cinema.