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Conflict of interest disclosures inspire misplaced trust

A new study suggests that when bloggers disclose conflicts of interest, readers find them more trustworthy – because people automatically interpret disclosures as signs of expertise.

Milk carton ‘sell-by’ dates may become more precise

The “sell-by” dates on milk cartons may become more accurate, as Cornell food scientists have created a predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria, according to the Journal of Dairy Science.

Designers to unveil 'RRRolling Stones' at NYC sculpture park

A movable outdoor seating system designed by architecture faculty members Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic and made from 3D-printed concrete will be unveiled July 12 at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.

Warrior-scholars gain skills, confidence from Cornell experience

For the fourth year, Cornell brings military veterans into the classroom for a week of intensive study and immersion in the world of higher education.

Exoplanet detectives create catalog of ‘light-fingerprints’

Researchers have created a reference catalog using calibrated spectra and geometric albedos of 19 of the most diverse bodies in our solar system.  

First New York Soil Health Summit harvests collaboration

New York government policy and nonprofit leaders, researchers, farmers and agricultural professionals from 40 organizations attended the first statewide Soil Health Summit July 18.

Lehmann elected to Germany’s National Academy of Sciences

Johannes Lehmann, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, was elected in May to the German National Academy of Sciences.

‘You belong at Cornell,’ VP Opperman tells staff

“We want you to feel you belong at Cornell,” said Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman, opening the 20th annual Staff Development Day of workshops and displays that drew more than 500 staff in person and several hundred online.

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DOE funding will help researchers create new quantum states of matter

A research group led by Andrej Singer, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has won a grant from the Department of Energy for research aimed at creating new quantum states of matter.

Accelerator project gets push from National Academy of Sciences

A National Academy of Sciences committee has endorsed the idea of building an electron-ion collider in the U.S. The project would be helped by research done at CBETA, Cornell's energy recovery linear accelerator.

A kernel of promise in popcorn-powered robots

New research from Cornell's Collective Embodied Intelligence Lab examines how popcorn’s unique qualities can power inexpensive robotic devices that grip, expand or change rigidity.

Garbage to gold: getting good results from bad data

Using an algorithm developed by Cornell physicist Veit Elser, a group led by colleague Sol Gruner has determined the protein structure of a microcrystal using discarded data from another group.