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Podcast examines the biological basis of attraction

"Science of Love,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores the biological basis of attraction.

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Cornellians’ creativity contributes to public art mosaic

Cornell-affiliated people and organizations helped create an eight feet tall, 180 feet long mural set with thousands of sparkling mirror tiles in Ithaca.

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Ecolectro receives $1.7M from DOE to accelerate hydrogen fuel development

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $1.7 million to Cornell startup Ecolectro so the company can produce hydrogen fuel more easily and inexpensively.

Forum highlights the connections between humans and apes

“Apes and Sustainability,” a forum held Nov. 15, brought together Cornell faculty, activists and scientists to explore new perspectives on preserving nonhuman great apes in sustainable ways.

Animal behavior expert Temple Grandin’s ideas spring from her autism

Temple Grandin, the prominent author on autism and animal behavior, visited Cornell Nov. 13 to share her perspective on animal behavior and livestock husbandry.

Ibrahim named Weill Cornell Medicine dean for diversity and inclusion

Dr. Said Ibrahim has been appointed the inaugural senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Jan. 2.

Things to Do, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2018

Events this week include the Hortus Forum's annual Poinsettia Sale; a concert of music by graduate student composers; and a free screening of “Bird of Prey,” from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes’ appeal to kids

Cigarette ads with graphic warning labels – with images such as cancerous gums and lips – cancel out the effect of ads that prompt children to think of smoking as cool and fun, according to a new Cornell study.

Females drive the song and dance of male birds-of-paradise

New research suggests for the first time that everything in those male birds-of-paradise theatrical breeding displays is driven by one thing: the female.

Provost Research Innovation Award winners announced

The Office of the Provost has announced five winners of the inaugural Provost Research Excellence Awards, which recognize leadership and innovation in scholarly research.

Alumna animator earns festival awards for newest film

Looking at an animated film by Lynn Tomlinson ’88, a viewer feels like they’re in front of an impressionist painting by Van Gogh or the Hudson River School painters, or riding the waves with fishermen in a work by Winslow Homer.

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Study reveals new role for methotrexate in fighting cancer

A study of the dual pathways that process the essential vitamin folate unexpectedly revealed a new way the cancer drug methotrexate works and may suggest strategies to boost its cancer-killing effects.