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New study finds police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

Official statistics on use of deadly force by police resulting in death underreport the reality; a new study finds much higher rates of police homicide that varies by region.

Apps make it easy for domestic abusers to spy

A new study from Cornell researchers finds domestic abusers can choose from thousands of apps to spy on their partners, from traditional spyware to software intended for legitimate purposes, like finding phones.

Why do we slack on saving? Blame the brain

Humans have a cognitive bias toward earning, which makes us unconsciously spend more brain power on earning than on saving, according to a new Cornell study.

Study reveals how promising cancer drug works for best use

A study describes for the first time how a promising FDA-approved cancer drug – currently in clinical trials – works to effectively kill cancer cells. 

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ plants available online

Visitors can bring Cornell Botanic Gardens plants to their own garden spaces through a new online store.

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Prasad testifies on promise, peril of digital currencies

Cornell economist Eswar Prasad testified July 18 before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade in Washington, D.C.

Scientists seek to untangle ecological effects of water management

Cornell and Paleontological Research Institution scientists dug into the Colorado River's estuary mudflats to learn how upstream dams affect downstream mollusks. 

Task force looks to ‘move the needle’ on faculty diversity

The Provost’s Task Force to Enhance Faculty Diversity has issued its report on attracting and retaining outstanding female and underrepresented minority faculty members.

Aug. 11 event to honor life, legacy of Dorothy Cotton

A celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dorothy Cotton will be held Aug. 11 in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus.

‘Pawprint: Staff News’ 2018 summer and fall schedule

The first fall issue will be August 24, resuming the biweekly enewsletter schedule as follows: Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14.

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Logan the cat is first in U.S. treated with spinal surgical technique

Thirteen-year-old Logan recently became the first cat in the United States to undergo a surgical spinal technique developed in Europe at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Mars’ crustal evolution does not follow Earth’s formula

Mars may not have an Earth-like, continental crust. Instead, a Cornell scientist poses an alternative theory: Crystalized magma welled up from inside the red planet.