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Odd bodies, rapid spins keep cosmic rings close

Forget those shepherding moons. Gravity and the odd shapes of asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea can form and maintain their own rings, according new research in Nature Astronomy.

Aquatic insects linked to migratory bird breeding success

Ecologists found that aquatic insects richer in highly unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids influence the fledging success of tree swallows.

Conference discusses depth, breadth of America’s health crisis

“Deep Wounds: Social Determinants of Health Inequality” brought together scholars who take innovative approaches to studying the social foundations of health inequalities.

Google doodles Cornell message to extraterrestrials

Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of humankind’s first intentional radio message to extraterrestrials, via the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, then managed by Cornell.

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Things to Do, Nov. 16-30, 2018

Events over the next two weeks include a program by the Cornell Wind Symphony; a performance from Cornell’s Ancient Theater Performance Group; the annual Mini Locally Grown Dance concert; and, of course, a Thanksgiving feast.

Experts: Innovation key to growth for New York food, agriculture economy

Policymakers, industry thought leaders and experts from CALS gathered Nov. 13 at Cornell AgriTech to discuss ways to build an ecosystem of innovation in the state.

Town-gown awards to celebrate Cornell student-led initiatives

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and Beth Bagwell, executive director of the national Town-Gown Association highlight student engagement at the 8th annual Town-Gown (ToGo) Awards event Dec. 8 in Ithaca High School.

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Staff honored with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence

Twelve individuals and three groups were recognized with President's Awards for Employee Excellence Nov. 13, which honored staff members in five new categories including the first-ever team award, emphasizing the collaborative nature of work at Cornell.

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With Cornell grants, faculty launch social sciences research

Faculty members are exploring topics from artificial intelligence to immigration and virtual reality this fall, thanks to funding from Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences.

How to text like a Sumerian

Jonathan Tenney drew parallels between Sumerian and modern-day communications for Near Eastern studies undergraduates Nov. 1.

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Study challenges widely held assumption of bee evolution

A new study rewrites a commonly-cited theory about bee evolution and the cause behind an explosion in diversity of bee species some 120 million years ago.

Study examines costs, benefits of clean water measures

A group of researchers teamed up with Catherine Kling, professor of environmental, energy and resource economics, to look at the economics of clean water in the U.S.