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No-touch sensor measures vital signs of small animals

Cornell engineers have developed a device for measuring the heartbeat and breath rate of conscious small animals without touching them.

Rosario Provvidenti, authority on vegetable diseases, dies at 97

Rosario Provvidenti, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor Emeritus of plant pathology, died on Feb. 1 in Geneva, New York. He was 97.

Extension podcast breaks down impact of 2018 Farm Bill

Season 3 of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast series kicks off by unpacking what the 2018 Farm Bill means for New York state farmers and agricultural stakeholders.

Cornell partners in center to tackle rural schools’ challenges

Cornell is a partner in the new Harvard-based National Center for Rural Education Research Networks, which will support a network of 60 rural school districts in New York and Ohio.

Study: Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away

Cornell and Binghamton University researchers report for the first time that mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected.

Active Learning Initiative funds nine projects

Innovative projects to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning in nine departments have received funding administered by Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative.

Study probes effect of virtual reality on learning

An exercise in learning phases of the moon conducted by the Virtual Embodiment Lab showed no real difference in learning between VR, hands-on and computer simulation methods. 

New BTI database to foster efficiency, collaborations

Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have announced the launch of the Plant Genome Editing Database, which they hope will lead to research efficiency and collaborations.

Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may help the brain execute instant, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new Cornell study Feb. 1 in Science.