The College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked the best in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 2008 edition of 'America's Best Graduate Schools.' The Law School, Johnson School and Weill Cornell Medical College also made the top schools lists. (April 3, 2007)
When 10,000 honeybees fly the coop to hunt for a new home, usually a tree cavity, they have a unique method of deciding which site is right: With great efficiency they narrow down the options and minimize bad decisions.
Dilute solutions of alcohol -- though not beer or wine -- can reduce paperwhite growth by half but not affects its flowers, says William Miller, professor of horticulture and director of the Flower Bulb Research Program at Cornell. (March 31, 2006)
Bird experts believed for years that once a bird learned songs, the calls stayed relatively fixed throughout their lives, but a new study of loons, streamlined fish-eating water birds, calls those beliefs into question. (March 7, 2006)
Temple Grandin a renowned animal scientist and a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor at Cornell, has autism. As a result, she learned to think in pictures, which has strong parallels, she believes, to how animals think, she said in a public lecture Feb. 15, 2006 at Cornell. (February 21, 2006)