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Clean, white, open spaces and lots of light: Weill Hall opens for business

With great expectations, the $162 million, 263,000-square-foot building designed by architect Richard Meier will open officially in October, though key residents are starting to move in this month. (June 6, 2008)

Lab of O helps protect endangered right whales with warning buoys in shipping lanes

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of buoys that recognize whales' distinctive calls. (April 22, 2008)

Former Lab of Ornithology artist-in-residence writes climate-change book for children

Lynne Cherry has published 'How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming,' which was influenced by her stay at Cornell. (April 10, 2008)

Six to eight 'cups of coffee' a day shown to protect mice from developing MS-like disease, Cornell study finds

High quantities of caffeine may do more than just keep people awake. The stimulant may one day offer researchers a way to prevent multiple sclerosis. (April 8, 2008)

Birders help Great Backyard Bird Count set records

More checklists submitted and more species identified than ever before made this year's Great Backyard Bird Count a banner year. (April 1, 2008)

'Oh Joy! Oh Raptor!'

Cornell's Laboratory of Ornithology is showing bird-related quilts and banners by fiber artists Elsie Dentes '77 and Alice Gant.

Scientists close in on taurine's activity in the brain (Red Bull drinkers, take note)

A finding by a team of scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College opens the door to better understanding the amino acid taurine's impact on the brain. (Feb. 13, 2008)

Fruit fly gene from 'out of nowhere' may change ideas about how new genes are formed, researchers report

Scientists thought that most new genes were formed from existing genes, but Cornell researchers have discovered a gene in some fruit flies that appears to be unrelated to other genes in any known genome. (July 23, 2007)

On-farm research shows farmers can use less nitrogen to save money and reduce environmental impact

CherryPharm Inc., a start-up company that sells an all-natural, tart cherry sports drink developed in conjunction with Cornell food scientists, has received $2.3 million from the Cayuga Venture Fund. (June 19, 2007)