In a cosmic hit-and-run, icy Saturn moon may have flipped

Enceladus – a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn – may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop, according to a research group including Cornell scientists.

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Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has won a $555,000 grant from the defense department to further his study of B-cell lymphoma.

Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus

Cornell Tech's Open Studio, held for the final time at the Google building campus, gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to several hundred people, including business leaders.

Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds

A research group led by Poul Petersen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, reports a chiral "spine" of hydration inside DNA, the first report of a chiral water superstructure inside a biomolecule.

Biochemist Peter Hinkle dies at 76

Peter C. Hinkle, Cornell professor emeritus of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, died May 12 in Ithaca of pancreatic cancer. He was 76.

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

A Cornell-led group of researchers has developed a method for converting near-infrared light to mid-IR, while retaining the desired shape of the beam and effectively increasing its bandwidth.

Astronomer explores interaction of life and faith

Pursuing a life of science and a life of faith is not incompatible, said astronomer Jonathan Lunine at the St. Albert the Great Forum on Science and Religion April 26.

Cornell researchers map wind to better harvest energy

Cornell scientists and engineers are seeing wind in high resolution, creating the world's largest, most-detailed wind maps ever from the picturesque hills of Perdigão, Portugal.

Preserving our 'pale blue dot' is focus of first Sagan lecture

Lord Martin Rees, who has probed deep into the cosmos, studied gamma-ray bursts and galactic formation, spoke May 8 at Cornell on issues closer to home: the preservation of our “pale blue dot.”