Sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil

Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provide nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Cellular sugar boosts water and nutrient retention, says new Cornell research.

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Report challenges perception of mineral scarcity

The perception that many minerals, such as copper and aluminum, are becoming scarce is challenged in a new report that also highlights the environmental and social keys to unlocking future resources.

Yimon Aye awarded young investigator cancer research prize

Yimon Aye, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has won the Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize is $600,000 over three years.

Chemistry's Coates elected to National Academy of Sciences

Geoffrey W. Coates, the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Colony density, not hormones, triggers honeybee 'puberty'

New research helps answer a long-standing mystery of how individual honeybees sense the size and strength of their colony, a critical assessment necessary for the bees' reproduction.

CURB enthusiasm: Undergrads show off research at forum

More than 80 students unveiled their scholarly work at the 32nd annual Spring Research Forum hosted April 27 by the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board.

Commercialization fellows learn to make ideas sell

A panel of doctoral students reminisced about their experiences as the first class of commercialization fellows April 28 at Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration conference.

U.K. astronomer Lord Rees speaks on Earth's future May 8

The U.K.'s astronomer royal, Lord Martin Rees, will explore our vulnerabilities and possibilities in the first Carl Sagan Distinguished Lecture at Cornell Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

Collaboration yields promising innovation in stain resistance

A collaboration of researchers from engineering and fiber science has yielded a promising new polymer that could change the way textiles achieve oleophobicity, the ability to repel oils.