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Apps make it easy for domestic abusers to spy

A new study from Cornell researchers finds domestic abusers can choose from thousands of apps to spy on their partners, from traditional spyware to software intended for legitimate purposes, like finding phones.

Why do we slack on saving? Blame the brain

Humans have a cognitive bias toward earning, which makes us unconsciously spend more brain power on earning than on saving, according to a new Cornell study.

A holistic path to a finer palate

Wine enthusiasts may learn more if they draw a picture or tell a story about their tasting experience, rather than writing traditional tasting notes.

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.5M to 12 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund has awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide sustainable solutions around the world, from the Finger Lakes to the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia.

Scholars train for research in real-world settings

Thirty-three researchers from across the globe visited the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research last month to learn how to conduct research through community partnerships that will inform real-world practices and decisions.

Career Explorations puts future in 4-H'ers hands

More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 26-28 to participate in workshops taught by Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students during the annual 4-H Career Explorations conference.

When last comes first: the gender bias of names

In a new Cornell study, psychologists found that participants were more likely to call male professionals – even fictional ones – by their last name only, compared to female professionals, an example of gender bias that may be contributing to inequality.

ILR teaches employment rights at correctional facility

Every other Friday, individuals incarcerated at the Queensboro Correctional Facility take the Know Your Employment Rights course on employment rights taught by the ILR Labor and Employment Law Program.

Wildeman takes helm at Bronfenbrenner Center

Christopher Wildeman, a leading scholar on mass incarceration and child maltreatment, will become director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research as of July 1.