Brain changes in older adults increase risk for scams

For the first time, researchers have identified a biological basis for financial exploitation in older adults. Nathan Spreng, assistant professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, led the effort.

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Ambitious first-year students catch the research bug

Many Cornell students pursue research opportunities early in their college careers. Exposing undergraduates to research in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities is a university hallmark.

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For Asian-Americans, daily racial slights invade the nights

The more racial insults and bias Asian-Americans faced during a two-week study, the worse they slept, according to a new research by Anthony Ong, associate professor of human development.

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Charles Brainerd elected to national education academy

Charles Brainerd, professor and chair of the Department of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology, has been elected to the National Academy of Education for his contributions in the field of education research.

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Basu: Economics of climate change will affect world poverty

Economist Kaushik Basu spoke on “Inequality, Poverty and Climate" at the Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar March 6.

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Legalize recreational pot? More say 'yes' for economic benefits

Arguments that support legalizing recreational marijuana are more convincing than arguments against it, according to Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor of communication. Top pro-pot arguments emphasize the economic benefits.

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Ride-sharing study findings are scalable to different cities

Using data from millions of taxi trips, a group that included math professor Steven Strogatz applies a natural rescaling law to predict the ride-sharing potential for four major cities.

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Robert J. Sternberg receives lifetime achievement award

Robert J. Sternberg, an intelligence expert, will receive the 2017 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science. The award honors his lifetime of outstanding intellectual contributions to psychology.

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New online platform plays matchmaker for the public good

Research4Impact - a cross between Match.com and LinkedIn for academics, nonprofits and those working in the governmental sector - helps connect potential collaborators that could turn academic research into real-world results.