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Cornell vets help baby pit bull overcome birth defects

Nutmeg the pit-bull puppy had several health issues at birth, but is now doing well thanks to specialty services at Cornell’s Veterinary Hospital.

Dear diary: Basu shares notes from policymaking’s front lines

In a new book, “Policymaker’s Journal,” Kaushik Basu offers musings about economic policymaking and public life during his years serving as chief economic adviser in India’s finance ministry and chief economist at the World Bank.

Smart necklace could track your detailed facial expressions

Tracking facial movements, and possibly their cause, is one of the proposed applications for NeckFace, a necklace-type wearable sensing technology developed in the lab of Cheng Zhang, assistant professor of information science.

Innovative scholar and leader Max Pfeffer retires

Max Pfeffer, a distinguished researcher of rural and urban communities and a leader who helped reshape the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the 21st century, is now emeritus professor of global development.

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New Cornell sugarhouse sweetens NY’s maple industry

The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on making high-quality syrup, and new and existing maple products – all at commercial scales.

Radio interview discusses progress of the Dryden Rail Trail

Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and member of Dryden Rail Trail Task Force discussing how the Dryden Rail Trail "connects communities" in Tompkins County.

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Mars’ bright south pole reflections may be clay – not water

An international group of scientists now say that reflections of the Mars’ south pole may be smectite, a form of hydrated clay, buried about a mile below the surface.

Do robots need clothes? Yes, for form and function

Besides a stray feline Roomba, very few people are investing energy into putting clothes on robots. Researchers from Cornell Tech and NYU say that now’s the time to think more actively about when, how and why we would dress them

Vive la différence: When lemons masquerade as plums

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, associate professor at Dyson, and collaborators have found that a law regulating wine production in 1930s France, known as the AOC, resulted in a 7% net increase in industry welfare, and set the standard for quality control.

Platform teaches nonexperts to use machine learning

New, award-winning research from the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science is helping inform and improve future design and development of interactive machine learning tools.

Cancer vaccine improves outcomes in Lynch syndrome model

A new strategy for developing vaccines against cancer showed promise in a proof-of-concept study led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and Heidelberg University Hospital.

Geographic differences in gut microbiota boost immunity

Cornell researchers “humanized” mice with microbiota from three global populations and found that microbial differences alone can impact immune responses.