Earth to be exhibit A for lunar exoplanet research

With the help of a Cornell researcher, the first radio telescope ever to land on the moon will lay the foundation for detecting habitable planets in our solar system by observing Earth as if it’s an exoplanet.

Sophomore twins and space enthusiasts reach for the stars

Identical twins Ashley and Verena Padres ’26 fell in love with the idea of space exploration and working together at an early age – now they employ and enjoy that spirit of curiosity and collaboration at Cornell.     

Performance, book honor first Black American law graduate

At the height of the Civil War, 9-year-old George W. Fields made a daring escape to freedom with his family. He’d go on to become a member of Cornell Law School’s first graduating class, in 1890.

As Micron builds, Cornell NanoScale Facility develops a workforce

A two-week program that introduces high school seniors to nanofabrication is one of many efforts at the Cornell NanoScale Facility to prepare a workforce - as the microchip industry settles in upstate New York.

For more than 75 years, students have made Watermargin a home

Alumni and current members look back at the history of the pioneering co-op, which led the way in creating an interracial, interfaith house as a nondiscriminatory ideal.

Breaking silence: Speak up to honor MLK Jr., historian says

A Cornell historian says one of the most important aspects of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was his insistence on speaking up against social and economic injustice.

Long-lost Moog synthesizer finally makes it to the stage

A piece of synthesizer history has been given an unexpected second life at Cornell, after eight months of meticulous and often confounding work by a group of synthesizer builders.

Nonalcoholic drinks with complex flavors top NYE trends

Cornell food and beverage experts offer up on-trend, nonalcoholic cocktail recipes and tips for the holiday season.

Rice can help NYS farms profit from climate-change flooding

Cornell Cooperative Extension is helping New York state farmers learn how to grow rice, a potentially lucrative crop that can thrive on flood-prone land as a hedge against climate change.