With unprecedented flares, stellar corpse shows signs of life

After a distant star’s explosive death, a black hole or neutron star was the likely source of repeated energetic flares observed over several months, something astronomers had never seen before, a Cornell-led team reported Nov. 15 in Nature.

Louis Hand, pioneer of high-energy physics, dies at 90

Louis Hand, professor emeritus of physics, who dedicated more than 40 years to the Cornell community as a professor in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Oct. 30. He was 90.

Cornell chemists image basic blocks of synthetic polymers

Cornell chemists have developed a technique that allows them to image polymerization catalysis reactions at single-monomer resolution, key in discovering the molecular composition of a synthetic polymer.

Service to science: Two veterans find purpose in neuroscience

After service in the military, Chris Brunkhorst and Caleb Jones sought new outlets to channel their discipline and their commitment to helping others – and they both found it in neuroscience.

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Lewis Lab investigates intriguing role of osteocytes in bone health

A special type of cell, called an osteocyte, may hold the key to some of the mysteries of osteoporosis. A research group led by Karl Lewis, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is studying osteocytes in unique new ways.

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Einhorn Center announces new Engaged Faculty Fellows

Twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year, with projects dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.

Student groups earn Cornell honors for local partnerships

To underscore how local partnerships improve Cornell, Ithaca and Tompkins County, the university presented the 13th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards to three student-community collaborations.

Student project adds whimsy to downtown parking

An interdisciplinary team of students designed a new signage system for a downtown Ithaca parking garage that employs colors and animal imagery to help drivers.

Jurassic worlds might be easier to spot than modern Earth

A Cornell analysis finds telescopes could better detect potential chemical signatures of life in an Earth-like exoplanet that more closely resembles the age the dinosaurs inhabited than the one we know today.