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.

Rewarding women more like men could reduce wage gap

Addressing the shortage of women in STEM fields such as computer science is not enough to close the gender gap: Treating women more like men, especially on pay day, is more important than representation alone, according to Cornell research.

Stricter abortion laws linked to increase in unintended births

Pre-Dobbs, women in states that severely limit access to abortion were 13% more likely to have a live birth resulting from an unintended pregnancy than those in states where abortion care was more accessible, Brooks School researchers found.

Digitizing books can spur demand for physical copies

Digitization can boost sales of physical books by up to 8% by stimulating demand through online discovery, a research group including Imke Reimers, associate professor at Dyson, has found.

Better tech needed to increase soil organic carbon and crop yields

A new paper shows that promised yield increases at a global scale from increasing organic carbon in soils would be negligible with current technologies and optimal management practices. 

Online grocery baskets less varied than in-store carts

Online grocery carts tend to include less variety and fewer fruits and vegetables than those in a trip to a brick-and-mortar supermarket – but online shoppers are less susceptible to unhealthy impulse buys, a new Cornell study has found.

Underwater robot updates understanding of ice shelf crevasses

Crevasses play an important role in circulating seawater beneath Antarctic ice shelves, potentially influencing their stability, finds Cornell-led research based on first-of-its-kind exploration by an underwater robot.

New tool measures food security duration, severity

Researchers from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management have developed a new method for measuring food insecurity, which for millions of people in the U.S. is more than just an abstract concept.

State of the University highlights innovation, excellence

Cornell advanced its unique mission through a wide range of achievements in 2023, President Martha E. Pollack said in her State of the University address Oct. 20.