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Glowing Bacteria on Deep-Sea Fish Shed Light on Evolution, 'Third Type' of Symbiosis

For the first time, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria that live in anglerfish bulbs. The bacteria were taken from fish specimens collected in the Gulf of Mexico.
18-Jul-2018 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's ‘feeling’

Cornell University researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express “emotions” through changes in its outer surface. The robot’s skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot’s feelings.
16-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Taxing American wars creates accountability, prevents lengthy conflict

Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government at Cornell University, argues that part of the reason is the lack of a war tax – a special levy historically paid by the American people during times of war.
13-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Fern Holds Big Promise for Sustainable Agriculture, Sinks Carbon Dioxide

A tiny fern – with each leaf the size of a gnat – may provide global impact for sinking atmospheric carbon dioxide, fixing nitrogen in agriculture and shooing pesky insects from crops. The fern’s full genome has been sequenced by a Cornell...
11-Jul-2018 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

China Cracks Top 20 in Global Innovation Index

Cornell University, in conjunction with INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization, released the 2018 version of the Global Innovation Index -- a report ranking 126 economies on 80 indicators of innovative activities. For the first...
10-Jul-2018 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bank Network Shifts Signaled Financial Crisis – and May Prevent Another

Cornell University assistant professor of operations, technology and information management, Shawn Mankad, found in new research that shifts in bank networks predicted the financial crisis of 2008-09 -- and similar shifts could predict a future...
10-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Ukrainian moth may provide hope against monarch-killing vine

Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.
10-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crows vs. Ravens: A Numbers Game Study Finds Crow Mobbing Is a Key Strategy Against a Bigger Bird

ew research is adding validity to the adage "Birds of a feather flock together." A citizen-science-based report published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances suggests that when crows team up to take on a bigger foe it can be a highly successful...
5-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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25-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

The price of space clutter: Debris threatens cosmos exploration, Washington’s wallet

19-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT

‘Buzzwords and bureaucracy’: Space Force announcement sparks political feuds

19-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Opportunity Fights for Life, but Its Success Is Cemented in History

15-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Martian Dust Storms Ravage Rovers, Impact Future Mission Models

Don Banfield, a senior research associate specializing in planetary sciences at Cornell University, monitors dust storms and atmospheric science on the red planet. He says it's important to consider the risks associated with dust storms, like the...
14-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Organics on Mars Means It’s Time to Target ‘Biosignatures’

7-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Maximize Memorial Day festivities: Food safety made palatable

Robert Gravani, food safety expert and professor emeritus of food science at Cornell University, says that there are several steps that people can take to make summer picnics safe.
15-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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