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New tool forecasts spring's arrival months in advance

Published: 
January 30, 2018
Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell has unveiled a new web tool to determine the onset of spring.

Bright LED dairy cases speed off-flavors in skim milk

Published: 
January 25, 2018
As grocery stores save energy by changing their dairy cases from fluorescent to LED lighting, Cornell researchers have found that milk – particularly fat-free milk – becomes more susceptible to off-flavors from LED light than from standard fluoresence.

U.S. economy will trot along at 2 percent clip in 2018

Published: 
January 23, 2018
The U.S. economy will continue to cruise at a steady pace of 2 percent to 2.5 percent in 2018, predicts Cornell economist Steven Kyle. But an end to seven years of growth may be looming, he said.

CORALS scholars to explore health of Pacific waters

Published: 
January 17, 2018
This spring, six undergraduate students will toss away wool socks, surrender winter coats and flee the Northeast’s slushy roads to gauge ocean health along the Hawaiian and Washington state coasts.

The frozen winter of our web content

Published: 
January 16, 2018
A 2012 Scientific American article, “The Winters of Our Discontent,” by professor Chuck Greene has enjoyed a wintry revival.

Ecological calendars for the 21st century

Published: 
January 8, 2018
A project integrating place-based, indigenous ecological knowledge with scientific data is helping preserve ecological timekeeping disrupted by climate change.

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

Published: 
January 2, 2018
In an example of cross-campus collaboration, a group led by Minglin Ma has developed a unique implant for controlling type 1 diabetes, which affects more than 1 million Americans.

December graduates set out to make a difference

Published: 
December 19, 2017
In a Dec. 16 ceremony in Barton Hall, President Martha E. Pollack encouraged December graduates to have a positive impact on the world, suggesting they "Start with compassion. Start with understanding. Start with kindness and with love.”

Leaf doctor makes the rounds

Published: 
December 18, 2017
Leaf doctor is a free app developed by Cornell and University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers that analyzes a photograph of a damaged leaf or fruit and quantifies the percentage and severity of disease visible.

Northeast farmers weigh warm climate, drenched fields

Published: 
December 13, 2017
Farmers in the Northeast are adopting production habits tailored to longer, warming climate conditions, but they may face spring planting whiplash as they confront saturated fields from heavy rain.

Climate scientists study the odds of a megadrought

Published: 
December 12, 2017
Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a “robust null hypothesis” to assess the odds of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 30 years – occurring in the western and southwestern United States.

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