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Field day offers insight into hops industry

Jul 28, 2014
Brewery owners, farmers and home brewers gathered at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y., July 12 to see its new hop yard and hear advice about growing hops from experts and peers alike. Read more

Adults are more apt than kids to clean their plates

Jul 24, 2014
The average adult eats 92 percent of what he or she puts on his/her plate, according to a study led by Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, to be published in the International Journal of Obesity. Read more

Cornell obtains $3M grant to study tobacco warnings

Jul 7, 2014
To determine effective tobacco warning labels, five Cornell faculty members will receive a five-year, $3 million federal grant to examine how anti-smoking messages can affect youth, and low-income and low-education groups. Read more

Fracking flowback could indirectly pollute groundwater

Jun 25, 2014
The wastewater generated by "hydrofracking" could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating the environmental risks during accidental spills, research shows. Read more

4-H leaders learn geospatial technology

Jun 23, 2014
The 2014 Geospatial In-Service workshop taught 4-H leaders about global positioning systems and other related tools, which participants plan to introduce to their New York counties. Read more

Pest attacks can lead to bigger crop yields

Jun 23, 2014
Researchers are studying how to harness potato plants' natural response to environmental stress to develop a sustainable pest control strategy that increases crop yields and reduces insect damage. Read more

Chronic intake of Western diet kills mice

Jun 17, 2014
A Cornell study offers clues to a little known area of research: how Western diets, which have driven an epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome, increase mortality in humans. Read more

Cornell garners four CASE awards

Jun 11, 2014
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has given Cornell four Circle of Excellence Awards this year – one gold, two silver and a bronze. Read more

News feed: 'Emotional contagion' sweeps Facebook

Jun 10, 2014
When it hasn't been your day, it might be time to turn to Facebook friends for a little positive reinforcement. According to a new study by social scientists, emotions can spread among users of online social networks. Read more

Cornell faculty share ideas on The Hill

Jun 9, 2014
Fourteen Cornell faculty members are contributing columns to The Hill, a widely read policy website in Washington, D.C. Several columns have already appeared, offering faculty an opportunity to influence government decision makers. Read more

New school positions plant and soil science for the future

Jun 6, 2014
Five departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – Plant Biology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology – have been consolidated into the School of Integrative Plant Science. Read more

Irish potato famine pathogen originated in Mexico

Jun 2, 2014
Settling a long-established debate over the origin of Phytophthora infestans – the pathogen that led to the Irish potato famine in the 1840s – plant scientists now conclude from genetic analyses that it came from Central Mexico and not the Andes. Read more

Top seniors honored as 2014 Merrill scholars

May 27, 2014
On May 21, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 33 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school teachers and university faculty members who made important contributions to the students' lives. Read more