Researchers found that the genome of the C. elegans, a worm used in many studies, is flawed. In a study, they described a single genetically clean strain where every individual is identical.
May 24, 2019
The 'Annals of Internal Medicine' journal issued a notice of retraction for another study co-authored by disgraced food researcher Brian Wansink. The study published in 2009 linked obesity to recent cookbooks.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2018
Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are also influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings.
October 16, 2018
The researcher and professor behind the Smarter Lunchrooms Movements, which encourages children to make healthy food choices, has resigned from Cornell University. An investigation found that he engaged in academic misconduct, including manipulating data of his own studies.
Earth/Environment September 24, 2018
A recent study has found that sharks have immunity genes which could be used to protect them from acquiring cancer. The study concentrated on the Great White and Hammerhead sharks.
Animals January 30, 2017
A soft robot hand known as "Gentle Bot" can touch fragile items and make sense of their shape and texture. According to the Cornell University researchers, they developed it to help ensure future robots achieve a human touch.
Robotics December 13, 2016
A new study says the moons of Saturn are young, rebutting the belief that they are 4. 5 billion years old. The finding was derived by interpreting new data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, showing the shorter distance existing between the planet and moons.
Space December 9, 2016
Disproving the conventional knowledge that spiders can only detect nearby sounds, a Cornell University study has found spiders as capable of hearing sounds at a distance despite not having ears.
Animals October 15, 2016
Amazon set the tone with its 5-star review system, allowing customers to praise or denigrate a product or a location. If you looked for a quick list to help you sort out the fake reviews, here it is.
Internet October 22, 2015
Researchers at Cornell University have created a heart made out a synthetic, porous material that closely resembles the functions of a human heart — and might one day be the go-to implant for cardiovascular surgeons.
October 16, 2015
NASA has released the golden record featured in the Voyager missions during the 1970s to the public for download and streaming. The audio recordings include various images, musical selections and greetings spoken in different languages that were meant to give extraterrestrials an idea about life on Earth.
Space July 29, 2015
A Cornell University study shows how athletes losing a game might be that much more quicker to reach for sweets in an emotional eating display. Does that mean that the Japanese team craved sweets following their World Cup loss to the United States women's national team? Quite possibly.
July 13, 2015
A new study conducted by Cornell University researchers suggests that adventurous eaters or those that are willing to eat new types of food, tend to have a lower body mass index compared to those who prefer to stick to eating tried-and-tested food.
Life July 7, 2015
Cornell University has renamed an institute in honor of late astronomer Carl Sagan. The name of the institute was recently revealed during an inaugural event.
Space May 12, 2015
Researchers at Cornell conclude that faster-paced programming leads to faster-paced snacking. And all of this can play havoc with your waistline.
Internet Culture September 2, 2014
Cornell physicists develop a method of layering atoms for thin films to place in electronic devices after conducting a study that found that simply layering the atoms like a conventional sandwich caused certain layers to flip, producing ineffective films.
Energy August 6, 2014
Emotions are universal, and now researchers may understand for the first time how feelings are coded in the human brain.
July 12, 2014
A new study by Cornell University researchers indicate that human brain has a standard code that speaks the same emotional language, regardless if our emotions are considered very personal and subjective.
Life July 12, 2014
Sociosexually unrestricted students reported higher well-being after having casual sex compared with not having sex, the researchers found. Just use a condom, people.
Life June 25, 2014
A cup of java could keep those eyes working well while you age. It's all due to an acid.
Life May 7, 2014
Researchers from Cornell University have created a functional loudspeaker, using 3D printers.
Gadgets December 18, 2013
A study by experts from Cornell University and Facebook used data to pinpoint couples and even predict who might break up, based on the quality of social networks they shared.
Society November 5, 2013