Tag: Cornell University

Scientists Junk Previous Genome Sequence Of Widely Researched Worm In Favor Of Newer And More Accurate One

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

Study That Criticized 'Joy Of Cooking' Taken Down

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

Eating With Your Eyes: Virtual Reality Can Alter Taste

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

Prominent Cornell University Food Researcher Resigns After Academic Misconduct Scandal

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

Shark DNA Study Gives Insight Into Wound Healing And Cancer Resistance Capabilities

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

Soft Touch Of Robot Hand Comparable To That Of Human

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

NASA Cassini Data Show Saturn Moons May Be Younger Than Previously Thought

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

Jumping Spiders Can Hear At A Distance Even Without Ears: Study

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

Fake Reviews Are Becoming Rampant: Here's How To Spot Them

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

Scientists Use An Elastic Foam To Create Artificial Heart That Beats Like The Real Thing

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

Contents of Voyager 'Golden Record' Now Available For Download

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

Study Reveals Science Of Emotional Eating In Relation To Sports' Wins And Losses

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

More Adventurous Eaters Often Healthier Than Picky Eaters: Study

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 Pays Tribute To Carl Sagan By Renaming Institute For Pale Blue Dots

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

Action movies make you snack more, says study

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

Sandwich-Making Method Gets More Advanced By Cornell Researchers

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

Scientists decode how human brain processes different emotions

Emotions are universal, and now researchers may understand for the first time how feelings are coded in the human brain.

July 12, 2014

Human brain uses standard code for entire spectrum of emotions; Study

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

Do your thang: Casual sex lowers stress, improves overall emotional health

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

Just one daily cup of coffee can keep your eyes young, says study

A cup of java could keep those eyes working well while you age. It's all due to an acid.

Life May 7, 2014

Cornell engineers create world's first 3D printed, fully-functional loudspeaker

Researchers from Cornell University have created a functional loudspeaker, using 3D printers.

Gadgets December 18, 2013

Facebook can predict romance and breakups: Study

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

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