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More than 200 soggy students champion science in D.C. march

More than 200 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students joined 40,000 scientists and boosters to champion knowledge in the first March for Science in Washington, D.C., April 22.

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Students' green thumbs help Harlem Grown's garden thrive

Six undergraduates spent spring break in Harlem building a sensory garden for children through Alternative Breaks, which promotes service learning through direct engagement with various communities.

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Study settles debate over origins of ants and bees

Ants and bees – which by all appearances seem so different – are creepy-crawly cousins, according to new research.

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Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Researchers show that coating the anode of a lithium-oxygen fuel cell with bromide results in more stable charging and could represent a step toward practical lithium-oxygen energy storage technology.

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Video and audio tech brings Manhattan in year 1609 to life

A virtual reality project, co-created by an audio producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, replaces the sounds of today's urban Manhattan with scientifically accurate audio representations of the island in 1609.

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Natural dye garden promotes a greener fashion supply chain

The Cornell Natural Dye Garden, supported by a crowdfunding campaign, will produce a variety of colors for textiles that come from the natural world and have a lower environmental impact.

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Symposium to cover advances in wearable tech, sustainability

On Saturday, April 22, the Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation will host its 2017 symposium, a conversation on the most recent advances and developments in wearable technology.

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Conference to focus on work of trauma scholar Cathy Caruth

The Theory Reading Group is hosting a conference at Cornell, Listening to Trauma, April 27-28, on Cathy Caruth's influential book, Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History.

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Students tag Arts Quad trees, touting their benefits

Students placed price tags on about 80 trees April 18 to demonstrate the dollar value of the ecosystem services the trees provide, such as energy savings and intercepting storm water runoff.

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More prime-time ads could kick drunken driving to the curb

Public service announcements about the dangers of drunken driving could save thousands of lives each year – but only if those ad campaigns are better funded and more people see them, according to three Cornell researchers.

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What makes a vegetarian? It's not what's on the plate

The new theory proposes that vegetarianism is an identity, not just a series of decisions about what to eat. A Cornell undergraduate and his academic adviser came up with the new way to think about vegetarianism.

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Hemp Summit looks at New York's next big cash crop

The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.

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Four Cornell students win 2017 Truman, Udall scholarships

Four Cornell juniors were selected for prestigious Truman and Udall scholarships this week.

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Downloads of labor contracts surge after they go online

The recently completed online resource Cornerstones in American Middle Class: Historical Collective Bargaining Agreements Project at the ILR School's Kheel Center is seeing heavy traffic from scholars.

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Radical collaboration protects Colombia’s birds, coffee farmers

Two Cornell researchers are leading a collaboration that aims to benefit both coffee farmers in Colombia and the country's biodiverse bird population.

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Team develops machine with aim of ending textile waste

A multidisciplinary design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-consumer textile waste, has developed a unique fabric-shredding machine called the Fiberizer.

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Bees face heavy pesticide peril from drawn-out sources

Honeybees encounter high danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to an analysis of the bee's own food, according to Cornell research in Nature Scientific Reports, April 19.

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Bikes on demand go anyplace, on campus or off

On-demand bike sharing – commonplace in major metropolitan areas – became a reality at Cornell April 14 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Kennedy Hall, with about 50 onlookers eying the Zagster bikes.

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Book redefines disinformation in American democracy

The Disinformation Age: The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States finds disinformation intensified in 1980, when Ronald Reagan's election triggered economic inequality.

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Team measures effects of sentence structure in the brain

An international team of researchers, including a Cornell cognitive scientist, reports physiological evidence showing how the brain combines words into phrases in real time during reading.

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