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Geomorphologist Arthur Bloom dies at 88

Professor Emeritus Arthur Bloom, who taught at Cornell for 36 years and wrote what is considered the final comprehensive textbook on geomorphology, died May 31 in Ithaca at the age of 88.

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N.Y. honeybees stung hard by varroa mite, researchers find

A small mite is causing big trouble for New York state's honeybee population and putting in peril the fruit and vegetable crops that depend on these pollinators.

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CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

Four Cornell computer science researchers will receive $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that will improve cybersecurity.

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Cornell to team with IBM to protect global milk supply

Cornell and IBM announced a joint research project June 23 that will use genetic sequencing and big-data analyses to help keep the global milk supply safe.

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Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children's health

University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall.

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Changing the identity of cellular enzyme spawns new pathway

Using a technique it devised, a research group led by professor Matt DeLisa has shown the ability to take membrane proteins out of the membrane and turn them into water-soluble biocatalysts.

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The social media economy benefits few, new book suggests

A class of enterprising women aspire to make it in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

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Hayes, Kinzler recognized by World Economic Forum

Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development, were named Young Scientists 2017 by the World Economic Forum.

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Republicans doubt 'global warming' more than 'climate change'

The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming more than it doubts climate change – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

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Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100

In the year 2100, more than 2 billion people - those who live on islands or along coasts - could become climate change refugees due to rising sea levels, according to Cornell researchers.

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Berry for your thoughts: Contest seeks name for grape

Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell's newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch ’76 is offering the public the chance to name it.

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Cohen wins Gates grant for her new take on male contraception

Geneticist Paula Cohen has won $100,000 Gates Foundation grant to develop a radical approach to contraception: preventing the sperm cell from developing, before it ever reaches the egg. She was chosen from 1,600 applicants.

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Human tissue model developed to test colon cancer drugs

The first-ever 'disease in a Petri dish' platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators, allowing them to identify a targeted drug treatment for a common, inherited form of the disease.

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Molecular mechanism underlies anxiety, autism

A calcium-dependent molecular mechanism discovered in the brain cells of mice by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators may underlie the impaired social interactions and anxiety found in neuropsychiatric disorders – including schizophrenia and autism.

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WCM hackathon focuses on 3-D printing innovation

The Clinical and Translational Science Center, in collaboration with the medical student group Tech-in-Medicine, hosted its first hackathon, the 3-D Printing Innovation Challenge, over the course of several days in May.

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Carpenter advising awards honor four on faculty

Vice Provost Rebecca Stoltzfus presented Cornell faculty members Austin Bunn, Ella Maria Diaz, Michael Goldstein and Irby Lovette with 2017 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 27.

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Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Cornell's Cislunar Explorers team has won the final phase of NASA's CubeSat competition and thus has earned a spot on a 2019 flight, in hope of completing its mission of a lunar orbit.

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Course explores our future with robots and AI

A new computer science course offered last semester explored the ethical and social issues raised by the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence.

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Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

Six engineering doctoral students are stepping out from behind the lab bench to closely examine the market potential for their research technologies.

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Working group: Give citizens say in nuclear accident plans

At an expert briefing in Brussels on May 19, Cornell experts spoke about the need to plan for nuclear power plant accidents and how to compensate radiation victims.

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