Social scientists have known for several years that kids enrolled in run-down schools miss more classes and have lower test scores. But they haven’t been able to pin down why. A Cornell environmental psychologist has an answer.
Very few successful people would have succeeded if they hadn't been lucky, too, economist Robert H. Frank says in his book, Success and Luck. He calls on policymakers to create the conditions that put luck on everyone's side.
Researchers analyzed the contents of 500 years of European and American food paintings and found indulgent, rare and exotic foods popular in paintings were not available to the average family.
Scientists at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a model system that can be used to test drugs for treating cat eye infections.
Planting cover crops under grapevines provides vineyard managers with a sustainable alternative to herbicide treatments in cool and humid climates while tamping down unnecessary herbicide use costs.
Nurturing creativity in science will be explored on July 25 by leading scientists, including two Nobel Prize winners, at the Creativity Spark: a creativity workshop for scientists.
Immobilizing negatively charged ions in the polymer-like separators of rechargeable lithium batteries is shown to result in stable electrodeposition, even at relatively high current densities.
Gilbert Stoewsand, a Cornell food scientist who helped to rescue New York's fledgling wine industry in the early 1970s by debunking shoddy science that attributed health risks wine made from hybrid grapes, died July 4. He was 83.
A study of sepals in Arabidopsis plants reveals the mystery of what makes flowers on a plant almost identical.
Rodney Dietert, Cornell professor of immunotoxicology, has penned a new book that calls for a new paradigm in how we view public health and human biology.