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2 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Cyborg moths could act like living drones in search and rescue

By electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths, scientists are one step closer to creating biobots that could fly over a disaster area and spot survivors or hazards.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science / Technology, Robots

6 hrs ago | University of Rochester

URMC mourns passing of pediatric cardiologist Chloe Alexson

Chloe Alexson, a longtime pediatric cardiologist at University of Rochester Medical Center and one of the most decorated teachers in the School of Medicine and Dentistry's history, passed away Aug. 17 at the age of 85. Known for the extraordinary rapports she established with patients and an uncanny photographic memory, Alexson worked at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

11 hrs ago | China Daily

Exchange program start was an accident

Thomas Fingar, the inaugural Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at the Stanford University, oversees the launching of the first academic exchanges program with China at the univeristy level in 1978.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Columbia University

13 hrs ago | BioSpace

Pica In Pregnant Teens Linked To Low Iron, Cornell University Study

Pica In Pregnant Teens Linked To Low Iron ITHACA, N.Y. - In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half engaged in pica - the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood items, reports a new Cornell study.


Related Topix: Family, Ithaca, NY, Teenagers, Rochester, NY, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

16 hrs ago | The London Free Press

Guess who's coming to dinner?

DEAR AMY: I host a dinner once a year for a group of friends. One of the couples in our group told us they have bedbugs in their house.


Related Topix: Bedbugs, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Business Wire

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UnitedHealthcare provides $40,000 grant to New York State 4-H to fund specially made smoothie bikes and support youth-sponsored events designed to promote healthy eating and active living Eat4-Health partnership trains New York 4-Hers as health ambassadors to reach youth through positive messages and fun, energetic community events ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition


New York growers getting set for market push on new varieties

New York will take a major step toward trying out two of its newest varieties - Snapdragon and Rubyfrost - on the market during the upcoming Eastern apple season.


Related Topix: Orchard Park, NY

Chemical & Engineering News

#Chemsafety scalability, sustainability, and transferability at #ACSSanFran

At Sci-Mix on Monday, attendees could check out posters on hydrogenation reaction hazards, eye protection efficacy, and creating a student-based safety committee.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Chemistry, Science, University of Washington

Considering Artificial Wombs For Childbearing?

If Christina Aguilera had undergone 'transhuman' birth, this would be close to what she might look like inside her skull.


Hospitality Net

Penn State's School of Hospitality Management names Leland Pillsbury as Conti Professor

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management named Leland C. Pillsbury, co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, as the fall 2014 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor.


Related Topix: Northwestern University

Obesity gaining ground in Asia

Obesity is a growing threat to quality of life, healthcare systems and economies across Asia.


Times Herald-Record

Barbecue, barn dance to celebrate Extension centennial

An old-fashioned barbecue and barn dance will be held Sept. 6 at Bridle Hill Farm in Jeffersonville in celebration of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County's 100-year anniversary.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Liberty, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Maria Park's COMPOSITION Exhibition to Open 9/11 at Margaret Thatcher Projects

Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to present Composition, the gallery's third solo exhibition of works by American artist Maria Park.


Related Topix: Fahrenheit 451, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Francois Truffaut, Arts, Literature, Ithaca, NY

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

NY colleges love late-night food

NY colleges love late-night food Maybe it's the cold winter weather, but upstate New York colleges seem to love ordering late-night food.


Related Topix: Syracuse University, Ithaca College, SUNY College at Oswego, SUNY Albany

New Canaan News-Review

Seasonal dishes for entertaining focus of workshop

Two culinary experts will demonstrate how to transform locally grown, seasonal vegetables into elegant, healthy dishes for home entertaining from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Fairfield County, CT

New Scientist

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

In California, people with Alzheimer's will be given transfusions of young blood to see if improves their cognition there's good reason to hope it might IT SOUNDS like the dark plot of a vampire movie.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Ithaca, NY, Stanford University, Science / Technology


Saturn's Rings Are 4.4 Billion Years Old, New Cassini Findings Suggest

Saturn's spectacular ring system may date back some 4.4 billion years to the time when the planet itself formed, new findings suggest.


Related Topix: University of Colorado Boulder, Science / Technology, Space, Ithaca, NY, NASA


Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future

Honeybees build a new comb on a wooden frame of a beehive. The piece of comb on the right shows the transition from worker comb to drone... When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, called drones.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey

Tue Aug 19, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Guiding stars: The impact of nutrition rating systems on supermarket food sales

Can nutrition rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier spending habits? A new study by Cornell University researchers sought to answer that very question by tracking the purchasing records in a supermarket chain that uses the Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of foods for sale.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

WNYC-AM New York

In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other'

The point of an alternative art space like the workshop is to continually say ... 'Tell your story, or tell a story that has nothing to do with you.


Related Topix: Iowa