‘It’s Time for a Change’: Scientists Break Political Silence in Lead Up to 2020 Election

many scientists are breaking their previous political silence. Several scientific publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and the Lancet made their first political endorsement in their history. Additionally, scientists have been both actively endorsing candidates and partaking in the nationwide movement to encourage everyone to vote.

Cornell Researchers Collaborate to Investigate Environmental Consequences of Hydropower Dams

The Amazon River Basin is under threat, largely at the hands of humans. To help change that, Prof. Carla Gomes, computer science, Prof. Alexander Flecker, ecology and evolutionary biology, and Rafael Almeida, postdoctoral researcher with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, designed an interdisciplinary research project to inform policymakers of the environmental consequences of human actions.

Second Ithaca Drought in Five Years Threatens Water Supply and Local Ecosystem

Last month, the water supply in Six Mile Creek was at a third of its average flow rate: an alarming five cubic feet per second as opposed to its standard rate of 15 cubic feet per second. The low flow rate prompted Cornell and the City of Ithaca to issue a Level 1: Limited Water Use Advisory to encourage more water conservation on Sept. 22. The advisory was lifted on Oct. 21.

How Cornell Adopts a Multidisciplinary Approach In Tackling Breast Cancer

Each October, Americans honor their loved ones battling breast cancer with charity fundraisers, pink clothing items and ribbons. Breast Cancer Awareness Month often comes as a somber reminder of lives lost to the devastating disease and all that researchers have yet to understand. But what exactly is breast cancer, and how can it currently be treated?

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Highlights Black Holes, Mentors and Collaboration

When massive stars undergo gravitational collapse, they sometimes become black holes, with such extreme gravity they prevent even light from escaping. Three researchers investigating black holes — Sir Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez — received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics on Oct. 6.