Reptile Expert Discovers a Toothy Truth

Utilizing tpsDig, a landmark scaling software, D’Amore was able to map out the shape and size of each Nile Monitor tooth on a coordinate plane. This new measuring method allowed him to contribute numeric data to an area in which qualitative descriptions were coming up short.


Prize-Winning Author, Environmentalist, and Journalist Bill McKibben to Give Virtual Lecture at Cornell

Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben is set to deliver a lecture, titled “Reversing Course on Climate Change and Divestment: The Middlebury Story,” on March 13 at 7pm in Call Auditorium via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. McKibben is an author and environmentalist, best known for his work on The End of Nature. The book is widely regarded as the first book to address climate change when it was published, 30 years ago. Since the publication of The End of Nature, McKibben has served as a consistent voice for environmentalism, writing numerous other books and articles.


The Science of Maple Syrup: From Tree to Pancake Stack and Everything in Between

Twenty miles southwest of Cornell’s Ithaca campus grows a forest of sweet trees. The tubing at their trunks carry sugary sap awaiting to be transformed into a crowd-pleasing breakfast staple: maple syrup. In the Arnot forest, a 6000 tree-section is an integral part of the Cornell Maple Program. But how do you get from sap to syrup? Aaron Wightman, the extension associate at the Cornell Maple program highlights the food science behind the maple syrup making process.

What Makes a Movie Interesting? The Psychology Behind Filmmaking

On Sunday evening, millions will tune in as celebrities strut down the red carpet and this year’s top-rated films secure awards. Celebrating productions like the culturally iconic Black Panther to the artistic and moving Roma, awards season reaches its climax with the Academy Awards. But what do all these Oscar-worthy movies have in common? And why do popular movies capture the attention of viewers? The answers to these questions might lie in the connection between movie structure and brain chemistry.