Chances are jumping spiders can hear what you’re saying from far away

Media Note: To view and download images and a video related to this research, visit You can also see the video on YouTube. ITHACA, N.Y. – While jumping spiders are known to have great vision, a new Cornell University study proves for the first time that spiders can hear at a distance. The discovery […]

8,000 square foot indoor climbing destination opens to community on Oct. 16

WHAT: Renovated Lindseth Climbing Center opens to Cornell community and general public WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. WHERE: Bartels Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or ITHACA, N.Y. – […]

In the fight against Alzheimer’s, online gamers can now get in on the action

Media Note: To access video, infographics, and other materials, visit ITHACA, N.Y. – A new online game is inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University. Stall Catchers, a game launched this week by the Human Computation Institute (HCI), challenges users […]

Cornell’s stinkiest plant expected to unfurl any day this week

Media Note: Wee Stinky is expected to bloom by Oct. 15. Click here to see updates on the corpse flower’s progress, and stay tuned to the Cornell CALS Twitter feed. ITHACA, N.Y. – One of Cornell’s famous corpse flowers is getting ready once again to unfurl its fetid bloom. The plant nicknamed Wee Stinky, one […]

300 Brooklyn students to build and fly drones at national science event

WHAT: 4-H National Youth Science Day to engage 100,000 students nationwide, including 300+ at Brooklyn elementary school through STEM and Drone Discovery Day activities WHEN: Friday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Public School 21, 180 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, NY VISUALS: 300-400 elementary students (grades 4-8) building, testing and flying simulated drones inside […]

Nanoparticle creates ‘wave of destruction’ in cancer cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles – developed more than a dozen years ago by Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell University – have shown they […]

Twitter will go nuts if Clinton lands off-the-cuff zingers at debate

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how the electorate reacts to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that during the party conventions, […]

Panel to debate key presidential election issues Sept. 26

WHAT: “Educate the Vote: Presidential Election 2016” will feature live academic debate among prominent political scientists and policy experts WHEN: Monday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Media members must RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media […]

Samsung’s battery woes began with a thinner ‘club sandwich’

In an announcement Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Officials fear the mobile devices – specifically the phone’s battery – pose a serious fire hazard. Hector Abruña, the director of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University and an expert on lithium ion batteries, says […]

Second Circuit Court brings cases to Cornell Law School for two-day event

WHAT: Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to hear cases at Cornell Law School WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22 WHERE: 390 Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: Media members must RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or No photography, audio or video recording is […]