The term "robotic" is often used to describe mechanical, rigid, or abrupt movements. Researchers from Cornell University have found a way to redefine this description by developing a soft robot that could feel its surroundings internally in a very similar way to humans.
Leatherback sea turtles, the largest reptiles in the world, are famous for their nomadic ways and open-ocean migratory nature. But researchers from Cornell have discovered a location along the Mozambique coast that houses what appears to be a permanent home for the leatherbacks.
Over 300 species of woodpeckers in the world peck wood for a number of reasons. It may be to drill holes for food storage, dig for sap or insects, or simply unearth nest cavities. But woodpeckers do not give a direct hit, but gradual blows, which are not so hard on the creature.
There is now a new research that proposes a revolutionary method to scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat global warming. Cornell researchers proposed utilizing a "bioenergy-biochar system" that could eliminate carbon dioxide from the atmosphere until other removal methods become economically accessible. This groundbreaking research appeared in the Oct. 21 edition of Nature Communications.
Researchers at Cornell University said that in order to find habitable zones in the galaxy, scientists should look at expanding red and old stars because they are capable of thawing icy and frozen moons and planets. Once thawed, they can now have the capability to retain water and eventually enable life to thrive.
Male bluebirds benefit from spending a year at home before moving out to build a nest of their own, according to a new study from Cornell University and the Santa Fe Institute. Researchers say the cooperative behavior, or rather helping out around mom's nest, improves the birds' life span and increases genetic diversity of offspring, as females prefer mating with older males.
In a series of marine-disease studies, researchers have for the first time linked warming oceans to the rise of lobster shell disease in New England and to the sea star wasting disease plaguing the U.S. West Coast.
Most species avoid crowding but prairie voles seem to be the exception to the rule, say Duke University researchers who found that voles become less anxious and stressed when they have to share their personal space.
A New England songbird species known as Bicknell's Thrush is threatened by both climate change and competition. Not only is their habitat being shifted to higher elevations, limiting their range along the Adirondack Mountains, but their behaviorally dominant relatives are pushing them uphill, too.
The Hawaiian Haleakala volcano is home to a wide variety of species that occupy their own ecological niche. In a recent study, Cornell researchers identified 116 beetles native to this region, 74 of which are new to science.
For years, researchers have been trying to achieve in vitro birth in dogs. Recently, a littler of puppies, beagles and partly cocker spaniel, was born by in vitro birth. This has findings for using gene editing to treat both dog diseases and similar human diseases.
A detailed genetic analysis suggests that Central Asia was home to the world’s first domesticated dog.
A recent Cornell University study examined where the worst, or more painful, place to get stung is. After enduring multiple stings throughout 25 different places on his body, graduate student Michael Smith discovered one's nose is the most sensitive.