From Wake Up Cornell!
Japan: The death toll has risen to 10,000. Approximately 2,000 bodies found in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan's east coast, Kyodo News Agency reported. Thousands have been left homeless and millions are without water, power, and transportation. The Japanese Prime Minister has called this the worst disaster since World War II
As Japan is dealing with the...
The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and how Cornell is trying to help
Amazing Hockey Weekend: Men's Ice Hockey wins 2 games against Quinnipiac to advance to ECAC semi-finals, Women's Ice Hockey wins game against Dartmouth to advance to NCAA Frozen Four
Happy Pi Day!
Get ready for Spring Break!
Satellite Takes Second
Thought your cell phones were getting smaller? Well Cornell University engineers just released a new satellite one - one hundredth of the normal size that placed second in the University Nanosatellite Program. This program is run by the Air Force research academy and the winner is able to finalize plans for an actual space launch date. The sat...
Last week we reported on UN sanctions implemented in response to the uprising in Libya. This week, the clashes continue, showing no signs of shopping. In the past four weeks, opposition forces have taken control of eastern Libya. Gadhafi's regime has held on to the capital of Tripoli. Death toll estimates range from more than 1000 to as many as 2000. The war has displaced ...
US and Mexico reach proposed deal over trucking dispute
The US and Mexico have reached a proposed deal to open US highways to Mexican trucks, raising hopes of an end to a 20-year dispute. US President Barack Obama said the nations had “found a clear path to resolving” the roadblock in relations. US and Mexican trucks were previously authorized t...
Wheat Research Program Receives $40 million
Cornell’s Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat program will receive $40 million over the next five years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British Government to combat a particular strain of stem rust infections that could threaten global food security. According to Professor Sarah Nell Davi...
New Zealand in Recovery
With police and residents still searching for 300 missing people, the death count from Tuesday's earthquake in New Zealand has rose from 65 to 75 in less than a day. South Island city in Christchurch was hit with the earthquake during a very busy lunch hour, at a depth of 3.1 miles and a magnitude of 6.3 according to BBC news. Resi...
Magic Mushrooms Fill Classroom Seats
By Kristina Brooks
Lions, Tigers and… Fungus? Oh my. Encroaching upon its second decade, Cornell University course "Magical Mushrooms, Mysterious Molds" is gaining popularity professor George Hundler had never imagined. What started out as an expectation of maybe 30 students in it's first year, the class sports an average of 250-300...