Cornell University

Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton speaks during a news conference at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, Monday, March 10, 2014, where he was named the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Skorton, a cardiologist, will replace Secretary Wayne Clough, who plans to retire in October after six years. The 64-year-old will be the first physician to lead the organization and its 13th secretary since 1846. For much of its history, the Smithsonian has been led by scientists. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Board of Regents on Monday named Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex in the nation’s capital. Skorton, who is a cardiologist, […]


Chobani Greek Yogurt (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Chobani says mold in yogurt does not carry disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yogurt maker Chobani said Friday that the mold that triggered a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups this week is not associated with foodborne illnesses like salmonella or E. coli. […]


In this April 17, 2013 photo provided by the University of Hawaii, researchers studying what meals astronauts might eat on a mission to Mars organize food inside a simulated Martian base dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/University of Hawaii, Sian Proctor)

Mars food study researchers emerge from dome

HONOLULU (AP) — Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at an elevation of 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts […]


Cornell wrestler charged with raping woman

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell University wrestler accused of raping another student as she slept was arrested after the victim’s companion snapped pictures of the young man lying on the bed, his pants partway down, and then looked him up.



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