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Scientists discover why supermarket tomatoes taste so bland

Scientists compared the genomes of 725 wild and cultivated tomatoes (a pan-genome) to the tomato genome that's used to represent all varieties. The representative genome was missing thousands of genes present in the pan-genome, including one that's responsible for imparting flavor to the vegetable.The good news is that breeders seem to have recently began selecting for flavor, so it's possible that store-bought tomatoes could soon start tasting better. None Ever wonder why those pale-orange toma...
Tags: Food, Science, Usda, Genetics, Innovation, Heinz, Cornell University, Nature Genetics, Giovanni, Ithaca New York, Zhangjun Fei, James Giovannoni Introduces Scholarships for Universities in the U.S. at Inaugural Code-a-thon With Women Empowerment Activist and Actress Laura Dern, one of the world's largest digital travel e-commerce companies, announced new scholarship initiatives with two leading universities in the U.S. last night during a reception at the brand's inaugural Women in Tech Code-a-thon with women empowerment activist and award-winning actress Laura Dern. Introduced to provide female students with necessary funding to advance their education in STEM, scholarships will be granted to undergraduate students at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ge...
Tags: Travel, Laura Dern, Cornell University, Atlanta Georgia, Spelman College, Ithaca New York

In Search of Robert Palmer

It was after midnight, the recording session was in two days, and the AirBnB I had booked wasn’t nearly as close to downtown as it had promised. The last time I came to Ithaca, New York, to look through Robert Palmer’s archive—months ago, just before my first Palmer recording session—I stayed in a nondescript house just next to the Cornell campus, its walls breathing generations of college students. I had easily grabbed my key out of an unlocked mailbox in the entryway. This place, however, ...
Tags: New York, Wikipedia, New York City, Religion, Articles, Research, Analysis, Yale, New York Times, Palmer, Bob, Piano, Recording, Cornell, Joe, Judy

Here's the pitch deck a New York startup used to raise $5.5 million to expand its apartment rental service

UpTop, a New York-based startup, just unveiled its housing rental service. Renters can use UpTop's service to view listings, submit applications for apartments, and pay rent. Landlords can use UpTop to manage their properties and do background checks on potential tenants. The company just announced that it's raised $5.5 million in seed funding to expand its service. Landlords and tenants are often at odds, but the creators of UpTop think they've come up with a rental market service that both ...
Tags: New York, Virginia, Trends, Manhattan, Ithaca New York, Barletta, Jonathan Foux UpTop, Frank Barletta, Foux

Word of the week: Cow

Last week’s headlines were full of bovine references. I’m not talking about the usual bull: This was all about a fake cow with hundreds of thousands of (presumably) real Twitter followers—a cowfluencer, you might say—that’s being sued by a sitting U.S. congressman. The cow in question (1,200 followers on March 18, 634,000 followers on March 24):   The congressman (404,000 followers):   Yes, Devin Nunes of California’s Central Valley, the ranking Republican on the House Intellige...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Politics, California, Washington, White House, Russia, Poetry, Connecticut, Linguistics, Humor, Shakespeare, House Intelligence Committee, UC Berkeley, Fort Worth, Central Valley

What Will Happen to the Opportunity Rover's Dead Body on Mars?

NASA's Opportunity Rover has died on Mars. The little solar-paneled robot apparently ran out of battery power during the Red Planet's awesome 2018 dust storm, and after one last attempt to contact it, NASA concluded yesterday (Feb. 13) that the far-off explorer is no more.Which raises the question: What's going to happen to its body?Many human artifacts wouldn't last very long beyond our protective biosphere. As Live Science reported previously, solar radiation has likely shredde...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Cornell University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ithaca New York, Steve Squyres, Tesla Roadster Elon Musk, Jeff Moersch, Moersch

Roberto Sierra: Globalizing Local Experiences

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu Composer Roberto Sierra frequently likes to tell the story of how, when he was growing up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, he would hear Pablo Casals playing his cello on television while salsa recordings of the Fania All-Stars blared outside on the street. Most of Sierra’s music—which spans numerous works for soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestra as well as his massive Missa Latina—has forged a synthesis of these two...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Florida, Usa, New York, Mexico, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Milwaukee, New York City, Religion, Alabama, America, Cyprus, Earth

NASA's InSight Lander Captures First 'Sounds' of Wind On Mars

NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on Mars less than two weeks ago, has recorded vibrations -- low-pitched, guttural rumblings -- caused by wind blowing across the science instruments on the spacecraft's deck. NBC News reports: Unaltered, these vibrations are barely audible, because they were recorded at a frequency of 50 hertz, at the low end of what the human ear can detect, according to Thomas Pike, the lead scientist for InSight's Short Period Seismometer, one of two instruments that ...
Tags: Nbc News, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, Don Banfield, Thomas Pike

Thompson Street Capital invests in Palisade Corp

Thompson Street Capital Partners said Nov. 27 that it has recapitalized Palisade Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Palisade, of Ithaca, New York, provides risk modeling and decision analysis software. Lincoln International served as financial adviser to Palisade. PRESS RELEASE ST LOUIS (November 27, 2018) – Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, announced today that they have partnered with management to recapitalize Palisade Corporation (Palisa...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, St Louis, The Company, Monte Carlo, Palisade, Ithaca New York, Thompson Street, PE Deals, Lincoln International, Thompson Street Capital, Thompson Street Capital Partners, TSCP, Thompson Street Capital Partners TSCP, Craig Albrecht, Palisade Corp

The best towns and small cities in the US: Ithaca, New York state

A progressive lakeside town that has gone its own way since the hippy years; we showcase its best bars, live music venues and restaurantsIn this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Portland, Maine | Ventura, California | Missoula, MontanaOutside City Hall is Ithaca’s smallest park. It’s the size of a parking space: the mayor’s parking space, to be precise. When the 24-year-old Svante Myrick was elected five years ago, he gave up his car, decorated the spot with benches and pla...
Tags: Travel, US, Food And Drink, City Breaks, Bars and clubs, Cultural Trips, United States Holidays, New York Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Portland Maine, Ithaca, Eugene Oregon, Ithaca New York, Ventura California, Svante Myrick, Missoula MontanaOutside City Hall

Silk Oak {a soulemama sponsor}

Greetings from Silk Oak! At Silk Oak, we've been making our hand silkscreened, original design goods in downtown Ithaca, New York since 1977, having fun and making lots of friends along the way. In that time, we've printed over half... [Author: SouleMama]
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Enthusiasm, precision, and love are qualities that the Original Cornell Syncopators brought to their New York debut at the Triad Theater on West 72nd Street. “Direct from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, your favorite collegiates, the Original Cornell Syncopators, … Continue reading →
Tags: New York, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, Benny Goodman, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman

Where to Get your Human Resources Degree

A company is nothing without the workers that make it successful. Human resources is all about managing, training, and encouraging the human beings that make up an organization. Whether a company is large or small, global or local, some amount of energy has to be put into human resource management. Earning a bachelor’s degree in human resources is a good first step to becoming a human resource manager or human resource specialist. With this degree, you can find work in virtually any type of indu...
Tags: New York, Jobs, Minnesota, California, Virginia, New Brunswick, United States, Ivy League, St Louis, Cornell, Cornell University, Northwestern University, Rutgers, Rutgers University, Seton Hall, Pennsylvania State University

Activists Arrested While Probing Abuses Of Ivanka Trump China Suppliers Off Bail

SHANGHAI (AP) — Three China Labor Watch activists arrested last year while investigating abuses at Chinese suppliers for Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand were released from bail Tuesday, the New York non-profit group said, but questions remain about their ability to live and work freely in China. “Of course I am happy,” said Deng Guilian, the wife of one of the investigators. “It has been a hard year. I hope all the bitterness we had is worth it.” Last May, the activists were arrested and detained f...
Tags: New York, News, China, World news, Ap, United States, Shanghai, Cornell University, Li, Ivanka Trump, Deng, Ithaca New York, China Labor Watch, Li Qiang, Huajian Group, Hua Haifeng

Prayer service planned at detention center during General Convention

The House of Deputies released the following press release today:   Prayer Service Set at Detention Center During General Convention June 21, 2018 Responding to calls from Episcopalians across the church to act on behalf of families seeking asylum at the southern U. S. border, a team of concerned leaders heading to General Convention has planned a prayer service outside the T. Don Hutto Residential Detention Center in Taylor, Texas, at about noon on Sunday, July 8. The planning team, led ...
Tags: Texas, Religion, Immigration, Austin, United States, Jesus, Taylor, Curry, Jennings, Central New York, Corrections Corporation of America, Michael Curry, Customs Enforcement ICE, Ithaca New York, Trinity Wall Street, Castellan

Search is on For Cobalt-Free Batteries As Metal Gets Increasingly Rare and Expensive

An anonymous reader writes: Conamix, a little-known startup based in Ithaca, New York, has raised several million dollars to accelerate its development of cobalt-free materials for lithium-ion batteries, the latest sign that companies are eager to find alternatives to the increasingly rare and expensive metal. The problem: The price of cobalt has more than doubled in recent months, as global demand skyrockets for the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and smartphones. It's also b...
Tags: Tech, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Ithaca New York, Conamix

Warner Bros. Is Cracking Down on ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Festivals

Warner Bros. is casting a Dark Mark over Harry Potter fan festivals across the country. The studio is cracking down on unofficial local fan festivals for the beloved fantasy series, leaving fans upset that the studio is sucking the joy out of fan events. And we thought Dementors were bad. The Associated Press reports that Warner Bros. has begun a strict crackdown on local Harry Potter fan festivals across the country, citing unauthorized commercial activity. Festivals around the country have...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Los Angeles, Events, Ap, Harry-Potter, Associated Press, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Temple University, Hogwarts, Ithaca, Mandel, Ithaca New York, Aurora Illinois, Fandom

Student presents thesis in underwear after professor says her 'shorts are too short'

Letitia Chai, a senior student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, took off her clothes during her presentation, which was filmed on Facebook live, to stand up against "oppressive beliefs and discrimination". Ms Chai organised the protest after her teacher allegedly questioned her choice of clothing during a test run of her thesis presentation and told her: "Your shorts are too short". "I think that I was so taken aback that I didn't really know how to respond," she told the Cornell Sun...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cornell University, Chai, Ithaca New York, Letitia Chai

#MeToo prompts Lenten meditations from the Episcopal House of Deputies

Today, the Episcopal Church House of Deputies begins a Lenten series focusing on experiences and reflections surrounding the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment and exploitation in the church. From today’s Litany of Penance for Ash Wednesday, written by  the Reverend Laurie Brock and the the Reverend Megan L. Castellan (bios below): Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts, and our dishonesty in daily life and work. My bishop called a meeting with me to discuss my involvement in dio...
Tags: Religion, God, Kansas City, Christ, St John, Lexington Kentucky, St Michael, Ithaca New York, Paraclete Press, The Lead, St Paul 's Episcopal Church, Laurie Brock, Megan L Castellan, West Door, Episcopal House of Deputies, Episcopal Church House of Deputies

#MeToo prompts Lenten meditations from the Episcopal House of Bishops

Today, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops begins a Lenten series focusing on experiences and reflections surrounding the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment and exploitation in the church. From today’s Litany of Penance for Ash Wednesday, written by  the Reverend Laurie Brock and the the Reverend Megan L. Castellan (bios below): Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts, and our dishonesty in daily life and work. My bishop called a meeting with me to discuss my involvement in dioc...
Tags: Religion, God, Kansas City, Christ, St John, Lexington Kentucky, St Michael, Ithaca New York, Paraclete Press, The Lead, St Paul 's Episcopal Church, Episcopal House of Bishops, Episcopal Church House, Laurie Brock, Megan L Castellan, West Door

These 20 US counties produce the most successful people

As part of his recent book "Everybody Lies," former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz analyzed 150,000 editor-approved Wikipedia entries. His analysis produced a county-by-county breakdown of where the most successful people in the US grew up. Many of the counties have several things in common, from geography to cultural diversity. There are no guarantees that growing up in Chattahoochee County, Georgia or Pitkin County, Colorado will solidify your place in the record books, but...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, US, Trends, University Of California Berkeley, Cornell, Berkeley California, UNC Chapel Hill, Madison Wisconsin, Chapel Hill North Carolina, Ithaca New York, Seth Stephens Davidowitz, Pitkin County Colorado, Stephens Davidowitz, University of Madison Wisconsin, Chattahoochee County Georgia

Being Young And Disabled Increases Chance Of Arrest, Study Finds

If for some reason, you ever thought that people with disabilities don’t have things too bad, a new study begs to prove you wrong. The study conducted at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York revealed that those with disabilities — whether it be sensory, physical, emotional or cognitive — were a whopping 44 percent more likely to get arrested by the time they are 28. In contrast, for those without disabilities, the probability of arrest until the same age was 30 percent.
Tags: News, Cornell University, Ithaca New York

Man in jail on arson charge dies; cause being determined

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was in jail on a charge of setting a house on fire has died in custody. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports ( ) 31-year-old Joshua Reeves died Friday morning in the Tompkins County Jail. He had been charged with intentionally setting a house in Ithaca, New York, […]
Tags: News, Ap, Ithaca, Ithaca New York, Nation & World, Joshua Reeves, Tompkins County, Syracuse Post Standard

An ex-Google data scientist studied thousands of successful people on Wikipedia — here's what they have in common

Unless you're famous for doing something terrible, having your own Wikipedia page is probably a point of pride. The question on Seth Stephens-Davidowitz's mind is: What does it take to actually attain that level of prominence? Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist and Harvard-trained economist. He's also the author of the book "Everybody Lies," which presents research on how internet searches can get at people's innermost thoughts. Instead of calling people into a lab, Stephens-D...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Mit, Harvard, University Of California Berkeley, Cornell, Berkeley California, UNC Chapel Hill, Madison Wisconsin, Chapel Hill North Carolina, Ithaca New York, Seth Stephens Davidowitz

Paladin Capital leads Series A round for Ursa Space Systems

Ithaca, New York-based Ursa Space Systems Inc, a space 3.0 analytics-as-a-service company, has secured $7 million in Series A financing. Paladin Capital Group led the round with participation from other investors that included New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures and S&P Global. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Ithaca New York, VC Deals, Paladin Capital, Paladin Capital Group, Ursa Space Systems, Ursa Space Systems Inc, New Enterprise Associates RRE Ventures

Enter the The Cornell Hip Hop Archive: A Vast Digital Collection of Hip Hop Photos, Posters & More

The music and the culture of hip-hop are inseparable from the Bronx, Queens, Harlem, and Brooklyn, NY. And now that the form is a global culture that exists in online spaces as much as it does where people meet and shake hands, its documentary history may be more valuable than ever. Hip-Hop began, unquestionably, as a regional phenomenon, and its formal qualities always bear the traces of its matrix, a confluence of African-American, Caribbean, and Latin American socio-cultural experiences and ...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Bronx, Public Enemy, Archives, Caribbean, Cornell, Cornell University, Joe, Jason Kottke, Facebook Twitter

A Tale of Three Old Hockey Arenas

This article was originally published in November, 2015. Hockey rinks have come a long way from the days of chicken-wire cages and wooden stands. The hockey fan now has state-of-the-art seats, a wide array of fancy and healthy food selections, craft beers and all the amenities such as WiFi and other modern-day conveniences. It’s a long way from when old hockey arenas had people sitting on a wooden bench and munching on a hot dogs, popcorn and peanuts. TD Place Arena (By Jfvoll, Wikimedia Common...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Brooklyn, Ncaa, Union, Island, Espn, Jordan, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Long Island, Cornell, Nassau County, Hamilton

What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Management for Perishable Foods

Optimizing your supply chain for speed and efficiency is a challenge on its own. But when you're selling food with an expiration date, it gets a lot more complicated.  In this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll learn from an entrepreneur who has learned how to wrangle multiple vendors and suppliers together in a timely fashion to run his perishable food-based supply chain. Cameron Sheldrake is the founder of Off The Cob Chips: tortilla chips made with real sweet corn. Tune in to learn The ru...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, New York, Whole Foods, California, Boston, Cameron, Shopify, Shark Tank, Felix Thea, Mark, FELIX, Damon, Lori, Ithaca New York

A former Google data scientist studied thousands of people on Wikipedia and uncovered key insights about what makes people successful

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist who combed through Wikipedia to find what successful people had in common. Geography played an outsized role — namely, if the person was born near a large college town. Growing up near immigrants also played a significant role. Unless you're famous for doing something terrible, having your own Wikipedia page is probably a point of pride. The question on Seth Stephens-Davidowitz's mind is: What does it take to actually attain that level...
Tags: Google, California, Wikipedia, Boston, US, West Virginia, Trends, Harvard, University Of California Berkeley, Berkeley California, Suffolk County, UNC Chapel Hill, Madison Wisconsin, Chapel Hill North Carolina, Ithaca New York, Seth Stephens Davidowitz

Over the river and upside down: Astro-Spiral Hornet stunt car estimated to bring $250,000 at auction

Photos by Teddy Pieper, courtesy Auctions America. What started out as a way to save lives by studying highway crashes led to a cascade of events that culminated in perhaps AMC’s biggest marketing opportunity and one of the more spectacular car stunts put to film, and this fall the car used for that stunt will head to auction, where it’s expected to bring at least a quarter-million dollars. While automotive safety became a topic of national concern in the mid- to late 1960s following Ralph Nad...
Tags: Amc, Thailand, Auctions, Ford, James Bond, Autos, Chrysler, Houston, Chevrolet, Aston Martin, Roger Moore, Cornell University, Ralph Nader, Seventies, McHenry, U S Department of Transportation