Education & Exploration

‘Brain fitness’ is something on a lot of people’s minds. As our population ages, there is growing concern over retaining cognitive function – the ability to learn, plan and...
Anyone zipping along the Trumansburg Road north of Ithaca these days can’t miss the big sign at number 1259 indicating (in large letters) The Museum of the Earth at the (written below smaller)...
The art of falconry has spanned continents and millennia, and has fascinated kings and common man alike. In his latest book, "Falcon Fever", Tim Gallagher of the Cornell Laboratory of...
Your view of the Catskill Mountains really depends on where you stand. New Yorkers downstate are likely to think of country roads and resorts and memories of the "Borscht Belt". Further...
The speakers of Proto-Indo-European were farmers and stockbreeders: we can reconstruct words for bull, cow, ox, ram, ewe, pig and piglet... They divided their possessions into two categories:...
For some people, there is no greater pleasure than sinking their teeth into a thick, juicy steak or a sizzling hamburger. In our prevailingly urban society in which less than three percent of the...
The holiday season, with its twinkling lights piercing the icy darkness and obligatory good cheer straining every face is for many people one of the tensest times of the year.  Even the promise...