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February 21, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Baptized in Bacon

By | May 6, 2015

Lincoln Street Diner is a no-nonsense greasy spoon with a dedicated breakfast crowd and a flattop baptized in bacon. While the 24-hour joints are the late-night go-to for drunk college students, Lincoln Street is the diner of their parents and grandparents.

Locally produced food breaks from Ithaca city limits

By | Jan 28, 2015

Ithaca’s local foods don’t stay in the city forever, with some branching out into other cities and states.

New York’s rich craft beer history explained in Cornell University exhibit

By | Sep 10, 2014

Cornell University’s exhibit “For a Quart of Ale is a Dish Fit for a King” delves into the history of craft breweries in the upstate and central New York.

Students unite in game-development marathon

By | Jan 22, 2014

On Jan. 24, the college will host Global Game Jam, an international event where gamers and game developers team up to create video games for 48-hours.

Review: Futuristic movie displays realism

By | Nov 13, 2013

Based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, new movie “Ender’s Game” captures the action-packed space-age story in beautiful detail.

Nature publishes special debunking GMO myths

By | May 7, 2013

I know I’m going to ruffle some Ithacan feathers by saying this, but I don’t see the point in the anti-GMO movement. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some fresh fruits and vegetables. Going home is disappointing because the farmers’ markets in Connecticut generally suck, and I enjoy supporting local businesses by shopping at…

This week a good one for celestial sights all over

By | May 6, 2013

While everyone is enjoying the nice weather that finally decided to come to Ithaca, it’s also important that we remember to take advantage of the warm nights to catch some of the celestial events this year. The two main events this week won’t be easily seen from here, one due to skyglow and the other…

Bones show early colonists resorted to cannibalism

By | May 3, 2013

For the most part, our pre-college education of colonists was all about the light-hearted, if not fluffy, side of history. We learned about the first Thanksgiving with everyone sitting around the table all happy with their mashed potatoes and turkey. We learned about how the Native Americans taught the settlers how to plant the Three…

Gene therapy could bring relief to heart patients

By | May 1, 2013

For the most part, we can’t control our genes. No amount of hair dye will make me anything other than a natural blonde, no amount of stretching will make me any taller, and no contacts or glasses will make my natural vision any better because that’s what the combination of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs…

Archaeologists make great finds in Great Britain and Mexico

By | Apr 28, 2013

When people hear the world “archaeologist,” the image of a pith-helmeted historian tiring under the desert sun with a brush to uncover a perfect and complete T. rex skeleton. While full skeletons are a rarity, these scientists have found some neat collections, including the grave of what might have been an ancient queen, and they’ve…

Celebrating the master recipe book of life

By | Apr 26, 2013

DNA is some pretty cool stuff. If you think about it, it’s something as simple as some sugar, some phosphates, and a few different rings made of carbon and nitrogen. Sounds pretty elementary, but consider that this combination creates what is essentially the family heirloom cookbook that contains all the recipes to produce, say, a…

White House hosts third annual Science Fair

By | Apr 24, 2013

Kids today have so many more opportunities than I did in school. I never got to bring my science fair projects down to DC to present to the president. Then again, my projects were pretty terrible: one involved slamming Lego boxes together in the tub to mimic plate tectonics and tsunamis, and the other involved…