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Our common home
While global climate change is an abstract, larger-than-life concept to many, it is deeply personal to me. Nature is universal to all humans, offering no labels, and encompassing everything and everyone as a whole system. Having lived in three...
  • Environment
  • Climate
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Shariah Harris '20, a trailblazing polo star, has been breaking barriers since age 8
Known for having a skill set rarely seen in women’s polo, Harris has caught the eye of polo’s elite – not just as one of the best women’s intercollegiate players, but as one of the best in the United States. In 2016, as a senior in high school...
  • Animal Science
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Paper wasps rapidly evolved ability to identify faces
New research indicates facial recognition abilities in paper wasps evolved relatively rapidly, suggesting that their increasing intelligence provided an incredible evolutionary advantage. This new research also sheds light on how intelligence evolves in general, which has implications for many other species – including humans.
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Evolution
  • Entomology
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Downturn looms, but may not swing election
Don’t bet on it, said Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and management. A nearly decadelong run of growth in the U.S. economy will peak in 2020, Kyle predicts, but a recession may not be evident until after the Nov. 3...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavior

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Statement from Dean Boor on the 2020 New York budget

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his budget plans during the 2020 State of the State and Budget Address in Albany on Jan. 21, 2020. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, said...

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The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics
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Study takes on e-cigarette warning ‘paradox’
As controversy swirls around the vaping industry, a team of Cornell researchers is helping regulators identify the most effective health warnings to include in advertisements for electronic cigarettes.
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior
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Genetic marking discovery could ease plant breeders’ work
A team of grapevine breeders and scientists at CornellAgriTech has come up with a powerful new method to identify important genetic markers and transfer them across species of wild and cultivated grapes.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker
In a new paper, Cornell researchers showed that wild tomato varieties are less affected by bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties. The paper, “Characterizing Colonization Patterns of Clavibacter michiganensis During Infection...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Pimentel, professor emeritus and environmental scientist, dies at 94
Pimentel published more than 700 studies and 40 books, and was a pioneering voice calling for protection of the environment and promoting sustainability. He was the first agricultural researcher to argue against DDT use before it was banned, and...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology