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Whirligig beetles – the world’s fastest-swimming insect – achieve surprising speeds by employing a strategy shared by fast-swimming marine mammals and water fowl.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Organisms
  • Behavior
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Phillip Griffiths, a Cornell plant breeder, has developed an unusual tomato – with yellow flesh and an oblong shape that prompted its fans to name it “Yellow Submarine.”

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Made Adityanandana , a Ph.D. student in development studies whose research examines agrarian transformation and food security, earned the 2024 Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) Prize, the Department of Global Development announced today. The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Cornell AgriTech
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In the Northeast, December temperatures helped to make 2023 the warmest year on record for 13 of the region’s 35 major urban areas, including New York City, says Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center.

  • Northeast Regional Climate Center
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Cornell Atkinson
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Fabian Gutierrez-Oviedo is originally from Colombia where he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tolima. He joined the Cornell Animal Science Department as a graduate student in Fall 2021. At the Joseph McFadden lab...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Climate Change
A researcher and a farmer harvest Bt eggplant in Bangladesh

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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
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Influencers are encouraged to reveal their innermost selves to their followers – to “put themselves out there” – but doing so can result in identity-based harassment, according to research by Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of...

  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
Stephen Jane sits in a boat deploys a sensor in an Adirondack lake

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Climate warming and lake browning – when dissolved organic matter turns the water tea-brown – are making the bottom of most lakes in the Adirondacks unlivable for cold water species such as trout, salmon and whitefish during the summer.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Symposium On December 7 and 8, the Department of Communication hosted the two-day symposium “Freedom of Expression in the Age of Disinformation,” part of President Pollack’s Freedom of Expression initiatives. The event, co-sponsored by the...
  • Department of Communication
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Since 1928 the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, has prepared students for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. A Cornell delegation of more than 15 students and...
  • Agriculture Sciences Major
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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"The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030", published today by The Food Systems Countdown to 2030 Initiative (FSCI), provides the first science-based monitoring to guide decision-makers as they seek wholesale transformation of the global agriculture and food systems. This transformation is needed urgently both to reduce the environmental impact of these systems and to mitigate the impact of climate change on them. The overarching objective is that all people – especially the most vulnerable – have equitable access to healthy diets through sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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“Diatoms were there at the beginning, and they became the basic food for life,” said Lou Lamphear, executive partner at Pure Future, a new Central New York-based company that, with the help of Cornell AgriTech, is betting that the future of...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
Oval bacteria under a microscope.

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Cornell researchers and colleagues have for the first time described the near-complete genome of a rare bacterium so large it’s visible to the naked eye. The bacteria, which they’ve named Epulopiscium viviparus, lives symbiotically within some...

  • Microbiology
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A new method could be used by biologists to estimate the prevalence of disease in free-ranging wildlife and help determine how many samples are needed to detect a disease.

  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Biology
Apple rootstocks pulled from the ground.

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An estimated 70 million trees are planted on Cornell AgriTech's Geneva rootstocks around the world – and that number is likely to grow with the release of three new rootstocks.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Horticulture
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A hard-working bacterium may soon have a large influence on processing rare-earth elements that help run smartphones, electric cars and wind turbines in an eco-friendly way.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
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Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, released the Urban Agriculture in New York State: A Study of New York's Urban Agriculture Landscape and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
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On Dec. 12, Jamila Michener offered expert testimony during a New York State Senate committee hearing focused on the causes and effects of poverty in the state’s small and midsized cities.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics