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A bag of blue powder.

News

In food products, the natural blues tend to be moody. A fun food colorant with a scientific name – phycocyanin – provides a vivid blue pigment that food companies crave, but it can be unstable when placed in soft drinks and sport beverages, and then lose its hues under fluorescent light on grocery shelves.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Holstein feed management

News

PRO-DAIRY recently expanded its offerings, launching a series of online courses for students across the country and around the world. Rob Lynch, DVM, dairy herd health and management specialist, and Kathy Barrett, senior extension associate in the Department of Animal Science, direct this well-received program and speak to its success.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Three people in a boat with on holding up the albino shortnose sturgeon

News

Researchers conducting a population estimate of shortnose sturgeon in the Hudson River caught one on Nov. 19 that had been tagged 26 years ago, during the last such count.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Nature
  • Fish
Brita Lorentzen and Sturt Manning examine wood in the belfry of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church.

News

Cornell researchers and students are collaborating with community members to shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church played in the abolitionist movement of the 1800s.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape
A man stands in front of a smoky landscape

News

A trio of Tata-Cornell Initiative researchers writing in The Print argued that the farm waste fires contributing to dangerously high air pollution in North India can best be addressed by incentivizing farmers in the region to grow less rice.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
The kinetic installation of hanging sculptures

News

Art, sculpture, photos, and prints bring research on climate adaptation and resiliency to life at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center. The exhibits illustrate the value and impact of a collaborative project with faculty and indigenous farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists across the globe.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Environment
A red bacteria

News

A computational tool will greatly benefit our understanding of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the development of drugs that block sites where the virus binds with human proteins.
  • Computational Biology
  • Biology
  • Genetics
A room with a man presenting in front of a group

News

At the Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA), scientists are dedicated to building a food-secure future for the region. CACCIA — one of four centers of innovation through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
aerial drawing of park with pond on left side

News

Two projects from Instructor Mitch Glass’ LA 6020 studio based in Cleveland, Ohio, and one project from Associate Professor Maria Goula’s LA 6010 studio based in Barcelona, Spain, were recognized under the ASLA Student Award’s General Design and...
  • Landscape Architecture
A woman holding a box of preserved insects

Field Note

A new ant species recently discovered in New Mexico has been named Strumigenys moreauviae, after CALS faculty member Corrie Moreau, the Martha N. and John C. Moser Professor Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
Rows of corn

News

Cornell researchers have developed an innovative technique to track microbes and understand the various ways they process soil carbon, findings that add to our knowledge of how bacteria contribute to the global carbon cycle.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Bacteria
Eugene Won's Aquaculture lab

Field Note

Eugene Won is a senior research associate in the Department of Animal Science who studies fish physiology and develops sustainable aquaculture feeds.
  • Animal Science
  • Food
  • Fish
Cornell's campus in winter

Spotlight

Science is at the heart of the many foods and beverages enjoyed during the holidays. From food safety to ingredients and best practices, CALS experts play a vital role in keeping people healthy and informed during this treasured time of year. We...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
cover of manage weeds on your farm superimposed over same field being cultivated on the cover

News

Cornell and USDA scientists have produced the definitive guide to understanding agricultural weeds and how to manage them efficiently, effectively and ecologically. The 416-page book, “Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
Agustin Olivo presenting at the annual meeting

Spotlight

  • Animal Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
A school of fish underwater

News

Janelle Morano is tracking the movements of fish in response to sudden changes in marine ecosystems.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
  • Climate
A Grow NY panel

News

The Chicago-based startup Every Body Eat, which produces food free of the 14 most common allergens, took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition, led by Cornell.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
A synthetic crystal.

News

Cornell researchers are engineering bacteria to solve challenges of extracting rare earth elements from ore; the substances are vital for modern life but refining them after mining is costly, harms the environment and mostly occurs abroad.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
Researchers discuss work in the field.

News

The National Science Foundation has awarded funding for a new program of paid summer internships in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) intended to draw students from diverse backgrounds to pursue graduate degrees in the field of geosciences.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environment
Two students stand in the Ag Quad.

News

The Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa (CAHA), a program that brings master’s students from sub-Saharan Africa to Cornell to complete doctorate degrees in horticulture, has now added a second assistantship for African Americans, with the goal of increasing diversity in the plant sciences – a field that lacks minority representation.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section