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Pioneering animal scientist Van Soest dies at 91

Van Soest’s pioneering work permanently changed the chemical and in vitro analysis of feeds and the understanding of herbivore nutrition. His novel and revolutionary methods of analysis created the standard for how researchers measure the...

  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Isolation alters visual areas of brain in social wasps
Paper wasps (Polistes fuscatus) recognize the brightly colored faces of other paper wasps, an ability they lose when reared in isolation. The wasps’ ability to remember faces is similar to primates and humans, but unlike other social insects...
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Animals
  • Entomology
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‘Our Changing Menu’: Warming climate serves up meal remake
“Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need,” a new book from an imprint of Cornell University Press, presents a global climate tour of Earth’s foods – from vegetables, grains and meats to beverages and desserts – from the...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Communication
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Study will help NYS livestock farmers maximize profit
The goal of the three-year, $500,000 grant is to develop and deploy data, analysis and feedback tools that give farm managers the ability to make better decisions as they select local markets, price meat and market their products – all with an...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Michael L. Thonney, sheep management expert, dies at 71
Michael L. Thonney, professor in the Department of Animal Science and director of graduate studies in the field of animal science, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 71. Over a Cornell career that spanned more than 45 years, Thonney made numerous...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

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Agrawal, Hanson elected to National Academy of Sciences

Anurag Agrawal, the James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Maureen Hanson, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (CALS, Arts and...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Big Red Bun inspires community, promotes well-being
When Finn hopped into the life of Erin Scannell ’21 in February 2019, she found herself taking a lot of photos of the lovable Holland Lop bunny. With floppy ears, long whiskers and distinctive orange fur, Finn quickly captured the hearts of Scannell’s friends and classmates, too — inspiring Scannell to create the Big Red Bun Instagram account. Two years later, Finn’s account has surpassed 10,000 followers and has become a source for Cornellians worldwide to follow his adventures on campus and find messages in support of COVID-19 safety and mental health and well-being.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals