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A flock of birds surround an Airbus A330.

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The risk of airplanes colliding with birds increases greatly during migrations, according to research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and partners, who have been looking for patterns in data from three New York City-area airports.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
Food storage facility roll-up doors.

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Placing rodent traps and bait stations based on rat and mouse behavior could protect the food supply more effectively than the current standard of placing them set distances apart, a new Cornell-led study has found.
  • Animals
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
two mosquitos

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But these technologies have failed to spread very rapidly because they require successful mating of modified mosquitoes with mosquitoes in nature and not enough research exists to fully explain which male traits females seek when they choose a...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Animals
  • Entomology
A yellow bird sitting on a branch outside singing

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The free app from Cornell Lab of Ornithology identifies the sounds of more than 400 species from the U.S. and Canada, even when multiple birds are singing at the same time.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Grow-NY startups pioneer food and ag innovations
From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to market.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Entomology
A man deploying a sound recorder in the rainforest

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ELP researchers, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, use remote recording units to capture the entire soundscape of a Congolese rainforest. Their targets are vocalizations from endangered African forest elephants, but they...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
A right whale breaches the surface

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Without improving its management, the right whale populations will decline and potentially become extinct in the coming decades, according to a Cornell- and University of South Carolina-led report in the Sept. 1 journal Oceanography. “Most of...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Animals
  • Environment