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A wasp sitting on a paper wasp nest


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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Report guides food, ag entrepreneurs; $1M contest opens
The report, titled A Call for Innovation: New York’s Agrifood System, seeks to foster regionalization and diversity in these industries by offering evidence-based recommendations and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs in agriculture, food...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
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Study: More exposure to political TV ads heightens anxiety
We’ve all seen them: political ads on television that promise doom and gloom if Candidate X is elected, and how all your problems will be solved if you choose Candidate Y. And Candidate Y, of course, approves this message. Beyond attempting to...
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Medicine


Cornell Atkinson, EDF partner on three sustainability projects

The IIF brings together academic and NGO experts and practitioners to develop and test evidence-based solutions to some of the world's more intractable sustainability problems and addresses urgent environmental and public health challenges...

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

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Making space: creating a female culture in STEM
Karina Popovich ’23 is working with her peers to redefine preexisting notions about who belongs in STEM fields and transform the faces of tech and science to include more women.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics


Hanson, Grafstein elected to arts and sciences academy

Maureen Hanson, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Bernice Grafstein, the Vincent and Brooke Astor...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics