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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
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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
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Welcome to the Cornell University Borehole Observatory – known as CUBO. By summer 2022, the university plans to drill a 10,000-foot hole to verify whether conditions underground will allow clean, reliable and renewable Earth Source Heat –...
  • Biology
  • Environment
  • Climate
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New research supports a Cornell scientist’s 2015 hypothesis that Vikings visited the Azores centuries before it was discovered by Portuguese explorers.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Biology
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A pea aphid.

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The word ‘honeydew’ sounds benign, but the sugary waste product of aphids can promote growth of bacteria that are highly virulent to the pests, according to a new study.
  • Microbiology
  • Animals
  • Microbiology
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  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Genetics