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Three Cornell undergrads collaborated on an interdisciplinary class project in Spring 2020. The experience changed their academic trajectories.
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
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The popular biennial Plagues and People course focuses on epidemics in history that have had the biggest impacts on human culture and society.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Health + Nutrition
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In an oceanic omen for climate change’s intensifying effects, Cornell-led research shows that seagrass suffers from a wasting disease and root-system deterioration.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Water
  • Disease
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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
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Cornell to co-lead NIH center for precision nutrition research
The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study. Part of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
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For the Northeastern U.S., the year 2021 was third warmest – at an average of 49.5 degrees, which ties the year 2020 – since 1895, says the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Climate

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Professors Neil Lewis Jr. ’13 and Tashara Leak are leading the new Action Research Collaborative, which will serve as an institutional hub for cross-campus action research collaborations between Ithaca and New York City, and elsewhere.

  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition