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GMO eggplant crop expands in Bangladesh

Farmers are rapidly adopting Bt eggplant brinjal in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according to a new paper.

High school students develop business ideas at boot camp

Twelve high school students from as far away as Romania and Honduras took part in the Life Changing Summer program this year, supported by Entrepreneurship at Cornell and run by Life Changing Labs.

‘Cornell AgriTech’ reflects influence in food, ag innovation

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced Aug. 1 the renaming of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to Cornell AgriTech.

Conflict of interest disclosures inspire misplaced trust

A new study suggests that when bloggers disclose conflicts of interest, readers find them more trustworthy – because people automatically interpret disclosures as signs of expertise.

Awards promote life sciences research and industry partnerships in NY

Nine projects were awarded Center for Advanced Technology grants in 2018-2019. The grants are given to faculty members in life sciences fields who partner with a New York state industry for research and development.

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ plants available online

Visitors can bring Cornell Botanic Gardens plants to their own garden spaces through a new online store.

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Prasad testifies on promise, peril of digital currencies

Cornell economist Eswar Prasad testified July 18 before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade in Washington, D.C.

A holistic path to a finer palate

Wine enthusiasts may learn more if they draw a picture or tell a story about their tasting experience, rather than writing traditional tasting notes.

Visitors avoid national parks when air pollution is high

Visitors tend to avoid national parks when air pollution levels are high, according to a Cornell researcher and his colleagues. The work suggests better air quality at national parks could improve human health.