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‘Corpse flower’ poised to make another big stink

Carolus, one of Cornell’s two giant Titan arum plants, also known as “corpse flowers,” is getting ready to once again unleash its fetid odor in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on Tower Road.

Cornell veterinarians help horse, rider return to ring

When Wrangler, an 11-year-old show horse, was diagnosed with “kissing spine,” veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals performed surgery that got horse and rider back into the ring. 

Scientists shocked to discover two new species of electric eel

An international team of scientists has discovered two new species of electric eel, one of which delivers 860 volts; the highest level of electricity generated by any living creature.

Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020

The drawn-out process for diagnosing Lyme disease could become a thing of the past – good news for the thousands of people each year who get the tick-borne illness.

Discovery could mitigate fertilizer pollution in waterways

A discovery by Boyce Thompson Institute scientists could help farmers improve phosphate capture, potentially reducing the environmental harm associated with fertilization.

Ancient pathway uncovers calcium’s role in egg development

A new study of fruit flies uncovers an ancient and fundamental mechanism that provides details into a long-standing mystery of reproductive biology.

CALS strengthens NYC connections with new grant projects

Three collaborative New York City-based projects, designed to inspire cross-campus research partnerships, have been awarded grant funding totaling approximately $500,000 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Students hunt for maple seedlings in the name of science

Two CALS students worked with local landowners and conservationists in the forests of central New Hampshire this summer, helping communities cope with the decline of sugar-maple populations.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.