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Fear Factor? Phooey! Kids swarm Insectapalooza 2018

Hundreds of children swarmed Insectapalooza at Comstock Hall Oct. 20 and spent time with tarantulas and scorpions.

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New online tool shows climate change in your backyard

Climate change hits home. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

Faculty receive funding to study organic foods

Researchers have been granted nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research to bolster the success of organic farmers.

Mobile communication lab lets any person participate in any study

Cornell’s mobile communication lab, one of a handful in the country, is changing the face social sciences research. It enables scholars to study the socio-economic, racial and geographic groups hardest hit by society’s problems.

Defense spending bill extends Air Force research partnership with CHESS

The $674 billion Defense Appropriations bill signed into law recently includes $8 million to CHESS, to extend a 10-year partnership with the Air Force Research Lab.

New study finds harmful pesticides lurking in NY homes

New research from the College of Human Ecology examines the extent of indoor pesticide pollution in New York state rural homes.

Digital agriculture initiative to tackle food security challenges

In response to the call to action for feeding an ever-growing global population, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex challenge. 

Cornell receives 2018 Green Power Leadership Award

Cornell was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Resource Solutions with the Leadership in Green Power Education Award Oct. 10.

Helping teachers weave computational thinking into lessons

Diane Levitt, senior director of K-12 education at Cornell Tech, helped local teachers explore ways to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms in a Sept. 28 workshop, “Inspiring a Passion for Computational Thinking,” at Clark Hall.