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Insectapalooza 2019 will be bigger and buggier – and free

The Department of Entomology on Oct. 19 will host Insectapalooza, an annual extravaganza that aims to take the “creepy” out of “creepy-crawly.” This year’s event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stocking Hall – and it’s free.

Ag-to-energy farmland use is focus of new $2.4M grant

The USDA and the NSF have awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to a team of Cornell researchers who will study how ag-to-energy land-use conversions could impact food production.

Grow-NY Summit to feature food, ag innovations

Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Disease trends in sea creatures herald oceanic changes

The health of Earth’s oceans is rapidly worsening, and newly published Cornell-led research has examined changes in reported diseases across undersea species at a global scale over a 44-year period.

$1M Walmart Foundation grant to fund Tata-Cornell ag study

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to assess challenges facing small-farm aggregation models in India and Mexico.

African rice farmers test traditions against NY climate

Few farmers attempt to grow rice in the Northeast’s short growing season, but a team of farmers, with the help of Cornell scientists, are experimenting with rice-growing methods to suit New York’s climate.

CCE summer interns extend and explore

Twenty-nine Cornell undergraduates spent their summers working and conducting research in communities across New York state as Cornell Cooperative Extension interns.

Scientists retrace monarch’s toxin-immunity evolution

By editing specialized genes into laboratory fruit flies, scientists have reconstructed evolution and instantly conferred in the flies the same toxin resistance enjoyed by monarch butterflies.

New metabolic discovery may inform heart disease, diabetes solutions

Science may be inching closer to thwarting obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, as Cornell biochemists have uncovered a key step in how the human body metabolizes sugar.