Cornell, Feed the Future collaboration expands options for farmers in Costa Rica

Research by Ph.D. student Sergio Puerto involved recruiting farmers as citizen-scientists to grow and assess seeds under a far greater diversity of conditions than would be possible for plant breeders to do alone.

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Merlin milestone: App now helps ID birds worldwide

The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology just hit a major milestone: The digital field guide and ID assistant can now help users identify birds in any country – a grand total of 10,315 species.

$2.5M in A&S New Frontier Grants supports bold projects

A $2.5 million grant will fund 13 research projects across the sciences, social sciences and humanities for novel investigations ranging from quantum computing to foreign policy development and from heritage forensics to effects of climate change.

Einaudi seed grants finding fertile soil

A new cycle of Einaudi Center seed grants will help faculty from six colleges across Cornell tackle issues ranging from the health of endangered wild dogs to the spread of misinformation through social media.

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How do we nourish people and the planet?

As the world population grows and climate change threatens agriculture and global food systems, researchers across Cornell CALS are reimagining agri-food systems for the 21st century.

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Cornell, Mexoxo to empower 70,000 learners worldwide

Cornell and global nonprofit Mexoxo have teamed up to provide access to skills-based instruction in leadership, entrepreneurship, time management and career exploration to 70,000 women in the United States, Latin America and international refugee communities.

$9.9M Bezos grant for virtual fencing combats climate change

The Bezos Earth Fund grant will support a project developing low-cost virtual livestock fencing that would benefit farmers and animals, improve public health in developing countries and combat climate change.

New Beebe Lake seating area honors Hu Shih

While a student at Cornell, Hu Shih 1914 imagined and later led a literary movement resulting in the adoption of a common, accessible language in China. The language reforms that emerged with Hu Shih at Cornell went on to change an entire nation. A stone bench and interpretive sign invite community members to the northwest corner of Beebe Lake, where they can learn more about Hu Shih.

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Critical metal needs rise while cars, trucks decarbonize

As automobile electrification speeds up, the world faces a need for critical metals to make these vehicles possible, with high demand setting off economic snags and supply-chain hitches.