‘Lost’ birds list will aid in protecting species

A group of scientists has released the first comprehensive list of birds that haven’t been documented in more than a decade, with the help of Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Mothers’ care is central factor in animal, human longevity

The relationship between mother and child offers clues to the mystery of why humans live longer lives than expected for their size – and sheds new light on what it means to be human.

Cocaine trafficking threatens critical bird habitats

Cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study.

Are plants intelligent? It depends on the definition

Chemical ecologist Andre Kessler makes an argument for plant intelligence, citing goldenrod's flexible, real-time, adaptive responses when eaten.

Potential microbes and genes that impact forever chemicals identified

A study identifies microbes that potentially play important roles in breaking down harmful PFAS chemicals and points to functional genes that may be involved.

Precision laser surgery cuts focal epileptic seizure spread

An interdisciplinary Cornell research team has developed a new surgical technique that blocks the spread of focal epileptic seizures in the brain by making precise incisions with femtosecond laser pulses.

Anonymous donor honors legacy of beloved professor Daniel G. Sisler

An anonymous donor has made three gifts to the Department of Global Development to honor the legacy of the late Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62: an engaged learning fund that will support faculty-led study trips, a new endowed professorship and a student hub in Mann Library.

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Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater

Food Science Professor Julie Goddard’s research team has engineered unique enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater, a major route of microplastic pollution into the environment.

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CROPPS welcomes 2024 REU class

The Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems is welcomes the 2024 cohort of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

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