Orb-weaver spider uses web to capture sounds

A study of orb weaver spiders finds their massive webs act as auditory arrays that capture sounds, possibly giving spiders advanced warning of incoming prey or predators.

A first: Cornell’s red-tailed hawk lays fourth egg

For the first time since the Lab of Ornithology installed a live camera on the nest in 2012, Big Red, the female red-tailed hawk, has produced a fourth egg during breeding season.

New software to help discover valuable compounds

A Boyce Thompson Institute scientist has developed an app that integrates multiple data analysis features into a single, easy-to-use tool for the metabolomics community.

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Bugged out! Exhibit displays insect diversity and importance

An exhibit at the Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth in Ithaca – created in collaboration with Cornell entomologists – offers a fascinating education in the diversity of insects and their importance to life on Earth.

Promising nose spray could prevent and treat COVID-19

A newly discovered small molecule could be sprayed into people’s noses to prevent COVID-19 illness prior to exposure and provide early treatment if administered soon after infection, according to a study in mice led by Cornell researchers.

Veterinary alumna’s work with animals and the media pays off

Weaving eastern and western veterinary medicine approaches in her private practice while also building a vibrant brand and media presence, Aziza Glass, D.V.M. ’15, has crafted a unique and rewarding career niche for herself.

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A Q&A with Dr. Jacquelyn Evans of the Veterinary College

Assistant professor Dr. Jacquelyn Evans is the first faculty member supported by the new Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center, where her research on canine genetics will play a key role in helping dogs live longer, healthier, happier lives.

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After mating, fruit fly sperm are no longer fully male

Long considered exclusively male, a new study revealed that by four days after a sperm enters a female fruit fly, close to 20% of its proteins are female-derived.

‘Earth is transitioning’: Models suggest more megadroughts

By the end of this century, Cornell’s Flavio Lehner and others said that megadroughts – extended drought events that can last two decades – will be more severe and longer in the western U.S. than they are today.