Ponds release more greenhouse gas than they store

Though human-made ponds both sequester and release greenhouse gases, when added up, they may be net emitters, according to two related studies by Cornell researchers.

Seeds of Survival and Celebration returns

The exhibition "Seeds of Survival and Celebration: Plants and the Black Experience" returned for a second season with an expanded plant collection, which honors the lasting influence of the formerly enslaved and their descendants on American culture. 

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Powerful X-ray laser ushers in a new era of science

The newly upgraded Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced its first X-rays, and researchers are ready to kick off an ambitious science program.

Research: Field course interactions relate to student identity

Doctoral student David Esparza is studying discipline-based education research in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. 

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Cornell AES employee Rick Randolph promoted to Thompson farm manager

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES) employee Rick Randolph has been chosen as the new manager of the Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, NY.

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CROPPS collaboration with Science IRL demystifies research

CROPPS is partnering with Molly Edwards, the scientist and communicator behind Science IRL, on a series of videos that elucidate the center's groundbreaking research on communicating with plants.

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Decadal survey sets agenda for biological, physical sciences in space

The National Academies’ latest decadal survey, “Thriving in Space,” released Sept. 12, provides a roadmap for biological and physical sciences research, from the low orbit of Earth to the surface of Mars, through 2033.

Light pollution threatens coastal marine systems

A new study led by Colleen Miller, Ph.D. ’23, suggests light pollution’s effects on coastal marine ecosystems are negatively impacting everything from whales and fish to coral and plankton.

$8.7M to vector-borne disease center funds training, evaluation

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, led by Cornell, has received a five-year, $8.7 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to train and educate vector-borne disease professionals.