Early version of Black pride brought US a step closer to Juneteenth

In 1829, abolitionist David Walker’s “Appeal to the Colored People of the World” went viral, enabling enslaved people to imagine freedom and why they deserved it. 

‘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.

Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets

After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

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.

Spritzy and sustainable: Researchers riff on an ancient refreshment

Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

Female AI ‘teammate’ generates more participation from women

A new study suggests that the gender of an AI’s voice can positively tweak the dynamics of gender-imbalanced teams and could help inform the design of bots used for human-AI teamwork.

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.

Simulations dampen excitement about liquid water on Mars

Cornell research provides a simple and comprehensive – if less dramatic – explanation for bright radar reflections initially interpreted as liquid water beneath the ice cap on Mars’ south pole.