Cornell University

Not much originality in social-media discourse

(Phys.org) —If nationally televised candidate debates are supposed to stimulate critical thinking and individual expression among the social media set – "Find those responsible for Benghazi, Obama!" or "4 Pinocchios, ...

Jun 03, 2014
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High tunnels to simulate climate change

(Phys.org) —Okra, peanuts, cotton and bananas are not exactly staple crops on Ithaca farms and home gardens. But as the world gets warmer, will there be a place for tropical varieties in New York state? ...

May 30, 2014
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Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns

(Phys.org) —As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth's greenhouse gas problem. A Cornell ecology professor fears that we may not be many years away from an ...

May 14, 2014
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Cheers to better beer foam

(Phys.org) —It's an unlikely beer-drinking toast: "Here's to El-Tee-Pee-Won!" Yet, the secret to optimal foam in the head of a freshly poured brew, according to Cornell food science research, is just the ...

May 09, 2014
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UV-B light zaps cucumber disease

(Phys.org) —A collaborative project by Cornell researchers and colleagues in Norway has literally shed light on a perplexing pathogen problem by harnessing the power of the sun.

May 07, 2014
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Win or lose, this computer game teaches biology

As in many computer games, the goal of "Cellvival" is to survive in a hostile environment. Unlike most others, though, this game teaches some basic science. And unlike a lot of educational games, it's fun ...

May 02, 2014
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