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Aging research goes to the dogs

From ancient alchemical quests to modern biological research, efforts to understand and combat human aging have borne few fruits. Now Cornell scientists aim to bridge the gap between lab research and aging's ...

Apr 15, 2014
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Losing face on Facebook

We're often reminded that what we post on the Internet about ourselves may come back to haunt us. Research at Cornell and Northwestern universities suggests that we also should think twice before posting about someone else.

Apr 03, 2014
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Sociologists find emerging condition, 'cyberasociality'

(Phys.org) —Not every single user – among the billions collecting friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and other social media platforms – is perfectly comfortable conducting his or her social ...

Mar 28, 2014
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The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?

(Phys.org) —When you were learning to ride a bicycle you thought gravity was your enemy, trying to make you fall over. But without gravity, you wouldn't be able to steer, say Cornell engineers. To demonstrate ...

Mar 28, 2014
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Five new Listeria species found; may improve tests

(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have discovered five new species of a group of bacteria called Listeria – including one named for Cornell – that provide new insights that could lead to better ways to ...

Mar 27, 2014
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Dry future climate could reduce orchid bee habitat

(Phys.org) —During Pleistocene era climate changes, neotropical orchid bees that relied on year-round warm, wet weather found their habitats reduced by 30 to 50 percent, according to a Cornell study that ...

Mar 17, 2014
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Winter harvest boosts feedstock security

A drought two years ago left dairy farmers with a feed shortage and a lingering question: Can the off-season generate a second harvest? Results from a large collaborative project led by the Cornell Nutrient ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Deer proliferation disrupts a forest's natural growth

By literally looking below the surface and digging up the dirt, Cornell researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest's natural future by creating environmental havoc ...

Mar 08, 2014
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Service is key to winery sales

To buy, or not to buy? That is the question for the more than 5 million annual visitors to New York's wineries. Cornell University researchers found that customer service is the most important factor in boosting tasting room ...

Mar 07, 2014
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