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Marijuana at Work: What Employers Need to Know

As states legalize medical or recreational marijuana, employers, employees and unions are asking how to keep people safe in the workplace.
16-Feb-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Funding Supports Cassava Development in Africa


Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase...
15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

March Madness Mentality: Faced with Chance to Win, Most Coaches Go for Tie

When faced with a choice between a “fast” option that offers a greater chance of ultimate victory but also a significant chance of immediate defeat, and a “slow” option with both a lower chance of winning and a lesser chance of immediate...
13-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Snacking Snakes Act as ‘Ecosystem Engineers’ in Seed Dispersal

Despite the bad rap snakes often get, they are more central to ecology than most people realize. New research reveals that snakes might even play a key role in dispersing plant seeds.
8-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.
7-Feb-2018 3:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Spritz for Sticky Pet Situations: Students Developing Spray to Keep Feces Off Fur


The owners of long-haired dogs have an unsavory problem that is not widely discussed, because, frankly, it’s kind of gross: Small clumps of feces get stuck in their dogs’ fur after the dogs defecate.
6-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fish Study IDs Genes That Regulate Social Behaviors


Genes in an area of the brain that is relatively similar in fish, humans and all vertebrates appear to regulate how organisms coordinate and shift their behaviors, according to a new Cornell University study.
5-Feb-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lactation Hormone Cues Birds to Be Good Parents

Toppling a widespread assumption that a “lactation” hormone only cues animals to produce food for their babies, Cornell University researchers have shown the hormone also prompts zebra finches to be good parents.
5-Feb-2018 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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