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Rachel Lustgarten, clinical dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine, suggests blueberries and Babybel cheese as an easy snack that is ideal for work.

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Dr. Chris Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine, says "high touch" surfaces like door handles, the kitchen sink, and elevator buttons are where one might find the most microbes and influenza.

Research by Vivian Zayas, director of the personality, attachment, and control lab, shows that the impressions we form of others’ personalities from photographs line up with the way we later judge them in person, at least initially.

Martin Wiedmann, professor of food safety comments on IWasPoisoned.com, a website that allows users to post reports of food poisoning.

Rick Geddes, director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, says Washington should move away from the idea of infrastructure investments as an economic stimulus policy and instead focus on ways to give state and local governments incentives to invest in new technologies.

Last fall, Cornell introduced a data science course taught by assistant professor in information science Solon Barocas, where students learned to deal with ethical challenges. In another Cornell course, Karen Levy, also an assistant professor in information science, is teaching her students to focus more on the ethics of tech companies.

Lisa Mosconi, assistant professor of neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine, weighs in on how a person’s diet impacts their thoughts and actions.

Research by herpetologist Harry W. Greene found 971 seeds in 49 snakes’ guts speculating that the particularly rich nutritional microenvironment of snake feces is particularly advantageous for germinating seeds.

A new study by Morten Christiansen, a cognitive scientist at Cornell University, found that the number of people who speak a language seems to affect how new words and structures spread.

 

Two major journals experiment with "registered reports," agreeing to publish articles based on their design and potential significance, not their results. Andrew Karolyi and Robert Bloomfield, both professors at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, are spearheading these efforts.

In 1918 Congress passed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to protect birds from wanton killing. To celebrate the centennial, National Geographic is partnering with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to declare 2018 the Year of the Bird.

Steve Yale-Loehr, a leading US immigration law scholar at Cornell, comments on the Trump administration's efforts to abolish the so-called diversity lottery program and to drastically reduce family reunification migration.