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An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral and adds to reef peril.

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“The current La Niña and long-term trends are tipping the outlooks to favor above-normal temps for March and spring for part of the Northeast,” said Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

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, 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.