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June 12, 2015
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Pollen and clouds: April flowers bring May showers?

ANN ARBOR — The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study from the University of Michigan and Texas A&M shows that the grains might also seed clouds.

May 25, 2015
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Leaders who can read the crowd do better

ANN ARBOR — Performers call it “reading the crowd” or “sizing up the audience.” However you put it, new research from University of Michigan professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks shows this skill, which he calls emotional aperture, isn’t just important for performers. … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
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New methods address old question: What good is an apple a day anyway?

ANN ARBOR — Despite what your mother told you about “an apple a day keeping the doctor away,” it does not do the trick. The age-old aphorism may hold true for keeping pharmacists at bay, however. Apple a day keeps … Continue reading

February 18, 2015
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Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so

ANN ARBOR — Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong’s doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood’s off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies. A … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
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Facebook still has most users, but other social media sites grow

ANN ARBOR — Facebook remains the most popular social media site, by far, with 71 percent of online adults using the platform, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center that involves researchers from the University of Michigan … Continue reading