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“What you're hearing,” says Don Banfield, a researcher at Cornell University who worked on the air pressure sensor, “is just the wind noise blowing on all of the things in our vicinity.”

“Today’s announcement is not based on any new science that changes the picture of what biologists regard as absolutely necessary to keep sage grouse off the endangered species list,” John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, says. “The Department of Interior is disregarding its own best available science.”

Jordan Matsudaira, an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University, says he found it hard to believe the department couldn’t strike a deal to restore access to the earnings data if the political will was there. “It strains credulity a little bit,” says Matsudaira, who served as chief economist on Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015.

“Right now the most interesting science fiction is produced in all sorts of non-traditional places,” says Anindita Banerjee, associate professor at Cornell University, whose research focuses on global sci-fi. “But this phenomenon, which is now making its voice heard from areas like China or Africa, also has a much longer history that precedes today’s boom.”

It is highly inappropriate for a president to insert himself into a judicial process, says Jens Ohlin, a professor at Cornell Law School. “He’s not just a regular person. He’s the head of the executive branch.”

Op-ed from Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University, who argues that humanity hasn't yet done enough to make a tangible difference to the relentless accumulation of carbon dioxide in our planet's atmosphere.

“Many corporations are in a similar bind,” says Eswar Prasad, a Cornell University economist who consults with Chinese officials. “They’d like to disentangle themselves from China, but even when they try, the entanglements only get worse.” 

“I think Lordstown’s been on the bubble for quite some time,” says Arthur Wheaton, a labor expert and director of Cornel University’s Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs.

Party bias alters financial analysts’ evaluation of corporate creditworthiness, based on a database created and analyzed by Margarita Tsoutsoura, associate professor of management and family business at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Analysts who aren’t in the president’s party are more likely to downgrade their ratings, an effect more pronounced in periods of high partisan conflict. 

"It's something we take for granted now," says Chris Watkins, a professor of horticulture at Cornell University and the director of Cornell's cooperative extension. During harvest season, Watkins and post-doctoral students drive a truck to farms all over New York state to collect apples and bring them back to their lab at Cornell. There they study how the apples react under different storage conditions.

“What’s happening in the United States gives China this golden opportunity to portray itself as the defender of the international order,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, a China expert and associate professor of government at Cornell University.

Pabst currently pays MillerCoors to brew its beer and MillerCoors says that, after 2020, it may no longer have the necessary resources available, and is threatening to let the contract expire. Cornell brewing expert Kaylyn Kirkpatrick says the logistics of brewing as much beer as Pabst does now “would be very challenging” but not necessarily impossible if Pabst allowed its various brands to be brewed by different companies.