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Earth and atmospheric sciences professor Art DeGaetano says climate change affected the strength and impacts of Hurricane Harvey.

Law professor Gerald Torres says the lawsuits describe a plausible theory under which fossil fuel companies could be held liable under state law for impacts caused by global climate change.

Macroeconomic policy expert Steve Kyle says modern GDP calculations are not "designed with natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey in mind." 

This story profiles new research by food science professor Robin Dando that found coffee alters how your brain registers certain taste.

This article about a NYC legislative proposal requiring the city to publicize all computer instructions quotes Solon Barocas, assistant professor of computer and information science.

In “Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers,” Cornell law professor Josh Chafetz examines the range of Congress’s powers, particularly those beyond the power to enact substantive laws, such as legislative control of appropriations and influence over executive branch personnel.

Op-Ed by Tracy Stokol, professor of population medicine and diagnostic sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses the enormous debt facing veterinary school graduates.

This article about the use of social media at airports quotes Steven Carvell, professor of hotel administration.

Opinion piece by astronomy professor Phil Nicholson on how the upcoming solar eclipse doesn’t promise earth-shattering scientific discoveries, but does hold the power to inspire young Americans to pursue science careers and possibly motivate leaders to support scientific research.

Sunday, Aug. 20 marked the 40th anniversary of NASA's launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant. This article notes Cornell’s role in the development and launch of the Voyager spacecraft.

Editorial piece advocates for prison education programs, and for expanding the number of inmates taking college courses to about 3,500 across much of the system from 1,000. Among the schools that will participate are Cornell, New York University, Mercy College and Bard College.

Kangpu Xu, a Chinese-born reproductive biologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, comments on preimplantation genetic diagnosis. “Looking over the development in China over the past 10 years, they might start to think it’s possible to get rid of these diseases,” he says.