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Robert Frank, professor of economics at the SC Johnson College of Business, pens this op-ed about the interesting human tendency to underestimate the role pure luck plays in success.

Ron Crystal, a pulmonary physician at Weill Cornell Medicine, is featured in this piece for his work to create a vaccine for cocaine addiction.

Emin Gun Sirer, associate professor of computer science, comments on a major breakthrough in cryptography that may have solved one of the biggest obstacles to using blockchain technology on Wall Street: keeping transaction data private.

A&S physicist Saul Teukolsky comments on Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 award for the detection of gravitational waves, and the opportunities of discovery that the winning physicists opened with their work.

A multiyear study found that birds gathered in greater densities, flew repeatedly in circles and vocalized loudly when the yearly September 11 “Tribute in Light Memorial” powerful beams were illuminated. Ornithologists from Cornell, the New York City Audubon Society, and Oxford University have been monitoring the memorial.

Acoustic experts Ron Hoy and Aaron Rice talk about the animals recorded on the Voyager's Golden Record, ahead of the 40th anniversary of the mission.

The economic lift of managing Puerto Rico’s recovery is hard to overstate. Economist Steven Kyle comments on the island's difficult road to recovery after Hurricane Maria.

A recent study led by Atkinson fellow Natalie Mahowald suggests deforestation contributes more significantly to climate change than previously realized.

President Martha Pollack discusses diversity in higher education, rising tuition costs, and college and university rankings with Bloomberg host and Cornell alum Scarlet Fu on “Bloomberg Markets.” 

CIS professor Karen Levy has documented how intense management systems reduce workers’ autonomy and can incentivise sleep deprivation and speeding.

Science article details Cornell’s four-year-old Climate Change Demonstration Garden, an experiment in using plants to tell the story of climate change.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says the Supreme Court justices were not anxious to get involved in the travel ban case.