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Dominik Riechers, assistant professor of astronomy, is featured in this article about the discovery of two massive galaxies merging. Riechers says, "Discovering a hyper-luminous starburst galaxy is an extraordinary feat, but discovering two — this close to each other — is amazing.”

Law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr is quoted in this article about the debate over ending the green-card lottery system, a program that grants 50,000 green cards annually and started in 1990 as a way of increasing representation of citizens from countries that do not send many people to the U.S.

Article about “Waves-NG”: a global public blockchain platform designed and based on the Bitcoin-NG proposal made by Cornell Computer Science academics Emin Gün Sirer and Ittay Eyal.

Brian Collins, a lecturer at Cornell’s Veterinary College, explains how cats deal with flying.

Kathie Hodge, an associate professor at Cornell University and director of the Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium, explains the complicated world of fungi sex.

Dr. Mayur Narayan, a trauma surgeon Weill Cornell Medical Center who treated victims of the truck attack in New York last week comments on the sad reality of hospitals dealing with mass casualty events.

The author writes about an event, organized by the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University’s ILR School, which drew nearly 200 attendees from a variety of backgrounds and locations to discuss the theme of disability and diversity in the workforce.

Eli Friedman, a professor of international and comparative labor at Cornell, comments on the Chinese government’s plan to make it attractive for businesses to move from prosperous Beijing to less-developed areas in nearby Hebei province.

Karl Niklas, a plant evolutionist at Cornell says that in theory, any vegetable, any fruit can grow to many more times what we normally see.

Associate professor of computer science, Emin Gun Sirer, comments on Bancor’s performance.

Ornithologist Kevin McGowan explains the crow’s spooky reputation is pretty unwarranted. “I do try to tell people they’re not evil birds,” he says. “They’re just trying to make their way and do the best they can.”

An interview with Southeast Asia politics expert, Tom Pepinsky, on the growing religious intolerance in Indonesia.