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Peter Wrege, director of Cornell University’s Elephant Listening Project, part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, describes the development of AI tools as “critical to conservation work. “The quicker we can get that kind of information to the people who are making the decisions that affect [the animals’] survival, obviously the better,” he says.

Michael Hoffmann, director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions comments on a new study in the journal Science, showing that global warming will make bugs hungrier, which will mean more pesticides. Hoffmann points out that beneficial insects can also thrive in a warmer climate, "offering some suppression of the pests."

The six-wheeled robot has been through quite an ordeal, says mission scientific principal investigator Steve Squyres, a professor of physical sciences at Cornell University; it'll therefore probably take a few weeks to bring Opportunity out of whatever "fault mode" it has fallen into and assess its health and capabilities. "It's either going to be a miraculous recovery, or an honorable death," Squyres says.

Professor of agricultural economics Andrew Novakovic discusses what a new NAFTA deal means for North American farmers, and the dairy industry.

A report from Yang-Tan Institute researchers Sarah von Schrader, William Erickson and Camille Lee, estimates that more than 21 percent of the Puerto Rican population has a disability, a rate higher than any of the 50 states.

"This is the worst storm Opportunity has ever seen, and we're doing what we can, crossing our fingers, and hoping for the best," says Steve Squyres, a planetary scientist at Cornell University and leader of the rover mission.

In response to Airbnb, the hotel industry has been working to launch more “soft brands” or hotel lines that are designed to have that local, one-off feel instead of a chain, while maintaining the level of service that’s expected at a hotel, says Cathy A. Enz, a professor of strategy at the School of Hotel Administration.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Art DeGaetano, Dyson Assistant Professor Jennifer Ifft and CALS Extension Associate Richard Stup offer their views on the impact that weather and tariffs have had on upstate New York agriculture.

Sital Kalantry, Cornell Law School professor, says you see more attacks around locations that use a lot of acid in industry and where guns aren't so easy to obtain. She says acid attacks should be understood primarily as a form of gender-based violence with a particularly devastating weapon.

The country needs a more universal solution, like bringing down the cost of tuition, says Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at ILR. “It doesn’t work if it’s provided via employers, because it’s always going to be a small amount that offer it. And they’re going to provide this, but then take away that.”

Prohibitions on jurors reading about a case they are deciding are difficult to enforce in the smartphone era, Cornell University Law School Professor Jens David Ohlin says. “We trust jurors to be on their best behavior and wall themselves off but that kind of goes against human nature. I think it was very ill-advised for the president to do this. He should have kept his mouth shut.”

Helen Nissenbaum, an information science professor at Cornell Tech, refers to the foundation of our digital-privacy expectations as “contextual integrity”. When we reveal information in one context, we trust that it won’t pop up to surprise us in another.