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David Lodge, director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, wrote an op-ed about the impact hurricanes such as Michael and Florence have on the “haves” and the “have nots” and policy changes that can limit the disparity.

Dr. Ronald Adelman, co-chief of geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, developed this annual program — which includes a theater piece and is required for all second-year students — after he realized that medical students were getting a distorted view of older adults. “Unfortunately, most education takes place within the hospital,” he says. “If you’re only seeing the hospitalized elderly, you’re seeing the debilitated, the physically deteriorating, the demented. It’s easy to pick up ageist stereotypes.”

Companies including Even, Stripe and Green Dot are helping lower- and middle-income earners avoid predatory lenders, says Louis Hyman, a historian of work and business and a professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. “The speed of the pay cycle is one of the things that could help working Americans avoid debt.”

Based on numbers provided by Tatianna L. Stanton, the organizer of the goat program in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University, it’s estimated that we consume only 0.25 pound of goat meat annually per capita in the United States.

The changes flatfish undergo make them “the most asymmetrical organisms on Earth,” says Claire Fox, a doctoral student studying fish locomotion at Cornell University. “Flatfishes are total freaks of nature.” In a recent study, Fox reports that flatfish move similarly to how millipedes walk.

"For some people this is a life-or-death situation without a doubt," says Cornell University climate scientist Natalie Mahowald, a lead author on the report. "We have a monumental task in front of us, but it is not impossible. This is our chance to decide what the world is going to look like."

Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell Law School and who helped draft Sanders’ “too big to fail” legislation, says the measure may more easily garner public support and offers a significant improvement on previous banking legislation. “Like Obamacare, Dodd-Frank is very long, very nuanced, and very difficult to explain to people. It’s so much easier to explain Sanders’ bill.”

This year, the Nobel committee awarded the prize in physics to three scientists, including Arthur Ashkin for developing a technique for grabbing and studying microscopic objects, known as optical tweezers. Michelle Wang, physics professor at the College of Arts & Sciences uses optical tweezers to study the twisting motion of motor proteins.

The agreement will give Wisconsin and New York farmers greater access to new markets but may do little address the supply-and-demand issues driving down milk prices since 2014, according to Andrew Novakovic, director of land grant programs at Cornell University. "It's going to be a good thing for the U.S., but it isn't going to change the price forecast," Novakovic says.

“With Kavanaugh’s decision to kind of fight back on explicit partisan grounds, one consequence of that is it just drags the Supreme Court right into the center of a bitter partisan feud,” says Jens David Ohlin, vice dean and professor at Cornell Law School. “That’s not going to be good for the Supreme Court at all.”

Charles Whitehead, a professor at Cornell Law School, says it's possible that Musk reaches a settlement that allows him to take a lesser role – but remain at the company. "Why would the SEC want to harm the company more than the tweet itself? That would be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater."

“We’re trying to figure out—with all the planets we’re finding—what are the signatures that could indicate habitability?” says Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy at the College of Arts & Sciences and director of the Carl Sagan Institute. As part of their work, Kaltenegger and Cornell’s Jack O’Malley-James wanted to find out how long the fingerprints of vegetation on Earth have been visible.