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The U.S. Congress will debate a move toward cash-based aid this year when lawmakers vote on a new Farm Bill. “A conservative estimate is that we sacrifice roughly 40,000 children’s lives annually because of antiquated food aid policies,” says Christopher Barrett, an expert on food aid.

Gerald R. Beasley, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell, pens this op-ed about how to preserve information on the deleted accounts of fake news that future historians may need to understand current events.

A recent study by Renata Ivanek, associate professor of epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, found that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle.

Bart Selman, a professor of computer science at Cornell University who studies artificial intelligence, is quoted in this story about the first fatality caused by a self-driving car.

Coverage of new research by Robin Dando, a food scientist at CALS, which found that obesity dulls people's sense of taste.

Andrew Novaković, who teaches agricultural economics at Cornell University, is quoted in this piece about milk prices and the economic struggles of farmers in New York's upstate.

Chris Barrett discusses his work in international food aid. The piece coincides with the introduction of the "Food Aid Modernization Act" in Congress.

Particle physicist and postdoctoral research associate Yangyang Cheng is the subject of this feature. Cheng lost her father, a science professor, when she was 10 and credits Stephen Hawking's work for helping to heal her wounds.

“Tillerson’s ouster is a sign of continued turbulence in U.S. foreign policy,” says professor of government Jessica Chen Weiss. “A potential silver lining is that the State Department will fare better under someone who has Trump’s ear.”

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says that without formal unionization, it could be difficult for a Instacart worker strike to be effective in raising pay rates.

Karen Levy, assistant professor of information science, says companies like United Airlines want to minimize labor costs, and therefore replacing bonuses with a lottery-like system can be appealing.