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Interview with economist Steven Kyle about the latest developments in the Brexit process.

Op-ed by psychology professor, Melissa J. Ferguson, and doctoral student, Stav Atir, on their research showing that men are more likely than women to be referred to by their last-name only — which has implications for eminence, fame, and professional opportunities.

Sturt Manning, a professor of archaeology at the College of Arts & Sciences, points out that accounting for this problem would only move the date a few decades. But he predicts the uncertainty raised in this paper will have consequences. Critics “will cite this paper for the next 50 years as one of the reasons to always be a bit worried about what scientists say,” Manning says.

Success stories undermine arguments that geothermal development always leads to environmental harm, says Jefferson Tester, director of the Cornell Energy Institute and College of Engineering professor. There is simply too much variability between systems, he says, to make blanket decisions about geothermal.

A Cornell University study, led by the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Joseph Wakshlag, found CBD increases comfort and activity in dogs with arthritis. CBD led to a reduction in frequency of seizures in 89 percent of dogs with epilepsy.

Larger satellites can beam back images with finer details of objects on the ground or in space because their cameras have larger apertures, says Mason Peck, associate professor at the College of Engineering and former NASA chief technologist.

“If you question whether it is too hot outside for your dog, then it probably is,” says Leni Kaplan, lecturer at the College of Veterinary Medicine. To keep your dog cool, Kaplan advises dog owners to avoid midday walks — go early in the morning or after sunset, instead. 

“The downward trend in unionization has affected pay across the board,” says Steven Kyle, an economics professor at Dyson. “A lot of wage scales keyed off of unionized sectors, so the effects have been far more pervasive than just impacting who’s in the union.”

“It’s almost never the case that things come in ahead of schedule, and it’s not because of failure to plan,” says Mason Peck, an engineer at Cornell University who served as the NASA chief technologist from 2011 to 2013. “It’s just when you plan for that schedule, disruptions force you into the future. It’s just the nature of the beast.”

“A lot of things we’re seeing in the news get at that underlying implicit bias that people have and are not aware of until it’s ‘Oh my god, that came out of my mouth,’” says Jamie Perry, assistant professor in the School of Hotel Administration. “Training creates a dialogue about differences.”

Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Dyson, says the U.S. initiatives were small in comparison to Chinese investments. “In both scale and scope, these initiatives pale in ambition relative to comparable initiatives by China. It also highlights the distinction between China’s approach of bold and grand government-led initiatives and the much more modest role of the U.S. government.”

“If they did nothing, they would be more vulnerable to some kind of backlash,” says CALS communications professor Drew Margolin. Bart Selman, a computer science professor at Cornell University, notes that while the company is “hiring great people” and building up fast to catch up to rivals like Google on this front, it might be too optimistic on how quickly AI will help them address big problems such as fake news and political manipulation.