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"It's something we take for granted now," says Chris Watkins, a professor of horticulture at Cornell University and the director of Cornell's cooperative extension. During harvest season, Watkins and post-doctoral students drive a truck to farms all over New York state to collect apples and bring them back to their lab at Cornell. There they study how the apples react under different storage conditions.

“What’s happening in the United States gives China this golden opportunity to portray itself as the defender of the international order,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, a China expert and associate professor of government at Cornell University.

Pabst currently pays MillerCoors to brew its beer and MillerCoors says that, after 2020, it may no longer have the necessary resources available, and is threatening to let the contract expire. Cornell brewing expert Kaylyn Kirkpatrick says the logistics of brewing as much beer as Pabst does now “would be very challenging” but not necessarily impossible if Pabst allowed its various brands to be brewed by different companies. 

“Transporting liquids is a problem for animals and engineers,” says Sunghwan “Sunny” Jung, an associate professor at CALS who was not involved in the research. “This paper shows that scientists can use the physics of basic animal behavior to answer fundamental questions.”

“The meeting makes it harder for the two sides to conduct their pre-[G-20] summit talks,” says Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Dyson. “The U.S. in no mood to back off from its full set of aggressive demands, while China signaled it is open to negotiation, but not to surrender to all U.S. terms.”

After above-average rainfall, the Atacama should—or at least could—have burst to life, with what Cornell University astrobiologist Alberto Fairén calls “majestic blooms.” But, according to a new study by Fairén and his colleagues, what followed was a lot more death than life. That has implications not just on Earth, but on arid planets like Mars.

“For a long time, the American democratic process has been based on the idea that if an election has an outcome that one side doesn’t like, it’s still considered legitimate,” says Tom Pepinsky, a government professor at Cornell University. “If there’s ever been a time for elected politicians to draw a line in the sand ... this is it.”

“The design of these tools often doesn’t acknowledge the full range of women’s needs. There are strong assumptions built into their design that can marginalize a lot of women’s sexual health experiences,” says Karen Levy, an assistant professor of information science at Cornell University. 

Op-ed from Paul Mutolo, director of external partnership for the Energy Materials Center at Cornell, on the importance of infrastructure to New York’s clean energy sector. He mentions that Cornell University is working with Avangrid, the owner of NYSEG and RG&E, to test, design and deploy smart electric meters and the related smart grid infrastructure.

Most companies that have the ability to relocate in response to unionization efforts at least threaten to do so, according to research by Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University. “The threat of outsourcing work is the most effective tactic that employers have to intimidate workers out of organizing,” Bronfenbrenner says. 

Cornell Law School Professor Josh Chafetz speculates on the rationale for a House investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. They would be “investigating to determine whether Sessions was fired as part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice,” Chafetz says.

Jamila Michener, an assistant professor of government at the College of Arts & Sciences, says Trump’s rhetoric gave other Republicans permission to use language and race-baiting strategies once considered out-of-bounds.