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Companies in contract talks are obliged to turn over relevant information to unions, but the question of what meets that test "is an age-old debate," says Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University.

In this op-ed, director of the psychopharmacology clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Richard Friedman, highlights how easy it is to obtain dangerous synthetic opioids online and outlines his recommendations for tackling the opioid epidemic.

In this Q and A ahead of her visit to Korea, president Martha Pollack discusses the importance of a university education in a world of artificial intelligence and tech billionaires.

There are numerous closely related large white-headed gulls in North America. It would take months of in-depth DNA examination to tell the difference between two species, says evolutionary biologist Irby Lovette of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This article also quotes extension support specialist at the Lab of Ornithology Kevin McGowan who compares gulls to "single malt Scotches."

To the extent that companies are adopting more radical positions than they have historically, “that’s probably a direct reflection of the radicalism, in the other direction, of the Trump administration,” says Marina Welker, associate professor of anthropology.
 

“I think some of the hold-up is pure politics. Congress may not want to do anything prior to the fall elections,” says Richard Geddes, director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy.

Max Zhang, associate professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, says the air quality crisis in Beijing is the result of a "perfect storm" of factors — increased emissions with the onset of spring and sandstorms from Mongolia.

Though it was Xi Jinping who extended the invitation to Kim, China’s president likely felt forced into orchestrating the visit after Trump’s sudden decision to meet with Kim, according to Andrew Mertha, an expert on Chinese politics at Cornell University.

“Asking about citizenship on the Census is controversial because it is believed that such questions can suppress response among immigrant and other populations,” says Kathleen Weldon, director of data operations and communications at Cornell's Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Laura Goodman, assistant research professor at CVM provides tips on how to protect yourself and pets from ticks.

Ifeoma Awunja, a sociologist who researches the use of health data in the workplace, warns how data collected from employees “could be sold to basically anyone, for whatever purpose, and recirculated in other ways.”

While Facebook let slip data profiles on millions of people, “it’s much more than that,” says James Grimmelmann, law professor. “Trying to pin down any one breach as being the source of all the privacy harms out there is futile.”