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"It's crucial for the Democratic Party at this point to decide what sorts of voices they want to represent and what sorts of inroads they want to make as far as the party being optimally inclusive," says Jamila Michener, a professor at Cornell University who studies racial inequality and electoral systems.

“I’ve never seen a decline of this magnitude of a species so important,” says Drew Harvell, lead author of the study and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. “It’s big news and cause for major management action.”

"From a pure economic vantage point, there is no good reason for the World Bank to continue making loans to China," says Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Dyson. "The Chinese don't need the money," Prasad says. "There is a glaring optics problem." 

"Our goal is to better understand and protect forest elephants, a keystone species roaming the second largest tropical rainforest on earth,” says Peter Wrege, a behavioral biologist at Cornell University who is part of a team attempting to decipher the elephants’ calls. “We are using technology to improve their chance of survival and, in doing so, to conserve the biodiversity of their forests.”

Robin Dando, an associate professor of food science at CALS, used ice cream samples at university hockey games to see how fans' taste perception changed, depending on the final score. "When we looked at how they responded to these different flavors, in the games where they won, the flavors tasted sweeter and less sour, versus the opposite when they lost," Dando explains.

Monday’s announcement of criminal charges “is certainly not a propitious sign for U.S.-China trade tensions and could hamper prospects for even a partial deal in the coming weeks,” says Eswar Prasad, an economics professor and China expert at Cornell University.

“I haven’t given up yet,” says Steven W. Squyres, the principal investigator for the mission and professor of physical sciences at Cornell University. But he adds, “This could be the end. Under the assumption that this is the end, it feels good. I mean that.” To be taken out by one of the most ferocious storms on Mars in decades: “That’s an honorable death,” Squyres says.

"Mere knowledge alone might not be enough to establish criminal responsibility," says Cornell Law School professor Jens David Ohlin "However, if Stone was not just aware of what WikiLeaks was doing but actually intended for it to happen, then he could be considered a member of the criminal conspiracy and just as guilty as its other members.”

According to Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell at least 80 percent of employees in offices, call centers and similar settings report aches, pains and musculoskeletal discomforts related to work.

Usually, the State of the Union is delivered to a joint session of Congress in the House at the invitation of the House speaker to the president. On Wednesday, Pelosi made clear she has no plans for a vote on a concurrent resolution that’s necessary to convene a joint session of Congress. “No concurrent resolution, no joint session,” says Josh Chafetz, a Cornell Law School professor.

Christopher Clark, a senior researcher in the bioacoustics program at the Lab of Ornithology describes the noise as a “living hell” for undersea life.

"Aggregate data continue to portray a relatively benign picture that seems increasingly inconsistent with a sense of growing economic malaise and souring business, consumer and investor sentiment," says Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University.