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Michael Lynn, professor of food and beverage management at the Hotel School, describes three of the most significant factors that motivate people to tip as income, perceived level of fairness and avoiding feelings of guilt. The desire to avoid psychological distress makes many people to want to repay favors – in this case, hours of free entertainment.

“Methane is a critically important greenhouse gas that is more than 100 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat,” says Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. “Now is not the time to relax controls on methane emissions from industry.”

Cornell University sociology and law professor Ifeoma Ajunwa says she’s concerned about these tools’ potential for bias. Given the large scale of these automatic assessments, she believes potentially faulty algorithms could do more damage than one biased human manager. And she wants scientists to test if the algorithms are fair, transparent and accurate.

“American exporters now face a double whammy in terms of their competitiveness in the Chinese markets due to China’s retaliatory tariffs and the strengthening of the dollar,” says economist Eswar Prasad, a Dyson trade policy professor and former head of the International Monetary Fund’s China division.

“Fraternities are the places where problematic and toxic masculinity is incubated,” says Andrew Moisey, a photographer and assistant professor and director of visual studies at Cornell. “We literally send our kids to be educated in places where they learn to be the opposite of gentleman. It’s mind-boggling.”

The Everest Seedless is a new variety developed at Cornell University’s agricultural research station in Geneva. CALS horticulture professor Bruce Reisch says the new fruit is a cold-tolerant, blue Concord-type grape with berries about twice the size of the traditional Concord.

"Climate change on Earth today is likely to affect how habitable our planet is. However, even the worst-case scenario won't make the planet uninhabitable for all forms of life. That's the positive part," says Jack O’Malley-James, a research associate at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute. "The negative part is that what we're doing to the planet is making it less suitable for our own survival.”

"What you want to avoid at all costs is overspecialization early on in your career," explains Associate Professor of Computer Science Emin Gün Sirer. "If you end up going to a program dedicated to blockchain, I think I personally would say you're making a mistake. The right thing to do is establish a broad, strong base," he says.

Hurricane winds push water the way a snowplow pushes and piles up snow, says Arthur DeGaetano, the director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “Those persistent strong winds blowing in the same direction literally pile up the water,” he says.

“There are too many coins, most of them of questionable value, and the exchanges are in a position to pick and choose. It’s not surprising that they would make demands for the coins to bring in something tangible to the exchange,” says Emin Gun Sirer, associate professor of computer science.

It would be a tough measurement of an unimaginably tiny signal, but Cornell University astronomer Professor Jonathan Lunine, who was not involved in this study, is excited by the prediction, saying "they make the case that this can really be done with JWST. I think that we're in a remarkable time for understanding our Universe and exploring the cosmos, and James Webb is going to take the next step in that. It is going to be truly worth it."

Social learning of migration routes also appears to happen with cranes and geese, but not other birds, says Cornell University ornithologist Kevin McGowan, who didn’t participate in the study.