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When people commit deadly crimes against animals, the corpse has a tale to tell. It’s a veterinary pathologist’s job to translate that story. The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of a few labs in New York state that perform post-mortems on animals.

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Kevin McGowan, a professor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and not involved in the study, says he’d never witnessed a sign of necrophilia in more than three decades of observing crows. But he suspects over-charged hormones are largely at play. “So it’s not surprising that you would see incidental sexual behavior pretty much only in the breeding season.”

“Even though the national parks are supposed to be icons of a pristine landscape, quite a lot of people are being exposed to ozone levels that could be detrimental to their health,” says study co-author Ivan Rudik, assistant professor of environmental economics at Dyson.

Bart Selman, a professor of computer science at the College of Engineering and an AI expert, says it’s a good idea for Facebook to broaden its reach in AI and take on projects that might not be directly related to the company’s business. The broader the research agenda, the better the labs become, he says.

Manish A. Shah, a medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, says Hepatitis C, spread by sharing needles, drove elevated rates of liver cirrhosis, or scarring due to damage to the liver, in the 1990s and 2000s. Cirrhosis increases the risk for liver cancer, although it is not clear why.

“They’re frustrated that he didn’t get it,” says Cornell Law School Professor George Hay. “The appeal has to be at the end of the day that he never got the message about why this merger could be anti-competitive. I don’t think they’re going to win, but they have a coherent basis for appeal.”

During the Azolla boom, global temperatures plummeted, suggesting the diminutive fern “played a key role in transitioning Earth from a hot house to the cool place it is today,” says Fay-Wei Li, an adjunct assistant professor of plant biology at CALS.