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An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral and adds to reef peril.

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Cornell sociologist Daniel Lichter suggests that if the demographic profile of poverty remains constant, by 2050 over 70 percent of America’s poor will be from today’s minority groups. 

Opinion piece from Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members Mark M. Souweidane and Jeffrey P. Greenfield on allowing patients with a terminal diagnosis – who have run out of effective treatment options – access to a drug that might help, even without FDA approval.

As digital tools that gather cellphone data have multiplied in recent years, so have the options for people who abuse the technology to track others without consent. Cornell researchers found that of the nine companies with tracking services that they surveyed, eight allowed users to secretly track another person.

Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Cornell University, said any effort to devalue the yuan could quickly backfire on China. In 2015 a substantial devaluation of China’s currency sparked a global market selloff and set off a wave of capital outflows that China spent around $1 trillion in reserves trying to halt.

ILR professor Ifeoma Ajunwa contrasts the way that the US and UK think about privacy. “The difference, of course, is that in the EU, because privacy is not predominantly viewed as a property right but rather as a human right, it merits governmental protection.”

Op-ed by Sebastian Dettman, a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the implications of Malaysia’s election results.