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Chelsea Benson, who works at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Bailey Drewes, a clinical research coordinator in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, have qualified for the Olympic Marathon trials to be held in Atlanta on February 29.

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“You can think of these as the highways where pigments can move around,” says Russell Ligon, postdoctoral associate of neurobiology and behavior.

“As a population we can accept and understand the flu and – with the exception of the 1918 influenza pandemic – basically deal with it, whereas the Sars and Mers coronaviruses have very high mortality rates and in general coronaviruses are much more unpredictable, hence the reaction,” says Gary Whittaker, professor of microbiology and immunology.

“When there’s a collapse [like that in frogs after chytrid], the focus is usually on the group that collapsed,” says Kelly Zamudio, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

“Using phenotyping robots, we can identify the best-yielding plants before they even shed pollen,” says Mike Gore, professor of plant science.

Aija Leiponen, professor of strategy & business economics, says, “If Sprint goes bankrupt, its assets will likely be sold to the other three companies, potentially enhancing the already strong dominance of the two market leaders. The creation of a third equal competitor… might actually provide a more viable alternative, and a counterweight, to Verizon and AT&T nationwide.”

Jonathan Lunine, professor of astronomy, comments that bringing samples of Mars back to Earth “will be an enormous advance in terms of the science of Mars… and [the] possibility that it might have even had life at some point.”