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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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Kevin Gaines, professor of Africana studies, discusses the parallels between youth marching for gun control today and youth who marched for civil rights in 1964.

Todd Cowen, faculty director for energy at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, says large events like the Olympics face a challenge when trying to be sustainable because they require people to fly in from around the world. Jennifer Minner, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says Olympic cities often produce facilities for use only for the time of the Olympics and which are later left in disuse.

This feature of Cornell Tech quotes the dean of the school Daniel Huttenlocher, and head of the school's Startup Studio David Tisch. Huttenlocher explains the mission of Cornell Tech while Tisch discusses the hands-on Studio curriculum.

Chris Mason, a biomedical researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine, found that space travel can cause unique gene mutations in the body.

“The current La Niña and long-term trends are tipping the outlooks to favor above-normal temps for March and spring for part of the Northeast,” said Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

Rachel Lustgarten, clinical dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine, suggests blueberries and Babybel cheese as an easy snack that is ideal for work.