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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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Particle physicist and postdoctoral research associate Yangyang Cheng is the subject of this feature. Cheng lost her father, a science professor, when she was 10 and credits Stephen Hawking's work for helping to heal her wounds.

In this op-ed, professor of law and government Joe Margulies reflects on torture that occurred at a CIA black site overseen by Gina Haspel, now nominated to become director of the CIA.

“Tillerson’s ouster is a sign of continued turbulence in U.S. foreign policy,” says professor of government Jessica Chen Weiss. “A potential silver lining is that the State Department will fare better under someone who has Trump’s ear.”

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says that without formal unionization, it could be difficult for a Instacart worker strike to be effective in raising pay rates.

Karen Levy, assistant professor of information science, says companies like United Airlines want to minimize labor costs, and therefore replacing bonuses with a lottery-like system can be appealing.

“Nobody wants to be called a fake,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, who is studying self-presentation on Instagram. “Influencers very much feel they need to present themselves authentically while getting the best image possible.”