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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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Michael Lynn, professor of food and beverage management at the Hotel School, describes three of the most significant factors that motivate people to tip as income, perceived level of fairness and avoiding feelings of guilt. The desire to avoid psychological distress makes many people to want to repay favors – in this case, hours of free entertainment.

“Methane is a critically important greenhouse gas that is more than 100 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat,” says Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. “Now is not the time to relax controls on methane emissions from industry.”

Cornell University sociology and law professor Ifeoma Ajunwa says she’s concerned about these tools’ potential for bias. Given the large scale of these automatic assessments, she believes potentially faulty algorithms could do more damage than one biased human manager. And she wants scientists to test if the algorithms are fair, transparent and accurate.

“American exporters now face a double whammy in terms of their competitiveness in the Chinese markets due to China’s retaliatory tariffs and the strengthening of the dollar,” says economist Eswar Prasad, a Dyson trade policy professor and former head of the International Monetary Fund’s China division.

“Fraternities are the places where problematic and toxic masculinity is incubated,” says Andrew Moisey, a photographer and assistant professor and director of visual studies at Cornell. “We literally send our kids to be educated in places where they learn to be the opposite of gentleman. It’s mind-boggling.”

The Everest Seedless is a new variety developed at Cornell University’s agricultural research station in Geneva. CALS horticulture professor Bruce Reisch says the new fruit is a cold-tolerant, blue Concord-type grape with berries about twice the size of the traditional Concord.