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Boots in the books: Veterans succeed at academic prep camp

Sixteen student veterans participated in a virtual Cornell academic boot camp to help them transition into higher education.

Touted as clean, ‘blue’ hydrogen may be worse than gas or coal

‘Blue hydrogen – made by using methane in natural gas – is lauded a clean, Cornell and Stanford researchers believe it may harm the climate more than burning fossil fuel.

Politicians in areas with most climate risk tweet about it least

Almost all U.S. politicians tweet about climate change based on party affiliation and the opinion of their constituents, not actual climate risk to the areas they represent, a new multidisciplinary study found.

AI researchers trust international, scientific organizations most

Researchers trust international and scientific groups the most, and militaries, Chinese tech companies and Facebook the least, to shape the development and use of AI in the public interest.

Vive la différence: When lemons masquerade as plums

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, associate professor at Dyson, and collaborators have found that a law regulating wine production in 1930s France, known as the AOC, resulted in a 7% net increase in industry welfare, and set the standard for quality control.

Erin King Sweeney joins bipartisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs

Former Republican Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney has joined the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University as senior associate director.

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Vaccine acceptance higher in developing nations than U.S.

Personal protection against COVID-19 was the main reason given for vaccine acceptance among respondents in low- and middle-income countries, and concern about side effects was the most common reason for vaccine hesitancy.

Takeout couriers in China quietly strike ‘under the radar’

Cornell research has revealed a new form of bargaining power among Chinese platform-based food delivery workers, who conduct invisible ministrikes by logging out of apps and airing grievances over WeChat.

Money talks: Wealthy ‘hijack’ agenda to gain policy influence

Analyzing more than 20 years of floor speeches by members of Congress, a new book co-authored by Peter K. Enns, professor in the Department of Government, explains why corporate and wealthy interests dominate the national economic agenda.