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Grist

“We are starting to see and will continue to see shifts in the range” of West Nile virus, says Laura Harrington, professor of entomology, “and shifts in some of the avian hosts that are most important.” 

The New York Times

“It is a small step within a complex immigration system that can smooth the way for many individuals to get a work visa more quickly,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law.

CBC

Research by Matthew Zipple, a postdoctoral fellow in neurobiology and behavior, suggests that the longevity of humans and other primates can be partly attributed to the mother-child relationship.

The Washington Post

“Diet can aid in both the prevention and management of high blood pressure,” notes Emily Gier, associate professor of practice in nutritional science. “And unlike some medications, it doesn’t come with side effects.”

NBC

Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication, who studies the social media industry, points out that speculating on whether this is real or a stunt may be part of the appeal to fans, along with the enduring trope of love triangles.

Associated Press

“You cannot just expect that the kids will jump into the world of social media and learn how to swim on their own,” says Natalie Bazarova, professor of communications and director of the Cornell Social Media Lab. “They need to have instruction.”

The New York Times

Nicholas Klein, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says that those who can’t afford to drive take the subway out of economic necessity but some New Yorkers identify with the transit system.

NPR

Kevin McGowan, extension associate at the Lab of Ornithology, explains why some woodpeckers hammer on metal.

Vox

Courtney Murdock, associate professor of entomology, explains why pregnancy triples the chances of being infected with severe malaria.

ABC News

Nathaniel Hupert, associate professor of population health sciences and of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, says “It turns out that, unlike earthquakes, which typically are not associated directly with increases in malaria, landslides that occur in countries that have high malaria rates seem to be associated with big outbreaks of malaria.”

Time

“We can look for inspiration from traditional dress from very warm climates. In a lot of them, they are wearing things that actually cover most of the body but are not tight-fitting,” says Margaret Frey, professor of fiber science and apparel design.

Marketplace

Chris Barrett, professor of agricultural and development economics, explains why the cost of coffee beans is rising.