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“Very small increases in store density can have a very high impact,” says Elena Belavina, associate professor of service operations and author of the study.

Sarah E. Kreps, a professor of government at Cornell University, considers the people deliberately spreading distortions to be practitioners of “algorithmic capitalism,” in which people scare up traffic and sell against it.

“Technology used in these very sensitive situations has to be held to a higher standard,” says Ken Birman, professor of computer science. “And the public as a whole hasn’t really appreciated that."

“It’s not like any single event has caused the decline or will in the future. But take the BP oil spill, which killed a million birds by itself. Because of the interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, BP rightfully had to pay large fines,” says Kenneth Rosenberg, senior research associate in the Lab of Ornithology.

"Our study shows the link to cardiovascular disease and mortality was robust," says Victor Zhong, assistant professor of nutritional science. "Modifying intake of these animal protein foods may be an important strategy to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death at a population level."

“China’s economy is now a global behemoth compared to its more modest size at the time of the SARS epidemic so a shock to China’s growth will have major reverberations across the world,” says Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy.

“I like to think of Spitzer as the little engine that could,” says Nikole Lewis, an astrophysicist at Cornell and a member of the Spitzer oversight committee.

“We believe [this] is a basic building block of a general purpose, adaptive, and enduring robot,” says Robert Shepherd, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says that the difficulties Iranian students face in the U.S. is part of a “disturbing trend we’ve seen before,” referring to when Iranian students had to register with immigration officials in 1979 after Iranians stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

“The Chinese government, and other governments in Asia and elsewhere, face the difficult challenge of taking stringent measures to contain the spread of the virus and getting their populations to take the risks seriously, while mitigating widespread panic that could prove counterproductive in some respects,” says Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy.

“The right-wing religious push is also a push to restore the old order and the old social hierarchy where white Christians were on the top and they are very wary of indigenous identities,” says Kenneth Roberts, professor of government.

“The goal of the Trump administration rollback is to reduce the obligations of farmers, ranchers and other landowners in their requirements to protect water quality in the US,” says Catherine Kling, professor of environmental, energy and resource economics. “This will lower regulatory costs to that group of Americans. But there are costs to the environment that will be borne by other Americans.”