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Monday’s announcement of criminal charges “is certainly not a propitious sign for U.S.-China trade tensions and could hamper prospects for even a partial deal in the coming weeks,” says Eswar Prasad, an economics professor and China expert at Cornell University.

“I haven’t given up yet,” says Steven W. Squyres, the principal investigator for the mission and professor of physical sciences at Cornell University. But he adds, “This could be the end. Under the assumption that this is the end, it feels good. I mean that.” To be taken out by one of the most ferocious storms on Mars in decades: “That’s an honorable death,” Squyres says.

"Mere knowledge alone might not be enough to establish criminal responsibility," says Cornell Law School professor Jens David Ohlin "However, if Stone was not just aware of what WikiLeaks was doing but actually intended for it to happen, then he could be considered a member of the criminal conspiracy and just as guilty as its other members.”

According to Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell at least 80 percent of employees in offices, call centers and similar settings report aches, pains and musculoskeletal discomforts related to work.

Usually, the State of the Union is delivered to a joint session of Congress in the House at the invitation of the House speaker to the president. On Wednesday, Pelosi made clear she has no plans for a vote on a concurrent resolution that’s necessary to convene a joint session of Congress. “No concurrent resolution, no joint session,” says Josh Chafetz, a Cornell Law School professor.

Christopher Clark, a senior researcher in the bioacoustics program at the Lab of Ornithology describes the noise as a “living hell” for undersea life.

"Aggregate data continue to portray a relatively benign picture that seems increasingly inconsistent with a sense of growing economic malaise and souring business, consumer and investor sentiment," says Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University.

Cornell University College of Engineering Dean Lance Collins and Columbia’s Mary Boyce, both of whom led the team of university engineers who advised the New York governor on the rehabilitation of the L-train East River tunnel, discuss the reasoning behind their plan. 

“Poverty not only limits parents’ ability to pay for music lessons, for example, but is also a major source of stress that can influence parents’ energy, attention, and patience when interacting with children,” says Patrick Ishizuka, a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University.

"It is definitely possible for AI to detect bestiality-related porn, but it would need to be trained on images related to that. So, it requires a special effort to do that kind of training and it's not 'fun to work on,'" says Bart Selman, a Cornell University professor of artificial intelligence. "Another issue is that the content spreading mechanisms may actually push this stuff widely, going around content safety checks."

“The uncertainty is unnerving, but the not-knowing part is somewhat typical,” says Jens David Ohlin, vice dean of Cornell Law School. “Normally the Justice Department is quiet about ongoing investigations.”

Research conducted by Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, assistant professor of applied economics and policy at Dyson, suggests farmers are already enduring lower yields than they would otherwise, had climate change not been under way. The Midwest, he says, “is more vulnerable than we’d like to believe.”