Drew Harvell, professor emeritus in ecology and evolutionary biology, says that breeding nearly extinct animals in captivity is going to be “part of our toolkit to handle some of the unexpected damage from climate change.”
“This species was known only from a few specimens collected in 1968,” says Kelly Zamudio professor of ecology and evolutionary biology who collaborated on the study with biologists in Brazil. “We didn’t have a DNA sequence from it — we still don’t — because nobody took tissue samples back then. But there are other species of Megaelosia, and we had sequences for all of those in our extensive database.”
“So one of the concerns definitely with this bill is that it seems to just lump them all together and treat them all similarly when there's a whole bunch of different groups in each sector,” says Rick Geddes professor of policy analysis and management. “I think it's going to make it more difficult to get this passed politically, just because of all the different stakeholder groups that are involved in each of those sectors.”
Researchers from Cornell and Boston Children’s Hospital surveyed a representative sample of more than 1,000 Americans finding 20 percent thought they were strongly protected after receiving just one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
Michael Kotlikoff, provost of Cornell and professor of molecular physiology; Emmanuel Giannelis, vice president for research & innovation and professor of engineering; and Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, write this opinion piece arguing for a paradigm shift in how research universities approach innovation. They emphasize the need for an “affirmation of the centrality of discovery,” recognition of “the role of the marketplace in driving innovation” and the implementation of discovery and commercialization engines.
Jonathon Schuldt, associate professor of communication; Peter Enns, professor of government; Katherine Zaslavksy, PhD student in sociology; and Byungdoo Kim, PhD student in communication, write this opinion piece about their research finding that “awareness of anti-Asian bias actually declined between June and October 2020, and only returned to previous levels in late March 2021.”
“Many climate impacts scale almost linearly with warming, so reducing emissions as fast as possible has to remain a key sustained motivation for this and future administrations, irrespective of a particular warming target,” says Flavio Lehner, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.