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“The biggest news is that the oxygen abundance in this comet which everyone thought was ridiculously large isn’t quite as large as we thought,” says Jonathan Lunine, one of the paper’s co-authors and department chair of astronomy.

“China will not save the sinking boat of the Russian economy,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy. But, he says, China could “perhaps allow it to float a little longer and sink a little more slowly.” 

“It’s the gamification of labor, where the pressure for output is exhilarating because it’s tangible and trackable,” says Lee Humphreys, professor of communication. 

“If you can make it collective bargaining where everybody on the company side and everybody on the union side are trying to solve the difference, that’s a whole lot better than having all of the different owners pushing their own buttons and all of the different agents also trying to change it,” says Art Wheaton, director of labor studies.

“If you expand your circle a little, more people are willing to help than we think and that unburdens those closest to us,” says Vanessa Bohns, associate professor of the ILR School.

“When Chrome is up-to-date, it does a pretty good job of blocking these attacks. Once it is no longer updated, it becomes vulnerable to new threats,” says Vitaliy Shmatikov, professor of computer science. 

Teresa Jordan, professor of engineering, says that urban areas face greater challenges as “You’re making holes where probably, in a populated city, there are already lots of other facilities using the area under the ground. They’ve already buried all sorts of stuff under the sidewalks, under buildings. To go in and just start digging, is a huge organizational challenge.” 

“It would be a crucial success,” says Alexander Colvin, dean of the ILR School, about the organization of a union at Tesla. “It’d be up there with successful organizing Amazon (AMZN).” 

Charles K. Whitehead, professor of business law, writes this opinion piece arguing that companies should be required to disclose their ties to Russia. 

Andrew Karolyi, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, explains why getting rid of Russian assets is difficult for U.S. fund managers. 

Michael Dorf, professor of law, says “subbing one Democratic appointee for another doesn’t change the fundamental dynamics on the court.”  

Desirée LeClercq, assistant professor in the ILR School, writes this piece about the course of action President Biden should take in enacting sanctions by learning from past mistakes.