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When people commit deadly crimes against animals, the corpse has a tale to tell. It’s a veterinary pathologist’s job to translate that story. The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of a few labs in New York state that perform post-mortems on animals.

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After above-average rainfall, the Atacama should—or at least could—have burst to life, with what Cornell University astrobiologist Alberto Fairén calls “majestic blooms.” But, according to a new study by Fairén and his colleagues, what followed was a lot more death than life. That has implications not just on Earth, but on arid planets like Mars.

“For a long time, the American democratic process has been based on the idea that if an election has an outcome that one side doesn’t like, it’s still considered legitimate,” says Tom Pepinsky, a government professor at Cornell University. “If there’s ever been a time for elected politicians to draw a line in the sand ... this is it.”

“The design of these tools often doesn’t acknowledge the full range of women’s needs. There are strong assumptions built into their design that can marginalize a lot of women’s sexual health experiences,” says Karen Levy, an assistant professor of information science at Cornell University. 

Op-ed from Paul Mutolo, director of external partnership for the Energy Materials Center at Cornell, on the importance of infrastructure to New York’s clean energy sector. He mentions that Cornell University is working with Avangrid, the owner of NYSEG and RG&E, to test, design and deploy smart electric meters and the related smart grid infrastructure.

Most companies that have the ability to relocate in response to unionization efforts at least threaten to do so, according to research by Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University. “The threat of outsourcing work is the most effective tactic that employers have to intimidate workers out of organizing,” Bronfenbrenner says. 

Cornell Law School Professor Josh Chafetz speculates on the rationale for a House investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. They would be “investigating to determine whether Sessions was fired as part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice,” Chafetz says.