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Lisa Kaltenegger, Carl Sagan Institute (CSI) director and associate professor of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Lígia Fonseca Coelho, a postdoctoral associate at CSI, discuss the search for alien life.

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USA Today

Alex Susskind, professor of food and beverage management, talks about how changing trends impacted Red Lobster.

National Geographic

“There's not really great evidence to suggest that local honey can help seasonal allergies. What evidence exists now really doesn't back up the claims,” says Priya Katari, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine.


“That is exactly what the judge will instruct the jury: ‘If you find anything that a witness said to be untrue, to be incredible, to be a lie, feel free to disregard the entirety of that witness’s testimony,’” says Randy Zelin, professor of law.

The Wall Street Journal

Jacqueline Rifkin, assistant professor of marketing, discusses the benefits and downsides of delayed gratification.

The New York Times

Arthur Wheaton, director of labor studies, discusses the Mercedes-Benz workers' vote against joining the union.


“We're going to have to have an attitude adjustment here. We're going to have to start dealing with the fact now that we're going to have air quality alerts more often,” says Mark Wysocki, senior lecturer of Earth and atmospheric sciences emeritus.