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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.

In The News


Chris Barrett, professor of agricultural and development economics, explains why the cost of coffee beans is rising.

The Wall Street Journal

David Just, professor of applied economics, says “It makes some sense that nudges would be much more effective in the short term than in the long term.”

The New York Times

Sarah Kreps, professor of government, says Rupert Murdoch “has a particular ideological valence and most people know what that is, and that permeates through his different media outlets. People can opt into those or opt out.”

New Scientist

Jochen Buck, professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, discusses research that found male birth control injections can cause reversible infertility in mice.

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.