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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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Cornell University sociology and law professor Ifeoma Ajunwa says she’s concerned about these tools’ potential for bias. Given the large scale of these automatic assessments, she believes potentially faulty algorithms could do more damage than one biased human manager. And she wants scientists to test if the algorithms are fair, transparent and accurate.

“American exporters now face a double whammy in terms of their competitiveness in the Chinese markets due to China’s retaliatory tariffs and the strengthening of the dollar,” says economist Eswar Prasad, a Dyson trade policy professor and former head of the International Monetary Fund’s China division.

“Fraternities are the places where problematic and toxic masculinity is incubated,” says Andrew Moisey, a photographer and assistant professor and director of visual studies at Cornell. “We literally send our kids to be educated in places where they learn to be the opposite of gentleman. It’s mind-boggling.”

The Everest Seedless is a new variety developed at Cornell University’s agricultural research station in Geneva. CALS horticulture professor Bruce Reisch says the new fruit is a cold-tolerant, blue Concord-type grape with berries about twice the size of the traditional Concord.

"Climate change on Earth today is likely to affect how habitable our planet is. However, even the worst-case scenario won't make the planet uninhabitable for all forms of life. That's the positive part," says Jack O’Malley-James, a research associate at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute. "The negative part is that what we're doing to the planet is making it less suitable for our own survival.”

"What you want to avoid at all costs is overspecialization early on in your career," explains Associate Professor of Computer Science Emin Gün Sirer. "If you end up going to a program dedicated to blockchain, I think I personally would say you're making a mistake. The right thing to do is establish a broad, strong base," he says.