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Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute, explains why studying bioluminescence on Earth can guide the way humans search for life on other planets.

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Michael Waldman, professor of management and economics, comments on how “companies are deliberately making it more difficult for people to repair their devices. And they push people to replace existing devices that work perfectly well. That’s planned obsolescence.”

Alireza Abbaspourrad, professor of food chemistry and ingredient technology, has created a new butter that consists of 80% water.

"I see a lot of potential if these same sensors can be eventually produced in textiles that will be more conformable to the body," says Juan Hinestroza, associate professor of fiber science.

Seth Litwin, professor at the ILR School, comments, “The question is, how will these CEOs actually respond when the chips are down and shareholders really start making their usual demands for sky-high quarterly returns?”

“I think Mexican authorities are trying to tow a fine line, between generating political support at home while trying not to antagonize Trump while trying to help those who are affected by this tragedy,” says Gustavo A. Flores-Macias, associate professor of government.

Robert Howarth’s new paper finds the “massive” increase in methane emissions occurred at the same time that fracking took off in the U.S.