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Opinion: Putin knows that controlling history is the key to total power

Cristina Florea, assistant professor of history writes that Russia’s assault on Ukraine could severely damage the historical record of iconic physical structures, archives and documents.
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NASA A view of the James Webb Space Telescope in 2017, from the NASA Goddard cleanroom observation window.


Could alien astronomers have spotted Earth?

In an op-ed on CNN, Lisa Kaltenegger explains how she and other astronomers look for life beyond Earth – and how technologically advanced extraterrestrials might look for us.
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Anthropologist: Why Trump's threat is unthinkable

Seema Golestaneh, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, reacts in a CNN opinion article to President Trump's theats, issued on Twitter this week, to attack sites important to "Iranian culture."

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In the war against misinformation, fact-checking works. Big Tech needs to do more of it

The research of psychology professor Melissa Ferguson, also senior associate dean of social sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this opinion piece on CNN with co-author Jeremy Cone, assistant professor of psychology at Williams College. The piece focuses on the role of tech companies in the spread of fake news and misinformation.


Mars is suddenly more interesting

Jonathan Lunine, the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and director of Cornell’s Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, discusses recent discoveries on Mars in this CNN Online story.


Why ISIS wants to erase Palmyra's history

Sturt Manning, professor of Classics, writes in this piece for CNN about efforts to erase the rich history of Palmyra.