January 15, 2018

Joachim Frank Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and biological sciences at Columbia University Medical Center, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
January 13, 2018

What Do Cold Snaps Have to Do With Climate Change?

Deepti Singh, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory post-doctoral fellow, believes the reasons for the recent big chill and powerful snowstorm may be linked to climate change — and this is only the beginning of the weather impacts humanity can expect.
January 11, 2018

From Fins to Limbs: New Research Offers Clues to How Animals Left the Sea and Evolved to Walk on Land

By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement millions of years in the making.
January 11, 2018

Why Thawing Permafrost Matters

When permafrost warms and thaws, it releases carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. As the global thermostat rises, permafrost, rather than storing carbon, could become a significant source of planet-heating emissions.
January 10, 2018

Nature Comment: Exoplanet Science 2.0

The study of life on and off Earth needs unified funding and a coherent plan, say Caleb Scharf, Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University, and his colleagues in a Nature article published January 8, 2018.