September 15, 2017

Data Science Institute Professor Develops Software for Automatic Machine Learning

Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Andreas Mueller, a lecturer at Columbia's Data Science Institute, will be able to create software that makes machine learning even easier to use.
September 13, 2017

Study in Mice Reveals that Body’s Own Defense Against ALS Actually Drives Disease Progression at Later Stages

A new study in mice reveals that one of the body’s natural defenses against ALS suppresses disease progression early on, but in later stages advances the disease’s deadly spread through the spinal cord.
September 13, 2017

‘Pangeo’ Project Will Improve Access to Climate Data

The better climate models become, the harder it is to use them. Researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and their colleagues are working to fix that.
September 11, 2017

Brightness of Luminous Astronomical Explosions Is Product of Powerful Shockwaves

A new study suggests a theoretical prediction explaining the unusual brightness of some astronomical explosions, first developed by Columbia University astronomers and physicists, is correct.
September 7, 2017

Could Climate Change Breed a Whole New Category of Hurricane?

Hoaxes have been calling Irma a Category 6 hurricane, but there’s no such thing. Columbia University scientists discuss whether there could there be in the future.