May 25, 2018

The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again

Irwin Redlener, the director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, discusses why it can be difficult for people to move away from regions susceptible to natural disasters.
May 23, 2018

There’s Another Weird Tropical Cyclone Headed to the Middle East

“This is definitely an anomalously active moment, especially with both storms making landfall, and this current one looking to be pretty intense by the standards of the region,” said Adam Sobel, an extreme weather expert at Columbia.
May 21, 2018

Every 202,500 Years, Earth Wanders in a New Direction

Researchers from Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have discovered that every 202,500 years, Earth wanders in a new direction.
May 21, 2018

You Can Send Invisible Messages with Subtle Font Tweaks

Is there an alternative to QR codes? Researchers from Columbia University have developed a method called FontCode, which plants data in text through tiny changes in how the letters are shaped.
May 17, 2018

We Know Plastic is Harming Marine Life. What About us?

There often are tiny bits of plastic in the fish and shellfish we eat. Scientists, including a team at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, are racing to figure out what that means for our health.
May 14, 2018

How Scientists Use Arctic Trees to Map Climate Change

The Tree Ring Lab at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory uses the fairly new science of dendrochronology to track climate shifts, fire, glacier movements, and more.
May 11, 2018

This Gorgeous Viz Reveals The Invisible Heartbeat Of N.Y.C.

Using a mix of data from the 2010 Census, the MTA’s turnstile database, and a previous NYU study, Justin Fung was able to create block-by-block estimates for the population of Manhattan at any given time.