January 23, 2019

As Climate Warms, Plants Will Absorb Less CO₂, Study Finds

“We have this image of the planet getting very, very green as we move into the future,” said Pierre Gentine, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University and an author of the study. “But it may be the opposite.”
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January 14, 2019

What Warmer Oceans Mean for the Planet

Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, says a new study. Brad Linsley, an ocean scientist at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses how this could make extreme weather even more extreme
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January 11, 2019

Astronomers May Have Finally Seen a Star Become a Black Hole

Brian Metzger, a physicist at Columbia University, is coauthor of a new study describing the first time humans have captured the exact moment a dying star gave birth to a black hole.
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January 4, 2019

Genetic Data on Half a Million Brits Reveal Ongoing Evolution and Neanderthal Legacy

Population geneticist Molly Przeworski of Columbia University is one of many researchers who are turning troves of genetic and medical data on living people into windows on human evolution.
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January 2, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Turns Brain Activity into Speech

"We are trying to work out the pattern of … neurons that turn on and off at different time points, and infer the speech sound," says Nima Mesgarani, a computer scientist at Columbia University.
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December 27, 2018

If You Swim in the Hudson River, Don’t Stir the Muck

Scientists have found up to 10 times as many pathogens in the Hudson River's near-shore soil than in its water, according to a new study by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
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December 24, 2018

Western Drought Ranks Among the Worst of the Last Millennium

Research led by Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, found that as temperatures warm, it becomes more likely the drought will match past “megadroughts” for length as well.
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