November 13, 2018

30 Under 30 In Science 2019: Mapping The Future From The Stars To Our DNA

Chris Boyce, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, was named to this year's 30 Under 30 In Science list for his unconventional approaches—like using MRI to look at chemical reactors—that can be applied to mining, disaster preparedness, and more.
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November 10, 2018

Why Does California Have So Many Wildfires?

“In pretty much every single way, a perfect recipe for fire is just kind of written in California,” said Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
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November 10, 2018

‘The Whole World Was on Fire’: Infernos Choke California, Piling On the Grief

While the strong winds known as Santa Ana contributed to the bigger fires, the link with climate change is inextricable, said Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
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November 10, 2018

Investing to Save the Planet

Arthur Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, discusses the role of universities, innovation, and technology in the future of climate.
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November 3, 2018

What is a Solar Eclipse?

Astronomer Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University's Astrobiology Center, explains everything you need to know about the celestial event that has been dazzling stargazers for centuries.
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November 2, 2018

2019 Breakthrough Prizes Honor Cutting-edge Science and Math

“In some ways I’m getting a prize for the first time we found out how to destroy neutron stars,” says Columbia University astrophysicist Brian Metzger, who was awarded one of three $100,000 prizes for New Horizons in Physics.
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October 25, 2018

The Migrant Caravan’s Plight Is a Glimpse of Our Coming Climate Crisis

The role agriculture and environmental woes have played in the lives of those walking among the migrant caravan remain unclear, but these are the types of circumstances that can push a person who’s been considering the journey over the edge, said Diego Pons, a research scientist at Columbia
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