January 31, 2017

How Wealthy Private Investors Might Save Climate Research

A profile of the partnership between Columbia University's Center for Climate and Life and the World Surf League, which wants to aide research that could help the environment.
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January 19, 2017

Thanks, Station Obama

Polar scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory give President Obama a warm farewell by collecting Antarctic climate data in his name.
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January 18, 2017

How the New Climate Denial Is Like the Old Climate Denial

Some conservatives have introduced uncertainty by suggesting climate change might be driven by “natural” global cycles. But according to Maureen Raymo of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, we know why climate changes naturally, and non-human activity can’t explain the rapid changes observed in the past century.
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December 12, 2016

Watch a Resting Brain Light Up With Activity

In a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Elizabeth Hillman, a biomedical engineer at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, presents a comprehensive visualization of neural activity throughout the entire brain at rest, and evidence that the blood rushing around in your brain is actually a good indicator
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November 21, 2016

Your Memory Is Not Like a Computer’s

If you want to your computer to save the above image of a cute kid dressed up as a robot, it’s simple enough: just right-click and save-as, or the equivalent on your operating system. But if you, the human being, wanted to remember the image, the process is
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October 6, 2016

Teens’ Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster

The teenage brain has been characterized as a risk-taking machine, looking for quick rewards and thrills instead of acting responsibly. But these behaviors could actually make teens better than adults at certain kinds of learning.
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September 29, 2016

Small Misunderstandings

Keren Bergman, an electrical engineering professor at Columbia University, discusses why the term 'nanotechnology' is still relevant.
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