April 19, 2019

MESSENGER Data Reveal That Mercury’s Inner Core Is Solid

Scientists have found evidence that Mercury’s inner core is indeed solid, and that it is nearly the same size as Earth’s inner core. The new findings offer clues about how the solar system formed and how rocky planets change over time.
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April 17, 2019

Switch From Hunting to Herding Recorded in Ancient Pee

In a new study, scientists led by Jordan Abell, a graduate student at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, use urine salts to reconstruct the timing and scale of the Neolithic revolution at a Turkish archaeological site.
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April 3, 2019

Scientists Map 3D Structure of Promising Molecular Target for Cancer Treatment

Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Nimbus Therapeutics, have demystified a metabolic enzyme that could be the next major molecular target in cancer treatment.
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March 28, 2019

New Yorkers Brace for Self-cloning Asian Longhorned Tick

Found in Staten Island last summer, the tick is capable of transmitting disease and is spreading far faster than previously known. Public health officials are particularly concerned because the tick is able to quickly replicate itself.
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February 15, 2019

What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?

A new study co-authored by scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory shows that phosphorus and nitrogen should be reduced to mitigate harmful algae blooms in coastal New York waters.
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