November 21, 2019

Curious Minds: How Do Birds Change Their Tune?

Postdoctoral research scientist Jordan Moore, PhD, discovered a part of the brain critical for learning songs: a step toward understanding how human beings learn language when young.
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November 18, 2019

Music and the Mind: Award-Winning Pianist Reflects on Her Time as the Zuckerman Institute’s First Jazz Artist-in Residence

Musician Helen Sung, who has spent a year learning about the brain at the Zuckerman Institute, prepares to debut original compositions inspired by brain science.
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November 15, 2019

Recap: How Should Columbia Drive Climate Change Innovation?

As the climate crisis mounts, Columbia has turned to its students for ideas and partnership in addressing one of the most critical global challenges of our times.
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(Image credit: NASA/JPL/Eric Rignot)
November 14, 2019

Linda Sohl Reconstructs Climate Models to Help the Search for Alien Life

Sohl, an earth system scientist at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, studies Earth’s climate past, so that we can better predict its future.
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Bored people just don't have nothing to do; they want to be stimulated but are unable to connect with their environment. (Illustration: Nicoletta Barolini)
November 6, 2019

Why Being Bored Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Columbia researchers are taking a closer look at this state that leaves people craving relief—and how it affects decision-making, relationships and behavior.
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A new study suggests that as climate warms, interactions between plant leaves and the atmosphere will starve streams and soils of water, reducing supplies for humans. (Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute)
November 4, 2019

As Climate Warms, Plants May Demand More Water, Cutting Supplies for People

A new study co-authored by Columbia University researchers challenges many climate scientists’ expectations that plants will make much of the world wetter in the future.
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October 31, 2019

Curious Minds: Why Do Some Memories Last a Lifetime?

Mentored by Columbia Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, two young scientists team up and discover they have a lot in common. Both want to know how the brain creates memories.
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