April 1, 2020

American Robins Now Migrate 12 Days Earlier Than in 1994

A new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, concludes that robin migration is kicking off earlier by about five days each decade.
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April 1, 2020

Columbia to Build Upgrades for Large Hadron Collider, the World’s Largest Atom Smasher

The National Science Foundation awards $75 million to a Columbia-led team to support major improvements necessary to advance high-energy physics.
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March 27, 2020

Ozone Treaty Stopped Jet-Stream Drift in Southern Hemisphere

Researchers long ago predicted that the 1987 Montreal Protocol, banning ozone-depleting gases, would reverse a worrisome trend in Southern Hemisphere winds. A new study shows they were right.
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March 27, 2020

A Double-edged Sword: Scientists Identify Gene That Initially Slows, Then Later Accelerates, Disease Progression of ALS in Mice

The Columbia study underscores the complexities of deadly neurodegenerative disease and offers promising strategies to target disease’s underlying genetic mechanisms.
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March 26, 2020

What Can We Learn From Covid-19 to Help With Climate Change?

As we confront the COVID-19 crisis, can we learn anything that could help us as a country deal with another crisis that is slowly but inexorably coming down the pike—climate change?
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March 26, 2020

Columbia Creates New Center to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Data Science Institute researchers will be an integral part of a new center that unites experts from across Columbia University to combat the opioid crisis.
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March 25, 2020

The Shutdown Is Clearing New York’s Air. Don’t Cheer Too Hard.

Columbia researchers are measuring severe drops in pollutants at the ground level, but warn that the benefits will be short-lived unless we take away some longer-term lessons.
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