October 16, 2018

Columbia Neuroscientist Rafael Yuste Awarded Eliasson Global Leadership Prize

Yuste, the director of the Neuro Technology Center and co-director of the Kavli Institute of Brain Science, has pioneered the development and application of optical methods to understand how neural circuits in the cerebral cortex work.
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October 12, 2018

Researchers Say an 1800s Global Famine Could Happen Again

The Global Famine was one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history, killing as many people as World War II. A new analysis suggests it could happen again, only worse because of climate change.
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October 11, 2018

It’s Totally Possible to Limit Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees

A special report published this week finds that things will get a lot worse if we let the planet reach 2 degrees of warming. To limit climate change to 1.5ºC of warming, the world needs to reach zero net emissions by 2050. This will be challenging, but not impossible.
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October 10, 2018

Columbia Scientist Anthony Fitzpatrick and Collaborators Awarded $7.8M to Identify New Targets Against Brain Disease

By determining the molecular signatures of Alzheimer’s, CTE, and other conditions, the research team will pave the way for treatments that target hallmarks of neurodegenerative disease.
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October 8, 2018

Passing the Torch of Knowledge in Wireless Technology

Ten New York City science and math teachers spent the summer learning how to master the most advanced techniques in wireless technology with help from researchers at Columbia University, Columbia’s Data Science Institute, and NYU.
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October 4, 2018

Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

A new study found that more sustainable activities—including Brazil nut harvesting and fish farming—can outpace the financial gains of gold mining and serve as a solution to long-term forest conservation in the Amazon.
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October 3, 2018

Columbia Astronomers Find First Compelling Evidence for a Moon Outside Our Solar System

A pair of Columbia astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Kepler Space Telescope have assembled evidence for the existence of a moon orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light-years away.
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