September 16, 2019

Tabby’s Star: Exomoon’s Slow Annihilation Could Explain the Dimming of the Most Mysterious Star in the Universe

Chunks of an exomoon’s dusty outer layers of ice, gas, and carbonaceous rock may be accumulating in a disk surrounding Tabby’s Star, blocking the star’s light and making it appear to gradually fade.
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September 16, 2019

Two Months in the Southern Ocean, for Science

In 2019, two International Ocean Discovery Program expeditions to learn more about Earth’s climate history sailed under the leadership of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists.
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September 11, 2019

First-of-its-kind Curriculum Will Focus on Climate Risk and Investment Research

Columbia's Earth Institute is collaborating with leading global investment management firm AllianceBernstein L.P. to create an intensive curriculum focused on how climate change can affect economic and financial outcomes.
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September 6, 2019

The Surprising Way a Volcanic Eruption Fueled a Bloom of Ocean Algae

A new study co-authored by ocean scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reveals a surprising way in which lava influences marine ecology.
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September 5, 2019

Bad to the Bone or Just Bad Behavior?

A new Columbia University study suggests that the way we perceive others’ bad behavior — as either biological and innate or potentially changeable — impacts our willingness to cut them some slack.
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September 3, 2019

As Temperatures Rise, More California Forests Will Burn

Park Williams and Richard Seager, climate experts at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discuss why California wildfires are expected to expand and intensify with climate change.
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August 29, 2019

Biological ‘Rosetta Stone’ Brings Scientists Closer to Deciphering How the Body is Built

The findings provide a path forward for researchers hoping to make sense of a process that is equal parts chaotic and precise, and critical to understanding not only growth and development but also aging and disease.
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