March 20, 2018

Joachim Frank Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and biological sciences at Columbia University Medical Center, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
March 19, 2018

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

A new report projects that tens to hundreds of millions of people fleeing the gradual effects of climate change will shift centers of population within many countries in Latin America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
March 19, 2018

Palm Trees Are Spreading Northward. How Far Will They Go?

A new study led by led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Tammo Reichgelt explores what it will take for the iconic tropical tree to expand into areas that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive.
March 16, 2018

Columbia Scientists Locate Nerve Cells That Enable Fruit Flies to Escape Danger

Columbia researchers have identified the nerve cells that initiate a fly’s escape response. Their results provide a window into a survival mechanism so important that it has persisted across evolutionary time, and today exists in virtually all animals.
March 16, 2018

Lamont-Doherty Receives Donation of Marine Seismic Technology Upgrades

A generous donation from leading geoscience firm CGG Inc. will advance the research capacities of the Langseth, Columbia University's research vessel, and enable new areas of sub-seafloor exploration.
March 14, 2018

Next Generation Nanoscience: Columbia Science Commits

In this video, Colin Nuckolls, Latha Venkataraman, Xiaoyang Zhu, and Dmitri Basov explain their research and how Columbia's commitment to nanoscience will benefit society and reshape the world around us.
March 13, 2018

North Atlantic Is Getting Less Salty, But It’s Too Soon to Blame Climate Change

Researchers report a sharp drop in salinity in the North Atlantic Ocean over the last decade, providing the most detailed look yet at changing ocean conditions in the region.