September 12, 2018

Why Hurricane Florence is Unusual and Dangerous

Hurricane and disaster experts within the Earth Institute are closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and recently weighed in on some of the biggest questions about the storm.
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September 12, 2018

End of Colombia Conflict May Bring New Threats to Ecosystems

The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward.
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September 4, 2018

Teenage Brains: Wired to Learn

As millions of teens head back to the classroom, discover what the latest Columbia research into the adolescent brain reveals about how teens learn and interact with their environment.
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August 28, 2018

New Data On Exomoon Candidate Reveals ‘A Very Exciting Object’

Last year, David Kipping, an astronomy professor at Columbia University and among the world’s foremost exomoon hunters, found a possible exomoon candidate.
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August 27, 2018

How Do Fruit Flies Grow Legs? Solving a Molecular Mystery

A new study helps settle a long-standing scientific debate about how embryos develop and offers clues for diseases like cancer, in which normal development patterns go awry.
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August 23, 2018

Using Artificial Intelligence To Locate Risky Dams

In the United States, some 2,000 high hazard dams are in need of repairs. A project from the Columbia Water Center is helping to identify the most hazardous ones.
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August 22, 2018

A Milestone for Forecasting Earthquake Hazards

In a new study, researchers report that their physics-based model of California earthquake hazards replicated estimates from the state’s leading statistical model.
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