October 16, 2017

What Is a Supervolcano, and Should You Really Be Worried About the One at Yellowstone?

Despite recent media reports, there’s no imminent threat, says Columbia geologist Einat Lev; the Yellowstone supervolcano currently shows no signs of eruption.
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October 12, 2017

Yaniv Erlich Receives Young Faculty Award from DARPA

Yaniv Erlich, an assistant professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology at Columbia, will use the DARPA funds to develop advanced DNA storage technologies.
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October 12, 2017

Dr. Redlener Reflects On a Career Dedicated To Addressing Poverty, Race, and Disasters

A clinical professor of health policy and management and pediatrics at the Mailman School of Public Health, Redlener heads the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia’s Earth Institute.
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October 11, 2017

Report: The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

A new Columbia University white paper explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.
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October 11, 2017

Columbia Landscape Architect Named MacArthur ‘Genius’

Kate Orff, an associate professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and member of the Earth Institute, designs urban environments for the future by combining ecology, climate dynamics, and community.
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October 10, 2017

The Human Brain Recalls Visual Features in Reverse Order Than It Detects Them

Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute have contributed to solving a paradox of perception, literally upending models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world.
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October 9, 2017

High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

An ongoing study by Columbia University students and scientists finds 92 percent of Greenpoint backyards have at least one sample that exceeds the lead level that the EPA designates as safe for residential soil.
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