January 18, 2017
What is now the Sahara Desert was the home to hunter-gathers who made their living off the animals and plants that lived in the region’s savannahs and wooded grasslands 5,000 to 11,000 years ago.
January 10, 2017
An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
January 5, 2017
Meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet can travel through channels to reach bedrock; a new study led by a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory graduate student shows where the water goes.
December 22, 2016
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a computational tool that can rapidly predict which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommend treatments.
December 13, 2016
Marco Tedesco, a glaciologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the lead author of the Arctic Report Card chapter on Greenland, discusses some of the changes he has been seeing in Greenland.
December 12, 2016
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will support research by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists on the changing patterns of Arctic ice and other physical characteristics in Kotzebue Sound and the Chukchi Sea, using a combination of remote sensing technologies and indigenous knowledge.
December 7, 2016
Bedrock drilled from deep under the Greenland ice sheet contains evidence that the island was nearly denuded of ice for an extended time during the last million years. The finding suggests that the ice sheet is more vulnerable than thought.