Bored people just don't have nothing to do; they want to be stimulated but are unable to connect with their environment. (Illustration: Nicoletta Barolini)
Columbia researchers are taking a closer look at this state that leaves people craving relief—and how it affects decision-making, relationships and behavior. Read More
A new study suggests that as climate warms, interactions between plant leaves and the atmosphere will starve streams and soils of water, reducing supplies for humans. (Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute)
A new study co-authored by Columbia University researchers challenges many climate scientists’ expectations that plants will make much of the world wetter in the future. Read More
Mentored by Columbia Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, two young scientists team up and discover they have a lot in common. Both want to know how the brain creates memories. Read More
Northern peatlands may hold twice as much carbon as previously suspected. The findings suggest these areas play a more important role in climate change and the carbon cycle than they’re typically given credit for. Read More
Graphical illustration of the brain's ability to select and amplify one voice over another
The Columbia-led study offers new insight into the organization of the brain’s listening center and provides a roadmap for the development of hearing-aid technologies inspired by the brain. Read More
Lamont’s Marco Tedesco (right) measures the intensity and spectra of sunlight reflected off of ice in a spot near Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland.
Using drones, laser scanners, and high-resolution models, researchers hope to find out more about the processes driving rapid melting in this region. Read More
These findings hold immense promise and reveal a potential new strategy for treating the more than 21 million people worldwide already diagnosed with schizophrenia. Read More