Thousands more people could die from injuries each year as rising temperatures in the United States affect people’s behavior, according to a new Columbia study. Read More
Columbia scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives fruit flies’ ability to see in color — and found that it bears a striking resemblance to the circuitry behind our own capacity for color vision. Read More
Researchers at Columbia University and the University of California San Diego have introduced a “multi-messenger” approach to quantum physics that signifies a technological leap in how scientists can explore quantum materials. Read More
If you could see the brain at work in a living creature, imagine what you could discover about biology’s most fundamental processes. For Zuckerman Institute researchers, this is not a dream, but reality. Read More
Using old tree rings and archival documents, historians and climate scientists have detailed an extreme cold period in Scotland in the 1690s that caused immense suffering. It may have lessons for Brexit-era politics. Read More
Columbia researchers uncover the mechanism that produces the fly’s startle response, which offers clues as to what may happen in our own bodies when we get startled. Read More
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