A committee comprised of scientists from 19 research institutions has outlined what the U.S. National Science Foundation should focus on over the next decade. Read More
The five-year, $3 million fellowship is the U.S. Department of Defense’s most prestigious single-investigator award and supports basic research with the potential for transformative impact. Read More
David Kipping, an assistant professor in Columbia’s Department of Astronomy, uses Bayesian statistics to shed light on how extraterrestrial life might evolve in alien worlds. Read More
A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in many parts of the world. Read More
The findings in mice bolster efforts to map the circuitry of the brain’s memory center and point to new areas of research into panic and post-traumatic stress disorders. Read More
Widely considered a screen against contamination, clay layers may actually enhance arsenic leakage into some aquifers, a new Columbia-led study finds. Read More
Driven by changing climate, a uniquely resilient organism is taking over the Arabian Sea, disrupting food chains, fisheries, oil refineries and water desalination plants. Read More