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A shark in the dark

A shark in the dark

Marine biologists co-led by Columbia adjunct professor John Sparks revealed that biofluorescence is much more common than previously recognized.
Education: the great unifier?

Education: the great unifier?

Over the past decade, Columbia political scientist Robert Shapiro finds Democrats’ and Republicans’ opinions on a wide range of education-policy issues have actually been converging.
New method for storing CO2 is rock-solid

New method for storing CO2 is rock-solid

Converting carbon dioxide into stone appears to be a safe way of sequestering carbon emissions.
A mystery of the infant brain, revealed

A mystery of the infant brain, revealed

A team of Columbia biomedical engineer researchers have discovered that the infant brain has a surprising ability to endure fluctuations in its oxygen supply.
Is anybody out there? Let’s do the math

Is anybody out there? Let’s do the math

What are the chances of life existing on another planet? This mathematical question may give us the answer.
Cambodia’s orphanages are packed - but not with orphans

Cambodia’s orphanages are packed - but not with orphans

The Cambodian ministry of planning is committed to reducing the numbers of children living in orphanages by expanding social-welfare services for its poorest families.
Study Hall Research Briefs

Study Hall Research Briefs

Beyond the headlines; Bail backlash; Note to Beijing; More classes, less debt; The conscious commute; Epilepsy, suicide link.
Beneath Bangladesh, a tectonic time bomb

Beneath Bangladesh, a tectonic time bomb

Scientists have been monitoring the ground in Bangladesh for more than a decade.

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