NASA Mercury Mission May Hold Clues to Earth's Origins and Evolution

NASA's MESSENGER missionthe first ever to orbit Mercuryled by Sean Solomon, director of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, may give us insight into how planet Earth was formed and evolved.

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Ecologist Tracks Tick-Borne Diseases Beyond Their Usual Borders

Columbia Disease Ecologist Maria Diuk-Wasser Tracks black-legged deer ticks

Columbia disease ecologist Maria Diuk-Wasser has been tracking the spread of tick-borne pathogens that cause Lyme disease and a similar illness babesiosis.

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‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ with Prof. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Begins March 30 on PBS

Siddhartha Mukherjee and Ken Burns

“In the 1950s you would be confused about cancer because there wasn’t enough information,” says Siddhartha Mukherjee, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. The book has now been adapted into a three-part PBS documentary that will air nightly at 9 p.m. from March 30 to April 1.

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