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Carla Hoge has been investigating the strange behavior of the protein PRDM9 since joining Columbia six years ago.

By measuring the direction that a person’s brain waves move, we may be able to predict their behavior.

New research shows that even the most powerful blasts won't result in a so-called volcanic winter.

New research found that two years of education was significantly associated with slower aging and a lower risk of death.

Columbia Zuckerman Institute researchers found that elephantnose fish may tap into sensory information gathered by nearby fish.

Quantum science papers often focus on two-dimensional materials. Columbia News explains why.

Abbott, a Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, was recognized for his work in theoretical neuroscience.

In Costa Rica, Climate School scientists are installing geophysical instruments that can monitor the underground in real time.

A new study offers insight on why sleep and daydreaming are good moments to arrange and store long-term memories.

The Columbia engineers who developed the new technique are working with campus oncologists to bring their work to patients.

Columbia researchers have found a molecule that rouses dormant breast cancer cells, and a way to suppress it.

A study is shedding new light on how the brain identifies familiar individuals and recalls past experiences with them.