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How Does the Brain Turn Waves of Light Into Experiences of Color?

A new fruit fly study reveals the brain-cell circuitry that converts raw sensory signals into perceptions of color.


An expanded poverty tracking survey will now look at early childhood poverty and the experiences of Asian-American New Yorkers.

Columbia faculty and researchers are working with local communities in New York State to dramatically reduce opioid-related deaths.

Forty years later, a Columbia professor shares what he learned from a high-profile experiment in which he tried to teach a chimp human language.

The ability to monitor deforestation and fires from satellite is now routine. Political will is the main ingredient.

I spent two months with 30 scientists in the Southern Ocean, collecting sediments from the seafloor that may help us better predict and combat clim

A Columbia University study suggests residents not return to several uninhabited islands until areas are thoroughly cleaned and further assessed fo

Columbia professor Sandra Soo-Jin Lee leads a national study on the inclusion of ethnic minorities in genetic studies

Columbia builds and coordinates partnerships to identify high-priority needs and collaborate on data-driven initiatives to solve problems unique to

University Professor Nabila El-Bassel explains how gender plays a role in the opioid crisis.

Malo Hutson's research is on the social, political and economic side of urban planning.

It's tick season.

National Institute on Drug Abuse grant will bring the School of Social Work together with partner universities to work in 15 counties across New Yo