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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Scientists have found evidence in a chunk of bedrock drilled from nearly two miles below the summit of the Greenland ice sheet that the sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so. The finding casts doubt on assumptions that Greenland has been relatively stable...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The relative portion of older adherents to the world’s religions will shift in the coming decades, according to a study by a researcher at the the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health. In 2010, Jews had the largest portion of seniors with 20 percent age 60 and...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
When the United Nations Programme on HIV /AIDS (UNAIDS) published its 90-90-90 treatment targets in 2014, many politely called the goals “aspirational.” The objectives set a high worldwide standard for HIV diagnoses, treatment, and viral load suppression: by 2020, 90 percent of those infected with...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
One week after this year’s U.S. presidential election, an alumni event in Mexico City convened experts to discuss the potential effects of the incoming Donald Trump administration on U.S.-Mexico relations while demonstrating a new video platform that allowed alumni around in the world to watch and...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it. Many scientists say undersea volcanism is triggered mainly by upwelling magma that reaches a critical pressure and forces its way up. The new...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
In this year’s George McGovern Lecture, the historian and former Israeli politician Shlomo Ben-Ami discussed “The Politics of Conflict in the Middle East” at SIPA on November 1. Ben-Ami is SIPA’s current McGovern Professor of International and Public Affairs, a one-year visiting position for...
Monday, November 7, 2016
Researchers analyzing African elephant tusks seized by global law enforcement have confirmed what many suspect: the illegal ivory trade, now running in high gear, is being fueled almost exclusively by recently killed animals. In the first study of its kind, researchers showed that almost all tusks...
Friday, November 4, 2016
An envoy of Tunisian engineering and business university professors flew to Morningside Heights this spring for a whirlwind week devoted to sharing Columbia’s expertise in entrepreneurial education. The intensive eight-day program introduced participants to faculty and staff from Columbia...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
After numerous missteps, a new funding structure may finally give the country what it needs. Unreliable electricity and water, clogged roads, inefficient ports: India’s infrastructure woes have stretched back over decades. But Subir Gokarn, the IMF’s executive director for India, thinks his country...