A New Wave of Astronomy: Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star Pairs

By: Manasi Sharma Though the transition from weekend to weekday brings an onslaught of cold, dreary panic to most fall Monday mornings here in New York, the morning of Monday October 16, 2017 could not have been more different. The excitement in the air was palpable as members of Columbia’s scientific community—students, professors, and visitors alike—waitedContinue reading “A New Wave of Astronomy: Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star Pairs”

How Chemistry Becomes Biology

By: Ian Cohn. Edited By: Timshawn Luh This past week, a team of scientists from Harvard University, Leiden University, and Kobe University announced what has been since deemed a very exciting discovery—for the first time, the presence of complex organic molecules had been observed in an infant star system. Detected through the use of aContinue reading “How Chemistry Becomes Biology”

The Case for Mars

By: Ruicong (Jack) Zhong Editor: Arianna Winchester With the release of many thought-provoking science fiction movies on space exploration, such as Interstellar, many people have begun to wonder if we too will inhabit planets in distant solar systems. While we look out farther into the universe in search of compatible Earth-like planets, we are overlooking aContinue reading “The Case for Mars”

Spread Science: The Zooiverse

Welcome to our new blog series, Spread Science, where we will detail a way for you to participate in and promote science. Hopefully, these organisations and projects will keep you entertained over the summer. This time, we are looking at the Zooniverse. The Zooniverse is not one project, that wouldn’t be epic enough, it isContinue reading “Spread Science: The Zooiverse”