When they’re not rocking out or helping the community, Columbia faculty enjoy getting dirty in the lab. Bwog takes a moment to look back on this week in science. Headlines were compiled by our Northside Correspondent Ricky Raudales.
- David Helfand, co-director of the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, was recently featured in a Canadian magazine for his lesser-known role as Prezbo to up-and-coming Quest University. The school’s unique curriculum immerses its students “in the works of Homer, Plato and Thucydides for one month.” And you thought the Greek stereotype was bad at Columbia?
- According to a study conducted by the School of Public Health, global warming has increased the length of the pollen season in northern parts of the country. In spite of the recent warming trend, we could all use more free hot chocolate. Are you listening, Business School students?
- A Columbia University ecologist helped found the new science of telecoupling at the recent conference for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). On that note, we remind you that you can find a piece of your own coupling right on campus (and remember to share your literotica with Bwog Sex, afterwards).
- Medical researchers uptown have traced the hormone osteocalcin, an enhancer for testosterone in males, to the bones of rats, suggesting for the first time a regulatory function to the mammal skeleton. For the quick of wit, or just the bawdy, there’s bound to be a Foner reference somewhere.