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Marrying Arts And Sciences At The American Museum Of Natural History

Senior Staffer Levi Cohen journeyed yesterday into the simultaneously futuristic and retro space of the Hall of the Universe in the AMNH’s Hayden Planetarium to experience In the Spirit of Collaboration: Voices from Ecology, the Arts, and Faith-Led Approaches to Nature Conservation.

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Ciencia, Política Y Sexo: Science, Politics, And Sex

On Monday evening, Víctor Mora Gaspar from the Autonomous University of Madrid spoke (in Spanish) at Barnard College about the suppression of homosexuality and all queer identities during Spain’s dictatorship in the mid-1900s. New Bwogger Isabel Ocampo attended the event titled, “Ciencia, Política y Sexo,” or “Science, Politics, and Sex,” for those non-multilinguals out there. […]

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LectureHop: What Does Cell Biology Have To Do With Saving Pollinators?

This Tuesday, staff writer (and honey bee fanatic) Jake Tibbetts had a bee-rrific time traveling to the other side of Broadway to listen to Dr. Jonathan Snow, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Barnard College, deliver a lecture about his research on the ways that honey bees respond to stress on the cellular level […]

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Bring Cups: A Scientific Study

You’re heading out from your dorm for the night when your friend texts you, “Hey, can you pick up some cups before you get here?” We all know the dilemma: Where do you go? What cups do you get? Bwoggers Ross Chapman, Rachel Deal, and Jenny Zhu tested out 8 different cup varieties from various MoHi […]

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Bunsen Bwog: Picture Books, Viruses, And Vaccines

FroSci got you down? Bwog does science, too! It’s time for another BunsenBwog, where you can read up on science-related news. Bwogger Joanna Zhang composed this week’s edition, and it’s full of interesting factoids. Don’t worry, there’s no midterm. Remember back when you were still a little kid, frolicking around the big bad world without […]

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BunsenBwog: A Summer Of Science

It’s been scientifically proven that when Columbia’s science students aren’t in their labs, they’re maniacally searching Bwog for the latest scoop on what’s going on beyond their microscopes. We decided to give the science kids a shoutout in an attempt to combine academic pursuits with some light Bwog reading. Bwog dispatched Senior Staff Writer and Bunsen […]

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BunsenBwog: Working On Our Fitness

It’s been established that approximately 1% of Bwog readers are actually science majors, but that doesn’t deter us from adding to our famed series, entitled BunsenBwog—a brief review of some of the science-related findings and contributions done by members of our campus community. We dispatched our farthest-thing-from-science-major  Tuesday daily editor Briana to the CUMC newsroom […]

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LectureHop: Ethical Issues in Ebola and Beyond

While he usually lives by the motto, “ball is life,” Bwog’s Ross Chapman hopped over to a lecture about Ebola and beyond, and reported back.  A group of experts, mostly Columbians, gathered in the Satow Room yesterday to hold a panel on the ethical responsibilities and questions that arise when responding to a crisis. Using […]

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Columbia Professor Brian Greene On The Colbert Report

Columbia University’s own theoretical physicist and “World Science U” founder Brian Greene was recently a guest on The Colbert Report, where he gave Stephen Colbert a crash course in Einstein’s relativity theory, and explained why anyone would even want to teach (or learn about) science on the Internet anyway. Enjoy the clip below, or check it […]

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Senior Wisdom: Liora Hostyk

Name, Hometown, School: Liora Hostyk (Lee or Munchkin also work). Hollywood, FL. Barnard College, Environmental Policy Claim to fame? I hosted this dance party. I am the Queen of Free Things, be it tickets to TV show tapings or Broadway shows or champagne/ cheese from Barnard Bartending gigs. I was inadvertently involved with the Robert/Kristine 1020 saga. My […]

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Columbia’s Brief Time with Biosphere 2

In the March issue of The Blue and White—on-campus and online now—now, Britt Fossum, CC ’16, tells us about some crazy desert science stuff Columbia used to be into. “The strange part was the rationale for construction in the first place,” admits Dr. Nicholas Christie-Blick of Columbia’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, describing the glassy […]

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Because Science Is Never Conclusive!

While we in America celebrate the signing of some yellowed document, physicists around the globe are engaging in a less nationalistic, but equally historic celebration: the elusive Higgs Boson, the “missing piece” in our current understanding of the subatomic world, has been confirmed to five standard deviations of significance. This discovery was made using the […]

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Down to Earth: A Conversation with Janna Levin

Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Janna Levin has mastered the art of simplifying the overwhelmingly complicated into something tangible. She wakes up every morning looking to explain the mysteries of the universe, which, she tells us, has a great soundtrack. While holding the position of Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard, Levin’s research interests include the […]

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BunsenBwog: Different Day, Same Channel

BunsenBwog had been stowed away in the metaphorical chemistry stock room over winter break, but science doesn’t take a holiday. Instead, Columbia’s tireless teams of professors and (let’s be honest) mostly graduate students have been toiling away during the winter months, presumably synthesizing the most chemically pure hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted. In reality though they were up to some cool stuff, and […]

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BunsenBwog: Whatever Edition

When they aren’t whispering stories in our ear, Professors enjoy cooking up knowledge in the lab. In this weekly feature, Propugnator Scientiae Zach Kagan gives the low-down on what scientists at Columbia have been up to. In a new experiment neutrinos are detected to be still traveling faster than the speed of light. That’s right, the not-sure-if-trolling […]

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