Columbia University

Mining the history of science

History professor Pamela Smith started college thinking she would be a chemist. Then she took a course on the history and philosophy of science and "was just bowled over."

dateDec 18, 2013 in Other
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Climate scientist studies ancient shorelines

The seas are rising, as they have during past periods of warming in earth’s history. Estimates of how high they will go in the next few thousand years range from five meters, putting greater Miami underwater, ...

dateSep 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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After Sandy, testing the waters

During Hurricane Sandy the seas rose a record 14-feet in lower Manhattan. Water flooded city streets, subways, tunnels and even sewage treatment plants. It is unclear how much sewage may have been released ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Environment
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