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'Highway from hell' fueled Costa Rican volcano

If some volcanoes operate on geologic timescales, Costa Rica's Iraz├║ had something of a short fuse. In a new study in the journal Nature, scientists suggest that the 1960s eruption of Costa Rica's largest stratovolcano was ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Crow or raven? New birdsnap app can help

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning techniques, they have developed Birdsnap, a new iPhone ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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What do wildfires have to do with climate change?

As the western U.S. faces its third year of severe drought, firefighters are still battling two large fires in California. The state, which is experiencing its worst drought since record keeping began in 1895, has already ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Environment
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