STEM

STEM

A new study coauthored by Professor Stephanie Pfirman indicates pollution can spread rapidly via polar sea ice, which is melting faster than ever before due to global warming.

To celebrate National Pollinator Week, Barnard highlights the leading research of Professor Jon Snow to protect honey bees

A new study authored by John Glendinning, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology, along with Ana Paula Morales Allende (’15) and Joyce Tang (’17) suggests that fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages.

A new study in Child Development, co-authored by a Barnard professor and a Barnard alumna, has shown that the development of spatial cognition—how infants and toddlers learn to encounter the world’s wealth of information—is heavily tied to the cultural norms of their caregivers.

 

On April 22, the planet had two reasons to celebrate: It was Earth Day and science was on most people’s minds.

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

John Glendinning, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology, studies feeding and taste focusing on the role of the modern diet and overeating. 

Photograph by Dorothy Hong