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The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
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How do Plants Make Oxygen? Ask Cyanobacteria
03/30/2017

How do Plants Make Oxygen? Ask Cyanobacteria

Robert Perkins
A new study adds 41 new types of cyanobacteria, and helps pin down when in history they "invented" oxygen-producing photosynthesis.
Bacterial mats
Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship
03/27/2017

Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

Robert Perkins
Preston Cosslett Kemeny, a first-year graduate student in geochemistry at Caltech, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 Hertz Fellowship
Preston
Study: Cold Climates and Ocean Carbon Sequestration
03/14/2017

Study: Cold Climates and Ocean Carbon Sequestration

Robert Perkins
A new study suggests that efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages.
Fossils
Three New Minerals Discovered in a Unique Meteorite
03/06/2017

Three New Minerals Discovered in a Unique Meteorite

Robert Perkins
New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.
Minerals
Computer Model Shows Breakup of Iceberg Logjams
03/01/2017

Computer Model Shows Breakup of Iceberg Logjams

Robert Perkins
A new computer model from Caltech shows how sea ice can freeze icebergs together into a bulwark against glacial movement—and how thinning sea ice can suddenly break apart.
photo of icebergs
Supersonic Gas Jets Blast Off
02/28/2017

Supersonic Gas Jets Blast Off

Lorinda Dajose
A new discovery about jets of gas bursting from the surface of moons throughout the solar system.
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Politics and American Higher Education
01/31/2017

Politics and American Higher Education

Judy Hill
Four presidents discuss the role of institutions of higher education in times of political change and social turmoil.
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Tools and Techniques to Track and Study Methane
01/19/2017

Tools and Techniques to Track and Study Methane

Robert Perkins
Studying the second-most-prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere presents research challenges that are being tackled at Caltech.
Plume
JPL News: Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks
01/19/2017

JPL News: Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

First mud cracks on Mars confirmed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Mud cracks