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Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/03/2016

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Three faculty members and four alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Aliso Canyon, Methane, and Global Climate: A Conversation with Paul Wennberg
04/18/2016

Aliso Canyon, Methane, and Global Climate: A Conversation with Paul Wennberg

Kimm Fesenmaier
We recently sat down with Caltech's Paul Wennberg to talk about methane emissions and how to put the Aliso Canyon event into perspective.
Geophysicist David G. Harkrider Dies
02/22/2016

Geophysicist David G. Harkrider Dies

Lorinda Dajose
David G. Harkrider, professor of geophysics, emeritus, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
A New Twist on the History of Life
02/18/2016

A New Twist on the History of Life

Ker Than
Around 520 million years ago, there was a period of rapid species diversification that many scholars describe as a sort of evolutionary "big bang." New modeling results from Caltech suggest that during this time period, the continents moved towards the equator instead of toward the poles.
Considering the Future
02/16/2016

Considering the Future

On February 26, some of the nation's leading scientists and researchers—including five Nobel laureates and members of all three National Academies—will gather at Caltech to discuss some of the most perplexing questions facing humanity.
Geobiologist Honored by National Academy of Sciences
02/04/2016

Geobiologist Honored by National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Dianne Newman has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.
White House Puts Spotlight on Earthquake Early-Warning System
02/03/2016

White House Puts Spotlight on Earthquake Early-Warning System

Katie Neith
On February 2, 2016, the White House held the Earthquake Resilience Summit, signaling a new focus on earthquake safety and EEW systems.
A New Power Source for Earth's Dynamo
01/26/2016

A New Power Source for Earth's Dynamo

Lorinda Dajose
Researchers propose a new mechanism to power convection within the earth's interior.
Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet
01/20/2016

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

Kimm Fesenmaier
The giant planet, discovered through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, is nicknamed Planet Nine and traces a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech
12/14/2015

15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.