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Whitney Clavin
Three members of the Caltech faculty are among this year's Sloan Research Fellows.
Robert Perkins
A new study adds 41 new types of cyanobacteria, and helps pin down when in history they "invented" oxygen-producing photosynthesis.
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
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.
Robert Perkins
New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.
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.
Judy Hill
Four presidents discuss the role of institutions of higher education in times of political change and social turmoil.
Robert Perkins
Studying the second-most-prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere presents research challenges that are being tackled at Caltech.
First mud cracks on Mars confirmed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
On January 8, the CBS television program 60 Minutes included a segment called “The Hunt for Planet 9,” featuring Caltech researchers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin.
Robert Perkins
Nine months of continual radar observation reveals the complex changing patterns of ice stream movement in three dimensions that can inform predictions for the speed at which the ice caps will respond to a warming climate.
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