Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

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

Study: Cold Climates and Ocean Carbon Sequestration

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.

Three New Minerals Discovered in a Unique Meteorite

New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.

Computer Model Shows Breakup of Iceberg Logjams

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.

Politics and American Higher Education

Four presidents discuss the role of institutions of higher education in times of political change and social turmoil.

Tools and Techniques to Track and Study Methane

Studying the second-most-prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere presents research challenges that are being tackled at Caltech.

JPL News: Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

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

‘The Hunt for Planet Nine’ Featured on <i>60 Minutes</i>

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.

Satellites Observe "Traffic Jams" in Antarctic Ice Stream Caused by Tides

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.

Lessons from Aliso Canyon

Sampling at the site of the 2015-2016 natural gas leak explores how microbes respond to a flood of methane.

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