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

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

David G. Harkrider, professor of geophysics, emeritus, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

A New Twist on the History of Life

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.

Geobiologist Honored by National Academy of Sciences

Dianne Newman has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.

White House Puts Spotlight on Earthquake Early-Warning System

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

Researchers propose a new mechanism to power convection within the earth's interior.

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

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.

15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech

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

Developing a Picture of the Earth's Mantle

A team led by Caltech's Jennifer Jackson, professor of mineral physics has new evidence for the origin of features that occur at the core-mantle boundary.

The Interface of Earth and Atmosphere: An Interview with Christian Frankenberg

An interview with Christian Frankenberg, an atmospheric and biogeoscientist and one of the most recent additions to the Caltech faculty.

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