June 07, 2017
The New York Times
With Innovation, Colleges Fill the Skills Gap
A story about collaborations between colleges and businesses that are helping to address the "skills gap" in graduating students entering the workforce mentions the Caltech-Base 11 partnership, "in which community college students from throughout California are mentored by Caltech graduate students through on-campus summer internships and semester-long programs." Beverley McKeon, faculty director of the program, is quoted.
June 02, 2017
Only a Few Hundreds Neurons Help the Brain Recognize Faces
Researchers believe they've cracked the code for how primates are able to recognize faces. And, it may be relatively simple: only 200 neurons or so in the brain appear to be responsible for the ability of macaque monkeys to identify the faces of humans that they know over those of complete strangers.
May 30, 2017
Scientists Discover a Sixth Sense on the Tongue—for Water
A new discovery from the Oka lab at Caltech can help explain how animals can tell water from other fluids, and it adds new fodder to a centuries-old debate: Does water have a taste of its own, or is it a mere vehicle for other flavors?