10/19/2016 12:15:29
Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
03/03/2016 11:16:11
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A study led by Caltech's Colin Camerer reproduced experimental economics studies and found that published results in this field are actually quite reliable.
02/24/2016 11:21:14
A new study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes.
02/18/2016 14:43:55
Ker Than
Caltech neuroscientists have looked inside brain cells as they undergo the intense bursts of neural activity known as "ripples" that are thought to underlie memory formation.
02/23/2016 10:28:57
Lori Dajose
Researchers have invented a new visual readout method to count individual nucleic-acid molecules within a sample. The method can be performed by any cell-phone camera.
02/18/2016 13:57:57
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.
02/17/2016 09:29:32
Kimm Fesenmaier
Sleep is still a mysterious process that is difficult to study in vertebrate animals. By conducting a genetic screen in zebrafish, biologist David Prober and his colleagues have identified a gene that seems to serve as nature's stimulant.
02/11/2016 07:30:04
Kathy Svitil
LIGO opens a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
02/08/2016 12:04:05
Ker Than
A hormone implicated in monogamy and aggression in animals also promotes trust and cooperation in humans in risky situations, Caltech researchers say.
02/01/2016 08:36:44
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech biologists have developed a vector capable of noninvasive delivery of genetic cargo throughout the adult central nervous system.
01/27/2016 08:25:10
Adam Hadhazy
Caltech, JPL, and NIST researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective laser frequency comb, potentially simplifying measurements of the telltale "wobbles" from stars that reveal the presence and properties of planets around other stars.
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