A team of researchers has discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet. The geologists say that the ancient canyon—thousands of feet deep in places—effectively rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalayas became so steep, so fast.
Ken Farley, Caltech's W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry and chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, is serving as project scientist for Mars 2020. We recently sat down with him to talk about the mission and his new role.
Investment magnate Warren Buffett has famously suggested that investors should try to "be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful." That turns out to be excellent advice, according to the results of a new study.
Building on previous studies targeting the amygdala, a team of researchers has found that some brain cells recognize emotions based on the viewer's preconceptions rather than the true emotion being expressed.
Caltech researchers Ahmed Zewail and Ulrich Lorenz describe how they visualized and monitored the flow of molten lead within a single zinc oxide nanotube in real time and space using a new imaging technique called four-dimensional electron microscopy.