Frances Arnold Wins 2016 Millennium Technology Prize
Innovator Frances Arnold has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for her "directed evolution" method, which creates new and better proteins in the laboratory using principles of evolution. The Millennium Technology Prize is one of the world's most prestigious technology awards.
LIGO-India Gets Green Light
The Indian Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India (LIGO-India) Project. The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory in India, a move that will significantly improve the ability of scientists to pinpoint the sources of gravitational waves and analyze the signals.
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.
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