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.
01/21/2016 11:45:12
Ramanuj Basu
In a new paper in the journal Science, Caltech’s Nate Lewis reviews recent developments in solar-energy utilization and looks at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the research and development of solar-electricity, solar-thermal, and solar-fuels technologies.
01/20/2016 07:09:29
Kimm Fesenmaier
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.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
12/22/2015 09:33:17
Ker Than
Caltech researchers gain insight into carbon monoxide coupling, one carbon atom at a time.
12/14/2015 13:16:20
Lori Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.