08/06/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced today the discovery of the long-sought "Cosmic Renaissance," the epoch when young galaxies and quasars in the early universe first broke out of the "Dark Ages" that followed the Big Bang.

07/25/2001 07:00:00
Computer "organisms" challenge conventional Darwinian thinking
07/16/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Though over 100 million Americans went to the polls on election day 2000, as many as 6 million might just have well have spent the day fishing.

07/09/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Biologists have long known the advantages of sexual reproduction to the evolution and survival of species.

06/25/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

When people think about the building of the Egyptian pyramids, they probably have a mental image of thousands of slaves laboriously rolling massive stone blocks with logs and levers.

06/21/2001 07:00:00
In a new study, researchers from the California Institute of Technology have gained unprecedented information about the molecular signals and cell movements that coordinate to form the spinal cord.
06/13/2001 07:00:00
Marcus Woo
Proving that protein synthesis occurs in intact dendrites
06/04/2001 07:00:00
A team of scientists at the California Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at Stony Brook has found strong evidence that high-luminosity quasar activity in galaxy nuclei is linked to the presence of abundant interstellar gas and high rates of star formation.

In a presentat

05/22/2001 07:00:00

PASADENA, Ca.— Proteins are the cell's arbiters. In a complex and still largely mysterious cascade of events, proteins tell a cell when to divide and grow—and when to die. To properly control cell behavior, proteins need to be turned on when they are needed, and turned off when they are not.

05/02/2001 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology researchers have received a $100,000 grant from the Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust to study the human impact on land and water in the San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel River watershed. Ecosystems bordering major metropolitan areas are subject to intense pressures from pollutants produced by transportation, industrial activities, power generation, and recreational activities. This project will measure and document these environmental changes in order to predict future impacts.