Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Mission Highlights

The November Watson Lecture will be given by Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist.

Nature or Nurture? Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain

The brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.

Caltech's Konstantin Batygin Named a Packard Fellow

Caltech's Konstantin Batygin has been named one of the 2017 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering.

Caltech Computer Scientist Thomas Vidick Named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Caltech's Thomas Vidick has been named an Azrieli Global Scholar by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.

The Golden Record Turns 40

The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.

JPL News: Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.

Studying Entropy in Metallic Glasses

Intense neutron beams force metallic glasses to give up one of their secrets: the source of a huge increase in entropy at the glass transition.

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