Newman and Orphan Named MacArthur Fellows

The "no strings attached" fellowships award $625,000 over five years.

In the Light of Evolution

Students reflect on experiences in a biannual evolution course which culminates in a trip to the Galápagos Islands.

Engineers Teach Machines to Recognize Tree Species

A new algorithm can recognize and catalogue a city's trees using Google Maps, offering a new way to protect and manage a critical urban resource.

Batygin a "Brilliant 10" Researcher

Konstantin Batygin is one of this year's Popular Science's Brilliant 10.

Recreating Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer

A new simulation of our Milky Way galaxy has solved a decades-old mystery.

New Breed of Optical Soliton Wave Discovered

Sharks and minnows: Scientists discover an optical soliton wave that rides with and feeds off of other soliton waves, much like a pilot fish with a shark.

Counting on Grains of Sand

Engineers use individual grains as force gauges to calculate how stress moves through sand, granular rocks, and soils.

Science Communication: A Conversation with Hirosi Ooguri

Hirosi Ooguri recently served as a science advisor for The Man from 9 Dimensions, a 3-dimensional dome movie that follows scientists on a search for a "theory of everything."

Trio of Scholar-Athletes Awarded Prestigious Honor

Two current Caltech students and a 2016 graduate recently received Academic All-America Program honors, which recognize scholar-athletes who excel both in the classroom and on the playing field.

Lifetime of Numbers: Q&A with Barry Simon

A special math conference is being held this month in honor of Barry Simon's 70th birthday.

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