American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Hirosi Ooguri and Rob Phillips have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mapping Neurons to Improve the Treatment of Parkinson's

Caltech researchers have mapped out a circuit of neurons that is responsible for motor impairment—such as difficulty walking—in patients with Parkinson's disease.

JPL News: Lone Planetary-Mass Object Found in Family of Stars

A new study provides clues to the mystery of free-floating planets, worlds which sit in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun.

Rerouting Cancer

Researchers at Caltech and their colleagues have identified how at least one brain cancer adapts quickly to therapeutic drugs—and they show that by formulating the right combination of drugs, doctors could potentially overcome this resistance and stop a tumor in its tracks.

Biochemists Solve the Structure of Cell's DNA Gatekeeper

The detailed map is the first to determine the structure of a massive protein machine with near-atomic resolution.

Midnight Blue: A New System for Color Vision

A newly discovered mechanism of color vision in mice might help answer why the dimly lit night sky has a bluish cast.

The Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler, 1925–2016

The Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler—a former federal judge, the nation's first secretary of education, and a Caltech senior trustee—passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Probing the Transforming World of Neutrinos

The first results from NOvA, an experiment studying fundamental questions in neutrino physics.

Will Orbiting Flying Carpets Light the World?

A quarter of Earth’s population lacks access to reliable electricity, according to the U.N. Development Programme. More than half of those people have no electricity at all. For many, orbiting solar panels could be a solution.

STEM Olympians Come to Campus

One thousand of Southern California's brightest middle- and high-school students came to Caltech this past Saturday as the Institute hosted the Southern California Science Olympiad finals.


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