Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

A new study makes the first global estimates of the mass of life on Earth.

Electrical Wire Properties of DNA Linked to Cancer

New research from the Barton lab finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair.

Laser-sonic Scanner Aims to Replace Mammograms for Finding Breast Cancer

Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely.

There's Waldo!

Caltech researchers have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.

JPL News: NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half.

Victoria Orphan Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

Geobiologist Victoria Orphan is one of three recipients of the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award.

How "Gatekeepers" to a Cell's Nucleus Let Genetic Instructions Pass Through

Researchers have revealed how the human nuclear pore complex is involved in the flow of genetic information.

Ares Rosakis Awarded the Timoshenko Medal

Engineer Ares Rosakis will receive the Timoshenko Medal in recognition of his work applying mechanical engineering to earth sciences.

Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand

Applied physicists shrink a tabletop-sized optical technology to computer-chip size, opening the way for its widespread use in communications, metrology, sensing, and LIDAR

JPL News: NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.

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